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
s

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”

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)

Staff report Coach Sharon Quarles interview (Click here<–)

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 athletics update: Volleyball team wins league opener

Payton Murchie (12) sets up an Augusta University teammate. The Jags are off to a 15-4 start to the season before regional crossover play in North Carolina and Tennessee. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report

The Augusta University volleyball team opened the Peach Belt Conference campaign with a 3-2 win at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla., on Oct. 4. Continue reading “AU athletics update: Volleyball team wins league opener”

Jaguar volleyball team sweeps past Limestone College, 3-0

AU’s Kylie Martin gets a kill against Limestone in the Jaguars’ straight-sets win. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Brian Mitchell |
Sports writer

The Augusta University volleyball team defeated Limestone 3-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball team sweeps past Limestone College, 3-0”

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”

AU volleyball team sweeps in Jaguar Rumble

Augusta’s Kylie Martin (foreground) sets up a teammate during the Jaguars’ win over King. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

By Brian Mitchell |
Sports writer

Augusta University used a strong defensive presence led by Chloe Allen to sweep all three of its matches in the Jaguar Rumble at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sept. 13-14. Continue reading “AU volleyball team sweeps in Jaguar Rumble”

Jaguar volleyball coach aims to repeat conference title

AU Volleyball coach Sharon Quarles hopes to build on last season’s 24-8 record and PBC Tournament championship. (photo by Quinlan Hughes)

By Quinlan Hughes |
Sports writer

Augusta University volleyball coach Sharon Quarles and her team are working hard for the upcoming season. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball coach aims to repeat conference title”