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2020 Bellevue Volleyball News

  • Galas, Fountain earn All-American honors; Galas named National Setter of the Year
    May 04, 2021
    Junior setter Olivia Galas (Bellevue, Neb.) and freshman outside hitter Eve Fountain (Omaha, Neb.) both earned NAIA and AVCA All-American honors in an announcement made today by both organizations. Galas earned first-team honors while Fountain was named to the third team. In addition, Galas was named the NAIA National Setter of the Year. 
  • 4 Bruins named All-Region; Galas earns co-Region POY
    April 29, 2021
    Highlighted by co-Region Player of the Year Olivia Galas, four Bruins were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-North Central Region team announced today. Joining Galas on the first team was junior outside hitter Sierra Athen, freshman outside hitter Eve Fountain, and junior middle blocker Coree Lipovsky.
  • BU's season comes to a close with losses to No. 2 Park, No. 16 Dordt at Nationals
    April 27, 2021
    The 18th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team saw its season come to a close following a pair of losses Tuesday at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship being held at the Tyson Events Center. The Bruins fell to No. 2 Park University in the opener 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-16), before dropping the finale to No. 18 Dordt University, 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-11). 
  • Pool Play pairings announced for NAIA National Championship
    April 18, 2021
    Bellevue will take on No. 2 Park and No. 16 Dordt in Pool B.
  • Bruins fight back for 5-set win over Rams in NAIA Opening Round
    April 17, 2021
    The Bellevue University volleyball team overcame a 2-1 deficit and survived two match points en route to a dramatic 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 18-16) victory over Texas Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon at Bellevue West High School in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.  
  • Bruins dominate all-NSAA volleyball post-season awards
    April 12, 2021
    Olivia Galas, NSAA Co-Player of the Year, Setter of the Year, 1st team all-NSAA Eve Fountain, NSAA Freshman of the Year, 1st team all-NSAA Coree Lipovsky, 1st team all-NSAA Sierra Athen, 1st team all-NSAA Jacki Apel, 2nd team all-NSAA Trish Siedlik, NSAA Coach of the Year
  • BU earns at-large bid to Nationals: Hosts Texas Wesleyan in Opening Round
    April 12, 2021
     The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced the teams and Opening Round pairings for the 2020-21 NAIA Volleyball National Championship. The 48-team event will get underway with 24 National Championship Opening Round Matches at campus locations on April 17.
  • Viterbo storms back to win NSAA Tournament title
    April 10, 2021
    Third-seeded and 20th-ranked Viterbo University saved two match points in the third set before battling back to claim the North Star Athletic Association Tournament title with a 3-2 (22-25, 21-25, 28-26, 26-24, 15-4) victory over top-seeded Bellevue University Saturday afternoon at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • BU advances to NSAA Championship with four-set win over Trojans
    April 06, 2021
    The top-seeded Bellevue University volleyball team advanced to the championship match of the NSAA Volleyball Tournament with a 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 25-11) victory over No. 4-seeded Dakota State University Tuesday night at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • Bruins advance to NSAA semis with sweep over Waldorf
    March 30, 2021
    Sierra Athen and Jacki Apel combined for 20 kills to lead top-seeded Bellevue University to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-20) victory over No. 8 Waldorf University Tuesday night in the opening round of the North Star Athletic Association Volleyball Tournament being played at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center.  
  • Galas, Fountain earn NSAA weekly recognition
    March 29, 2021
    Eve Fountain earned NSAA Attacker of the Week honors for the second time this season while Olivia Galas was named the NSAA Setter of the Week for the fifth time this season and the 20th time in her career. 
  • BU claims NSAA regular-season title with win over Saints
    March 27, 2021
    Eve Fountain, Sierra Athen, and Jacki Apel combined for 48 kills to lead the 15th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18) victory at Presentation College Saturday afternoon to help the Bruins claim the North Star Athletic Association regular-season title. 
  • BU battles through adversity, falls to Comets in five sets
    March 26, 2021
    Despite a career-high 25 kills from freshman Eve Fountain, the 15th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team battled through injuries to two key players before falling to Mayville State University, 3-2 (27-25, 24-26, 25-15, 13-25, 9-15) Friday night in North Star Athletic Association action at the Lewy Lee Fieldhouse.  
  • Bruins sweep Trojans to clinch a share of NSAA title
    March 24, 2021
    Bellevue clinched at least a share of the NSAA regular-season crown with a 3-0 victory over Dakota State on Wednesday evening.
  • Galas again recognized as NSAA Setter of the Week
    March 22, 2021
    Junior setter Olivia Galas picked up her third NSAA Setter of the Week award following her performance in a pair of NSAA road matches.
  • Efficient Bruins sweep Waldorf
    March 20, 2021
    Led by freshman outside hitter Eve Fountain, the 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team swept Waldorf 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-14) Saturday afternoon in North Star Athletic Association action at Hanson Fieldhouse.  
  • V-Hawks deal Bruins first conference loss
    March 19, 2021
    Bellevue suffered their first NSAA loss of the season, falling 3-1 (25-8, 26-28, 25-21, 25-13) at Viterbo on Friday evening.
  • Athen, Galas garner weekly conference honors
    March 15, 2021
    Junior outside hitter Sierra Athen and junior setter Olivia Galas have both been honored by the North Star Athletic Association for their performances last week in helping the Bruins to a 3-0 record in conference road matches. 
  • BU sweeps Vikings to stay undefeated in league play
    March 13, 2021
    The 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team remained undefeated in league play with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 26-24) victory at Valley City State University Saturday afternoon at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.  
  • Athen reaches 1,000 kills as BU sweeps doubleheader at DiSU
    March 12, 2021
    With her third kill in the Bruins' second match against Dickinson State University, junior outside hitter Sierra Athen became the 19th player in school history to reach 1,000 kills as the 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team swept a pair of contests at Dickinson State University Friday night at Scott Gymnasium.
  • Koehler named NSAA Defender of the Week
    March 08, 2021
    For the second time this season, freshman Anna Koehler has been named the North Star Athletic Association's Defender of the Week for her performances in helping the Bruins to a pair of home victories last week. 
  • Fountain guides Bruins to sweep over Saints
    March 06, 2021
    Freshman Eve Fountain pounded a match-high 15 kills to lead the 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-18) sweep over visiting Presentation College Saturday afternoon in North Star Athletic Association action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • Balanced attack helps BU to sole possession of 1st place in NSAA
    March 05, 2021
    Four players collected double-figure kill totals as the 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team took over first place in the North Star Athletic Association standings with a 3-1 (25-10, 24-26, 25-15, 25-17) victory over Mayville State University Friday night in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • BU splits Top 25 matches at MBU Spartan Invite
    February 19, 2021
    Bellevue earned their first Top 25 win over the year, defeating Columbia 3-1, before falling to #5 Missouri Baptist in straight sets.
  • Fountain leads BU in comeback win over MNU
    February 13, 2021
    After a four-month break, the 12th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team, led by freshman Eve Fountain, overcame an 0-2 deficit to produce a (3-2) 20-25, 25-27, 25-19, 25-15, 15-12 victory over visiting MidAmerica Nazarene University Saturday afternoon at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • Fountain named NAIA National Attacker of the Week
    October 20, 2020
    After a record-tying performance in the Bruins' five-set victory at Dakota State University last week, freshman outside hitter Eve Fountain has been honored as the NAIA's National Attacker of the Week. 
  • Fountain, Galas honored by NSAA with weekly awards
    October 19, 2020
    Eve Fountain and Olivia Galas were named NSAA Attacker and Setter of the Week, respectively, by the NSAA after leading the Bruins to a 5-set win over Dakota State last week.
  • Fountain fuels Bruin 5-set victory
    October 14, 2020
    Eve Fountain turned in a dominating performance on both sides of the ball to lead BU to an exhilarating five-set NSAA victory over Dakota State on Wednesday.
  • Galas honored as NAIA National Setter of the Week
    October 13, 2020
    For the third time in her career, Olivia Galas has been honored as the NAIA National Setter of the Week. The junior from Bellevue, Neb. (Omaha Gross HS) helped lead the Bruins to three-consecutive sweeps last week, moving the Bruins to 3-0 in North Star Athletic Association play. 
  • Bruins sweep weekly conference volleyball honors
    October 12, 2020
    Senior outside hitter Andrea Carson was named the NSAA Attacker of the Week, junior Olivia Galas was honored as the NSAA Setter of the Week and freshman Anna Koehler was recognized as the NSAA Defender of the Week. 
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