10.5.11 | Volleyball
Coach Allen ranks among BU’s best of all time
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Tuesday night will go down as one of the all-time special moments in Baker athletics history.
With a 3-1 victory over Graceland at the Collins Center, Wildcat head volleyball coach Kathy Allen recorded her 300th career win, becoming only the second Baker coach in any sport to achieve that milestone.
The longest tenured coach at Baker with 13 years of service, Allen’s teams annually rank among the elite in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and perform well in the classroom with five recent players earning NAIA scholar-athlete recognition.
9.28.11 | Volleyball
Wildcat cruise past CMU as coach Allen wins 299th career game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s volleyball team definitely wasn’t going to look past Central Methodist (3-9, 0-3 HAAC) on Tuesday evening at the Collins Center.
The Wildcats, 13-10 overall and an undefeated 3-0 in conference defeated the Eagles in three sets (25-9, 25-11, 25-14).
Christina Delladio led the Wildcats with nine kills on the night, while Sydney Pemberton (seven kills) and Savannah Smith (six kills) each added to the offensive effort. Setter Jana Boss had 24 helpers in the game.
9.20.11 | Volleyball
Wildcats sweep local rival Ottawa 3-0
OTTAWA, Kan. – The Baker University volleyball team continued its hot streak on Tuesday evening defeating local rival Ottawa University 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-20). With the victory, Baker improved to 11-9 on the season, moving head coach Kathy Allen to within three victories of 300 for her career.
Senior Christina Delladio led the way offensively recording 14 kills and eight blocks. Junior setter Jana Boss had 31 assists in the contest and libero Brooke Allen added 10 digs.
9.19.11 | Volleyball
Boss and Allen named HAAC Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker junior Jana Boss (Shawnee Mission, Kan.) and senior Brooke Allen (Topeka, Kan.) have been named HAAC Setter of the Week and HAAC Libero of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Boss claimed her second weekly setter award in three weeks as the Wildcats posted a 4-2 record last week. She had a pair of 40-plus assist performances, including 41 assists and 19 digs in a five-set win over Grand View (Iowa). She also had 11 kills, 36 assists, 12 digs and one block in a 3-1 win over NCAA DII Southwest Baptist.
9.14.11 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball upsets NCAA DII Southwest Baptist University
BOLIVAR, Mo. – After defeating Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) rival Evangel University 3-2 on Tuesday night, the Baker women’s volleyball came back and did it again on Wednesday afternoon against Southwest Baptist University 3-1.
Three players led the way offensively for the Wildcats as Savannah Smith tallied a team high 14 kills, while Jana Boss and Christina Delladio each added 13.
Libero Brooke Allen and setter Jana Boss recorded season-highs in the contest with 34 digs and 36 assists respectively.
9.13.11 | Volleyball
Wildcats upset Evangel 3-2 on the road
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Head coach Kathy Allen knew her team would learn some lessons from the stiff competition they faced earlier in the season – Tuesday evening it paid off.
Baker (7-7, 2-0 HAAC) defeated Evangel (11-2, 0-1 HAAC) giving them just their second overall loss of the season and first conference defeat.
Juniors Savannah Smith and Jana Boss led the way offensively recording 15 kills and 29 assists respectively. Defensively senior Christina Delladio added four blocks and senior Brooke Allen chipped in with 13 digs.
9.9.11 | Volleyball
Baker goes 2-0 in day one of Wildcat Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker volleyball team got off to a hot start at the 2011 Baker Invitational as they defeated Midland University 3-0 in the afternoon and Oklahoma City University 3-0 in the nightcap.
Sydney Pemberton led the ‘Cats against Midland recording 8 kills, while Jana Boss chipped in with 20 assists. Libero Brooke Allen had nine digs.
Christina Delladio and Jana Boss led Baker offensively in the nightcap, each recording 7 kills. Jana Boss added 20 helpers.
9.7.11 | Volleyball
Volleyball team opens up HAAC play with commanding victory
MARSHALL, Mo. – It took just more than an hour for the Baker University volleyball team to claim its first conference victory of the season. The Wildcats (4-5 overall, 1-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference) opened the HAAC with a three-set victory over Missouri Valley on Tuesday, winning 25-20, 25-16 and 25-19.
Senior outside hitter Christina Delladio led the offensive effort, cranking out 14 kills. Junior Jana Boss was stellar yet again, chipping in 27 assists.