2016 Pioneer Men's Volleyball News

October 11, 2016
Eric Duda Named Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach
FAIRFIELD, CONN. - The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department announced the hiring on new men’s volleyball assistant coach Eric T. Duda. Duda joins the Pioneers coaching staff after competing as an elite athlete with over sixteen years of success in International Volleyball competition.

September 7, 2016
Smith, Walker Representing Team USA at 2016 Paralympic Games
Jackie Smith and Greg Walker are in Rio as part of Team USA.

July 25, 2016
Men's Volleyball Earns First AVCA All-Academic Team Award
Pioneers are one of 11 men's collegiate teams to earn honor

June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports

May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.

April 21, 2016
SHU Places Three on All-EIVA Team; Ayzenberg All-EIVA and All-Academic
Austin Arcala was voted to the First Team, while Christopher DeLucie and Joshua Ayzenberg represented SHU on the Second Team. In addition to being selected All-EIVA, Ayzenberg also earned a spot on the All-Academic for being a non-freshman that participated in at least 60% of the team’s sets and maintained a minimum of a 3.50 GPA.

April 16, 2016
Men’s Volleyball Ends Season with Five Set Heartbreaker to Princeton
Recognized as Sacred Heart’s lone senior prior to the beginning of the match, Austin Arcala led the Pioneers with 18 kills and added eight digs to finish his career by surpassing the 600 and 400 mark in the respective categories. He ends the season with an average of 3.72 kills per set, good for third in the EIVA and fifth all-time in a single season in program history.

April 15, 2016
SHU Records Second Best Hitting Percentage in Program History in Sweep of NJIT

April 9, 2016
Sacred Heart Takes Set from 11th Ranked Penn State
Austin Arcala recorded Sacred Heart’s first double double of the season with a team-high 15 kills and a match-high 13 digs.

April 8, 2016
Sacred Heart Drops Three Tight Sets at Saint Francis U
SHU matched Saint Francis U (16-8, 7-4 EIVA) with 39 digs and was just one behind in blocks, 7-6, and service aces, 3-2, but could not slow down a Red Flash offensive attack that swung .375. The Pioneers hit .157.

April 2, 2016
Sacred Heart Swept by George Mason
SHU could not get its offense going, hitting .000 percent in the first two sets and just .117 in the match. Aside from Taylor Bloomquist’s .444 hitting percentage with six kills, no other Pioneer swung over .250 percent.

April 1, 2016
SHU Takes First Set; Fall to George Mason in Four
The Pioneers swung .258 in the 25-23 opening set win but would manage just .060 hitting the remainder of the match, as they fall to 4-5 in conference play and 6-13 overall.

March 29, 2016
Arcala Wins Second Weekly EIVA Honor of Season
Austin Arcala won his second weekly award of the season from the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) on Tuesday, as he was named the Offensive Player of the Week.

March 26, 2016
SHU Posts Fourth Best Hitting Percentage in Program History in Sweep of Second Place Harvard
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team hit a season-high .412, the fourth best hitting percentage in program history, in its sweep of second place Harvard.

March 17, 2016
SHU Drops Close First Set; Falls in Three to Cal Baptist
After dropping a close first set, 28-26, the Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team could not bounce back.

March 10, 2016
Sacred Heart Sweeps Holy Names in Thursday Matinee
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team recorded season-highs of ten service aces and .350 hitting in the sweep

March 6, 2016
DeLucie and Arcala Help Sacred Heart to 3-1 Win Over McKendree
Christopher DeLucie and Austin Arcala combined for 42 kills, falling just one shy of McKendree’s entire team total.

March 5, 2016
Sacred Heart Cannot Slow Down in Harvard in Sweep
Only registering five more kills than Sacred Heart, Harvard (8-6, 5-2 EIVA) hit at least .379 in each set, and held the Pioneers to just .191 hitting for the match.

March 1, 2016
SHU Announces Schedule Changes For This Weekend’s Men Lacrosse And Men’s Volleyball Games
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics has announced schedule changes for this weekend’s men’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball home games.

February 27, 2016
Pioneers Fall 3-1 At EIVA Foe Princeton
Delucie paces Stags with 16 kills and .412 hitting percentage

February 26, 2016
DeLucie's Career-High 27 Kills Not Enough in Five Set Loss at NJIT
shua Ayzenberg and Taylor Bloomquist also set a new career-high on the night, leading all players with 17 digs and six block assists, respectively.

February 20, 2016
Men's Volleyball Completes Weekend Sweep of Charleston

February 19, 2016
Sacred Heart Hits Season Best .333 in Win at Charleston
Sacred Heart hit over .300 in all four sets, including a match best .409 in the clinching fourth. Michael Comens and Austin Arcala led the charge, equaling the entire Charleston team by combining for 31 kills on .407 hitting. Comens’ match-high 16 were a new career-high for a match that did not go five sets.

February 15, 2016
Arcala Wins First Career EIVA Weekly Award
Arcala was named the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Defensive Player of Week for the first time in his career on Monday, after helping the Pioneers sweep 15th ranked Saint Francis U on Friday and take a set from seventh ranked Penn State on Saturday.

February 13, 2016
SHU Takes First Set; Falters Late to Seventh Ranked Penn State
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team continued its momentum from last night’s sweep of 15th ranked Saint Francis U by taking the first set from seventh ranked Penn State on Saturday night, only to fall in four in EIVA action at the William H. Pitt Center.

February 12, 2016
Pioneers Open EIVA Play with Sweep of 15th Ranked Saint Francis U
The first victory of the season for SHU, it gives first year head coach Greg Walker his first career win with the Pioneers.

February 8, 2016
MVB Adds Rusznica to Staff
Sacred Heart Head Men’s Volleyball Coach Greg Walker has announced the addition of Christopher Rusznica to his staff as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

February 5, 2016
Fiffh Set Comeback Falls Just Short in SHU's Loss to Stevens Tech
The Pioneers battled back from an opening set loss to take sets two and three, but ultimately fell to 0-7 on the season.

January 27, 2016
Pioneers Drop Home Opener To New Paltz 3-0
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team lost in its home opener Wednesday night at the Pitt Center 3-0 to the New Paltz Hawks.

January 21, 2016
Fencing, Men’s Volleyball, Men's Tennis Postponed This Weekend
Due to the impending snowstorm that is expected to hit the east coast this weekend, Sacred Heart fencing and men’s volleyball have had their compeititions postponed.

January 15, 2016
SHU Falls After Taking First Set for Second Straight Night
For the second consecutive night, the Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team took the first set, 25-21, only to fall in four sets, 17-25, 19-25, 17-25, losing to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Worth on Friday evening.

January 14, 2016
Walker Named Team USA Sitting Head Coach
USA Volleyball has named Greg Walker as the head coach for the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team

January 14, 2016
SHU Battles In Loss to #15 Ball State
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team took the opening set from 15th ranked Ball State, 25-22, before falling in three close sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22, on Thursday night at Worthen Arena.

January 9, 2016
SHU Ends UCSB ASICS Invitational with Loss to Ninth Ranked UC Santa Barbara
The Pioneers finish the tournament 0-3 with a five set loss and two setbacks to top ten teams.

January 8, 2016
SHU Cannot Complete Comeback in Season Opening Five Set Loss
he Sacred Heart men’s volleyball team battled back from being down 1-0 and 2-1 to force a fifth set against Cal State Northridge.

December 18, 2015
Men’s Volleyball Selected Seventh in EIVA Preseason Poll
The Sacred Heart men’s volleyball was selected to finish seventh in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, as the league released its preseason coaches’ poll on Thursday.

December 7, 2015
2016 Men's Volleyball Schedule Revealed
SHU will begin the year with a five game road trip, beginning at the UCSB ASICS Invitational on January 8-9. anuary 22 will mark first of 13 home games

October 6, 2015
Walker Hired as New Men’s Volleyball Coach
Greg Walker joins SHU after previously serving as the head coach at Alderson Broaddus University, where he was tasked with leading the Battlers through the transition from club to NCAA Division I/II status.