Melissa Barton (So)

Wolves Control Match at Home


By Alex Wagner

Monday night, the Walla Walla University women’s volleyball team took on the visiting Multnomah University Lions, in College Place, with the Wolves winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-13).  This was one of the stronger performances for Walla Walla on the season, with several players... (Full Story).




Wolves Lose in Three Competitive Games in Eugene

Eugene, Oregon - The Walla Walla University women’s volleyball team returned to action Saturday night, as they traveled to Eugene, Oregon to take on Northwest Christian University. The Wolves ended up on the losing side of this contest, in a match that was decided in three games (25-15, 25-20, 25-21).

Sophomore outside hitter Maria Darling played a strong match, finishing with....  (Full Story)



Wolves Volleyball Earns First Win in Split with PUC

Melissa Barton (left), Natalie Skeoch, and Lauren Barlow team up to block a PUC hitter.


By Alex Wagner

College Place, Washington – Walla Walla University (1-12), and Pacific Union College (Angwin, CA) battled through two matches, and a total of nine games on Thursday.  The clubs split the matches, with Pacific Union (PUC) winning in the early afternoon, 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16). Walla Walla followed in the evening by winning the nightcap, 3-2 (19-25, 25-17, 11-25, 25-22, 16-14).  The evening result left PUC with a 5-3 record on the season, and a 3-1 record on their recent road trip.  (Read More)



Wolves Lose Final Tune-up Before Home Opener with P.U.C.

By Alex Wagner

La Grande, Oregon - The Walla Walla University Wolves  (0-11) volleyball team dropped three sets against (9-1) Eastern Oregon University (25-15, 25-14, 25-10) Wednesday evening. Freshman outside hitter, Lauren Barlow continued her strong...  (Full Story)



Young Wolves Fall to Whitman

by Alex Wagner

Walla Walla, Washington – The Walla Walla University Wolves fell to the Whitman Missionaries 3-1 Friday afternoon in the Sherwood Athletic Center. In a match that began with two excited teams, the Missionaries took the first game of the match (25-5). “I’ve got to hand it to Matt Helm, he’s a... (Full Story).




Wolves Volleyball Opens Season in Spokane

By Alex Wagner

The Wolves  Women’s Volleyball team opened up their season Thursday (Aug 21) with the first day of matches at the Sports Travel Northwest Invitational in Spokane, Washington. Walla Walla came up short in matches against Lewis & Clark State (25-14, 25-10, 25-12), Westminster College (25-19, 25-10, 25-20) and Montana State University-Northern (25-9, 25-18, 25-22).

“All of our freshman stepped up and played really well for... (Read More)




2014 Women's Volleyball Schedule Released

by Alex Wagner

Walla Walla University Women’s Volleyball has released their 2014 schedule.  In their final season participating as an NAIA Independent, the team will host seven home matches, and participate in two tournaments. The Wolves will open the season beginning on Thursday, Aug. 21 with the “Sports Travel Northwest Invitational” in Spokane Valley.  The tournament features six matches against teams from the Cascade Collegiate, and Frontier Conferences, including Lewis-Clark State College, Westminster, and Montana State Northern.

On August 29 at 5 pm the Wolves will travel across town to take on Whitman College at the Sherwood Athletic Center on the Whitman campus.  Other highlights include matches against future fellow Cascade Conference opponents Eastern Oregon, Evergreen State, and Multnomah University, and two matches against WWU’s sister institution to the south, Pacific Union College.

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2014 will be a transitional year for the Wolves, as they prepare to join the Cascade Collegiate Conference in 2015. Don Hepker has returned to coach the team, and will also be serving as WWU’s Sports Information Director.  Coach Hepker will be starting with nearly a clean slate, as the Wolves return only four athletes from last season.  The team will be relying on the experience of Amanda Preston (Sr), and three sophomores, Melissa Barton, Alissa Casey, and Maria Darling.  The size provided by Emily Allen (Jr), and Anika Jacobsson (So), both middle hitters, will be missed this season.  Both players are taking the year off to study in the “Adventist Colleges Abroad” language program.  However, eight incoming freshmen will be vying for prominent roles as WWU Volleyball builds for a bright future.



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Last update on October 16, 2014