NDSU Volleyball

NDSU Tops Western Carolina 3-1 in Home Opener

McKenzie Burke connected for a career-high 24 kills and hit .392

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) McKenzie Burke connected for a career-high 24 kills and hit .392 as North Dakota State snapped a four-match losing skid with a 3-1 (25-12, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25) victory over Western Carolina in a non-conference match played Sunday, Sept. 2, before 845 fans in the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. NDSU (2-5) is scheduled to open against Indiana (4-1) at…

Bison Volleyball Isn’t Rebuilding in 2018

McKenzie Burke is the lone senior on NDSU volleyball this season

FARGO, N.D. — McKenzie Burke is the lone senior on NDSU volleyball this season after the team graduated four key players a year ago. Burke is also one of only three upperclassmen on the bison’s roster this season, so the squad will rely heavily on their six freshman and four sophomores to carry some of the load. Despite the team’s…

NDSU Volleyball Welcomes Five New Faces to the Program

Bison face Seton Hall on Friday.

FARGO, N.D. — After graduating four key players in the offseason, NDSU volleyball spent much of its preseason bringing their newcomers up to speed. The Bison welcomed five new faces to the program, which means the squad is now made up of 10 underclassmen out of the 13 student–athletes on the squad. But even with a young group, the herd is…

NDSU Volleyball Gears up for Summit League Tournament

Fourth-seeded NDSU opens with fifth-seeded Omaha in the Tournament.

DENVER, Colo. (NDSU Athletics) — No. 4-seed North Dakota State (18-8, 9-5 Summit League) is scheduled to open Summit League tournament play against No. 5-seed Omaha (10-17, 7-7 SL) at 4 p.m. CT Friday, Nov. 17, in Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, Colo. The Bison are 3-1 at neutral sites, Omaha is 3-4. The NDSU-Omaha winner plays league champion and No….

College Volleyball: Bison Outlast Mastodons on Senior Night

NDSU improves to 16-8 overall

FARGO, N.D. — Bison volleyball celebrated senior night in the Friday nights game against Fort Wayne and they were able to send their seniors off on the right note. North Dakota State defeated Fort Wayne 3-2 (25-22,21-25,25-18,25-27,15-10). The Bison improve to 16-8 overall, 7-5 in Summit League and improve to 2-0 in 5-set matches. Jessica Jorgensen had a career-high 16…

Lopez Named NDSU Volleyball Coach after Interim Tag Removed

Lopez took over in May and has helped the Bison to a 15-6 (6-3 Summit League) record

NDSU is removing the interim tag from volleyball coach Jennifer Lopez’s title. Lopez took over in May, three years removed from her playing years at the school. This season, she has led the bison to a 15-6 record, including a 6-3 mark in the Summit League. Bison Athletic Director Matt Larson says he was immediately impressed with how Lopez has…

Bison Volleyball Falls to South Dakota in Straight Sets

NDSU drops to 6-3 in conference play.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – South Dakota found momentum late in each set to defeat North Dakota State 3-0 (25-23, 27-25, 26-24) in a Summit League match played Sunday, Oct. 22, before 1,034 fans at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. It was the second time this season attendance went over 1,000 spectators. NDSU (15-6, 6-3 SL) hits the Summit League road…

Sweeps Becoming the New Normal for NDSU at Home

Six of the Bison's 10 home matches have resulted in 3-0 wins

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State volleyball has found a rhythm, especially at home. With one game left in a four-game homestand, the Bison have won every set, recording three sweeps in the process. NDSU is 9-1 at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse in 2017, and six of those nine wins have come by a score of 3-0. Head coach Jennifer…

Summit League Race Tightens for NDSU Volleyball

Five teams are within 1.5 games at the top of the conference standings

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU volleyball is back at home for a stretch of four games in a very tightly-packed Summit League. Just 1.5 games separate the top five teams in the standings. The bison are 3-2 in conference, along with Denver and Omaha, while Oral Roberts Oral roberts leads the way at 5-1. With this kind of parity, it makes each…

College Volleyball: NDSU Battles Back to Down Denver

NDSU improves to 12-3 on the season.

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU volleyball won its eighth straight game on Friday night over conference foe Denver 3-1. Bison fell 28-26 in the first set, and went on to win the next three (25-15, 25-23, 25-23). Jessica Jorgensen had 12 kills and 4 blocks for the herd. Bella Lien chipped in another 10 kills and 3 blocks. Brianna Rasmusson had…