2017 MASCAC Volleyball News

  • Richie Gomes Jr. Named Bridgewater State Head Volleyball Coach
    July 09, 2018
    Bridgewater State University Director of Athletics, Dr. Marybeth Lamb, announced today that Richie Gomes Jr. has been named as the Bears’ head women’s volleyball coach. Gomes replaces Ally Quinn who resigned following two seasons at Bridgewater State.
  • 737 Student-Athletes Named to Fall 2017 MASCAC All-Academic Team
    January 30, 2018
    Westfield, MA — A total of 737 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Fall 2017 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann. Student-athletes that compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the Fall 2017 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the Fall All-Academic Team. Worcester State University placed the most student-athletes on the Fall 2017 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 145 total, while Westfield State University (123), Bridgewater State University (89), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (77) and Fitchburg State University (73) followed. “The MASCAC had another successful semester as reflected by the large number of student-athletes recognized on the 2017 MASCAC Fall All-Academic Team,” Commissioner Baumann said. “Finding success in the classroom is equally as important as success on the field of play which our student-athletes have shown time and time again. I am extremely proud of their academic accomplishments.” The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation’s oldest Division III men’s and women’s playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men’s ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as a football affiliate member in 2013.
  • 2017 MASCAC Fall Recap
    December 07, 2017
    Check out the highlights of the fall MASCAC season with a recap of the tournament and awards.
  • 47 MASCAC Student-Athletes Recognized on the 2017 Fall Sportsmanship Teams
    November 28, 2017
    47 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) student-athletes have been recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship as members of the 2017 Fall Sportsmanship Teams.
  • Worcester State Leads in First 2017-18 Howard C. Smith Cup Standings
    November 16, 2017
    Following the conclusion of the fall regular season, Worcester State has the most points in the first round of the Howard C. Smith Cup standings. The Smith Cup is awarded annually to the member institution which compiles the most points based on the placement of each of its programs competing in the 15 league championship sports.
  • Worcester State Defeated by No. 7 Emory in First Round of Atlanta Regional Volleyball Tournament
    November 09, 2017
    he Worcester State University women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14) decision to the No. 7 Emory Eagles in the first round of the NCAA Division III Atlanta Regional Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening.
  • Worcester State’s King Named 2017 MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Year, Headlines 2017 MASCAC Volleyball All-Conference Team
    November 08, 2017
    Amari King of Worcester State has been named the 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines the All-Conference team which is voted on by the eight coaches from around the conference.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 11/6
    November 06, 2017
    Allie Nolan of Worcester State and Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State nab the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week accolades after competing in the MASCAC Tournament.
  • Worcester State Heads to Atlanta for NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament
    November 06, 2017
    The Worcester State University women's volleyball team will head to Atlanta for the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball regional tournament, hosted by Emory University, this week as the Lancers earned an automatic bid to the tournament for winning their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) tournament championship this past weekend.
  • Worcester State Women’s Volleyball Claims its First-Ever MASCAC Tournament Championship
    November 04, 2017
    For the first time ever, the Worcester State University women's volleyball team has been crowned the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) tournament champions as the first seeded Lancers downed the fifth seeded Bridgewater State Bears by a score of 3-0 in the semifinal round, and then defeated the Framingham State Rams by a score of 3-1 in the championship round.
  • Bridgewater State and Westfield State Advance to the MASCAC Volleyball Semifinals
    November 01, 2017
    Bridgewater State and Westfield State are moving on to the MASCAC Volleyball Tournament semifinals on Saturday after winning their quarterfinal matches on Wednesday night.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 10/30
    October 30, 2017
    Kayla Baril of Bridgewater State and Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State are the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week.
  • Worcester State Lands the Top Spot in the 2017 MASCAC Volleyball Tournament
    October 28, 2017
    For the first time since 1986, the Worcester State Lancers claim the MASCAC Volleyball Regular Season Title and the top spot in next week's conference tournament.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 10/23
    October 23, 2017
    For the fourth straight week, Amari King of Worcester State is the MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Week with Ainsley MacLeod of Westfield State earning Rookie of the Week.
  • Bourne Enterprise: "Balancing Act: Incoming Freshmen Juggle College Life & Athletics At MMA"
    October 17, 2017
    There’s a saying that gets passed around the corridors of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s sports department: athletes enter as leaders and leave as even better leaders. The academy by the bay not only instills leadership, but enhances it. And the student-athletes who don the navy and gold of the Buccaneers embody that.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 10/16
    October 16, 2017
    Amari King of Worcester State and Natasha Stewart of MCLA claim the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week honors.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 10/9
    October 09, 2017
    For the second straight week, Amari King of Worcester State is the MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Week. Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State is the Rookie of the Week.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 10/2
    October 02, 2017
    Amari King of Worcester State and Brandey Rodriguez of Framingham State claim the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week honors.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 9/25
    September 25, 2017
    The Westfield State duo of Brigid Murray and Jess Haradon grab the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week accolades.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 9/18
    September 18, 2017
    Emily Carens of Worcester State is the MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Week while Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State earns her third straight Rookie of the Week honor.
  • MASCAC Volleyball Weekly Report 9/11
    September 11, 2017
    Brianna Starkey of Westfield State and Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State take home the MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week honors.
  • Volleyball Weekly Report 9/4
    September 04, 2017
    Amari King of Worcester State and Kelly Brinkman of Framingham State earn the first MASCAC Volleyball Player and Rookie of the Week awards of the season.
  • Framingham State Tabbed To Win Fourth Straight MASCAC Volleyball Crown
    August 24, 2017
    For the fourth straight year, the Framingham State Rams have been tabbed by the coaches from around the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference as the preseason favorite to win the 2017 conference championship.