AU Athletics announces 2020 Sherrill Athletic Awards; Quarles gets coaching honor

Sharon Quarles (R), who led the Jaguars to their second straight PBC volleyball tournament title, won the Dick Wallace Coach of the Year Award. (staff photo)

Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The 2019-2020 athletic year was filled with many accomplishments along with an unfortunate ending due to the novel coronavirus. At the end of every school year, the Augusta University Athletics Department hosts the William Sherrill athletic banquet at Christenberry Fieldhouse to honor student-athletes. Because of the virus, the banquet could not be held at Christenberry Fieldhouse and was done virtually instead on Thursday, May 29, as the award winners were recognized via social media. Continue reading “AU Athletics announces 2020 Sherrill Athletic Awards; Quarles gets coaching honor”

A memorable year in AU athletics, marred by virus shutdown

Rafael Monteiro (22) finished his career with a banner season for the Jaguars. He is the Bell Ringer Male Athlete of the Year. (photo by Shelby Foster)

Erin Burditt and Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer
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This past academic year for Augusta University athletics saw several Jaguar teams continue their success and some teams struggle. There were championships in men’s cross-country and in (women’s) volleyball. However, 2019-20 will long be remembered as the year that spring sports and the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament were cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “A memorable year in AU athletics, marred by virus shutdown”

Jags’ volleyball team upsets Wingate in NCAA Division II Southeast Regional

Kylie Martin (13) had nine kills and 15 digs to help lead Augusta past Wingate in the NCAA regional. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

Staff report

WINGATE, N.C.—Behind the play of Nicolette Ramos, Chloe Allen and Kylie Martin, the fourth-seeded Augusta University volleyball team shocked top-seeded Wingate in the semifinal of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Cuddy Arena on Friday night, Dec. 6. Continue reading “Jags’ volleyball team upsets Wingate in NCAA Division II Southeast Regional”

Jaguar volleyball team beats USC Aiken, advances in Southeast Regional

Augusta University’s Madison Malloch prepares for a kill against USC Aiken; Malloch had seven kills in the quarterfinal win over the Pacers. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

Staff report

WINGATE, N.C.—The Augusta University volleyball team swept USC Aiken in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Thursday, Jan. 5 at Cuddy Arena. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball team beats USC Aiken, advances in Southeast Regional”

AU opens NCAA regional volleyball play against rival USC Aiken

Julieanne Saliba serves for the Jaguars during the Peach Belt Tournament final. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

Staff report

The Augusta University volleyball team, the Peach Belt Tournament champion, will play rival USC Aiken in the first round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Wingate, N.C., on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Continue reading “AU opens NCAA regional volleyball play against rival USC Aiken”

Jaguars defend Peach Belt volleyball tournament title

Chloe Allen (6) drives home one of her seven kills as she helps AU to a successful defense of its Peach Belt crown. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Erin Burditt |
Sports writer

AIKEN, S.C.—The Augusta Jaguars, behind a balanced attack, swept past Flagler on Sunday, Nov. 24 in the final of the Peach Belt Tournament at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Continue reading “Jaguars defend Peach Belt volleyball tournament title”

AU volleyball looks to defend PBC Tournament title; four Jags make all-league team

Chloe Allen prepares for a kill for the Jaguar volleyball team; Allen was voted first team all-PBC. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

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The Augusta University volleyball team enters the postseason on a roll, with six wins in its last seven matches. Continue reading “AU volleyball looks to defend PBC Tournament title; four Jags make all-league team”

Jaguar volleyball team finishes third in PBC with strong finish to regular season

Chloe Allen gets a kill in AU’s win over Lander. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report

The Augusta University volleyball team finished third in the Peach Belt Conference regular season and will play UNC Pembroke in the first round of the post-season tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. in Aiken, S.C. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball team finishes third in PBC with strong finish to regular season”

AU Volleyball team beats Ga. College for their third straight victory

Holland Martin (blue) bumps that ball as Madison Malloch (17), Jessica Hedrick (5) and Rachel Hill look on for the Jaguars. (photo by AU Athletics)

By Erin Burditt |
Sports writer

Augusta University’s volleyball team improved to 5-3 in the Peach Belt Conference and 21-7 overall after beating the Georgia College Bobcats 3-1 on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Milledgeville.  Continue reading “AU Volleyball team beats Ga. College for their third straight victory”

AU volleyball team gets victory over Flagler in four sets

Jessica Hedrick (5) sets the ball for Augusta; Payton Murchie (12) and Holland Martin (14) look on, as Nedu Evans (2) prepares for the kill. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report

Kylie Martin had 15 kills and 11 digs to lead Augusta University to a 3-1 victory over Flagler in a Peach Belt volleyball match on Nov. 2 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “AU volleyball team gets victory over Flagler in four sets”