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Cal Poly Hires Olympian Todd Rogers as Beach Volleyball Head Coach February 2, 2016 The Cal Poly Athletic Department and beach volleyball program will welcome a recognizable face prior to the start of the 2016 beach volleyball season with the announcement that Olympian and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship gold medalist Todd Rogers has been hired as head coach of the Mustang beach volleyball team. [read more]
Van Winden Highlights Cal Poly's Four All-Big West First Team Selections November 30, 2015 Less than a week after its most successful conference finish and most victories in a season since 2010, the Cal Poly volleyball program landed four individuals on the All-Big West Conference First Team that was announced on Monday. The quartet representing the Mustangs on the first team included junior middle blocker Taylor Gruenewald, sophomore setter Taylor Nelson, sophomore outside hitter Raeann Greisen and freshman outside hitter Adlee Van Winden (who also earned All-Freshman Team status). [read more]
Cal Poly Volleyball Solidifies Future, Announces Four Recruits for 2016 November 27, 2015 Less than a week after recording its most successful season in nearly a decade, the Cal Poly volleyball program and fourth-year head coach Sam Crosson announced on Friday that four incoming freshman will continue their careers with the Mustangs. Crosson's enthusiasm about what the 2016 recruiting class provides in both program success and academics was evident on Friday. [read more]
UC Davis Rallies for Four-Set Win Over Cal Poly on Tuesday Night November 25, 2015 Cal Poly freshman outside hitter Adlee Van Winden recorded a match-high 16 kills as Cal Poly secured the opening set but saw UC Davis collect the next three to win in four sets (23-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-22) during a Tuesday night matchup in The Pavilion. The seven-time Big West Freshman Player of the Week also delivered 14 digs for the Mustangs, who ended the regular season with a 19-8 overall record (11-5 Big West). [read more]
Former Cal Poly Outside Hitter Chelsea Hardin Crowned Miss Hawai’i USA November 23, 2015 Miss East Oahu and 2013 Cal Poly graduate Chelsea Hardin was crowned the new Miss Hawai'i USA on Sunday evening at the Hawai'i Convention Center. Hardin beat out 18 contestants for the honor and will represent Hawai'i in the Miss USA 2016 competition that takes place next year. [read more]
Cal Poly Visits UC Davis on Tuesday in Regular Season Finale November 23, 2015 Having already cemented its most successful season since 2010, Cal Poly (19-7 overall, 11-4 Big West) volleyball travels north for its final regular season matchup of the year when visiting UC Davis at 7 p.m. PT Tuesday in The Pavilion. The Mustangs seek their first 20-victory, 12-win conference campaign since the 2010 season. [read more]
Cal Poly Falls to No. 8 Hawai’i in Final Home Match of 2015 Season November 19, 2015 Cal Poly produced the early lead in each set, but No. 8 Hawai’i rebounded to sweep the Mustangs in a Big West Conference women’s volleyball match Thursday night before 1,857 in the Mott Athletics Center. [read more]
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Cal Poly Hosts No. 8 Hawai’i in Big West Showdown on Senior Night November 16, 2015 After a pair of conference road victories last weekend, Cal Poly volleyball welcomes No. 7 Hawai'i for a 7 p.m. Thursday matchup in Mott Athletics Center. Prior to Thursday's match, three Cal Poly seniors – libero Nicole Kessler, setter Maddie Kuber and outside hitter Hannah Schleis – will have their careers honored and celebrated alongside family and friends.
Greisen, Van Winden Lead Way, Cal Poly Sweeps Aside Cal State Fullerton November 14, 2015 Sophomore outside hitter Raeann Greisen secured a match-high 16 kills and freshman outside hitter Adlee Van Winden totaled 13 kills as Cal Poly won its second consecutive match overall after sweeping (25-17, 25-18, 25-20) Cal State Fullerton on Saturday evening in Titan Gym. The Mustangs improved to 19-6 overall and 11-3 in Big West play this season, while the Titans remained winless at 0-26 and 0-14 in conference.
Balanced Effort Leads Cal Poly to Sweep of UC Riverside November 14, 2015 Four players delivered at least seven kills, led by freshman outside hitter Adlee Van Winden's nine and sophomore setter Taylor Nelson recorded 31 assists as Cal Poly volleyball rolled to a three-set (25-15, 25-20, 25-16) victory over UC Riverside on Friday night in UCR's Student Recreation Center. The Mustangs improved to 18-6 overall and 10-3 in conference play, while the Highlanders dropped to 9-17 and 4-9.
Cal Poly Visits UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton as Big West Play Resumes November 9, 2015 After splitting a pair of home conference matches last weekend, Cal Poly volleyball aims to improve on its 9-3 Big West record when traveling to UC Riverside for a 7 p.m. PT Friday match and Cal State Fullerton for a 7 p.m. Saturday battle. The Mustangs – off to a 17-6 overall record through the season's first 23 matches – have already beaten both the Highlanders and the Titans this season.
Van Winden Secures Seventh Big West Freshman of the Week Honor November 9, 2015 After two matches last week that witnessed her establish and equal a personal collegiate career-high with 22 kills, Cal Poly outside hitter Adlee Van Winden earned her conference-record seventh Freshman Player of the Week award on Monday afternoon.
UC Davis Outduels Cal Poly In Five-Set Marathon November 7, 2015 SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Freshman outside hitter Adlee Van Winden sent home a career-high tying 22 kills (for the second consecutive match) and sophomore Taylor Nelson recorded 52 assists as Cal Poly volleyball fell to UC Davis in five sets (25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 21-25, 13-15) on Saturday afternoon in Mott Athletics Center. Cal Poly slipped to 17-6 overall and 9-3 in conference, while the Aggies improved to 13-14 overall and 8-5 in Big West action.