For the second straight week a University at Buffalo volleyball player has earned Mid-American Conference MAC East Offensive Player of the Week honors as senior Cassie Shado picked up the recognition on Monday evening, the conference office announced. Shado joins sophomore Polina Prokudina, who has already won the award twice.
Over the last two decades the Ohio Bobcats have been known as the class of the Mid-American Conference in volleyball, but the University at Buffalo volleyball team defeated the Bobcats for just the second time since 1999 with a 3-1 victory Friday night at Alumni Arena in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. It was Buffalo’s first win over Ohio since Nov. 5, 2010.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team will return to Alumni Arena for the first time since the opening weekend of the season this Friday and Saturday as the Bulls begin Mid-American Conference play against Ohio and Kent State. UB will face the Bobcats on Friday evening, followed by the Golden Flashes on Saturday. Both matches start at 6pm and are free to the public.
For the second time in the last three weeks, University at Buffalo sophomore outside hitter Polina Prokudina has been named the Mid-American Conference East Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday evening.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team found themselves in a familiar spot on Saturday morning as the Bulls went five sets for the fifth time in 10 matches, prevailing 3-2 over Appalachian State. The Bulls improved to 7-3 with the victory.
The longtime dream of an on-campus fieldhouse at the University at Buffalo will soon be a reality. University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced on Friday that the university has secured the services of Rochester-based LeChase Construction as the general contractor and New York-based architecture firm CHA for the project.
Despite a slow start on Friday afternoon, the University at Buffalo volleyball team was able to win its weekend opener, defeating Mercer 3-1, in the first match at the Charleston Invitational. Freshman Andrea Mitrovic led the Bulls in kills, digs, and service aces in the victory.
As they have become accustomed to all season, the University at Buffalo volleyball team found itself in another five-set match, and for the third time in four tries, the Bulls were victorious as they defeated Georgetown, 3-2, in the finale of the Georgetown Classic on Saturday night. Earlier in the day, UB lost to undefeated James Madison as the Bulls move their record to 5-3 on the year.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team swept Coppin State 3-0 in the opening round of the Georgetown Classic on Friday afternoon to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Bulls have already matched their win total from a year ago.
Following another outstanding weekend, sophomore outside hitter Polina Prokudina has been named the MAC East Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced early Tuesday evening. The honor is the first for Prokudina and the first for a UB player this year.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team overcame a slow start on Saturday morning to defeat Rutgers, 3-2, at the Seton Hall Tournament. The victory was UB’s first over a Big Ten program. Sophomore Polina Prokudina had another huge day, finishing with 26 kills.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team put together a solid performance on Friday night, but the Bulls fell just short, losing in five sets at Seton Hall. The Bulls placed five players in double figures in kills in the loss.
Coming off an impressive opening weekend, the University at Buffalo volleyball team hits the road for the first time this year when they play a pair of matches at Seton Hall. The Bulls will play the host Pirates on Friday night at 7pm followed by a match against Rutgers on Saturday at 11am.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Bulls fell 3-0 to Central Arkansas in the finale of the Buffalo Invite at Alumni Arena. UB finished the weekend 2-1, while UCA claimed the tournament title with a perfect 3-0 record.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team opened the 2017 season with an emphatic victory on Friday morning as the Bulls swept Hampton, 3-0, in the opening match of the Buffalo Invite. It was the first time since 2013 that the Bulls have won their season-opener.
Sophomore Polina Prokudina recorded a career-best 27 kills as the Bulls overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Canisius Golden Griffins in five sets, 3-2, Friday night at Alumni Arena in the nightcap of the Buffalo Invite. The victory improves the Bulls to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2013. Prokudina recorded the most kills in a match for the Bulls since September 7, 2002.
The University at Buffalo volleyball team opens up the 2017 season on Friday as the Bulls host the Buffalo Invite at Alumni Arena. UB will begin on Friday morning at 10:00am when they host Hampton. Also at the tournament will be Canisius and Central Arkansas.
University at Buffalo senior middle blocker Cassie Shado has been named to the preseason All-MAC East Division team, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning along with the league’s preseason poll, which had the Bulls fourth in the East Division.
Head coach Blair Brown Lipsitz has announced the signing of Syracuse Transfer Polina Prokudina for the upcoming 2017 season. A native of Moscow, Russia, Prokudina played in 26 matches as a freshman for the Orange.
The NCAA released annual Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data on Thursday afternoon and nine UB programs had perfect single-year rates for 2015-16, while men’s tennis continues to lead the charge with a perfect four-year rate.