2016-17 Bentley University Women's Volleyball News

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    December 01, 2016
    NE10 Launches Bold New Vision for its Future Today, the Northeast-10 Conference, in conjunction with leading brand development firm SME, revealed an innovative new vision for its future with the launch of a comprehensive new brand platform and accompanying brand campaign. Additionally, the Conference unveiled a new identity system, focused on refreshing the existing logo and moniker.
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    November 18, 2016
    Milner & Bruno Named to Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team Bentley University freshmen volleyball players Dani Milner (Plano, Texas/ The Greenhill School) and Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS) have been selected for the 2016 Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team.
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    November 15, 2016
    15 Kills by Van Buren Not Enough as Bentley Falls at AIC in Northeast-10 Quarterfinals Fifteen kills and a .394 hitting percentage by senior Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) in her final career match wasn’t enough as the seventh-seeded Bentley University Falcons fell to number two American International College, 3-1, in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships Tuesday night at Butova Gymnasium.
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    November 14, 2016
    Bentley Set to Take On AIC in Northeast-10 Quarterfinals A year after having their season ended by American International College in the Northeast-10 Conference quarterfinals and less than a week after the team clubs played a grueling five-setter that took 2:25, the Bentley University women’s volleyball team will again meet up with AIC Tuesday night in the quarters of the 2016 NE-10 championship tournament.
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    November 10, 2016
    AIC Outlasts Bentley in 5, Despite Season-Best 19 Kills by Kelly American International College Dolores Kopren (Novi Sad, Serbia) had 78 assists, the most by any player in NCAA women’s college volleyball this fall, as the Yellow Jackets outlasted Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference action at the Dana Center Thursday night.
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    November 08, 2016
    Kelly & Van Buren Lead Bentley to 3-Set Sweep of Assumption Senior Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) and junior Shannon Kelly (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt HS) both had 10 kills and nine digs, and Van Buren also posted three blocks, as Bentley University dispatched of Assumption College in three sets in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Tuesday night at Laska Gym. The scores were 25-16, 25-18 and 25-19.
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    November 05, 2016
    New Haven Sweeps Past Bentley, 3-0; Van Buren Records Double-Double for Falcons A strong closing burst to finish the second set enabled the University of New Haven to open a 2-0 lead and the Chargers went on to defeat Bentley University in three sets in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball at Charger Gymnasium Saturday evening. The scores were 25-21, 25-22 and 25-16.
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    October 29, 2016
    Le Moyne Hands Bentley Volleyball Its First Home Loss A trio of players all recorded 11 kills as Le Moyne College handed Bentley University its first home loss of the season, 3-1, in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center. The scores were 25-11, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-19.
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    October 28, 2016
    Bentley Volleyball to Honor Sandy Hoffman Saturday in Conjunction with Senior & Dig Lavender Game The induction of the late Sandy Hoffman, Bentley University’s volleyball coach from 1982-2013, into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame will be recognized Saturday during the Falcons’ Senior Day and Dig Lavender match against Le Moyne College. Match time is slated for 1 pm.
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    October 28, 2016
    Van Buren & Rotkin Help Bentley Stay Unbeaten at Home with 3-0 Win over Saint Rose Senior outside hitter Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./ Massapequa HS) hit .263 with 15 kills, most coming from senior setter Allie Rotkin (Cumming, Ga./ Milton HS), as Bentley University stayed unbeaten at home with a 25-21, 25-20, 28-26 straight-set victory over The College of Saint Rose in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Friday night at the Dana Center.
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    October 25, 2016
    Franklin Pierce Takes 1st 2 Sets, Holds on for 3-1 Win over Bentley A late comeback bid by Bentley University came up short and the Falcons fell to Franklin Pierce University, 3-1, in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse.
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    October 22, 2016
    Double-Doubles by Kelly, Van Buren & Campbell Help Bentley Edge Pace in Five Double-doubles by junior Shannon Kelly (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt HS), senior Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) and sophomore Krista Campbell (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North HS) helped Bentley University get past Pace University in five sets Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball at the Goldstein Fitness Center.
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    October 21, 2016
    Bentley Falls to Adelphi in 3 Despite Double-Double by Van Buren Despite a double-double from senior co-captain Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) in her return to her native Long Island, Bentley University was swept by Adelphi University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Friday night at the Center for Recreation and Sport. Match scores were 25-17, 25-21, 25-22.
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    October 18, 2016
    Southern New Hampshire Ends Bentley’s Win Streak at 6 Bentley University’s six-match winning streak came to an abrupt halt when the Falcons were swept by Southern New Hampshire in three sets Tuesday night in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball at the SNHU Field House. Scores were 28-26, 25-23 and 25-18.
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    October 17, 2016
    Milner Doubles as Northeast-10 Player & Rookie of the Week Following a week that saw the Falcons win three times, Bentley University freshman outside hitter Dani Milber (Plano, Texas/The Greenhill School) has been named both the Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week and the Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference. It’s the first time she’s been selected as the conference’s Player of the Week and the second time she’s received rookie accolades.
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    October 15, 2016
    Milner & Rotkin Lead Bentley to 6th Straight Win, 3-0 over Southern Connecticut Freshman Dani Milner (Plano, Texas/The Greenhill School) had 18 kills and 23 digs, both career-highs, and senior setter Allie Rotkin (Cumming, Ga./Milton HS) provided 41 assists as Bentley University extended its winning streak to six with a 3-0 sweep of Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball Saturday at the Dana Center.
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    October 14, 2016
    Rotkin Amasses 52 Assists as Bentley Takes Down Bridgeport for 5th Straight Senior setter and co-captain Allie Rotkin (Cumming, Ga./Milton HS) had a career-best 52 assists, including 19 in the opening set, and 13 digs as Bentley University ran its winning streak to five with a four-set victory over the University of Bridgeport Friday night at the Dana Center. The scores were 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-20.
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    October 11, 2016
    Bentley Rallies for 5-Set Victory to Remain Unbeaten in Northeast-10 Senior Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./ Massapequa HS) had a 16-kill, 15-dig double-double and freshman Caitlin Corcoran (Trappe, Pa./Perkiomen Valley HS) recorded four kills in the final set as Bentley University stayed unbeaten in the Northeast-10 Conference with a 3-2 win over Saint Anselm College in women’s college volleyball action Tuesday evening at the Dana Center.
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    October 04, 2016
    Bentley Rallies to Top Stonehill in 5, Improving to 3-0 NE-10 After trailing the match 2-1 and the fifth set 10-9, Bentley University rallied to claim a 3-2 victory over Stonehill College and stay undefeated in conference action in Northeast-10 women’s volleyball Tuesday evening at the Dana Center. The scores were 25-21, 21-25, 20-15, 25-13 and 15-12.
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    October 03, 2016
    Bruno Repeats as Northeast-10 co-Rookie of the Week For the second straight week, Bentley University freshman middle blocker Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS) has been named the Volleyball co-Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference.
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    September 27, 2016
    Rotkin & Van Buren Help Bentley Sweep Past Merrimack in Home Opener Seniors Allie Rotkin (Cumming, Ga./Milton HS) and Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) played key roles as Bentley University opened its home schedule with a 3-0 win over Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s volleyball action Tuesday night at the Dana Center. The scores were 25-15, 25-20 and 25-20.
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    September 26, 2016
    Cristolfoli & Bruno Recognized by Northeast-10 Two members of the Bentley University women’s volleyball team, junior Celia Cristofoli (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson HS) and freshman Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS), were recognized by the Northeast-10 Conference Monday for their performance during a pair of matches last season. Cristofoli was named the NE-10 Libero of the Week and Bruno was chosen as the co-Rookie of the Week.
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    September 25, 2016
    Buck & Bruno Help Bentley Open NE-10 Schedule on Winning Note Junior McKenna Buck (Renton, Wash./Holy Names Acad.) and freshman Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS) both established career-bests, combining for 27 kills and 11 blocks as the Bentley University women’s volleyball team opened its Northeast-10 Conference schedule on a winning note Sunday afternoon.
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    September 22, 2016
    Bruno Excels for Bentley, but Eagles Fly Past Falcons for 10th Straight Win Despite 10 kills and a .714 hitting percentage from freshman middle blocker Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS), the Bentley University women’s volleyball team was swept in three sets by Post University in non-conference action at the Drubner Center Thursday night. The scores were 25-21, 27-25, 25-18.
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    September 19, 2016
    Milner Named Northeast-10 Volleyball Rookie of the Week Bentley University freshman Dani Milner (Plano, Texas/The Greenhill School) has been named the Volleyball Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference after another solid weekend for the Falcons.
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    September 17, 2016
    Bruno Propels Bentley Past Merrimack with 7 Blocks Freshman Rachel Bruno (San Diego, Calif./Frances Parker HS) posted seven blocks, tying her career-best, to power the Bentley University women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Merrimack College Saturday afternoon in the Merrimack Invitational at Hammel Court. Set scores were 18-25, 25-14, 25-23 and 25-18.
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    September 16, 2016
    Bentley Falls Twice During Day 1 of Merrimack Invitational The rough start to the season for Bentley University women’s volleyball team continued Friday afternoon with the Falcons falling twice, despite from outside hitter Dani Milner (Plano, Texas/Greenhill School) twice breaking her career-best for kills.
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    September 10, 2016
    Bentley Drops a Pair During Georgian Court Invitational The Bentley University women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches, including a five-setter to finish the tournament, as the Georgian Court Invitational concluded Saturday at the GCU Wellness Center. The Falcons fell to defending NCAA Division II East Regional champion NYIT in three sets in the morning and lost to Caldwell University 3-2 in the afternoon.
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    September 09, 2016
    Bentley Sweeps Georgian Court Before Falling to West Chester in 5 Day one of the Georgian Court Invitational Friday saw the Bentley University women’s volleyball team earn a 3-0 win over the host team before falling in five sets to undefeated West Chester University.
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    September 03, 2016
    Bentley Drops a Pair in Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational The Bentley University women’s volleyball team completed its season-opening trip to the Sunshine State with an 0-4 record after dropping a pair of matches Saturday during day two of the Nova Southeastern University Shark Invitational at the NSU Arena.
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    September 02, 2016
    Freshmen Impress but Bentley Drops 2 in Florida to Open Season Despite 38 kills and 10 kills from a trio of freshmen, the Bentley University women’s volleyball fell in five sets to Lynn University Friday night in its second match of the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational at the NSU Arena. Scores were 22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 19-25 and 15-12.
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    September 01, 2016
    Bentley Launches Grueling Schedule Friday in Fort Lauderdale A grueling opening three weeks of the season for the Bentley University women’s volleyball team will get underway Friday afternoon with the Falcons facing a pair of Sunshine State Conference teams as part of the Nova Southeastern University Shark Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Falcons will take on Saint Leo University at 2 pm and Lynn University five hours later.
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    August 30, 2016
    Van Buren & Cristofoli Named Bentley Volleyball Captains Senior Lauren Van Buren (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa HS) and junior Celia Cristofoli (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson HS) have been named co-captains of the 2016 Bentley University women’s volleyball team, coach Joey Pacis announced.
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    August 28, 2016
    90 Bentley Student-Athletes Receive D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards Ninety Bentley University student-athletes have received 2015-16 Academic Achievement Awards from the Division 2 Athletics Director Association for their success in the classroom last academic year.
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    August 26, 2016
    Bentley Volleyball Listed 3rd in NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll Despite graduating four key players from last year's 18-10 team, the Bentley University women's volleyball team is third in the preseason Northeast-10 Conference coaches' poll. That mirrors the team's finish a year ago.
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    August 03, 2016
    Bentley Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award for 3rd Straight Year The Bentley University women’s volleyball team is one of a record 120 Division II programs from across the country that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2015-16 season. It’s the third straight year that the Falcons have been recognized.
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    July 12, 2016
    Bentley Volleyball Adds 6 to Roster; All Hail from Different States Bentley University women’s volleyball coach Joey Pacis has bolstered his 2016 roster with the addition of six incoming freshmen, all from different states, including four from west of the Mississippi.