8.26.10 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball opens 2010 season at Seaside Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - 2009 HAAC Player of the Year Brooke Pryor, and 2009 HAAC Libero of the Year Brooke Allen will be looked upon to lead the Baker volleyball team into their 2010 debut this weekend at the Seaside Invitational in Point Loma, Calif., this weekend, Aug. 27-28.
The Wildcats, who welcome back eight letter winners and five starters, open the tournament versus No. 3 California Baptist University, which went 29-6 overall last season, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST. Friday evening the Wildcats will take on host No. 14 Point Loma Nazarene at 8:00 p.m. PST before closing out Saturday against San Diego Christian University at 11:00 a.m. PST and No. 2 Concordia University (Calif.) at 3:00 p.m. PST.
UPDATE: View trip photos
6.8.10 | Volleyball
Baker University's Kayla Anderson to participate in Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program
Kayla Anderson will represent Baker University in Washington, D.C.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University volleyball student-athlete, Kayla Anderson, is headed to Washington, DC, for the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program.
NAIA student-athletes from select campuses will travel to Washington, DC, for two weeks of energetic leadership training at the Red Cross National Headquarters, from June 7-18.
11.20.09 | Volleyball
Pryor, Allen receive top honors
Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University junior outside hitter Brooke Pryor was honored as the Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball player of the year and sophomore libero Brooke Allen was selected the conference libero of the year, the HAAC announced on Thursday.
Pryor, Overbrook, Kan., ranked 10th nationally with 4.2 kills per set. Allen, Topeka, Kan., ranked third nationally with 6.8 digs per set. Both players were named to the all-HAAC first team.
Other members from the Wildcats’ record-setting 32-4 team were recognized by the conference:
- Jana Boss, freshman setter, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
- Christina Delladio, sophomore middle hitter, Bonner Springs, Kan.
- Nikki Anderson, senior hitter, Alma, Kan.
- Kelsey Cobb, sophomore defensive specialist, Overland Park, Kan.
Dream season ends, Baker falls 3-0 to Evangel
Wednesday Nov. 11, 2009
Heart of America Athletic Conference | Semifinals
George F. Collins Center
Baldwin City, Kan.
Baker - 21 18 11
32-3 (10-1 HAAC)
Evangel - 25 25 25
26-8 (7-3 HAAC)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – You could see it from the start, Evangel came ready to play. The Crusaders jumped out to early leads in each of the three sets, ultimately putting the Wildcats in a hole they couldn’t recover from.
In a game where the first 100 students had their fee covered, only 72 showed up for the Wildcats biggest game of the season.
Baker now awaits its national postseason fate. The Wildcats finished the season 32-4 and 10-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
11.11.09 | Volleyball
HAAC semifinal action tonight, winner advances to title game
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Baker University's women's volleyball team will play for a spot in the HAAC title game when they face Evangel University in the HAAC semifinals at 7 p.m.
The Lady 'Cats (32-3) defeated MidAmerica Nazarene last Saturday 3-0 (27-25, 25-17, 26-24). Offensively, the 'Cats are led by junior Brooke Pryor, who averages 4.2 kills per set, which ranks No. 9 in the NAIA and No. 1 in the HAAC.
Defensively, Brooke Allen is in a league of her own. Allen ranks No. 2 in the NAIA with 6.9 digs per set and 865 total digs. Both Allen and Pryor combined have compiled nine HAAC Player of the Week awards this season.
11.7.09 | Volleyball
Baker volleyball rolls into the second round of HAAC playoffs
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Wildcats didn't waste any time moving on in the HAAC playoffs. Baker took down MidAmerica Nazarene in three-straight sets (27-25, 25-17, 26-24).
Brooke Pryor (pictured) led the way offensively with 23 kills. NAIA leader Brooke Allen continued her dominance as the best defensive specialist in the nation, recording 27 digs.
Pryor closed the game out with a floor-thumping kill to close out set three, 26-24.
Baker will be back in action Wednesday when they host round 2 of the HAAC playoffs at 7 p.m. at the Collins Center.
11.3.09 | Volleyball
Volleyball sets regular season record with 31 wins
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Baker women's volleyball team closed out its 2009 regular season campaign on Tuesday evening with a 3-0 sweep over MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Before the contest, senior Nikki Anderson was honored for her contributions over the past three seasons to BU volleyball. "BU volleyball was the most important thing to me over the past four years at Baker," said Anderson. Kathy Allen touched on how special it is to see a JV player grow and finally reach the varsity ranks. "Nikki came up through the ranks. I give her all the credit in the world for the player she has become today," stated Allen.