2014 UCSB Women's Volleyball News

  • UCSB Women's Volleyball to Host 13 Matches in Competitive 2015 Schedule
    June 10, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. –UCSB has announced a competitive 2015 regular season schedule that includes eight matches with teams that made the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
  • UCSB's 2015 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 18 in the Nation
    May 28, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Headlined by a pair of All-Americans, UCSB’s 2015 recruiting class was named No. 18 in the country by PrepVolleyball.com, it was announced this week.
  • Santi Named Ring Winner for Second Consecutive Year at Golden Eagle Awards
    May 14, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For the second consecutive year, senior Ali Santi was awarded the Golden Eagle Award and was named a Ring Winner for leading both her team and fellow UCSB student-athletes with an exceptional 3.93 GPA.
  • UCSB Announces 2015 Summer Camps
    May 08, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball program has announced the dates for its upcoming summer camps.
  • UCSB Adds Emilia Petrachi to 2015 Recruiting Class
    May 05, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB women’s volleyball team put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class with the addition of Emilia Petrachi, Head Coach Nicole Lantagne Welch announced Tuesday.
  • UCSB Hosts Annual Alumni Match at All Gaucho Reunion
    April 27, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – As a part of last weekend’s All Gaucho Reunion, the UCSB women’s volleyball team hosted its annual alumni match bringing together current and former Gauchos.
  • UCSB Announces 2015 Recruiting Class
    April 03, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara will add four standouts to its roster for the 2015 season. With her second recruiting class as the Gauchos’ head coach, Nicole Lantagne Welch will bring an all-state pin hitter, an MVP-caliber setter, and a pair of All-Americans to the team.
  • Women's Volleyball Schedules Alumni Match for All Gaucho Reunion
    March 18, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - We are pleased to announce that Women’s Volleyball will be hosting an alumni match for the All Gaucho Reunion on Saturday April 25th, 2015.
  • Gauchos Host Annual Year-End Awards Banquet
    March 08, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UCSB women's volleyball team held its annual year-end banquet to celebrate the accomplishments from 2014, as well as honor the Gauchos who had a standout season.
  • Seven Gauchos Named Big West Academic All-Conference
    February 26, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In leading all Big West women’s volleyball teams, UCSB had seven honorees named to the 2014 Big West Fall Academic All-Conference team.
  • Ali Barbeau, Chanel Hoffman, Ali Spindt Honored by Big West
    December 01, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Ali Barbeau, Chanel Hoffman, and Ali Spindt were all named to the All-Big West Team, it was announced Monday.
  • Kristen Berlo Named Big West Freshman, Defensive Player of the Week
    December 01, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – With a career night at Cal Poly, Kristen Berlo earned two weekly accolades as both the Big West Freshman and Defensive Player of the Week.
  • UCSB Defense Shines in 3-1 Win at Cal Poly, Records Season Sweep
    November 26, 2014
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – In producing a season-high 80 digs, UCSB pulled off the season sweep of Cal Poly with a 3-1 victory at Mott Athletic Center on Wednesday night.
  • UCSB Closes Out Regular Season with Hawai’i, Cal Poly
    November 24, 2014
    Last weekend, UCSB took Hawai’i to five sets in the Thunderdome, as it nearly pulled off a comeback after being down 2-0. The two opening sets went to the Rainbow Wahine, but the Gauchos kept the score close with both ending in 25-23 decisions. After the break, Hawai’i seemed to be on its way to a road sweep, but UCSB made its midway through the third set on a 9-2 run that garnered the team then their largest lead of the game at 22-19. While Hawai’i forced extra points, UCSB thwarted two Rainbow Wahine match-points and took the set to stay alive. The fourth set was taken convincingly by the Gauchos at 25-19, but the fifth set would end in a narrow 15-12 finish in favor of Hawai’i. It was the third time in the past four matches that the Gaucchos and the Rainbow Wahine competed to five-set decisions.
  • Barbeau Finishes with Match-High 22 kills, Gauchos Fall Just Short in 3-2 Decision to Hawai'i
    November 22, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Behind Ali Barbeau’s career-high 22 kills and a comeback in the third set, the Gauchos forced Hawai’i into five sets, but the Rainbow Wahine did just enough to escape the Thunderdome with a 3-2 victory on Friday night.
  • UCSB Closes Out Regular Season with Hawai’i, Cal Poly
    November 20, 2014
    UCSB saw its three-match winning streak end this weekend with back-to-back 3-0 losses to Cal State Northridge and No. 20 Long Beach State. The Gauchos could not pick up the season sweep of the Matadors, as they previously dominated CSUN in the teams’ previous matchup in the Thunderdome on Oct. 18. The first set had a tight 26-24 finish, but the Matadors would complete the match in straight sets thanks to its .319 hitting percentage. The 49ers protected their undefeated conference record (12-0) and are now 22-4 overall.
  • UCSB Falls to No. 20 Long Beach State 3-0
    November 16, 2014
    LONG BEACH, Calif. – UCSB was led by Jaylen Villanueva’s 12 kills, but fell to No. 20 Long Beach State at the Walter Pyramid 3-0 on Saturday night.
  • Gauchos Drop 3-0 Match at CSUN
    November 15, 2014
    NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – UCSB’s three-match winning streak came to an end on Friday night with a 3-0 loss at Cal State Northridge.
  • UCSB Faces Challenging Road Swing at CSUN, Long Beach State
    November 13, 2014
    The Gauchos went a perfect 2-0 last weekend with a pair of four set victories over Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine. UCSB completed its season sweep of the Titans with the win, while it evened the score with the Anteaters who won the previous match-up 3-2 in Irvine. Ali Barbeau continued to be the team’s primary offensive threat, as she finished with 24 combined kills. Defensively, Kristen Berlo had a breakout weekend in setting her career-high in block assists in back-to-back matches.
  • UCSB Defense, Service Game Carries Team to 3-1 Win Over Cal State Fullerton
    November 08, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Gauchos started the weekend off strong with a 3-1 win against CSU Fullerton, bringing their overall record to an even 11-11 and their conference record to 6-5. With the loss, Cal State Fullerton slides to 7-16 and 1-9 in Big West play.
  • UCSB Returns Home to Face Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine
    November 05, 2014
    Last weekend, the Gauchos split their road trip with a 3-2 loss at UC Davis followed by an impressive 3-0 sweep over UC Riverside. Against the Aggies, the Gauchos dealt the first blow in winning the first set 25-19, but later had to win the fourth game to stave elimination. Ultimately, the team fell 15-10 in the decisive fifth set. UCSB bounced back in a big way, though, at Riverside where they convincingly downed the Highlanders with final scores of 25-13, 25-22, and 25-19. With that win, the Gauchos swept their season series with UC Riverside with a pair of sweeps for the second consecutive year.
  • UCSB Dominates in 3-0 Sweep at UC Riverside
    November 02, 2014
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – UCSB cruised past UC Riverside in a dominant 3-0 sweep on Saturday night.
  • UCSB Falls in Five at UC Davis
    November 01, 2014
    DAVIS, Calif. – UCSB played a gutsy game-four to force a fifth set, but ultimately fell to UC Davis 3-2 on Friday night.
  • Gauchos Continue on the Road at Davis, Riverside
    October 30, 2014
    Last weekend, UCSB traveled to Hawai’i where they were dealt a 3-1 loss after battling closely with the Rainbow Wahine in the first two sets. Ali Barbeau led the Gaucho offense with 16 kills, while Chanel Hoffman had 11 kills and 16 digs, which was her team-high fifth double-double of the season. In the match, the Gauchos held their own defensively, as they limited the Rainbow Wahine to a .216 hitting percentage, which was their lowest mark at home this season since Oregon limited them to a .178 clip on Sept. 5.
  • Gauchos Fall in Hawaii 3-1
    October 27, 2014
    HONOLULU, Hawaii – UCSB competed closely with Hawaii early on, but the Rainbow Wahine’s strong attack was too much for the Gauchos in taking a 3-1 loss.
  • UCSB Visits Hawai'i for Marquee Conference Match-Up
    October 23, 2014
    Last weekend, UCSB had a big sweep over Cal State Northridge after falling 3-0 to Long Beach State the night before. The teams battled into extra points in the first and third sets with UCSB pulling off a come-from-behind 28-26 victory in the third. The Gauchos’ win over CSUN was its seventh straight sweep of the Matadors in the Thunderdome. Northridge was receiving votes in the AVCA Poll and was ranked No.16 in the RPI - best of all the Big West teams - heading into last weekend’s play.
  • Gauchos Sweep CSUN, Win Two Sets in Extra Points
    October 19, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – With two sets decided in extra points, UCSB pulled off the gritty 3-0 sweep of Cal State Northridge with arguably its best performance in conference play.
  • Santa Barbara Drops 3-0 Match to Long Beach State
    October 18, 2014
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – In its return home to the Thunderdome, UCSB fell to Long Beach State 3-0, as the 49ers remain undefeated in conference.
  • UCSB Returns Home to Host Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge
    October 14, 2014
    Last weekend, UCSB split its first road trip of the Big West season with a 3-2 loss at UC Irvine and a 3-1 victory at Cal State Fullerton. The Gauchos made a comeback in the fourth set against the Anteaters to force a fifth set, but Irvine successfully defended their home floor with a 15-8 fifth set score. UCSB bounced back against Cal State Fullerton, as the team put together its best blocking performance of the year with 32 total blocks.
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