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 |
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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”

Carson-Newman gets past Augusta in Southeast Region volleyball final

Chloe Allen makes an attack for the Jaguars, who finished the campaign with a school best 29 wins. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Erin Burditt |
Sports writer

WINGATE, N.C.—Augusta University’s volleyball team fell to the Carson-Newman Eagles in three sets in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional final on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Cuddy Arena. Continue reading “Carson-Newman gets past Augusta in Southeast Region volleyball final”

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”

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”

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”

AU volleyball team upends Belmont Abbey in four sets

Payton Murchie (12) serves during Augusta University’s victory over Belmont Abbey. Teammate Julieanne Saliba (21) watches the serve. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Cameron Windley |
Sports writer

The Augusta University volleyball team captured a 3-1 win over Belmont Abbey on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “AU volleyball team upends Belmont Abbey in four sets”

Jaguar volleyball hopes to make it back-to-back in ’19

Chloe Allen (6) was an all-Peach Belt second team last season and returns for the defending conference tournament champion Jaguar volleyball team. (photo by Augusta University Athletics)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Editor

Jaguar women’s volleyball is back.The 2018 Peach Belt Conference Tournament champion Jaguars have released their 2019 volleyball schedule. Headlining the 2019 schedule will be a tournament at Queens University on Sept. 6- 7 and road matches at Flagler University on Oct. 4 and at cross-river rival USC Aiken on Oct. 19. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball hopes to make it back-to-back in ’19”

Jaguar volleyball captures first-ever Peach Belt crown

AU senior McKenzie Beck has earned both Peach Belt Tournament MVP and all-conference honors. (photo by Paula Toole, AU Athletics)

By Ceara Hester |
Contributor

Sharon Quarles’ AU women’s volleyball team captured the school’s first Peach Belt Conference crown in that sport with three wins in the league tournament last weekend at Finis Horne Arena in Greenwood, S.C. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball captures first-ever Peach Belt crown”