COLORADO BUFFALOES WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
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Colorado Buffaloes Women's Volleyball Tickets
Location: Boulder, Colo.
Head Coach: Jesse Mahoney
First Season: 1986
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 20
Colorado Buffaloes Women’s Volleyball TicketsCoach Jesse Mahoney and his Colorado Buffaloes volleyball team finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 13-17 including just five wins in conference play. The Buffaloes hope to bounce back strong for the 2020 season despite losing leading scorer Justine Spann to graduation. With experienced players returning, including sophomore right side/middle blocker Sterling Parker and junior setter Jenna Ewert, the Buffaloes set their sights on Pac-12 competition on the way to an NCAA tournament berth. Colorado will face 2019 NCAA Division I National Volleyball Champion Stanford in regular season conference play. The Buffaloes will look for leadership from a pair of redshirt junior middle blockers, Meegan Hart and Danielle Price. Sophomore outside hitters Jill Schneggenburger and Elissa Alcantara had impressive freshman seasons in 2019 and Mahoney will look for continued impact. Get your Colorado Buffaloes Women’s Volleyball tickets at StubHub to support the team this season.
Who were the statistical leaders for the Colorado Buffaloes women’s volleyball games last season?Senior Justine Spann led Colorado with 378 kills and 30 service aces in the 2019 season. Rachel Whipple, also a senior, led the team with 417 digs. Freshman Sterling Parker, who was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman squad, was second in kills with 253. Redshirt sophomore Meegan Hart led the Buffaloes with 95 blocks for the season. Sophomore setter Jenna Ewert had a team-high 1,010 assists in 2019.
What is the Colorado Buffaloes women's volleyball team's history with the NCAA tournament?The Buffaloes have made 20 appearances in the NCAA tournament, with their most recent in 2018. Colorado earned a trip to the tournament in 11 consecutive seasons from 1991-2001. The Buffaloes advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 1994 and 1997, losing 0-3 in both years. In 1993, Colorado faced Penn State in the Sweet Sixteen round of the tournament, falling 2-3 (15-9, 14-16, 18-16, 8-15, 7-15).
Who is the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes volleyball team?Jesse Mahoney was named Colorado’s head volleyball coach on December 17, 2015. Mahoney is just the fifth head volleyball coach in program history. Prior to coming to Colorado, Mahoney was the head coach of the University of Denver volleyball program from 2012-2015 and at DII Fort Hays State University from 1999-2005.
Where do the Colorado Buffaloes women’s volleyball games take place?The home of the Buffaloes volleyball team, since 1988, is the CU Events Center. With a seating capacity of 11,064, the Buffaloes have won at least 10 home games in a season in 16 of the past 30 seasons including a perfect 14-0 record at home in 1993.
What was a top match for the Colorado Buffaloes last season?On September 7, 2019, at the Pac-12/Big 10 Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa, Colorado made history by sweeping the then No. 5-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini. The win launched the Buffaloes to a 5-0 record for just the third time in school history. The sweep was the first top-10 victory for head coach Jesse Mahoney and just the second top-five upset for the Buffaloes not played at home. The team’s hitting percentage was .462 with only eight total errors (one unforced) for the match. Setter Jenna Ewert had 31 assists in the match with a team-high six digs. Meegan Hart recorded five block assists, and Justine Spann led the Buffs with 16 kills and a career-high .560 hitting percentage.
Have the Buffaloes ever won a conference volleyball title?Prior to joining the Pac-12 in 2011, the Buffaloes were a member of the Big 12 conference which began competition in 1996. Prior to 1996, Colorado was a member of the Big 8 conference. The 1993 Buffaloes volleyball team won its first conference championship, finishing the season with their best-ever record of 26-6. That same year, CU won its second consecutive Big 8 Tournament title.
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