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Men’s volleyball heading to conference playoffs, baseball splits UAA matchup and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: April 1 - 7.
Honor Culpepper and Jonathan Mak April 8, 2024

Baseball NYU’s baseball team won two and lost two games in its second UAA four-game matchup against Emory University this weekend, April 5-7, in Staten Island, New York.  On...

An illustration of a person setting a volleyball.

The NCAA to change the rules of a controversial volleyball call

Volleyball players can now touch the ball twice in a row. What does this change mean for the game?
Alisia Houghtaling, Illustration Editor March 8, 2024

If you’ve ever been to a volleyball game, you understand the confusion and frustration when a match gets interrupted over a small fault. As the referee holds up two fingers,...

A woman wearing a black top, a black and white striped jacket, a gold bracelet and a pair of black jeans stands in front of a black fence.

In the huddle: From serves to spikes, Lindsey Hirano on her volleyball journey

NYU Athletics Libero Lindsey Hirano says farewell and thank you to volleyball.
Briggs Negrón, Contributing Writer February 7, 2024

Lindsey Hirano, NYU volleyball’s star libero, is a player with all the accolades, but it was far from a painless journey.  After becoming an undefeated league champion at...

A girl in a white jersey that says “Violets” and the number 13 is jumping and hitting a volleyball over the net. Two women from the opposing team with red jerseys are jumping and trying to block the ball on the other side of the net.

Violets volleyball win second UAA title in three years

The NYU women’s volleyball team beat first seed Emory University in a tense UAA championship game.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team clinched their second UAA title in the last three years on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. They faced off against previous winners and host Emory...

Four athletes are standing and looking at each other with their arms around one another. They are wearing black shirts with ‘Violets’ written in purple on the back. There is a volleyball net to their right.

NYU women’s volleyball dominates in start of the season

The Violets have impressed in early plays, but conference games might prove to be a different challenge.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

The NYU women’s volleyball team has made an impressive start to the season with a 15-2 record overall, an even better start than its roughly 10-3 record at the same stage last...

Five players wearing white jerseys and a libero wearing a light blue jersey huddle around next to the net.

NYU men’s volleyball hopes to end regular season on a positive note

After a string of tough losses throughout the season, the Violets look to bounce back in the regular season finale.
Jonathan Mak, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

The NYU men’s volleyball team is looking to redeem itself at Springfield College following a loss to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which the Engineers overcame their...

A female volleyball player wearing a purple jersey and black shorts jumps high from the ground while using her right arm to hit the volleyball behind the net. Three other players wearing orange shirts are standing on the other side of the net. Text “#GOVIOLETS N.Y.U. VOLLEYBALL” is printed on the net in purple.

Women’s volleyball advances to NCAA Elite Eight

The Violets garnered three wins over the weekend in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

The NYU women’s volleyball team dominated their way through the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend, earning a trip to the Elite Eight. The Violets only lost three sets...

The N.Y.U. women’s volleyball team wearing white jerseys and black shorts huddle on the court. Behind them are staff members dressed in blue and black.

Women’s volleyball finishes in third at UAA Championship

The Violets now have had back-to-back top-three finishes at the tournament. 
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

NYU hosted the University Athletic Association Championship last weekend at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The Violets finished third in the tournament, with wins over Brandeis...

Two members of NYU’s women volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball defeats two ranked opponents at NYU Showdown

The Violets prepare for the final stretch of the season after they capitalized in a hard-fought tournament this past weekend.
Kyle Yuan, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

The NYU women’s volleyball team faced off in the NYU Showdown, a two-day event this weekend, and competed against No. 8 Calvin University, No. 9 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

NYU women’s volleyball splits games in doubleheader

The team’s tough loss early in the day was atoned for by a win to round off the weekend.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

The ninth-ranked NYU women's volleyball team split their games against opponents No. 24 Tufts University and No. 16 host Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 25. Both games went...

An athlete jumping high off the ground while using her right arm to hit a volleyball mid-air, among several other athletes inside an NYU Athletics arena.

NYU Volleyball weekend soured by close defeat to WashU

The Violets experienced their second loss of the season after going 2-1 in the University Athletic Association Round Robin in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

The No. 6-ranked NYU women’s volleyball team was upset by the No. 20 Washington University in St. Louis Bears after a classic five-set match on Saturday, Sept. 17. The score...

Sophomore Oliver Kleban takes a shot in a September 2018 game against John Jay. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Weekly Sports Update: Women’s Soccer Team Breaks Goal Record

Bela Kirpalani and Bela Kirpalani September 17, 2018
The Sept. 10 to Sept. 16 Weekly Sports Update.