Volleyball adds Eastern Kentucky transfer Kali Walker

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2023) - ETSU head coach Benavia Jenkins added another key player this spring in preparation for another conference title run, announcing the signing of Eastern Kentucky transfer Kali Walker on Tuesday.


ETSU Player Spotlight: Amanda Lowe

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2022) - The transfer portal is one of the more recent polarizing topics in collegiate athletics — some embrace it, and some do not. But for one incoming transfer at ETSU, a second chance at finding “home” continued a family legacy that goes back multiple generations.


Sander named permanent athletic director at ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2023) -- At a press conference earlier today, East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland named Dr. Richard “Doc” Sander as the university’s permanent director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Sander had been serving as interim athletic director (AD) since August of last year.


ETSU lands 57 student-athletes on SoCon Fall All-Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2023) -- As ETSU students returned to campus for the spring semester earlier this week, the Southern Conference announced its Fall All-Academic Team on Thursday. ETSU led all schools by landing 57 student-athletes on the academic all-conference team.


Volleyball inks six during signing period

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2022) - ETSU head coach Benavia Jenkins announced six signees to her program on Tuesday as part of the team’s National Signing Day period, including an outside hitter, two liberos, two middles and one setter.


Three Bucs earn Volleyball Academic All-District

GREENWOOD, Ind.. (Nov. 23, 2022) - Three members of the ETSU volleyball program were named to the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team this week, including outside hitter Jenna Forster (Maryville, Tenn.) and liberos Haley Sanders (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Taylor Roberts (Sneads, Fla.).


Paladins upset Bucs in quarterfinal round

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Nov. 18, 2022) - It was not the tournament result ETSU volleyball hoped for on Friday, as a four-set quarterfinal battle resulted in a 3-1 upset of the top-seeded Bucs by the No. 8 Furman Paladins inside Furman’s Timmons Arena.


Jenkins wins Coach of the Year, five Bucs honored

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 16, 2022) - The Southern Conference announced the 2022 volleyball postseason awards on Thursday, as SoCon regular season champion ETSU collected numerous honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches.


SoCon announces volleyball bracket, Bucs begin play Friday

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 14, 2022) - The Southern Conference announced its 2022 volleyball championship information this weekend, as top-seeded and regular season champion ETSU will play its first-round match on Friday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in Greenville, S.C.


Bucs bash Bulldogs in regular season finale

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 11, 2022) - The regular season is now complete for ETSU volleyball, as the Bucs finish a championship-worthy campaign with a 3-0 sweep of The Citadel on Friday in Charleston, S.C.


Bucs avenge Mocs in road rivalry rematch

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2022) - ETSU volleyball may have locked up the 2022 Southern Conference regular season championship this past weekend, but it showed up with a different motivation at in-state rival Chattanooga on Wednesday.


ETSU SAAC Continues Clothing Drive Efforts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2022) -- As we approach the Holiday season, the ETSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is reminding Buccaneer fans and the Johnson City community that they are continuing to hold its Cold Weather Clothing Drive, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 1.


Bucs close out regular season at Chattanooga, Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2022) - After clinching the 2022 Southern Conference regular season championship this past weekend, ETSU volleyball will close out the regular season with a pair of road matches at Chattanooga and The Citadel this week.


Dykes wins seventh career weekly award

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 7, 2022) - Another week brings another weekly award for sophomore setter Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas).


Bucs crowned regular season champs on senior day

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2022) - For the first time since 2018, ETSU volleyball is the Southern Conference regular season champion.


Bucs clinch top seed with win over Catamounts

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2022) - The top seed in the upcoming Southern Conference tournament belongs to the Bucs.


Dykes tabbed SoCon Setter of the Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 4, 2022) - ETSU volleyball sophomore setter Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas) was announced as the Southern Conference Setter of the Month for October on Friday, notching her first monthly award.


Volleyball to play for title, seniors this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2022) - The ETSU volleyball team closes its home schedule this weekend with a chance to make history, as the Bucs welcome Western Carolina and UNCG to Brooks Gym on Friday and Saturday.


Lowe, Dykes garner SoCon Player of the Week honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 31, 2022) - A pair of ETSU volleyball sophomores put up some scary numbers over the weekend and, as a result, were named Southern Conference Players of the Week by the league office on Halloween.


Defensive efforts push Bucs past Samford

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2022) - ETSU volleyball posted a season-high 17 blocks in a battle of Southern Conference leaders on Saturday, turning those efforts into a 3-1 win over Samford inside Brooks Gym in Johnson City.


Bucs sweep match and season series with Mercer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2022) - ETSU volleyball won its fourth straight match on Friday, earning a three-set victory over the Mercer Bears in front of a pinked-out crowd for ETSU’s Breast Cancer Awareness match inside Brooks Gym.


Volleyball begins long homestand this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2022) - ETSU volleyball will play four of its final six matches inside the friendly confines of Brooks Gym to end the regular season, commencing a four-match homestand this weekend against Mercer and Samford.


Volleyball tames Terriers to close road swing

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 22, 2022) - It took some dramatics early and late, but ETSU volleyball outlasted Wofford in a pair of extended sets to win 3-1 inside Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in Spartanburg on Saturday.


Bucs fend off Furman in straight sets

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2022) - ETSU volleyball handled business in Greenville, S.C. on Friday, starting the second half of Southern Conference play with a competitive 3-0 sweep of the Furman Paladins inside Alley Gym.


Volleyball begins conference wrap-around this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2022) - The Southern Conference schedule is halfway through for ETSU volleyball, as the conference-leading Bucs start the second half of league play on Friday and Saturday with a trip to South Carolina to face Furman and Wofford, respectively.


Bucs mount five set comeback to shock Bulldogs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2022) - Down, but never out.


Bucs look to start new streak vs. The Citadel

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2022) - After dropping its first match in Southern Conference play earlier this week while ending a seven-game win streak, ETSU volleyball looks to start a new rally as it welcomes The Citadel to Brooks Gym on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.


Mocs end Buccaneer win streak in five set battle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2022) - It was a punch-for-punch battle until the finish, but ETSU volleyball’s win streak ends at seven matches.


Volleyball welcomes in-state rival on Wednesday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2022) - ETSU volleyball has put the Southern Conference on notice through six league matches and aims to keep that momentum alive against in-state rival Chattanooga on Wednesday, Oct. 12 inside the friendly confines of Brooks Gym.


Dykes accomplishes SoCon Setter of the Week trifecta

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 10, 2022) - For the third time this season and the fifth time in her career, ETSU sophomore Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas) was tabbed Southern Conference Setter of the Week by the league office on Monday.


Bucs blank Catamounts in battle of top contenders

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Oct. 8, 2022) - In a matchup of top Southern Conference teams on Saturday, ETSU volleyball made a statement with a 3-0 win over Western Carolina to close a four-game road swing in Cullowhee, N.C.


Dominant attack downs Spartans in sweep

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 7, 2022) - ETSU volleyball posted a season-high 12 service aces and hit over .300 for the fourth time this season on Friday, sweeping UNC Greensboro inside Fleming Gym for its sixth straight win.


Bucs look to remain unbeaten in North Carolina

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2022) - ETSU volleyball is the last remaining Southern Conference team without a loss and will look to remain that way this weekend on the road, facing UNC Greensboro on Friday, Oct. 7 and Western Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Tar Heel State.


Coffman tabbed SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 3, 2022) - Senior middle blocker Lundyn Coffman (Nolensville, Tenn.) notched Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career, the league office announced on Monday.


Bucs block Bears from conference victory

MACON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2022) - ETSU volleyball used strong defensive play at the net for its fifth-straight win on Saturday, totaling 16 blocks (13 solo) in a 3-1 win over the Mercer Bears in Macon, Ga.


Bucs outlast Samford to extend win streak

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 30, 2022) - ETSU volleyball continued its hot streak in Birmingham, Ala. on Friday evening, winning its third straight Southern Conference match with a 3-0 sweep of Samford at the Pete Hanna Center.


Volleyball begins four-match road swing Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2022) - ETSU volleyball flips its monthly calendar with back-to-back opponents to end September and start October, hitting the road for four straight home matches beginning with Samford on Friday at 8 p.m. and Mercer on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Dykes repeats as SoCon Setter of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 26, 2022) - For the second week in a row, ETSU sophomore Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas) garnered a weekly honor from the Southern Conference as she was named the SoCon Setter of the Week by the league office on Monday.


Bucs power past Paladins with steady attack

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2022) - ETSU volleyball won every phase of the match in a Southern Conference contest against Furman, using a consistent attack and stifling defense to earn a 3-0 win over the Paladins inside Brooks Gym on Saturday.


Volleyball handles Terriers in SoCon Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2022) - ETSU volleyball put the Southern Conference on notice with a convincing win Friday night, opening SoCon play with a 3-1 win over preseason favorite and 2021 conference runner-up Wofford inside Brooks Gym.


Volleyball opens conference slate with Wofford, Furman

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2022) - With four non-conference invitationals complete, the ETSU volleyball program now turns its attention to the Southern Conference schedule as the Bucs welcome Wofford and Furman to Brooks Gym this weekend.


Delevry promoted to Associate Head Coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2022) -- East Tennessee State University volleyball head coach Benavia Jenkins announced on Thursday that Giovanny Delevry has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.


Dykes dubbed SoCon Setter of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 19, 2022) -- After orchestrating the Buccaneers to a winning weekend at the Stacheville Challenge, ETSU sophomore setter Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas) was dubbed Southern Conference Setter of the Week, announced the league office on Monday.


ETSU volleyball bounces back with sweep of Bison

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 17, 2022) -- Playing its final non-conference match of the regular season, the ETSU volleyball team made quick work of North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon at the Stacheville Challenge, held inside Austin Peay’s Dunn Center.


Volleyball splits doubleheader at Stacheville Challenge

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 16, 2022) - ETSU volleyball took on a pair of in-state foes at the Stacheville Challenge in Clarksville, Tenn. on Friday, earning a 3-0 sweep over UT Martin and falling in a competitive 3-0 battle against host Austin Peay.


ETSU heads to Austin Peay for Stacheville Challenge

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2022) -- Coming off a sweep at the Buccaneer Classic, the ETSU volleyball team looks to carry momentum into its final non-conference tournament of the season as the Buccaneers head to Clarksville for the Stacheville Challenge, which gets underway Friday morning inside the Dunn Center.


Rammel tabbed SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2022) -- In just her third weekend of collegiate play, ETSU freshman Whitley Rammel (Ft. Recovery, Ohio) earned Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, as the league office announced their weekly awards on Monday.


Volleyball downs Spartans for Buccaneer Classic sweep

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2022) – The ETSU volleyball team is beginning to catch its stride, completing the Buccaneer Classic trifecta with a 3-1 win over USC Upstate on Saturday inside Brooks Gym.


Volleyball opens Buccaneer Classic with two wins

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2022) – For the first time since 2016, ETSU hosted a volleyball tournament inside Brooks Gym, opening play with a 3-0 sweep of Georgia State and an exciting 3-2 victory against Clemson on Friday in Johnson City.


ETSU volleyball set to host Buccaneer Classic

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2022) -- The ETSU volleyball team is set to host the Buccaneer Classic, which gets underway this Friday inside Brooks Gym. The Bucs bring in Georgia State, Clemson and USC Upstate for their first home tournament since 2016.


ETSU volleyball secures first win; Bucs down East Carolina in five sets

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2022) -- It took five sets, but the ETSU volleyball team finally got the monkey off its back.


Bucs drop four-setters to Duke, Northeastern

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 2, 2022) -- The ETSU volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the season after the Buccaneers dropped a pair of four-set matches to Duke and Northeastern on the opening day of the Duke Invitational Tournament Friday inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Bucs head to Durham for Duke Invitational

DURHAM, N.C. (Sept. 1, 2022) -- After opening its 2022 season last weekend in Gainesville, Fla., the ETSU volleyball team hits the road again, as the Buccaneers head to Durham, N.C. for the Duke Invitational Tournament, which gets underway Friday inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.


ETSU volleyball wraps up play at Gator Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2022) -- The ETSU volleyball team wrapped up play at the Gator Invitational on Saturday as the Buccaneers suffered a four-set loss to No. 15 Florida (26-24, 17-25, 13-25, 15-25) and ended the tournament getting swept by North Florida (22-25, 22-25, 12-25) inside the O’Connell Center.


ETSU volleyball falls to Virginia in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2022) -- The ETSU volleyball team suffered a four-set loss (21-25, 14-25, 25-15, 21-25) to Virginia in its 2022 season opener on Friday at the Gators Invitational inside the O’Connell Center.


ETSU volleyball set to open season in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2022) – The wait is finally over! After weeks of preseason practice and workouts, the ETSU volleyball team is set to open its 2022 season as the Buccaneers head to Florida for the Gators Invitational, which gets underway Friday inside the O’Connell Center.


ETSU volleyball picked third in SoCon preseason coaches poll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 17, 2022) -- The Southern Conference released its preseason volleyball rankings on Wednesday, and ETSU was picked to finish third by the league coaches.


Bucs land 239 student-athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 27, 2022) -- A day after placing 66 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU landed 239 student-athletes on the SoCon Honor Roll, as the league office announced the full listing of academic honors on Wednesday.


ETSU volleyball receives USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2022) -- The East Tennessee State University volleyball team received the USMC/AVCA Team Academic honor, as the organization announced its accolades on Monday. In addition, the Bucs were also placed on the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Honor Roll, which represents the top 20 percent of teams with the highest GPA in each division.