Point Park adds Wright State transfer Emily Meng
April 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park volleyball has added Wright State transfer Emily Meng for the upcoming 2014 season. Meng is a 5-10 setter from Indianapolis, Ind., who spent her freshman seaosn last year at NCAA Division I.
Pioneers sign recruit Chenarides from Pine-Richland
Feb. 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park volleyball has signed another WPIAL recruit with the addition of outside hitter Kristi Chenarides of Pine-Richland High School. She was All-WPIAL Class AAA Second Team as a senior.
Point Park has 3 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Dec. 13, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park volleyball had three players named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Chelsea Katkich (Pictured), Nicole Wurstle and Kelsey Veydt got the award for the Pioneers.
Pioneers sign Ashley Taylor for first recruit of 2014
Dec. 12, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park volleyball and head coach Mike Bruno have signed their first recruit in the 2014 class with the committment of Ashley Taylor, a 6-1 outside/right-side hitter from North Hills, Pa., and North Hills High School.
Wurstle named H.M. All-American and All-Region
Dec. 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park senior Nicole Wurstle picked up two awards this week being named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American and AVCA-NAIA All-Northeast Region First Team. She is from Valley City, Ohio.
Pioneers' Wurstle named KIAC All-Conf. First Team
Nov. 25, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park senior right-side hitter Nicole Wurstle has been named KIAC Volleyball All-Conference First Team. The 6-1 native of Valley City, Ohio, is all-conference first team for the third season in a row.
Point Park falls to Asbury (Ky.) in KIAC semifinals
Nov. 16, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. ET
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Point Park had its season come to an end with a loss to No. 1 seed Asbury (Ky.), 3-1, in the semifinals of the KIAC Tournament on Saturday at Midway (Ky.). Point Park ends the year at 21-19 overall, its fifth 20-win season in a row.
Point Park advances to KIAC tournament semifinals
Nov. 15, 2013
MIDWAY, Ky. -- No. 5 seed Point Park swept No. 12 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) and No. 4 Indiana Kokomo on the first day of the KIAC Volleyball Tournament on Friday to advance to the semifinal round on Saturday, Nov. 16 versus No. 1 Asbury at 10 a.m.
Pioneers take #5 seed in KIAC Tourney Nov. 15-16
Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park is the No. 5 seed in the KIAC Volleyball Tournament Nov. 15-16. The 12-team, single-elimination event takes place nov. 15-16 at Midway (Ky.) College with the winner going to the national tourney.
Pioneers win at Shipensburg to end regular season
Oct. 30, 2013
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Point Park won at NCAA Division II Shippensburg, 3-1, on Wednesday to end the regular season. The victory snaps Point Park's (19-18) eight-match losing streak and ends Shippensburg's (20-7, 12-3) 12-match win streak.
Pioneers lose final two matches at Boneyard Brawl
Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Point Park lost its final two matches at the Georgetown (Ky.) Boneyard Brawl on Saturday falling to two more top teams in the NAIA. The Pioneers lost to No. 9 Lindsey Wilson and (RV) Viterbo by 3-0 scores.
Point Park battles ranked teams at Georgetown
Oct. 25, 2013 at 10:45 p.m.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Point Park battled a pair of ranked teams on the first day of the Georgetown (Ky.) Boneyard Brawl on Friday but came up with two losses to No. 23 Davenport (Mich.) and No. 13 Bellevue (Neb.), both by scores of 3-0.
Pioneers lose five-setter at NCAA DII Edinboro
Oct. 22, 2013
EDINBORO, Pa. -- Point Park lost a five-setter, 3-2, at NCAA Division II Edinboro on Tuesday night. The Pioneers lost a close match, 17-15, in the final set. It was the fourth loss in a row for Point Park (18-14), and Edinboro is now 15-12 overall.
Point Park drops both matches at IU Southeat Tri
Oct. 20, 2013 at 6:45 a.m. ET
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Point Park volleyball lost both matches at the IU Southeast Tri-Match Saturday to end up 0-3 on its weekend road trip. The Pioneers lost its final KIAC match at IU Southeast, 3-1, and lost to Campbellsville (Ky.), 3-0.
Pioneers' win streak ends with loss at Shawnee
Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:40 p.m. ET
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Point Park volleyball had its seven-match win streak end with Friday's 3-1 loss at Shawnee State. The Pioneers dropped to 18-11 overall, and their weekend road trip continues with a visit to the IU Southeast Tri-Match Saturday.
Point Park gets win 3-2 over Bethany on Sr. Day
Oct. 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park got a 3-2, comeback win over Bethany on Senior Day Tuesday at the Student Center Gym. The Pioneers won the final two sets to win their seventh in a row and top a strong Bethany team that is 19-6, 10-0 PAC.
Pioneers win CCC title with 4-0 weekend in FL
Oct. 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. ET
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Point Park volleyball beat host Clearwater Christian, 3-2, and Ave Maria, 3-1, on Saturday to win the tournament title at the Clearwater Christian Invitational with a perfect, 4-0 weekend at the event. Point Park is 17-10.
Point Park wins first two matches in Clearwater
Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Point Park won its first two matches at the Clearwater (Fla.) Christian Invitational on Friday with a 3-2 win over Florida College and a 3-0 victory versus Pensacola Christian. Play continues in Florida with two more on Saturday.
KIAC Player of the Week goes to PPU's Simonson
Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park freshman outside hitter Shiloh Simonson has been named the KIAC Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 23-29. She had double-digit kills and eight digs in both matches as Point Park went 2-0.
Point Park beats Midway, improves to 8-2 KIAC
Sept. 29, 2013 at10:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park maintained its strong, KIAC record with Sunday's 3-0 sweep of Midway (Ky.) at the Student Center Gym. Point Park (8-2 KIAC) won, 3-0, in a match that started at 9 a.m. by scores of 25-10, 25-16, 25-9.
Pioneers win at home in five sets over SRU, 3-2
Sept. 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park won for the first time this year in a five-set match with Tuesday's 3-2 home win over Slippery Rock in a non-conference match. The Pioneer (12-10, 7-2) had been 0-4 in five-set matches before the win.
Point Park U. drops Volley for Vision match to Cal
Sept. 21, 2013 at 7:50 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park lost its Volley for Vision match at home to California (Pa.) on Saturday, 3-1. The Pioneers (11-10) had their six-match win streak end at the hands of local, NCAA DII power California (6-3) in a matchup of top local teams.
Wurstle named KIAC Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 16, 2013 at 10:40 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park senior right-side hitter Nicole Wurstle has been named the KIAC Volleyball Player of the Week with 69 kills and a .602 hitting percentage in seven matches last week. Point Park went 6-1, 6-0 KIAC.
Point Park completes perfect 6-0 weekend in KIAC
Sept. 14, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
WILMORE, Ky. -- Point Park picked up three more KIAC wins Saturday at the Asbury (Ky.) Quad Match to complete a perfect, 6-0 weekend road trip in KIAC play. The Pioneers beat Asbury, St. Louis COP and Alice Lloyd on Saturday.
Pioneers keep offense going for two more KIAC Ws
Sept. 13, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park kepts its offense going for two more KIAC wins on its road trip Friday, 3-0 over Brescia (Ky.) and 3-0 over Berea (Ky.). Both matches were played at Berea as the Pioneers moved to 8-9, 4-2 KIAC.
Pioneers get first road win of 2013 season at CCU
Sept. 12, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Point Park volleyball gots its first road win of the season, 3-0, at Cincinnati Christian on Thursday night. The KIAC win came by 25-11, 25-15, 25-17 and improved the Pioneers to 6-9 overall, 2-2 KIAC.
Point Park swept at FSU, drops out of NAIA Top 25
Sept. 10, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Point Park was swept at Fairmont State, 3-0, on Tuesday night and also dropped out of the NAIA Top 25 Poll in the first regular season rankings that were released. The Pioneers (5-9) were preseason No. 22.
Pioneers place second at Battle of the Boulevard
Sept. 7, 2013 at 8:50 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park beat Montreat, 3-0, but lost to Tiffin, 3-1, on Saturday at the Student Center Gym to place second at its Battle of the Boulevard Tournament. The Pioineers went 2-1, right behind Tiffin at 3-0.
No. 22 Point Park beats IU East in KIAC rematch
Sept. 6, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- No. 22-ranked Point Park beat IU East, 3-1, Friday night at the Student Center Gym in a rematch of last year's KIAC Finals. The Pioneers won 25-15, 23-25, 25-14, 25-22 to open the Battle of the Blvd. at Point Park.
Point Park loses to Carlow, 3-1, at Jam The Gym
Sept. 5, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. -- Point Park lost to Carlow, 3-1, in a KIAC match as part of Jam The Gym on Wednesday (Sept. 4) night. The Pioneers (3-7, 0-2) won the first set, but Carlow took the match, 18-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-23.
Pioneers drop two nailbiters at IWU-Taylor tourney
Aug. 31, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. ET
UPLAND, Ind. -- No. 22 Point Park lost two nailbiters to Marian (Ind.) and co-host Taylor (Ind.), both by a score of 3-2, on Day 2 of the IWU-Taylor Crossover Tournament on Saturday. The Pioneers lost 15-13 and 15-12.
Point Park saddled with two losses to TWU & IWU
Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
MARION, Ind. -- No. 22 Point Park volleyball continued its tough schedule Friday and was saddled with two losses to Texas Wesleyan, 3-2, and at Indiana Wesleyan, 3-1, on Day 1 of the IWU-Taylor Crossover Tournament.
No. 22 Pioneers lose 3-2 in KIAC opener at IUK
Aug. 29, 2013 at 8:45 p.m. ET
KOKOMO, Ind. -- No. 22 Point Park suffered a 3-2 setback at IU Kokomo in its KIAC opener on Thursday. The Pioneers (3-2, 0-1 KIAC) won the first set but IU Kokomo (5-0, 2-0) stayed unbeaten, 23-25, 25-14, 25-21, 19-25, 15-12.
No. 22 Point Park finishes 3-1 at UMD Early Bird
Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- No. 22 Point Park finished up 3-1 at the UMD Early Bird Tournament after a 3-1 win over St. Xavier and a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Madonna on Saturday. The Pioneers will guarantee themselves of a high tourney finish.
No. 22 Pioneers win two, Bruno gets 200th at PPU
Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. ET
PITTSBURH -- No. 22 Point Park opened the season with a pair of wins at the Michigan-Dearborn Early Bird, and head coach Mike Bruno got his 200th win at the school. The Pioneers beat Spring Arbor, 3-0, and Lawrence Tech, 3-1.
SEASON PREVIEW: 2013 Point Park U. Volleyball
Aug. 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- NAIA No. 22-ranked Point Park University opens the season Aug. 23-24 at the Michigan-Dearborn Early Bird Tournament. Read the Season Preview & Watch Head Coach Mike Bruno's 2013 Preseason Interview.
Point Park No. 22 in NAIA Preseason Top 25 Poll
Aug. 20, 2013 at 7:20 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park Universit is ranked No. 22 in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released by the NAIA on Tuesday (Aug. 20). It is the highest ranking ever for the Pioneers, 30-10 in 2012.
Pioneers picked as preseason favorite in KIAC poll
Aug. 13, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University has been picked as the 2013 preseason favorite in KIAC volleyball with the release of the KIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll on Tuesday (Aug. 13). The Pioneers were KIAC runner-up last year.