Kostecka: Future remains bright for Oregon Volleyball after the departure of Liz Brenner

By on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10:39 am.

While Liz Brenner may go down as one of the best volleyball players in the history of Oregon athletics, losing Brenner will be anything but detrimental to next year’s volleyball team. Yes, Oregon is losing a former All-Conference and All-American player in Brenner, whose intangibles far exceed what anybody outside of the program could possibly […]

Oregon volleyball: Martenne Bettendorf receives All-America honors

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 12:24 pm.

Martenne Bettendorf was named to the Third Team All-America team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday. The junior outside hitter led Oregon in kills per set (3.52) and finished third on the team in blocks (0.73 per set). Bettendorf was also featured on the All-Pac-12 team, as well as the AVCA All-Pacific North Region […]

Taylor Agost coming on strong at the right time for Oregon

By on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10:07 pm.

Heading into the season, incoming freshman Taylor Agost was the “bell of the ball” within the Ducks’ recruiting class. Agost starred at Clackamas High School in Happy Valley, Oregon before going to Oregon this fall as the No. 17 ranked player in the nation. Not only was Agost the highest ranked recruit Oregon had in […]

Oregon volleyball caps regular season with six All Pac-12 honorees

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 12:04 pm.

The Pac-12 recognized six Ducks for their contributions to No. 16 Oregon’s impressive 2014 regular season. Outside hitters Liz Brenner and Martenne Bettendorf each received First Team All Pac-12 honors. Brenner was named to the All Pac-12 Team for the third time in her prolific collegiate career. Brenner has emerged as one of the greatest […]

Oregon Volleyball earns No. 10 national seed in NCAA Volleyball Tournament

By on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 7:35 pm.

After the Oregon volleyball team defeated USC on November 23, head coach Jim Moore was pretty confident about Oregon’s chances of being one of the 16 national seeds with the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement a week away. After back-to-back losses to end the season, including a 3-1 thrashing at the hands of rival Oregon State, the […]

Three Oregon volleyball players earn All-Academic honors

By on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10:38 am.

Oregon volleyball players Serena Warner, Shellsy Ashen and Kacey Nady earned Pac-12 All-Acadmic Honors on Tuesday. Warner made the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team while Ashen and Nady were recognized with Honorable Mentions. To be eligible for the award, one must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and appear in at least half of her team’s […]

No. 14 Oregon volleyball tops No. 25 USC to win third straight against top 25 teams

By on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:03 pm.

No. 14 Oregon volleyball defeated No. 25 USC in four sets on senior day at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday afternoon 25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 25-22. Five seniors played their final regular season match at Matthew Knight Arena, but it was Oregon’s underclassmen that stole the show in Oregon’s first Pac-12 weekend sweep since the Ducks (21-7, […]

Maturity and composure are the only things stopping Oregon volleyball from a deep tournament run

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 12:13 am.

The Oregon volleyball team has all the talent and drive to be one of the top teams in the country. They have the proper work ethic, the depth and the star power needed to make a deep NCAA tournament run. If the Ducks have all those things, then what’s missing from them taking the next […]