UCSB Women's Volleyball News

June 5, 2013
Women's Volleyball Wraps Up Spring Schedule
With a new coach at the helm and a number of new systems being implemented, UCSB women's volleyball's spring schedule proved to be even more important this year than in past seasons, and head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch is happy with the results so far.

June 5, 2013
Women's Volleyball's 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 30 in the Nation
The UCSB women’s volleyball 2013 recruiting class has been ranked No. 30 in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com, it was announced late last week.

April 5, 2013
Lantagne Welch Completes Coaching Staff, Hires Chris Seiffert
UC Santa Barbara women’s volleyball head coach Nicole Lantange Welch has added a new addition to her coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Seiffert.

March 13, 2013
Nicole Lantagne Welch Adds Kolby O'Donnell to Women's Volleyball Coaching Staff
O'Donnell previously worked with Lantagne Welch at the University of Miami.

February 14, 2013
Nicole Lantagne Welch Introduced as UCSB's New Volleyball Coach
Nicole Lantagne Welch, who guided the University of Miami (Fla.) women’s volleyball program to five NCAA Tournaments, one Sweet 16 and 243 wins over 12 seasons, was named head coach of the UC Santa Barbara program last week and will be introduced at a press conference Thursday.

February 6, 2013
Nicole Lantagne Welch Set to Become UCSB Women's Volleyball Coach
UC Santa Barbara Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mark W. Massari has confirmed that the Nicole Lantagne Welch has agreed to become the school’s next women’s volleyball coach, replacing the legendary Kathy Gregory who retired in January.

January 16, 2013
12 Gauchos Named to Big West Academic All-Conference Team
Men's and women's soccer lead the way with four candidates apiece.

January 16, 2013
Tributes Pour In For Kathy Gregory; What Others Are Saying
Former players, fellow coaches and friends salute Kathy Gregory.

January 14, 2013
Kathy Gregory Announces Retirement After Storied 38-Year Coaching Career
A legendary career will come to an end as Kathy Gregory, UC Santa Barbara’s only women’s volleyball head coach ever, will retire after 38 seasons, she announced Monday.

December 12, 2012
Formico Garners an All-American Honorable Mention
Taylor becomes just the second freshman Gaucho to be named an All-American.

December 4, 2012
Formico Earns Regional Freshman of the Year Honors
The Mountain View, Calif. native takes homes the award for the first time in UCSB history.

November 27, 2012
Formico, Sully, Thompson Named to Big West All-Conference Team
Formico named the seventh Big West Freshman of the Year in UCSB history.

November 24, 2012
Gauchos Squeak Past UC Irvine on Senior Night
Leah Sully paces the Gauchos yet again with 25 kills.

November 23, 2012
Sully's Standout Night Not Enough For Gauchos Against Long Beach State
UCSB must win their final match to salvage a .500 conference record.

November 19, 2012
Gauchos Wrap Up Season With Long Beach State, UC Irvine
UCSB looks to avoid first losing season since 2008.

November 17, 2012
Gauchos Make It Interesting in Win Over Fullerton
Sully records double-double, Formico has 30+ digs yet again in win.

November 16, 2012
Gauchos Outlast UC Riverside in Five Games
Leah Sully records her 12th double-double in her last 13 matches.

November 15, 2012
Trio of Standouts Ink NLI's with Kathy Gregory and the Women's Volleyball Program
Kristen Berlo, Ali Spindt, and Phoebe Grunt all signed up to be Gauchos on Wednesday, the first day recruits are eligible to sign National Letters of Intent with NCAA teams.

November 14, 2012
Gauchos Embark on Final Road Trip of the Year
UCSB aiming to snap four match losing streak.

November 10, 2012
Aggies Too Much To Handle As Gauchos Are Swept
Gauchos swept in fourth consecutive loss

November 10, 2012
Aggies Too Much To Handle, Gauchos Swept
Gauchos swept in fourth consecutive loss

November 9, 2012
Formico Sets Dig Record in Five-Game Loss
Taylor Formico adds 32 digs tonight, setting the UCSB Record for most digs in a single season.

November 8, 2012
Gauchos Set to Host Penultimate Homestand
UCSB looks to end two-match skid.

November 3, 2012
Gauchos Come Up Short Against Cal State Northridge
Leah Sully records her ninth double-double in her last 10 matches in the loss.

November 1, 2012
Gauchos Swept By Dominant Hawai'i
UCSB now 0-2 this year against ninth-ranked Hawai'i

October 31, 2012
Gauchos Face Tough Test in Hawai'i, CSUN
UCSB does battle against the first and third place teams in the Big West Conference

October 27, 2012
Gauchos Coast Past Cal Poly
UCSB defeats the Mustangs for the second time in as many meetings in 2012.

October 25, 2012
Gauchos Finish Up Homestand With Cal Poly
Look to fend off suddenly-hot Mustangs

October 20, 2012
Formico A Standout Once Again in Tight Win Over UC Riverside
Taylor Formico again led the Gauchos to a closely contested victory over the UC Riverside Highlanders 3-1 (14-25, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25) to claim the team's third win in four games, all against conference opponents.

October 19, 2012
Formico, Gauchos Set Numerous Defensive Records in Loss to Fullerton
Gauchos set a single-match team record for digs in the rally-scoring era.

October 17, 2012
UCSB Athletics to Celebrate 40 Years of Title IX as Volleyball Homestand Opens Friday vs. Cal State Fullerton
The UCSB Athletics Department will celebrate the 40 year anniversary of Title IX legislation on Friday night when its women's volleyball team hosts Cal State Fullerton.

October 13, 2012
Gauchos Complete Comeback at Pacific
UCSB improves to an above .500 conference record for the first time this year.

October 12, 2012
"Britton's Bulletin"

October 12, 2012
Wilson, Taylor Lead Gauchos Over Aggies
The UCSB middles combined for 24 kills in a four game rout of UC Davis.

October 11, 2012
Kathy Gregory's Reflections on 40 Years of Title IX
UCSB celebrates 40 years of Title IX with a series of feature stories and videos. The first one gives you Kathy Gregory's reflections on her time at UCSB.

October 10, 2012
Gauchos Head North to Take On Pacific, UC Davis

October 6, 2012
It's All Covered For UCSB With Formico

October 6, 2012
Hawai'i Too Much to Handle for UCSB
After Friday night's encouraging win over CSUN, the Gauchos suffered a straight sets defeat at the hands of No. 8 Hawai'i. The visiting Rainbow Wahine lived up to their ranking on Saturday night, producing games scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-21.

October 5, 2012
Gauchos Get Ready For Big West Rivals CSUN and Hawai'i

October 5, 2012
Gauchos Erupt in Sweep of CSUN
Taylor Formico overtakes the UCSB freshman dig record in the win.

October 3, 2012
Gauchos Come Up Short in Loss to Pepperdine
Gauchos and Waves each dominate periods of the match, but Gauchos inability to find consistency leads to their demise.

October 3, 2012
UCSB Falls to Pepperdine, 3-1

October 2, 2012
Jenna Wilson: A Great Example

September 29, 2012
Gauchos Topple Cal Poly for First Conference Victory
Katey Thompson the star against the rival Mustangs.

September 27, 2012
UCSB to Take On Cal Poly Before Hosting First Homestand

September 22, 2012
Gauchos Swept by Long Beach State
Katey Thompson the only Gaucho to record double-digit kills.

September 21, 2012
Gauchos Open Conference Play With Loss Against UC Irvine
UCSB's record falls under .500 for the first time this season.

September 20, 2012
Gauchos Set to Begin Big West Conference Play
UCSB looks to improve on 11-5 conference record from 2011

September 15, 2012
Gauchos Drop Pair of Matches at USD Tournament
Freshman libero Taylor Formico the sole UCSB representative on the All-Tournament team.

September 14, 2012
Gauchos Get Back in Win Column by Defeating Yale
Taylor Formico etches her name into the record books with another 30 dig performance.

September 13, 2012
Gauchos Head South for USD Tournament
UCSB aims to get back to winning ways before conference play starts.

September 8, 2012
Gauchos Split Two at UNM Tournament
UCSB finishes tournament with 1-2 record, splits on the final day of a tournament for the third consecutive time.

September 7, 2012
Sully's Career Night Not Enough Against Portland
Gauchos fall in a tight five-game match to the Pilots.

September 5, 2012
Gauchos Fall Short Against No. 13 Oregon
UCSB suffers their first loss to Oregon in school history.

September 4, 2012
Gauchos Trek North to Oregon for a Pair of Matches

September 4, 2012
Gauchos Top Portland State
UCSB now 7-0 against the Vikings.

September 1, 2012
Gauchos Dispatch Northeastern, Fall to UCLA in UCSB Invitational
Gauchos finish the tournament with a 2-1 record, pushing their overall record to 4-2.

August 31, 2012
Gauchos Outlast Idaho in Five Games
UCSB receives double-doubles from four players- Sully, Thompson, Sherrard, and Santi.

August 29, 2012
Gauchos Set to Host UCSB Invitational
Defending National Champs UCLA among the visiting field

August 25, 2012
Gauchos Split Final Two Matches of LMU Tournament
Sully picks up career-high 30 digs in UConn sweep, leads Gauchos to a straight-set victory over LMU.

August 24, 2012
Gauchos Start New Campaign at LMU Tourney
Opponents include Iona, Connecticut, and host LMU

August 24, 2012
UCSB Cruises to Victory in Season Opening Match
Gauchos now 27-6 in season openers since 1980.

August 21, 2012
Women's Volleyball Season Preview: Gauchos Have Their Eye on the NCAA Tourney
Kathy Gregory's 38th season on the bench will feel a bit different, but don't expect any less success.

April 18, 2012
UCSB Women's Volleyball Team Signs Two Standouts to NLI's
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team announced on Wednesday that it has signed two standout players to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2012 season.