Women's Volleyball

September 16, 2017
Emmaus Opens Conference Play with Road Victories in Kansas
Lyndra Davis had her biggest night of the season as she cranked out 7 kills in the right side position.  Wynne Vandersall had another 13 kill evening, and middles Paige Sweeney and Elizabeth Brame each contributed 6 to the cause.  Setter Hannah Postma had 33 assists, and Libero Savannah Petersen had 12 digs

September 13, 2017
Lady Eagles Win in Ankeny
Alli Howard had her biggest match of the season, putting down 9 kills with just a single error.  Howard also had 3 aces and 2 assisted blocks, and led the team with 13 points. Wynne Vandersall had 12 kills and Paige Sweeney had 8 along with 4 assisted blocks.  Hannah Postma dished up 31 assists as the team hit .337 on the night.

September 12, 2017
Postma Selected as National Student Athlete of the Week
Team captain Hannah Postma was selected by the NCCAA as the Division II Women’s Volleyball Student Athlete of the Week today.

September 9, 2017
Lady Eagles Defeat Moody in First NCCAA Match as Part of Chicagoland Sweep
Wynne Vandersall led the attack for the Lady Eagles with 13 kills, followed by Paige Sweeney with 5 and Alli Howard with 4.  Setter Hannah Postma had 28 assists and Libero Savannah Petersen had 13 digs.

September 2, 2017
Emmaus Opens Season with Doubleheader Sweep
Emmaus was able to control the pacing of both matches.  Although Gogebic presented some strong play at the net, the Lady Eagles’ passing and defense gave the team many opportunities to transition to success on the offensive side.

August 30, 2017
Lady Eagles Striving for Continued Success in 2017 Campaign
DUBUQUE, IA – The Emmaus volleyball team is eager to see if they can pick up where they left off last fall as they begin regular season play this week. The Lady Eagles went 16-7 in 2016, with a 2nd place finish in the Midwest Christian College Conference regular season standings and tournament. Emmaus also took home the 3rd place trophy at the ACCA National Tournament.

July 28, 2017
Sweeney Joins Lady Eagles
Sweeney, a 5’11 middle hitter, spent her prep career at Purnell-Swett High, where she earned two varsity letters for the Lady Rams. She served as team captain her senior year, was voted Best Offensive Player and team MVP, and earned Scholar Athlete of the Month recognition. Sweeney also made the SEC All-Conference Team as a senior.

June 20, 2017
Vandersall Commits to Emmaus
Vandersall, a 5’8 outside hitter, played for one of Iowa’s top prep programs at Mt. Vernon High, where she pounded 915 career kills. 310 of those kills came during her senior season, in which she also had a .323 hitting percentage. Wynne also posted 31 aces last season while serving with 97.6 percent accuracy.

June 16, 2017
Davis Brings Experience, Hops to Lady Eagles
Davis, a 5’5 pin hitter, earned three varsity letters for the Lady Bulldogs at Zephyrhills High. In 2016 she was a Zephyrhills Athlete of the Month selection, and was awarded 1st Team All-Conference in the Sunshine Athletic Conference.

June 9, 2017
Reibling Signs with Emmaus
The Lady Eagles added further depth to their roster today with the signing of local standout Emma Reibling. Reibling, an outside hitter, had a strong career at Tri-State Christian (Galena, IL), where she was a four year letter winner and three year varsity captain.

May 30, 2017
Shady Adds Depth to Emmaus Roster
The Lady Eagles are pleased to welcome Kelsey Shady to their team for the next four years. Shady, a 5’7 pin hitter from Mt. Vernon, Iowa, lettered with the Mt. Vernon Mustangs - one of the state’s historically dominant programs.

May 12, 2017
Emmaus Volleyball Announces First 2017 Signings
The Lady Eagles are pleased to announce the addition of Kendra and Nicole Gordon to their roster for the upcoming season. The Gordon sisters were both three year letter winners at Hamilton High (Hamilton City, CA), where they led the Lady Braves to a Northern Section Division V Championship.

November 14, 2016
Emmaus Captures Third Place at Nationals to End Season
“This was a fun match and another great performance by both teams,” said Coach Pitman. “Ozark has a few rotations that are very strong and we adjusted our rotations accordingly in each set to find our best matchup against them. The victory was a true team effort as we had key clutch plays from every player at certain points of the match. This was some of our best volleyball of the season. I am glad that we were able to perform so well in another pressure situation and that we never let the score affect our game plan.”

November 11, 2016
Emmaus Wins First Match at National Tournament
”Alli Howard led the attack for Emmaus with 8 kills. Hannah Snow and Savannah Petersen each chipped in 5. Vivienne Yates had 4 aces and 12 digs. Hannah Bell had 21 assists and teamed up with Elizabeth Brame for 5 assisted blocks. Jenny Benson had 3 kills and Rachel West had 7 digs.

November 11, 2016
Lady Eagles Fall to Arlington in Hard Fought Match
“Taking a set from Arlington was no small feat for us, and the ladies should be proud of their effort today. We had very low error counts in all four sets, which means Arlington had to put balls down on the floor to win – and that is how we wanted to play against them,” commented Coach Pitman. “We gave our all and I am very proud of how we never gave up.

November 9, 2016
Lady Eagles Head to ACCA Tournament
“We used our time off after the MCCC tournament for recovery and productive practice sessions, so we feel ready to compete,” commented Coach Pitman. “Every team in this tournament has strength and I believe every match will be a tough test for us. We have stuck together as a team this season through highs and lows and I am looking forward to this being a challenging and fun end to this year’s journey.”

October 22, 2016
Lady Eagles Make History in Manhattan!
“Everything was going our way and we forced Faith into generating a lot of errors,” commented Coach Pitman. “They are a well-coached and strong opponent and we said after set two that we expected new strategies from Faith and that they would do everything they could to gain momentum.” Indeed it was a different Faith team that emerged, and put Emmaus in the hole with tough serving and hard hitting. The Lady Eagles could not string together any good runs and struggled defensively.

October 22, 2016
Second Place Finish for Lady Eagles at Conference Tournament
This is the farthest Emmaus has advanced in tournament play in the MCCC in their short three year history in the conference. Emmaus also captured second place in the conference regular season standings. The Lady Eagles now stand at 14-5 on the season.

October 16, 2016
Lady Eagles End Regular Season with Solid Win
The Lady Eagles continued to play as a unit, fighting hard for every point in the match while sticking to their game plan. “We saw the court really well and made smart plays consistently, which I feel is what won us the game,” said Coach Ruter.

October 15, 2016
Emmaus Sweeps in Test of Endurance
The Lady Eagles made the long trek to Joplin, MO to take on NCCAA opponent Bible Baptist College and MCCC opponent Ozark Christian College in a back-to- back doubleheader. Traveling without Coach Pitman, and putting out their smallest lineup of the season (8 players), Emmaus knew they would be tested mentally, emotionally, and physically.

October 9, 2016
Lady Eagles Win Final Home Match of the Season
“Consistent play this afternoon was the key for us and I hope we can carry that into the final matches of the regular season,” commented Coach Pitman. Elizabeth Brame led the attack with 13 kills, and Hannah Snow contributed 10.

October 5, 2016
Emmaus Victorious in All-Iowa Battle
“This was amazing teamwork and mental toughness by the ladies tonight,” commented Coach Pitman. “We are striving to play this type of volleyball, and it was encouraging to see us play to our potential for four straight sets. Faith played a great match and I hope we both continue to make an impact in our conference for the rest of the season.”

October 1, 2016
Lady Thunder Too Much for Emmaus
“I am proud of how we played in this set, and hopefully we are continuing to learn from tough situations. Kudos to Manhattan on a well-played match” said Coach Pitman. “We showed tonight that we have the potential to play with any team in the conference, and Coach Ruter and I are excited to see what we will accomplish in the month of October.”

October 1, 2016
Lady Eagles Split at Dayspring Triangular
Coach Ruter’s strategy seemed to spark Emmaus, as they completed set two with only 2 unforced errors and a score of 25-6. The Lady Eagles continued to roll in sets three (25-16) and four (25-13) to close out the match. “Coach Ruter and I were very encouraged by how we turned things around today,” said Coach Pitman. “We struggled at times in all aspects of the game, but we did not give up and we are striving to be the best we can be as a unified team.”

September 24, 2016
Volleyball Captures Victory on the Road
“We are still not running “Plan A” for our team, due to various circumstances, such as injuries, that are beyond our control,” commented Coach Pitman. “I appreciated the effort tonight as we had players get out of their comfort zones a bit. We are only going to be strong and competitive if we are unified, so every match we need to challenge ourselves to do our best and handle whatever circumstances come our way.

September 17, 2016
Lady Eagles Split First MCCC Contests
“We started slowly against Barclay and did not generate much emotion on our side of the net,” said Coach Pitman. “Neutral site matches are sometimes tough for us in this regard, but I was pleased how we pushed ourselves to pick up the intensity to finish in three sets.”

September 10, 2016
Injured Lady Eagles Win First Home Match
“I was proud of how we responded as a team after the second set,” said Coach Pitman. “Our defense and passing stepped up and as a result our offense was able to generate some good strong numbers.”

September 10, 2016
Emmaus Has Strong Finish to Home Quad
In the second match of the day, Emmaus took on the Eagles of Dayspring Bible College, who were relentless in their defensive play. Emmaus was able to take the match in three sets, largely on passing and offensive firepower.

September 3, 2016
Emmaus Sweeps Season Opener
“Coach Ruter and I stressed to the team that tonight and the rest of the weekend is not about the scoreboard, and we really mean it,” said Coach Pitman. “I am not taking anything away from our victory, because the ladies earned it, but at this point in the season we are most concerned with attitude, unity, and execution of our system.....

September 3, 2016
Continued Growth for the Lady Eagles
“We learned a lot about ourselves this weekend and it was good for us to play against two NJCAA opponents as our first matches,” commented Coach Pitman. “Coach Ruter and I are very pleased with our effort and testimony and look forward to seeing more great things from the ladies this fall.”

August 31, 2016
Unity, Versatility Key for Lady Eagles in 2016
“We have a hard working and dedicated group of ladies, and Coach Ruter and I are excited to see the progress we will make this season,” commented Coach Pitman.

July 1, 2016
Snow Joins Emmaus Volleyball
The Lady Eagles are pleased to announce that Hannah Snow has signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Emmaus.

May 27, 2016
Thorson Signs with Lady Eagles Volleyball
On May 3, Hannah Thorson, a 2015 graduate of Ankeny Christian Academy in Ankeny, IA signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Emmaus Bible College. Thorson, from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, played volleyball at S.E. Polk High School prior to transferring to Ankeny Christian in 2013.

November 8, 2015
Lady Eagles End Season with Strong Performance
The Emmaus volleyball team concluded their season today at the ACCA National Tournament in Joplin, MO.

November 7, 2015
Emmaus Earns First ACCA Tournament Victory
It took five long sets, but the Lady Eagles held on to earn their first victory at the ACCA National Tournament against the Lady Lions of Trinity Bible College.

November 6, 2015
A Close Battle and an Unexpected Challenge
The Lady Eagles took the court today in their first two ACCA National Tournament matches against the Lady Saints of Hillsdale and the defending national champions, Arlington Baptist.

November 4, 2015
Lady Eagles Head to Joplin for ACCA National Volleyball Tournament
As the 2015 Emmaus Lady Eagles volleyball team prepares to end their season at the ACCA National Tournament, spirits are high and the ladies are excited. The team is spending their final practices fine-tuning their game, and are looking forward to ending the season together in Joplin, MO.

October 30, 2015
Lady Eagles Fall to Blue Angels in Regular Season Final
The Lady Eagles had high hopes to win the final home match of the season, but the Blue Angels of Mt. Mary (Milwaukee, WI) were able to head home with a 3-2 victory.

October 26, 2015
Emmaus Finishes 4th at MCCC Tournament
The Lady Eagles (#4) were prepared for a tough third place match to be served up by #3 seed and tournament host Faith Baptist Bible College, and indeed that is what the Ankeny team delivered.

October 24, 2015
Lady Eagles Advance to MCCC Winner’s Bracket With Key Victory
The Emmaus volleyball team soared in Ankeny this afternoon with a first round win in the MCCC tournament. The #4 Lady Eagles took on the #5 Lady Bears of Barclay College (Haviland, KS), who defeated Emmaus 3-1 two weeks ago. “We knew it was going to take our best game today to beat Barclay, as they are a well-coached team with strong serving and net play,” commented Coach Pitman.

October 16, 2015
Emmaus Closes Regular Season with Two Road Victories
The Lady Eagles made the trek home from Missouri with two important conference wins under their belt. Emmaus rises to 11-7 on the season and finishes MCCC play with a record of 6-4.

October 10, 2015
Lady Bears Too Much for Lady Eagles
Emmaus fell against Barclay College in a neutral site match by a score of 1-3. The loss drops the Lady Eagles to 9-7 (4-4 MCCC).

October 9, 2015
Lady Eagles Fall to Manhattan Christian
After a long day on the road, the Lady Eagles faced off against the nationally ranked (#4) Lady Thunder of Manhattan Christian College.

October 7, 2015
Unified Effort Leads to Emmaus Victory
The Lady Eagles prevailed in a tough all-Iowa battle, taking Faith Baptist in straight sets at home to avenge their earlier 1-3 loss.

October 3, 2015
Lady Eagles Sweep Triangular
Emmaus won both matches at home today, sweeping both Dayspring Bible College and Calvary Bible College with scores of 3-0.

October 1, 2015
Emmaus Regains Footing at Home
Emmaus was eager to regain some tempo after Tuesday’s loss, and purposed to stay in system and reduce errors against the young St. Louis team.

September 29, 2015
Tough Road Loss for Lady Eagles
It was a hard fought match, but Emmaus was unable to maintain consistent play and suffered a 1-3 conference loss to Faith Baptist Bible College.

September 26, 2015
Emmaus Captures Conference Win
The Lady Eagles found their groove early, as they won their first MCCC match at home against Central Christian (Moberly, MO).

September 19, 2015
Lady Eagles Fall in Exciting Home Match
Looking to rebound from their performance earlier in the week, the Emmaus squad wasted no time in finding a great rhythm against their first MCCC opponent, the Ozark Lady Ambassadors (8-3, 4-0 MCCC).

September 15, 2015
The Toughest Opponent
The Lady Eagles entered Wisconsin with hopes of a victory against the Blue Angels of Mt. Mary, but struggles with execution led to a trip home with a 3-1 loss.

September 12, 2015
Unity and Growth in Minnesota – NCU Invite Day Two
“We knew that today would be another test for us against two NCAA DIII teams, and we were eager and ready to compete,” said Coach Pitman.

September 11, 2015
Lady Eagles Split Day One at NCU Invite
Playing their first official contests since August 29th, the Emmaus volleyball team knew they were in for a challenge as they headed north into Minnesota for the North Central Invitational.

August 29, 2015
A Test of Endurance
Before the Lady Eagles’ first match of the season, the atmosphere in the locker room was one of pure excitement, as the women were eager to apply all that they had worked on during the pre-season.

August 27, 2015
Lady Eagles Volleyball Season Preview
The 2015 Lady Eagles met for the first time on August 9th, full of the anticipation and excitement that accompanies a new volleyball season. Tasked with transitioning themselves from individuals into a team, the ladies proved in short order that they were a group of hard workers.

July 29, 2015
Smith signs with Lady Eagles Volleyball

May 28, 2015
Alli Howard to Play Volleyball at Emmaus

May 8, 2015
Bell Signs Letter of Intent
The excitement surrounding the Lady Eagles Volleyball team continues as Hannah Bell of Tomball, Texas chooses Emmaus Bible College to continue her volleyball career.

May 5, 2015
Petersen Signs with Emmaus
As the 2nd official signing for the Emmaus Women's Volleyball program, please welcome Savannah Petersen of Iowa Christian Academy.

April 30, 2015
Benson Signs on Emmaus Signing Day
Jennifer Benson signed a letter of intent to play Volleyball as an Emmaus Lady Eagle next fall.

September 20, 2014
The Fruits of Working Hard and Fighting for Your Team
The Emmaus Eagles finished their weekend with a match against Dayspring.

September 20, 2014
Tough Losses, but Lessons Learned
Emmaus kicksoff their tri with a match against Grace. The first set starts with promise as both teams are making plays.

September 19, 2014
Lady Eagles Gain Growth and Momentum
The Calvary Warriors and Emmaus Eagles each came out with very new teams this year. In their first match at Faith College, both of these teams will be fighting for their first win of the season.

September 19, 2014
Emmaus Falls Short, Looks Forward to Rematch
In the previous year, Faith and Emmaus were split in two thrilling matches. However, there are many new faces on both sides, resulting in much anticipation of the upcoming match.

September 13, 2014
You Learn and Push Forward (Coach Ben Strautmann)
The Emmaus Lady Eagles lined up with completely new starters this past weekend, as Katie Benningfield, Gloria Aguirre, and Katie Loken are still unable to play, due to injuries. However, Kristen Jones offers help to the Lady Eagles by filling in as a temporary substitution for the weekend.

September 6, 2014
Fought Hard and Gained Confidence
The Lady Eagles traveled to Minneapolis, MN, to play in their first away games of the season at North Central. Dew to previous injuries, we were only able to take six girls, which made for a interesting weekend.

August 29, 2014
Roller Coaster Battle
Today would mark the first official, regular season game as the lady Eagles play the first team in their conference, Mt. Mary. The gym was packed, the crowd was loud, and both teams were ready for a hard fought victory.