Volleyball

Volleyball clinches first postseason berth since 2015

November 7, 2018 Latest Sports 0 Comments

The SF State volleyball team clinched their first postseason berth since 2015 after sweeping Humboldt State on Nov. 2. The Gators beat the Lumberjacks, 30-28, 25-15, 25-22 on Saturday to record their tenth sweep of the season, the most since 2012. SF State clinched the fourth seed in the north division of the California Collegiate ...

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

November 15, 2017 Sports

In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics. Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954, FCA has strived to combine two key elements: faith ...

New volleyball assistant brings some international knowledge

October 19, 2017 Sports

When Iris Tolenada was in high school at Deer Valley in Antioch, California, she told her volleyball coach, Lou Panzella, there was only one school that she wanted to go to: San Francisco State University. Panzella tried to convince her to keep her options open, but Tolenada had made up her mind. “I used to ...

How Gators get to the swamp

October 10, 2017 Life Sports

The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think. At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment process by means of determining who would be a good fit for the team and the SF State community. For fall sports, athletes are recruited ...

Volleyball seniors dominate in last home game

November 17, 2015 Sports

With bouquets in hand and tears streaming down their faces, three graduating seniors on SF State’s volleyball team took to the Swamp Gymnasium for their final home game last week. Jaclyn Clark, Arianna Cruz and Jessica Nicerio returned Friday for a game that saw the Gators steamroll the visiting California State University, San Marcos Cougars in ...

Grind-out comeback not enough for SF State volleyball

October 18, 2015 Sports

After falling two sets to none, SF State mounted a furious comeback against top rank Sonoma State University to even the score, but came up short in the final set of the game. The Gators looked over matched in their first two sets against the Seawolves, losing by eight and six but they were able ...

Gators take ax to Humboldt State Lumberjacks

October 16, 2015 Sports

With the score at 24-15 in the third and final set of SF State’s victory over visiting Humboldt State University, the crowd rose to their feet, chanting and begging for the finishing blow. The women’s volleyball team delivered. The Gators rode their hot run of form once again against conference foes Humboldt, grabbing a key win in ...

Volleyball player stays humble despite success

October 5, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

When asked what makes her a special player, outside hitter Jaclyn Clark’s face turned red with embarrassment as she struggled to compliment herself. Her humility isn’t the attitude one would expect from one of SF State’s all-time greats. Over the past four years on the Gators’ volleyball team, Clark has put up big numbers. Eleven games ...

Gators volleyball thrashes visiting Dominguez Hills

October 3, 2015 Sports

The Gators volleyball team fired on all cylinders on Saturday, dominating the visiting California State University Dominguez Hills in three sets. The team controlled the entire game, leading the three sets by as much as 10, 6 and 12 points respectively. Dominguez Hills led only one time in the match – the first point of the ...

High energy makes it three straight for women’s volleyball

October 2, 2015 Sports

In the first of back-to-back home games, the SF state women’s volleyball team was victorious against California State University Los Angeles, improving their conference record to 3-3 (5-8 overall). The Gators started off slow, losing their first set of the night, but they soon found the rhythm that guided them to their third straight win. Head coach Jill ...

Hitter reaches landmark despite volleyball loss

September 30, 2015 Sports

Although SF State suffered a defeat against visiting Stanislaus State for the second time this season on Tuesday, it was hitter Jaclyn Clark who made the game memorable by becoming the sixth ever Gator to eclipse the 1,000 dig plateau. Clark’s ninth dig of the game and 1,000th of her career came in the third ...

Gators volleyball falls just short in dramatic five set match

September 23, 2015 Sports

The SF State women’s volleyball team suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Chico State at the Swamp Tuesday, in a five set thriller that displayed the tactical aspect of volleyball. “We did a great job in making them change their game,” Coach Jill Muhe said, “When they changed, we would adapt to that, and ...

Volleyball puts away visiting Cal State East Bay

September 20, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67662′] The SF State women’s volleyball team snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday, when they the defeated Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp Gymnasium. The Gators took control early in the game, forcing the Pioneers to called quick timeouts and winning each of the first two sets by eight points. Although the Gators failed to ...

SF State hosts inaugural media day

September 7, 2015 Sports

Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department’s inaugural media day press conference Wednesday. Coaches and players from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball were in attendance. The speakers provided insight on key players to watch, tactical changes, philosophies ...

Women’s volleyball team anticipates a successful season ahead

September 2, 2015 Sports

It’s all about the team. That’s the philosophy for this year’s women’s volleyball team, according to the players. “Our emphasis so far has been building team chemistry,” said senior captain Jaclyn Clark, who will begin the season as one of SF State’s all-time statistical leaders, ranking in the top 10 in kills, digs and aces. ...

Seniors give an emotional goodbye in their final volleyball game

November 12, 2014 Sports

Senior night kicked things off for the Gators volleyball team with a packed gym chanted that “Go Gators” along side SF State’s cheerleading squad, while the team’s seniors Jacquie Brice, Melissa Horton and Jazmine Williams walked onto the court with their loved ones. The emotional farewell to the senior leaders was matched by an equally emotional game, ...

Volleyball wins final home game against Monterey Bay 3-2

November 7, 2014 Sports

The SF State volleyball team kicked off its final homestand with a dramatic 3-2 win over CSU Monterey Bay Friday night. The two teams had an even first set, exchanging points throughout the frame. The Gators were able to pull away with a 5-0 run and win the set 25-20. Junior Jaclyn Clark attributed their ...

Volleyball mid season review: Fall 2014

October 22, 2014 Sports

Going into the season, the SF State volleyball team had 33 votes on the coach’s poll to finish in last place. Here at the midpoint, the team defied the bottom-feeder expectations with a 9-9 record, and have a chance to get over .500 as they head into next week. The storyline of this year’s Gators ...

Bria Morgan (20) of the SF State Gators spikes the ball back to the CSU San Dominguez Hills Toros during a match Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The Gators won the match 3-0.

Gators break season-long Saturday losing streak

October 19, 2014 Sports

The SF State volleyball team ended its winless Saturday streak yesterday with a three set sweep over visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Gators came out ferocious in the first set, showing no signs of fatigue, and took an early 10-4 lead over the Toros. SF State played near-perfect volleyball and cruised to a 25-18 ...

Gators find solid balance between sports and athletics

October 17, 2014 Sports

Though the reality of life for many SF State students has become the delicate balance between a job and school work, student athletes often substitute a paying job for the full-time work they put into their sport on a daily basis. “School is really your main focus in high school, but here you play because ...

Jessica Nicerio of the San Francisco State Gators digs the ball back into play during a match against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The Gators won the match 3-2 Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Volleyball team wins game against Cal Poly Pomona Broncos

September 26, 2014 Sports

After falling behind 2-1, the SF State Volleyball team picked up a thrilling five set match over the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos last Friday at the Swamp. Both teams exchanged blows throughout the first set, with each team staying within striking distance of each other until the Gators gained a bit of momentum, resulting in ...

Volleyball team keeps positive after loss to Humboldt Lumberjacks

September 22, 2014 Sports

The SF State women’s volleyball team lost to the Humboldt State University Lumberjacks in four sets last Saturday. The game started rough for the Gators, with the team playing more as six individuals than as a cohesive unit. They lost the first two sets 25-17 and 25-16. “We’re looking to improve on coming together more ...

Bria Morgan of the San Francisco State Gators prepares to spike back the ball during a match against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The Gators won the match 3-2 Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Martin Bustamante / Xpress.

Volleyball loses to UCSD Tritons, ending home stand with 3-1

September 2, 2014 Sports

SF State ended their home stand with 3-1 set loss to No. 19th ranked UC San Diego, bringing the Gators record over the last four games to 2-2. SF State showed signs of fatigue from the previous night, coming out sluggish in the first set. The Gators fell behind 10-15 early, and couldn’t gain momentum. ...

Volleyball coach returns home to lead Gators team

October 9, 2013 Sports

SF State volleyball coach Jill Muhe’s greatest victory was technically a loss. In the middle of her professional beach volleyball career at a tournament in Santa Barbara in 2005, Muhe scored an ace on Misty May-Treanor, whom along with her partner Kerri Walsh-Jennings, had just won the first of three Olympic gold medals the previous ...

Volleyball digs for a cure, comes up with win

October 8, 2013 Sports

Every October, collegiate athletes nationwide put their own school colors to the side, and don pink gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. SF State volleyball is no stranger to the growing movement: the Gators hosted their annual Dig for a Cure match Saturday night at The Swamp, sporting pink warm-ups and matching headbands to ...

Women’s volleyball loses both matches in home opener

September 24, 2013 Sports

The Gators were underdogs in their own house this past weekend, losing to nationally ranked teams UC San Diego (#8) and Cal State San Bernardino (#22) in their first two home matches of the season at The Swamp. The Gators fell in three sets to the UC San Diego Tritons (9-1) Friday, then watched victory ...

Women’s volleyball starts season with championship

September 10, 2013 Sports

Led by new head coach, Jill Muhe, SF State volleyball started its season on a high note this past weekend as champions of the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Classic. The Gators defeated the Academy of Art Knights in three hard-fought sets (31-29, 25-19, 25-16) for the title, avenging their only loss of the tournament. ...