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Yaxley is a leader on and off court

Yaxley is a leader on and off court
Junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley was named an All-American on both American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Third Team and First Team All-SCIAC. Beside volleyball, Yaxley’s interests include reading Harry Potter books and photography. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Despite competing in a sport where being tall is the norm, Brittany Yaxley does not let her petite... 

Leopards reach NCAA volleyball tourney

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end Friday with a loss to No. 21 Trinity Tigers, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament at Gilbert Sports Arena. A matchup between two nationally recognized teams was a lopsided win for the Tigers that ended La Verne’s season and put the Leopards to 20-7 overall on the season. The Leopards kept... 

Volleyball gets NCAA regional bid

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Although it was a tough weekend for the women’s volleyball team, things started looking up Monday after the team found out it received a regional bid to play No. 21 Trinity Texas in the NCAA Division III tournament. The last time La Verne met Trinity in 2012, the Leopards came out victorious, 3-2. La Verne will make its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Leopards are... 

Regals sweep Leopards on senior night

Regals sweep Leopards on senior night
Junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley smacks the ball past Cal Lutheran junior right side hitter Pua Mo’okini-Oliveira Thursday at Frantz Athletic Court. The crowed showed its Leopard pride by donning black shirts for the annual Blackout Senior Night, as the Regals blacked out the Leopards, 3-0. / photo by Michael Saakyan Hal Hargrave Staff Writer A lack of execution by the No. 24 nationally ranked... 

Volleyball earns national ranking

Volleyball earns national ranking
Freshman middle blocker Flynn Salas-Miller spikes the ball against the Caltech Beavers Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. The crowd waved pink poms poms for La Verne’s annual Cancer Awareness Day, while the Leopards dammed the Beavers, 3-0. / photo by Michael Saakyan Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The volleyball team swept Caltech, 3-0, winning its 11th Southern California Intercol­legiate Athletic... 

LV clinches volleyball playoff berth

LV clinches volleyball playoff berth
La Verne junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley tips the ball away from Redlands’ middle blockers junior Cierra Stevens and freshman Kiersten Langerud to get the point in the third set of the game Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards trounced the Bulldogs, 3-0./ photo by Amanda Duvall Annabel Secaida Staff Writer The women’s volleyball team dominated the Redland Bulldogs Saturday at... 

ULV dominates Leo Invite with sweep

ULV dominates Leo Invite with sweep
La Verne sophomore middle blocker Cassie Thompson and junior outside hitter Brittany Yaxley block the ball from Nazareth College senior outside hitter Kassandra Buseck. The Leopards defeated the Golden Flyers in three sets. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun The volleyball team went undefeated this week after sweeping Endicott College, Virginia Wesleyan and Nazareth College in the 2014 Leopard Invitational... 

Yaxley, Robinson serves up win over Whittier in four

Yaxley, Robinson serves up win over Whittier in four
La Verne freshman opposite hitter Kylie Cooke, tries to score against Whittier in the fourth set after the Poets won the previous set 25-23. The Leopards schooled the Poets, 3-1, Friday. / photo by Mariela Patron Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Energy was the key for the La Verne women’s volleyball team to seal a Southern Cali­fornia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play win Friday over the Whittier... 

Leopards seal victory in four sets

Leopards seal victory in four sets
Senior outside hitter Nysa Allen celebrates in the fourth set on the Leopards’ path to victory Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards defeated the Chapman Panthers in four sets. La Verne won the first two sets, 25-15, 25-16. The Panthers attempted to catch up and won the third set, 26-24, but the Leopards sealed the win in the last set, winning 25-17. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya Pineda Staff... 

Volleyball vanquished by Athenas

Volleyball vanquished by Athenas
Sophomore middle blocker Kelsi Robinson spikes down the middle past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps outside hitters sophomore Nicole Kerkhof and freshman Mariah Rigg, in the first of a five-match battle Saturday. The Leopards were speared by the Athenas, 3-2./ photo by Emily Bieker Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The volleyball team faced its first Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference loss... 
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