2012 A&M-COMMERCE VOLLEYBALL
January 4, 2013
2012 A&M-COMMERCE VOLLEYBALL SEASON REVIEW
A&M-Commerce volleyball had a memorable season in 2012 as the Lions reached the 20-win plateau, finishing 20-11 while notching a fifth-place finish in the LSC standings. A&M-Commerce posted an 11-9 record in conference play, advancing to the conference tournament for the first time since 2009. The Lions had a habit of making quick work of their opponents in 2012 as 15 of their 20 victories were in 3-0 sweeps.
November 19, 2012
LION VOLLEYBALL INKS THREE TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
COMMERCE, Texas – A&M-Commerce head volleyball coach Craig Case today announced three additions to the Lion volleyball program beginning in 2013. Taryn Driver, Emily Schaffer and Lindsey Wheeler have signed National Letters of Intent and will suit up for the Lions beginning next summer.
November 15, 2012
LIONS READY TO BATTLE PIONEERS IN LSC VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
A&M-Commerce heads to the postseason as the Lions travel to San Angelo for the 2012 Lone Star Conference Volleyball Championships this weekend at Stephens Arena. A&M-Commerce is the fifth overall seed and will face fourth-seeded Texas Woman’s in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 15.
November 15, 2012
LIONS CLOSE OUT 2012 SEASON WITH 3-1 DEFEAT IN LSC QUARTERFINALS
SAN ANGELO, Texas – A&M-Commerce’s historic 2012 season came to a close Thursday night as the Lions dropped a 19-25, 17-25, 25-23, 18-25 decision to Texas Woman’s in the Lone Star Conference quarterfinals at Stephens Arena. A&M-Commerce closes out the season with a 20-11 overall record, finishing 11-9 in Lone Star Conference play.
November 14, 2012
RACHEL ROBERTSON NAMED LSC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SAN ANGELO, Texas – Four Lions were recognized with Lone Star Conference postseason accolades this evening, highlighted by senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson being named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The awards were announced in conjunction with the 2012 Lone Star Conference Volleyball Championship banquet in San Angelo.
November 10, 2012
LIONS DROP 3-0 DECISION TO TARLETON STATE ON SENIOR NIGHT
COMMERCE, Texas – A&M-Commerce was looking to send out the 2012 seniors in style in their final match at the Field House Saturday evening, but Tarleton State played the spoiler, handing the Lions a 10-25, 15-25, 22-25 defeat. A&M-Commerce wraps up the regular season 20-10 overall and 11-9 in Lone Star Conference play, finishing fifth in the conference standings.
November 9, 2012
LIONS PUSH NINTH-RANKED RAMBELLES TO THE WIRE BEFORE FALLING, 3-2
COMMERCE, Texas – Rachel Robertson had an historic night and A&M-Commerce gave ninth-ranked Angelo State all it could handle, but ultimately the Lions fell 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 11-15 at the Field House Friday evening. The loss drops A&M-Commerce to 20-9 overall and 11-8 in Lone Star Conference play.
November 8, 2012
LIONS CLOSE OUT 2012 REGULAR SEASON HOSTING RAMBELLES, TEXANNS
A&M-Commerce closes out the 2012 regular season with a pair of big home matches at the Field House this weekend. The Lions take on ninth-ranked Angelo State Friday evening before welcoming Tarleton State Saturday evening, with both matches getting underway at 7 p.m.
November 2, 2012
LIONS HOST WILDCATS FOR THE FINAL TIME FRIDAY AT THE FIELD HOUSE
A&M-Commerce opens up the final homestand of 2012 with three final matches to close out the regular season. The season-ending stretch begins Friday when the Lions welcome Abilene Christian to the Field House for the final time, getting underway at 7 p.m.
November 2, 2012
LIONS TOPPLE WILDCATS, 3-1, IN FINAL MEETING TO PICK UP 20TH WIN
COMMERCE, Texas – Sparked by a dominating first set and a season-best 15 blocks, A&M-Commerce made its final match against Abilene Christian a memorable one, upending the Wildcats 25-10, 25-23, 25-27, 25-12 at the Field House. The win gives the Lions their 20th win on the season, marking A&M-Commerce’s first 20-win season since 2009.
October 30, 2012
LIONS STRUGGLE TO FIND THEIR GROOVE IN 3-0 LOSS AT PIONEERS
DENTON, Texas – A&M-Commerce closed out its 2012 regular season road schedule with a trip west to Texas Woman’s, but fueled on by a spirited home crowd, it was the Pioneers that prevailed, handing the Lions a 17-25, 19-25, 11-25 loss at Kitty Magee Arena. The loss ends a three-game winning streak for the Lions, who fall to 19-8 overall and 10-7 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 30, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE TRAVELS TO TEXAS WOMAN'S IN 2012 ROAD FINALE
A&M-Commerce hits the road for the final time in the 2012 regular season, making the trip west on Highway 380 for a showdown with long-time rival Texas Woman’s on Tuesday, October 30th at 7 p.m.
October 30, 2012
PAIR OF LIONS PULL IN LONE STAR CONFERENCE WEEKLY HONORS
COMMERCE, Texas – Senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson and junior setter Jordan Neal have both been recognized as Lone Star Conference Players of the Week, announced today by league officials. Robertson was tabbed the Co-Offensive Player of the Week with Neal nabbing Co-Setter of the Week.
October 27, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE CONTINUES TO ROLL IN 3-0 SWEEP OF MIDWESTERN STATE
COMMERCE, Texas – A&M-Commerce continued to roll Saturday evening as the Lions notched their third sweep against Lone Star Conference opponents this week, handing Midwestern State a 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 loss at the Field House. The win pushes the Lions to 19-7 on the year and 10-6 in LSC play.
October 26, 2012
OFFENSIVE SHOWCASE POWERS A&M-COMMERCE PAST CAMERON, 3-0
COMMERCE, Texas -- Both A&M-Commerce and Cameron put on an offensive showcase Friday evening at the Field House, but it was the Lions that notched the key points when it counted, defeating the Aggies 25-20, 26-24, 25-23. The victory snaps a three-match skid to Cameron as A&M-Commerce wins its sixth match out of the last seven, improving to 18-7 on the year and 9-6 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 25, 2012
BIG WEEKEND ON TAP FOR LIONS HOSTING CAMERON, MIDWESTERN STATE
A&M-Commerce begins the final run of the 2012 season, beginning a key stretch where five of the final six matches will be played on the court of the Field House. The Lions open up Homecoming weekend hosting Cameron at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon, followed by a meeting with Midwestern State Saturday at 7 p.m.
October 23, 2012
LIONS SWEEP WILDCATS FOR FIRST WIN IN ABILENE SINCE 1995
ABILENE, Texas – A&M-Commerce made sure its final trip to Moody Coliseum for the forseeable future was a memorable one as the Lions outlasted Abilene Christian 25-23, 25-23, 30-28, notching its first win in Abilene since the 1995 season. The Lions also snapped a four-match losing skid to the Wildcats, improving to 17-7 overall and 8-6 in Lone Star Conference action.
October 23, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE HEADS TO ABILENE FOR BOUT WITH WILDCATS TUESDAY
A&M-Commerce closes out its three-game Lone Star Conference road trip this evening with a visit to Moody Coliseum, taking on Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. It marks the first meeting of the season between the two as the Lions and Wildcats will meet twice in the next two weeks.
October 20, 2012
11TH-RANKED LADY BUFFS TOO MUCH FOR LIONS IN 3-0 DEFEAT
CANYON, Texas – A&M-Commerce historically has struggled at “The Box” at West Texas A&M and Saturday afternoon was no different as the 11th-ranked Lady Buffs had their way with the Lions, handing A&M-Commerce a 13-25, 17-25, 19-25 defeat. The loss snaps the Lions’ four-match winning streak as A&M-Commerce falls to 16-7 on the year and 7-6 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 19, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE RALLIES TO TOPPLE EASTERN NEW MEXICO, 3-1
PORTALES, N.M. – A&M-Commerce fell behind early on the road at Eastern New Mexico, but the Lions rallied to drop the Zias in four sets 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23 at Greyhound Arena. A&M-Commerce won its fourth-straight match, improving to 16-6 on the year and 7-5 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 18, 2012
KEY ROAD WEEKEND FOR LIONS TRAVELING TO ZIAS, LADY BUFFS
A&M-Commerce opens up its final extended road trip of the season with a trip out west, beginning with a meeting with Eastern New Mexico on Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m. The Lions then visit 11th-ranked West Texas A&M on Saturday, October 20, getting underway at 2 p.m.
October 16, 2012
NEAL, SPICER RAKE IN LONE STAR CONFERENCE WEEKLY ACCOLADES
COMMERCE, Texas -- A&M-Commerce setter Jordan Neal and libero Michaela Spicer have both earned Lone Star Conference weekly accolades, announced today by the league office. Neal has been named the Co-Setter of the Week while Spicer has been tabbed the Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
October 13, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE OUTLASTS INCARNATE WORD FOR 3-0 SWEEP
COMMERCE, Texas – A&M-Commerce notched the crucial points when it mattered most, outlasting Incarnate Word 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 at the Field House Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Lions improve to 15-6 overall, the most wins for the program under head coach Craig Case, while improving to 6-5 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 12, 2012
OFFENSIVE SHOWCASE LEADS LIONS TO 3-0 SWEEP OF JAVELINAS
COMMERCE, Texas -- Another offensive onslaught led A&M-Commerce to a 25-12, 27-25, 25-19 sweep of A&M-Kingsville at the Field House Friday evening. With the victory, the Lions improve to 14-6 overall and 5-5 in Lone Star Conference play, retaining fifth-place in the conference standings.
October 11, 2012
A&M-KINGSVILLE, INCARNATE WORD VISIT THE FIELD HOUSE THIS WEEKEND
A&M-Commerce opens up the second half of Lone Star Conference action this weekend at the Field House, hosting a pair of teams chasing the Lions in the conference standings. A&M-Commerce hosts Texas A&M-Kingsville at 5 p.m. Friday evening, followed by a showdown with Incarnate Word Saturday at 1 p.m.
October 9, 2012
BALANCED OFFENSIVE ATTACK LEADS LIONS TO 3-0 SWEEP OF LADY REDDIES
COMMERCE, Texas – Led by three players notching double-digit kill totals, A&M-Commerce made a resounding return to the Field House Tuesday evening, routing Henderson State 25-19, 25-12, 25-20. The Lions end a three-game losing skid, improving to 13-6 on the year while Henderson State fell to 4-16.
October 9, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE RETURNS HOME FACING HENDERSON STATE TUESDAY
A&M-Commerce returns to the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium, opening up a three-match homestand Tuesday evening against Henderson State in the Lions final non-conference match of the year. Opening serve against the Lady Reddies is set for 7 p.m.
October 6, 2012
LIONS CLOSE OUT ROAD SWING WITH 3-0 DEFEAT AT 12TH-RANKED RAMBELLES
SAN ANGELO, Texas – A&M-Commerce’s four-match road trip came to an end Saturday afternoon as the Lions dropped a 22-25, 17-25, 17-25 to 12th-ranked Angelo State at Stephens Arena. The Lions fell to 12-6 on the year and 4-5 in Lone Star Conference play while the Rambelles retained their position atop the conference standings, improving to 16-3 overall and 9-1 in LSC action.
October 5, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE FALLS IN FIVE-SET HEARTBREAKER AT TARLETON STATE
STEPHENVILLE, Texas – A&M-Commerce went on the road and gave Tarleton State everything it could handle, but the TexAnns outlasted the Lions in the decisive fifth set, handing A&M-Commerce a 22-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-18, 11-15 defeat at Wisdom Gym Friday evening. The Lions fall to 12-5 overall and 4-4 in Lone Star Conference play.
October 4, 2012
LIONS FINISH ROAD SWING FACING TARLETON STATE, ANGELO STATE
A&M-Commerce closes out its four-match road swing this weekend with a pair of tough contests against two teams the Lions are chasing in the Lone Star Conference standings. A&M-Commerce opens up the weekend with a 6 p.m. meeting with Tarleton State in Stephenville Friday night before taking on 12th-ranked Angelo State at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6.
September 29, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE STUMBLES IN LAWTON WITH 3-1 LOSS AT CAMERON
LAWTON, Okla. – A&M-Commerce dug itself an early hole on the road and was never able to recover, dropping a 18-25, 26-28, 25-18, 15-25 decision to Cameron at Aggie Gym in Lawton, Okla. The Lions fall to 12-4 on the season and 4-3 in Lone Star Conference play.
September 28, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE RALLIES TO TAKE 3-1 ROAD VICTORY AT MIDWESTERN STATE
Behind a solid offensive effort which saw three Lions post double-digit kill totals, A&M-Commerce rebounded from a shaky opening set to hand Midwestern State a 16-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-16 defeat at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The Lions notched their third-straight victory, improving to 12-3 on the year and 4-2 in Lone Star Conference play.
September 27, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE BEGINS ROAD SWING AT MIDWESTERN STATE, CAMERON
A&M-Commerce embarks on a crucial four-match Lone Star Conference road trip, beginning with a trip north this weekend. The Lions open up the weekend with a meeting against Midwestern State in Wichita Falls Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Cameron in Lawton, Okla. on Saturday at 2 p.m.
September 25, 2012
LIONS CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND HOSTING SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA TUESDAY
A&M-Commerce closes out its four-match homestand by taking a break from Lone Star Conference action, hosting Southeastern Oklahoma State at the Field House Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Lions will be looking for a bit of payback as the Savage Storm defeated A&M-Commerce 3-2 at the Tarleton Volleyball Invitational on Sept. 7, handing the Lions their first defeat of the season.
September 25, 2012
LIONS CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND WITH 3-0 PAYBACK OF SAVAGE STORM
COMMERCE, Texas – Back on September 7, Southeastern Oklahoma State handed A&M-Commerce a 3-2 defeat for the Lions first setback of the year. Tuesday at the Field House, A&M-Commerce made sure there would not be a repeat performance, sweeping the Savage Storm 25-12, 25-20, 25-17.
September 22, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE REBOUNDS WITH 3-0 SWEEP OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO
A&M-Commerce survived a scare in set one, then dominated the next two stanzas to earn a convincing 27-25, 25-15, 25-14 victory over Eastern New Mexico at the Field House Saturday afternoon. The victory snaps the Lions’ two-game skid as A&M-Commerce improves to 10-3 overall and 3-2 in Lone Star Conference play.
September 21, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE CONTINUES HOMESTAND HOSTING LADY BUFFS, ZIAS
A&M-Commerce continues its four-match homestand with a challenging weekend facing a pair of Lone Star Conference opponents. The Lions host reigning LSC champions and sixth-ranked West Texas A&M on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by a match against Eastern New Mexico on Saturday at 1 p.m.
September 21, 2012
LIONS DROP 3-0 DECISION TO SIXTH-RANKED LADY BUFFS
Sixth-ranked West Texas A&M led from the opening serve until the final point Friday night at the Field House, handing A&M-Commerce a 25-12, 25-14, 25-16 defeat. The Lions drop to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in Lone Star Conference play while the Lady Buffs improved to 11-1 on the year and 2-0 in conference action.
September 18, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE OPENS HOME SCHEDULE FACING TEXAS WOMAN'S TUESDAY
After opening the 2012 season on the road for the first three weeks, A&M-Commerce finally gets a welcome dose of home cooking as the Lions take to the court at the Field House for the first time.
September 18, 2012
ERRORS PROVE COSTLY AS LIONS FALL TO PIONEERS 3-0 IN HOME DEBUT
A&M-Commerce hit a bump in the road in its first home match of the season as hitting errors and an energetic Texas Woman’s team handed the Lions a 25-13, 25-21, 25-19 loss at the Field House. A&M-Commerce falls to 9-2 on the year and 2-1 in Lone Star Conference play.
September 18, 2012
JORDAN NEAL TABBED LONE STAR CONFERENCE SETTER OF THE WEEK
A&M-Commerce junior setter Jordan Neal has been named the Lone Star Conference Co-Setter of the Week, announced today by league officials. Neal earns her second conference weekly accolade of the season.
September 15, 2012
LIONS CONTINUE TO ROLL WITH 3-0 SWEEP OF JAVELINAS IN KINGSVILLE
Behind double-digit kill totals from sophomore Breanne Snyder and senior Rachel Robertson, A&M-Commerce matched its best start since 2002, sweeping A&M-Kingsville 25-16, 25-21, 25-17 at the Steinke Center. The Lions trailed just three times on the afternoon while improving to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in Lone Star Conference play with seven of their nine wins coming in three-set sweeps.
September 14, 2012
LADY LIONS REMAIN RED-HOT, SWEEPING CARDINALS IN LSC OPENER
A&M-Commerce continued its blistering start to the 2012 season, recording its sixth three-set sweep of the year with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Incarnate Word in its Lone Star Conference opener. The Lions improve to 8-1 on the year, keeping pace with the program’s best start since the 2002 season.
September 12, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE BEGINS LSC PLAY AT INCARNATE WORD, A&M-KINGSVILLE
A&M-Commerce opens up its 2012 Lone Star Conference schedule this weekend on the road, heading to South Texas for a pair of key conference match ups. The Lions face Incarnate Word in San Antonio at 7 p.m. Friday, then make the trip to Kingsville for a showdown with the Javelinas at 1 p.m. Saturday.
September 11, 2012
ROBERTSON REPEATS AS LONE STAR CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson has been named the Lone Star Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week, announced today by league officials.
September 8, 2012
ROBERTSON NAMED TOURNAMENT MVP AS LIONS MATCH BEST START SINCE 2002
A&M-Commerce regrouped from its first loss of the season to notch a pair of convincing victories over the second day of the 2012 Tarleton Volleyball Invitational in Stephenville. The Lions opened up the day with a 3-1 victory over William Jewell, then closed out the weekend with a 3-0 sweep of New Mexico Highlands, improving to 7-1 on the year.
September 7, 2012
LIONS PUT UNBLEMISHED RECORD ON THE LINE AT TARLETON INVITATIONAL
A&M-Commerce puts its undefeated mark on the line this weekend, getting set for another two-day, four-match invitational tournament. This week the Lions head to Stephenville for the 2012 Tarleton Volleyball Invitational, facing Ouachita Baptist and Southeastern Oklahoma State Friday before taking on William Jewell and New Mexico Highlands Saturday.
September 7, 2012
ROBERTSON JOINS 1,000-KILL CLUB AS LIONS SPLIT IN STEPHENVILLE
Senior middle blocker Rachel Robertson joined elite company Friday, notching a pair of 20-kill performances for A&M-Commerce, surpassing 1,000 career kills as the Lions split on the opening day of the 2012 Tarleton Volleyball Invitational. A&M-Commerce outlasted Ouachita Baptist in five sets before dropping a hard-fought five-set defeat to Southeastern Oklahoma State later in the day.
September 4, 2012
ROBERTSON, NEAL RAKE IN LONE STAR CONFERENCE WEEKLY HONORS
A&M-Commerce middle blocker Rachel Robertson and setter Jordan Neal have both been recognized with Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors, announced today by the league office. Robertson is the Co-Offensive Player of the Week while Neal was selected as the Co-Setter of the Week, sharing the honors with Angelo State's Shelbi Goode and Alex Woolsey, respectively.
September 1, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE COMPLETES PERFECT WEEKEND WITH TWO MORE 3-0 SWEEPS
A&M-Commerce put the cap on a perfect weekend at the Henderson State Invitational, notching three-set sweeps over both LeMoyne-Owen and the host Lady Reddies. The Lions won all 12 sets they competed in over the weekend, improving to 4-0 on the year for the first time since the 2003 season.
August 31, 2012
LIONS ROAR OUT OF THE GATE WITH A PAIR OF 3-0 SWEEPS IN SEASON DEBUT
A&M-Commerce was eyeing a fast start to the 2012 season and couldn’t have asked for a better opening day, playing just six sets to notch a sweep of both Alabama-Huntsville and West Alabama at the 2012 Henderson State Tournament at the Duke Wells Center in Arkadelphia.
August 30, 2012
CASE'S LIONS OPEN 2012 CAMPAIGN AT HENDERSON STATE TOURNAMENT
A&M-Commerce opens up the 2012 campaign on the road, heading to Arkadelphia, Ark. for the 2012 Henderson State Invitational. The Lions open up the season facing Alabama-Huntsville and West Alabama Friday, followed by a Saturday double-header against LeMoyne-Owen and host Henderson State Saturday.
August 24, 2012
BLUE vs. GOLD SCRIMMAGE SET FOR MONDAY EVENING AT THE FIELD HOUSE
With the 2012-13 A&M-Commerce athletic season on the horizon, Lion fans can get their first look at the A&M-Commerce volleyball team when the Lions host their annual Blue vs. Gold scrimmage at the Field House Monday, August 27 beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free to all fans.
August 15, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE VOLLEYBALL OPENS UP PRESEASON WORKOUTS
A&M-Commerce's volleyball squad hit the court at the Field House for the first time as the Lions began their preseason workouts leading up to the start of the 2012 season.
July 18, 2012
CASE SELECTED TO COACH NORTH TEXAS REGION VOLLEYBALL TEAM
A&M-Commerce head volleyball coach Craig Case has been selected as an assistant coach for the North Texas Region High Performance volleyball program. Case will team up with University of North Texas assistant Sarah Rumely to coach the HP Youth team, which will be competing at the 2012 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Des Moines, Iowa from July 24-28.
May 23, 2012
LIONS SET SIGHTS ON CHALLENGING 2012 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
A&M-Commerce has released its 2012 volleyball schedule, announced today by head coach Craig Case. The Lions have 30 matches on its slate, including 12 home dates on the court of the Field House.
May 18, 2012
A&M-COMMERCE ADDS "MAJOR" ADDITION TO PROGRAM FOR 2012
A&M-Commerce head volleyball coach Craig Case today announced the addition of Haley Major to the Lion squad for 2012. Major has signed a National Letter of Intent and will report to Commerce in August.
March 28, 2012
LION VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES A PAIR OF ADDITIONS TO ROSTER
Texas A&M University-Commerce head volleyball coach Craig Case announced a pair of additions to the Lion volleyball program – one on the court and one on the sideline.