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Women's Volleyball
updated October 31, 2014

Head Coach:   Hannah Lawing (second season), (504) 520-7255 or hlawing@xula.edu
Assistant Coach and Recruiting Contact:  Hilary Lobenstein (first season), (504) 520-5344 or hlobenst@xula.edu
Publicity Contact:   Ed Cassiere, (504) 520-5707 or ecassier@xula.edu

Next:   The Gold Nuggets will travel to Little Rock, Ark., to play Philander Smith in a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference match at noon on Saturday, November 1 at Mims Gym. A victory will give XU a fourth consecutive outright Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

The Record:   Xavier is 16-4 overall and 12-0 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

GCAC Tournament:   Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 in New Orleans. XU and SUNO are co-hosts. Four of the seven matches will be played at XU's Convocation Center. The schedule of matches at XU:
  •  Friday, November 14:  Quarterfinal match at 10 a.m., with second quarterfinal to begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first . . . semifinal match at 3 p.m. . . . Xavier will play in the first quarterfinal match.
  •  Saturday, November 15:  championship match will start at noon.

Most Recently:   Xavier won 26-24, 25-12, 25-20 at home against SUNO.
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Recruiting:   The Gold Nuggets signed five for 2014:
  •  Jada Broussard of Breaux Bridge, La.
  •  Ralitsa Hadzhistoyanova of Razlog, Bulgaria
  •  Kayla Jones of Kansas City, Kan.
  •  Kaelan Temple of Houston, Texas
  •  Jelena Vujicic of Belgrade, Serbia
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Current XU Streaks:
  •  Overall:  Won 5 in a row
  •  Home:  Won 3 in a row
  •  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Regular Season:  Won 46 in a row
  •  Overall vs. GCAC Opponents:  Won 55 in a row (including tournaments)
  •  Against HBCUs:  Won 53 in a row (and 59 of the last 61)
  •  Against Louisiana Opponents:  Won 16 in a row

In 2013:   Xavier was 26-8 overall — that's a school record for victories in a season — and 12-0 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The Gold Nuggets were unbeaten in the GCAC for the third consecutive regular season. They also set a school record with a 20-match win streak.

2013 Highlights:   click here

All-GCAC:   Moira Kirk, Taylor Reuther and Franziska Pirkl were repeat first-team selections in 2013. Kirk and Reuther made the first team for the third consecutive year.
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High Grade:   Taylor Reuther in 2012 was the first XU female in any sport to be named Capital One Academic All-America.
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A Proud Tradition:   Under Xavier's current head coaches (all sports), 125 of 130 senior student-athletes received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.

     Xavier women's volleyball
Xavier University of Louisiana's 2014 women's volleyball team

Did you
Xavier women's volleyball received
an NAIA Scholar-Team award for 2013-14
after compiling a team GPA of 3.11

2011 GCAC Tournament champions

Xavier finished 23-7 in 2011, won its first GCAC regular-season and tournament championships and made its first appearance in the NAIA National Championship. The winning season was the Gold Nuggets' first.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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