‘Volleyball’ Category

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Holtan Named MIAC Player of the Year, Embacher Earns Defensive Player of the Year

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) came out with its annual volleyball awards Wednesday, and seniors Kate Holtan (Sr., Rochester) and Hailey Embacher (Sr., Mankato) were awarded the highest honors in the conference. Holtan was named the 2021 Volleyball Player of the Year while Embacher was named Defensive Player of the Year. The all-conference nod is Holtan's fourth and Embacher's second. Joining them in the all-conference lineup is junior Sarah Elliott (Jr., Lombard Ill.).

Volleyball Shuts Out Saint Mary’s, Claims MIAC Championship

WINONA, Minn. - The Gustavus volleyball team won over St. Mary's in straight sets with scores of 25-15, 25-16, and 25-21. With the victory Gustavus claims the MIAC regular season championship with the Royals following an overall record of 24-5 and a conference mark of 10-1. The Gusties have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Bethel as the No. 1 seed in the MIAC playoffs.

Volleyball Wins Over St. Scholastica in Straight Sets on Senior Night

SAINT PETER, Minn. - The Gustavus volleyball hosted their final home match of the season against St. Scholastica and took a straight-set win with scores of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-20. With the victory the Gusties improve to 23-5 overall and 9-1 in the MIAC. Notably, the Gusties went undefeated this season on their home court and won seven out of eight of those matches in three sets.

Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Honored

The Gustavus Athletics Department inducted nine new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday night during the 43rd annual banquet.

Volleyball Completes Weekend Conference Sweep

SAINT PETER, Minn. - The Gustavus volleyball team hosted the Saint Benedict Bennies for a Saturday night contest where the Gusties took a straight set win. With the victory, the team moves to 22-5 overall and 7-1 in the MIAC. 

Volleyball Shuts Out Concordia, Holtan Impresses

Kate Holtan connects for one of her 23 kills against Concordia. (photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports) Box Score SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus volleyball team hosted Concordia for a Friday night conference match. The Gusties won in straight sets with scores of 25-18, 25-14, and 25-11. With the win, the Gusties improve to 21-5 […]

Volleyball Splits in Non-Conference Triangular

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Gustavus volleyball team traveled to Saint Paul on Tuesday night for a pair of non-conference matches. The Gusties, ranked 25th in the nation won over the Loras Duhawks 3-1, and fell to the Northwestern Eagles 3-0. With the win and the loss the Gusties move to 19-5 overall and remain 5-1 in the MIAC.

Volleyball Sweeps St. Catherine

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The No. 25  nationally ranked Gusties traveled to St. Catherine for a Wednesday night contest for a conference match where Gustavus took a 3-0 win over St. Catherine. With the win, the Gusties improve to 19-4 and 6-1 in the MIAC.

Holtan Named MIAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

Kate Holtan (Sr., Rochester) helped the Gusties to a trio of victories last week against Augsburg, St. Olaf, and UW-La Crosse. Holtan had five aces, passed a 2.5 rating, hit 0.258 with 43 kills, and had 46 digs and four blocks over 11 sets.

Volleyball Wins Two in Home Triangular

The Gustavus volleyball team hosted the St. Olaf Oles and UW-La Crosse Eagles for a trio of matches on Saturday. The Gusties won in their conference match against St. Olaf in a comeback 3-2 win, and in their non-conference match over UW-La Crosse in straight sets. With the win, the Gusties improve to 18-4 overall and 5-1 in the MIAC.