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The defensive leader on any volleyball team is the libero. For the Central Michigan volleyball team, that role is left to a true freshman, Jamison Wolffis.The East Grand Rapids native leads the Chippewas 19 games into the season with 315 digs, averaging 4.20 digs per set.
It was a week of uncertainty off the court, but on the court, there was no sign of a distraction.Central Michigan’s volleyball team found themselves without its head coach, Erik Olson, who was placed on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons last week.It wasn’t a problem, as the Chippewas (8-11, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) took down Ball State (9-11, 3-3 MAC) on Friday, and then swept Toledo (3-16, 0-6 MAC) on Saturday.“We took the adversity and ran with it,” said CMU senior middle blocker Angie White.
The Central Michigan volleyball team could not play for its head coach this weekend, so they decided to play for each other.The Chippewas used a team effort in two matches to defeat Ball State in four sets on Friday and sweep Toledo on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.With Head Coach Erik Olson being placed on a paid leave of absence Oct.
In the second game without its head coach, Central Michigan’s
volleyball team turned in another solid performance, sweeping Toledo Saturday
at McGuirk Arena.It was a total team effort as CMU’s Jordan Bueter, Angie
White and Jessica Meichtry all added eight kills apiece for the Chippewas.It was the first time in two years CMU won two straight
Mid-American Conference games.How it happened: Leading the match 2-0, the Chippewas would take control midway
through the third set when an attack error from Toledo gave CMU a 10-9 lead.
The Chippewas would use that error to create an 18-10 cushion which the Rockets
were unable to recover from.
The Central Michigan head volleyball coach was missing from McGuirk Arena Friday night, but the team's passion and energy was present.The Chippewas used a combined 46 kills from five players to down Ball State, 3-1, in a battle of Mid-American Conference West Division opponents.
Central Michigan head volleyball coach Erik Olson was placed on a paid leave of absence Tuesday, pending an internal review by faculty personnel services.CMU Athletic Communications declined to comment on additional information because it is “an ongoing personnel matter,” said Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Rob Wyman in a press release Tuesday.Central Michigan Life submitted a Freedom of Information Act request Wednesday seeking Olson’s personnel file.Six players are known to have left the program within the past three years prior to graduation.
The Central Michigan volleyball team has been down most of this season, but a stay at home and new-found depth could bring it back up.The Chippewas are looking to progress forward after suffering losses at Eastern Michigan on Thursday and to Kent State at home Saturday.
On homecoming night, CMU’s volleyball team couldn't protect home court, as it dropped to 1-3 in
the Mid-American Conference with a 3-1 loss to Kent State at McGurik Arena. The Chippewas were unable to avenge its 3-2 loss to the
Golden Flashes last season, losing the final three sets of the match.
In similar fashion to many matches this season, Central
Michigan’s volleyball team folded late, this time to Mid-American Conference foe
Defense will be key for Central Michigan’s volleyball squad heading into its pair of matches this week.Three of the top outside hitters in the Mid-American Conference take on a Chippewas’ defense that is ranked in the lower half of the conference.The Chippewas travel to in-state rival Eastern Michigan (8-7, 0-2 MAC) Thursday at 7 p.m., and return home for a showdown with Kent State (7-7, 1-1 MAC) Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Central Michigan University volleyball team drove to Kalamazoo after a loss to Northern Illinois on Friday.Beating their rival made the trip worth it.The Chippewas (6-9, 1-1 MAC) defeated the Western Michigan Broncos 3-2 on Saturday to notch its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.
As the Mid-American Conference season opened, Central
Michigan fell to Northern Illinois for the seventh consecutive match, losing 3-1
Friday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb, Illinois.
Angie White has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week.The senior middle blocker was named to the Chippewa Challenge All-Tournament team after compiling 28 kills in 45 attempts in a span of three matches last weekend.
As Jordan Bueter sits at her locker before each match, “Two Step” by Dave Matthews Band plays through her headphones.The star outside hitter says the song relaxes her.
Kathia Sanchez grew up under the hot sun of Puerto Rico, but just as hot is her passion for volleyball.
After taking a beating on Friday night in a 3-1 loss to Evansville, the Central Michigan University volleyball team decided to fight on Saturday.The Chippewas swept San Jose State and Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday to win the Chippewa Challenge at McGuirk Arena.
A week ago, the Central Michigan University was swept twice on one day in California. They decided to do the opposite on its own court.The Chippewas swept San Jose State and Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday to win the Chippewa Challenge at McGuirk Arena.
Central Michigan University’s volleyball team capture its
first victory at home and fourth of the season defeating San Jose State 26-24,
25-23 and 25-20 Saturday at McGuirk Arena.Recap:The Chippewas control the third set from start to finish
with key kills from senior Kalle Mulford, and sophomores Jordan Bueter and Jessica Meichtry.
It wasn’t the homecoming Central Michigan University’s
volleyball team expected Friday night.
Following a rocky start to the season, playing at home might be the perfect remedy for Central Michigan University’s volleyball team.CMU (3-7) will stumble into this weekend’s Chippewa Challenge riding a three-game losing streak after losing their last eight sets.