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November 24, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alicia Kalik talks with Head Coach Brie Brenner of the Defiance College Volleyball Team and discusses the 2014 season.
November 12, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship, several Yellow Jackets were selected to All-HCAC Teams.
November 09, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets were not able to pullout the win as they fell to Bluffton in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Finals.
November 08, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College took down Franklin College in straight sets in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal matchup on Saturday afternoon.
November 06, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Members of the College Sports Information of Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently voted for Women’s Volleyball Academic All-District Teams and Alicia Kalik was honored.
November 03, 2014
>DEFIANCE, OHIO  --  Defiance College senior volleyball player Alicia Kalik has had a standout playing career, but it hasn't been without its share of adversities.
October 29, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Rival Bluffton came to town on Wednesday night, for the last Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup for Defiance College of the season.
October 29, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Tonight, The Defiance College Volleyball Team is working together with Alpha Phi Omega to host a Purple with a Purpose Game when they host Bluffton.
October 26, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – For the second straight year, Defiance College has won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship.
October 22, 2014
ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College remains perfect in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a win over Anderson University.
October 20, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Alicia Kalik helped Defiance College to a 3-0 record over the past week and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week.
October 19, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College extends its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season winning streak to 16 matches after topping Hanover.
October 17, 2014
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Defiance College traveled to Franklin College for the biggest matchup of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season to date.
October 15, 2014
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Yellow Jackets faced their toughest Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match so far this season, when they battled the Spartans from Manchester.
October 08, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – With its win over Earlham, Defiance College stays perfect in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
October 04, 2014
CINCINNATI, OHIO  --  The Defiance College volleyball team won both matches of a tri-match hosted by the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.
October 01, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alicia Kalik talks with junior defensive specialist Rebecca Kain of the Defiance College Volleyball team and discusses the 2014 season as well as balancing being an athlete and student.
September 30, 2014
ADA, OHIO – The Defiance College volleyball team traveled to Ada for a non-conference matchup against Ohio Northern University, but fell on the losing end of a 3-0 decision. It marked the second matchup with the Polar Bears this season.
September 27, 2014
ALLIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College volleyball team made a trip to the University of Mount Union for two matches, but would fall in both losing to Geneva (Pa.) Colland and host Mount Union after a big Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win last night.
September 26, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  --  Despite trailing in the first two sets, the Defiance College volleyball team rallied to beat Transylvania (Ky.) University, 3-0, in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
September 20, 2014
ANGOLA, Ind. – DC goes 1-1 in a tri-match against Alma and Trine.  The Yellow Jackets topped Alma 3-0 before dropping to Trine in five.
September 19, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alicia Kalik talks with freshman outside hitter Meredith Shank of the Defiance College Volleyball team about joining the volleyball program as a freshman and discussing coming to a team that won its first-ever conference tournament championship in 2013.
September 15, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For her efforts in helping lead DC to a 2-3 week, Rebecca Kain has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defender of the Week.
September 13, 2014
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Yellow Jackets split again on day two of the DePauw Invitational.  This time they took down Baldwin Wallace University before dropping the second match to Millikin University.
September 12, 2014
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – DC looked very dominant in a convincing win over Concordia Chicago.  DC won the match 3-0 to open up the DePauw Invitational.
September 09, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance struggled to find its hitting power and fell to the Student Princes of Heidelberg 3-0.
September 08, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Rebecca Kain has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her play over the weekend.
September 07, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, IND.  --  The Defiance College volleyball team wrapped up the Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Invitational with a pair of 3-1 victories against Illinois Institute of Technology and Webster (Mo.) University in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 06, 2014
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The first day of the Rose-Hulman Invitational brought one win and one loss for the Yellow Jackets.
August 30, 2014
ADA, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets had a rough second day at the Ohio Northern Invitational, dropping both matches.
August 30, 2014
ADA, Ohio – The 2014 campaign started out with a bang for Head Coach Brie Brenner and her team, going 2-0 in the Ohio Northern Invitational on day one.
August 22, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Head Coach Brie Brenner will be aiming to win her second Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in as many years in the 2014 campaign.
August 07, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The votes have been counted and the Yellow Jackets begin the season as the favorite to defend their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title.
August 07, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College graduate Chelsea Ludeman has been named the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Woman of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
August 04, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Jodie Holava, head softball coach at Defiance College, has been named assistant athletic director at the college. Holava, who will retain her coaching position, is the all-time wins leader in the history of the softball program.
July 29, 2014

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletic program has a new leader. DC president Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Rudy Yovich to the position of athletic director. He succeeds Jenni Morrison who left in July for a position at California University of Pennsylvania.

May 05, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – With the conclusion of spring sports, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2013-14 All-Sports Standings.  The DC men finished in fifth and the women came in at seventh.
April 04, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – This year’s observance of NCAA Division III Week is set for April 7-13 across the country. The event is a celebration by member institutions of the division’s unique philosophy that equally values academics, athletics and student-athletes’ involvement in a full and rich campus life.
March 26, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After an HCAC regular-season championship back in the fall, the Defiance College volleyball team is looking to spread awareness of the rising program by holding multiple camps and clinics over the summer months.

December 31, 2013

DEFIANCE, Ohio - On this final day of the 2013 year, we take a look back at the year in Defiance Athletics.

December 04, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its Academic All-Conference Honorees list today for the Fall semester and Defiance College was well represented with 22 student-athletes making the list.
November 13, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After one of the best seasons in DC volleyball history, individuals from the 2013 squad are being recognized for their amazing year highlighted by senior Chelsea Ludeman and head coach Brie Brenner being chosen as HCAC Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.
November 10, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – For her play in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball tournament, junior Bree Anderson was chosen to the all-tournament team for Defiance on Sunday, November 10.
November 09, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The trend of upsets in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball tournament continued, as the Yellow Jackets were stunned by the Hanover Panthers in a 3-0 defeat (20-25, 24-26, 21-25) on Saturday, November 9.
November 06, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team has overcome each test so far this season on the quest for its first ever Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and a berth into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.
November 02, 2013
HANOVER, Ind. – With the Lady Jackets 3-0 victory over Hanover on Saturday, November 2, DC celebrated the title of outright Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball champions for the regular season.
November 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – With one match remaining on the regular-season slate for the Yellow Jacket volleyball team, the Hanover Panthers are the only thing standing in DC’s way of a perfect 9-0 record in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
October 30, 2013
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team recovered from a first-set loss to oust the arch-rival Bluffton Beavers 3-1 and secure the first conference title in the program’s history on Wednesday, October 30.
October 28, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College's match with the Bluffton Beavers on Wednesday is always a big rivalry game. However, it could be the biggest ever for Defiance volleyball, as it will be playing for the team's first conference title in school history.
October 28, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton talks with Defiance College Volleyball head coach Brie Brenner. Defiance will play for the program's first conference title in school history on Wednesday at Bluffton.
October 26, 2013
TERRA HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team pushed its win streak to 10 on Saturday, October 26, as DC shutout Rose-Hulman and topped Illinois Wesleyan 3-1. In the process, junior Alicia Kalik set her way into the DC record books.
October 25, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After coming out victorious in its final regular-season home contest on Wednesday, the Defiance volleyball team will head to Terra Haute to take on the Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers and Illinois Wesleyan Titans tomorrow Saturday, October 26.
October 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – In the final regular-season home match of the 2013 season, Defiance's senior class put together a fantastic outing that led to a 3-0 win over Anderson on Wednesday, October 23. DC improved to 19-5 (6-0 HCAC), while the Ravens sunk to 7-16 (2-4 HCAC).
October 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The final regular season home match has arrived for the DC volleyball team, but hopefully it will not be its last contest this year. However, tonight's matchup against the Anderson will be focused on honoring the squad's seniors, as well as promoting breast cancer awareness.
October 21, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket volleyball program continues to get recognition during its fantastic 2013 campaign, as junior Alicia Kalik grabbed her second-straight HCAC Volleyball Player of the Week on offense Monday, October 21.
October 18, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After the DC volleyball team had its struggles in the mid-week matchup with Manchester, it regroup and played extremely well on Friday, October 18 in the dominant shutout (25-11, 25-11, 25-21) of the Franklin Grizzlies.
October 16, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The midweek matchup with the Manchester Spartans wasn't as easy as many had figured it would have been, but the Jackets got the job done with a 3-0 win on Wednesday. DC improves to 17-5 (4-0 HCAC), while the Spartans fall to 4-16 (0-5 HCAC).
October 16, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team is sitting atop the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings at 16-5 (3-0 HCAC), but can't relax this week as it welcomes in the Manchester Spartans and the Franklin Grizzlies to the Karl H. Weaner Center.
October 14, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the fourth time this season a Defiance volleyball player has come away with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on offense, after Alicia Kalik was selected on Monday.
October 12, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – DC defeated defending HCAC champion Transylvania and Washington and Lee, by 3-1 victories Saturday afternoon. In the second match, Alicia Kalik reached the 2,500 assist milestone.
October 09, 2013
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Defiance volleyball team extended its winning streak to three on Wednesday, October 9, as it defeated the Earlham Quakers on the road by set scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-15.
October 09, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After an extremely successful weekend by the DC volleyball team to start the HCAC season, it has set the bar high for the rest of the 2013 campaign. The Jackets record of 13-5 (1-0 HCAC) is the best mark through 18 matches since before 2005.
October 09, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets volleyball squad has scheduled October 16th as the date it will be hosting their “Camper Night” and the 23rd of October will be the team’s “Senior/Pink Night”.
October 07, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Another exceptional weekend performance has earned Defiance College senior Chelsea Ludeman (Napoleon, Ohio/HS) her second selection as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week on offense.
October 06, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton talks with junior outside hitter Bree Anderson, as the women's volleyball program at DC gets ready to begin conference play.
October 05, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets volleyball team came away with two huge victories on Saturday, October 5, as it conquered the Mount St. Joseph Lions in four sets and then silenced the Trine Thunder in the second match 3-1.
October 04, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jacket volleyball team is pumped up and ready to get Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play underway this Saturday, October 5 at the Karl H. Weaner Community Center.
September 28, 2013
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Lady Jackets volleyball squad defeated the Wooster Fighting Scots in straight sets and then was shutout 3-0 by the Depauw Tigers on Saturday, September 28. Defiance moves to 11-5, the Scots drop to 5-13 and the host Tigers improve to 15-1.
September 25, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – At the midway point of the regular season, the 10-4 Lady Jacket's volleyball team is sitting atop the HCAC and ready for the conference slate. But first, DC will have to take on the NCAC's Wooster Fighting Scots and Depauw Tigers.
September 21, 2013
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance volleyball team earned a split for the weekend, after it defeated the Wilmington Quakers in straight sets, but lost 3-0 to the Mount Union Purple Raiders in the second contest of the afternoon.
September 19, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton talks with senior outside hitter Chelsea Ludeman of the Defiance College Volleyball team. Ludeman reached 1,000 kills for her career this past weekend against Baldwin Wallace.
September 18, 2013

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The six days of rest to prep for this weekend will be crucial for the Defiance College volleyball team, as it will have its hands full on Saturday, September 21.

September 16, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second time in her career, junior Alicia Kalik has been selected as the HCAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. The South Lyon, Michigan native was given the honor, after her strong week of play helped the Jackets to a 2-1 record.
September 14, 2013
HIRAM, Ohio – The Defiance volleyball team had its five-game winning streak snapped Saturday, as it was defeated in five sets by Hiram. However, DC rebounded to win the second match in four sets against the B-W. The Purple and Gold now sit at 9-3 on the 2013 campaign.
September 13, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Yellow Jacket volleyball team gets set for another weekend away from Defiance, Ohio, as it travels to a tri-match at Hiram to take on the Terriers and the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets. DC aims to keep up its solid five-game winning streak in the process.
September 10, 2013
TIFFIN, Ohio – It was a monumental night for the DC volleyball program, as the team got over the hump and defeated the Heidelberg 3-2 on Tuesday. It was the squad's first win against the OAC foe in nine years. With the victory, DC bumps its record to an outstanding 8-2 on the year, while Heidelberg drops to 2-5.

September 08, 2013
TERRA HAUTE, Ind. – The Purple and Gold volleyball team defeated both the Webster Gorloks and Kenyon Lords in straight sets on Sunday, September 8. The pair of victories completed a 4-0 weekend that was the first for the Lady Jackets since 2011-12.
September 07, 2013
TERRA HAUTE, Ind. – It was a successful first day for the Purple and Gold volleyball squad at the Rose-Hulman tournament, as they swept both the Ohio Wesleyan Bishops and Muskingum Muskies in straight sets on Saturday, September 7.
September 06, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - After a rather sluggish home-opener, the DC volleyball squad is getting prepared to head to Terra Haute, Ind. tomorrow Saturday, September 7. The Jackets will be competing in four matches, as part of the Rose-Hulman Tournament.
September 04, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance volleyball team got off to a hot start in its matchup with the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers on Tuesday, September 4. The Jackets grabbed the first set 25-20, but fell in the next three 25-22, 25-22 and 25-23. DC falls to 3-2 on the season, while the Racers improve to 6-1.
September 03, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second year in a row, DC has claimed the HCAC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week to kick off the opening weekend. Senior Chelsea Ludeman was selected for the award after her performance at the Otterbein/Capital Volleyball Tournament.
August 31, 2013
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team almost pulled off a sweep of their opening weekend, but came up short in game one on Saturday. DC fell to Otterbein in five sets, but bounced back with a four-set victory over Kenyon in the second match to conclude the weekend 3-1.
August 31, 2013
BEXLEY, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball squad came up with two big wins over the Capital Crusaders in five sets and the Denison Big Red in four sets on the first day of the 2013 campaign. The Jackets start off their year 2-0 for the second-straight season with the pair of victories.
August 08, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After a fantastic first year under head coach Brie Brenner, the 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year is aiming for a conference title run in year two with a Yellow Jacket squad that was chosen to finish third in the HCAC.
February 12, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program will host two camps this summer in the month of July. The two camps are the Little Jacket Volleyball Camp and the High School Volleyball Camp.
January 15, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College is pleased to announce a new promotion at ShopDefianceGear.com, with auto decals and magnets now on sale at a 10-percent discount. The sale is for a limited time, so act fast to take advantage of the lower prices!
December 09, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced exciting Holiday Sales for its online team and photo stores. The sales will run through the end of December, so do not miss the chance to get great prices for all of your holiday shopping.
November 30, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team, with Defiance placing 29 student-athletes on the list. The 29 award winners is nine more than the 2011 season and the most DC has ever placed on the list.
November 07, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The HCAC handed out its end-of-season honors on Wednesday and the Defiance College volleyball program earned a number of accolades. Head coach Brie Brenner was named the HCAC Coach of the Year, while Alexis Pierce, Alicia Kalik, and Chelsea Ludeman received All-HCAC honors.
November 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Alexis Pierce added another honor to her long list of accolades for the 2012 Yellow Jacket volleyball season, as the junior was placed on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team. This award marks the third all-tournament team Pierce has been named to this season.
November 03, 2012
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The 2012 season came to a close on Saturday for the DC volleyball squad, as the Yellow Jackets fell in straight sets to the top-seeded Mount St. Joseph Lions in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals.
November 01, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After ending the regular season with a dominating straight-set victory over HCAC rival Bluffton University followed by a thrilling four-set win over Hanover in the HCAC Tournament Quarterfinals, the Yellow Jacket volleyball team is surging into the semifinal round against Mount St. Joseph.
October 30, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team hosted its first home HCAC Tournament match on Tuesday evening, as Defiance played Hanover in the quarterfinals. The Purple and Gold produced a determined and driven effort to pull out a four-set victory by scores of 25-23, 14-25, 25-22 and 29-27.
October 29, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team is gearing up to host its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament match in school history on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. against Hanover College. The winner of the match will play at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday in the semifinal round.
October 26, 2012

DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC is proud to announce that the Yellow Jackets’ first round HCAC volleyball matchup against Hanover will be available to view as a free live webcast on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network on Tuesday evening. The match will be played in the Weaner Center and the contest begins at 7 p.m.

October 24, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On a day when Defiance athletics hosted arch-nemesis Bluffton in women’s soccer, men’s soccer and volleyball in pivotal HCAC matchups, the Jacket volleyball team completed the sweep for DC with an emphatic 3-0 victory over the Beavers to clinch the four-seed in the HCAC tournament.
October 22, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Junior outside hitter Chelsea Ludeman earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for her stellar play in DC’s last four matches. This marks the first time Ludeman has received this award in her illustrious career.
October 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, officially launched ShopDefianceGear.com on Friday, October 19. The new online store will serve as a fundraiser for DC, while providing a wide range of products for Yellow Jacket fans.
October 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team entered Sunday tied for third place in the HCAC standings with Rose-Hulman. The two squads faced off on Sunday afternoon in a pivotal match. Unfortunately, the Jackets were defeated by the Fightin’ Engineers in four sets by scores of 17-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-12.
October 20, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team finished up the non-conference portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon with matches against Case Western Reserve and Muskingum. Defiance earned a split on the day, as the Jackets lost in five sets to Case and defeated Muskingum in straight-sets.
October 17, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team qualified for the HCAC postseason tournament for the second consecutive season on Wednesday evening with a straight-set victory over Anderson University. The win gives the Jackets a conference record of 5-2 and an overall record of 15-10.
October 15, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a multi-step process that spanned nearly two months, the extensive upgrades to Defiance College’s Karl H. Weaner Community Center have been completed to give a brand new look to the home of the Yellow Jacket volleyball and basketball programs.
October 14, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team desperately needed a victory after a four-set loss on Saturday night against Transylvania. Junior Chelsea Ludeman stepped up and produced a big-time performance that powered the Jackets to a thrilling five-set win over Hanover College to stay above .500 in conference play.
October 13, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team was defeated in four-sets on Saturday evening by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first place Transylvania Pioneers. The Jackets claimed the first set 25-22 before dropping the next three by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-18.
October 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team plays its first true home match of the season on Saturday evening, as the Jackets host Transylvania University in a key Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference showdown at 7:00 p.m.
October 06, 2012
CINCINNATI – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team suffered its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference loss of the season at the hands of the Lions from Mount St. Joseph, who remain undefeated in conference play. Defiance was defeated in four sets by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-19, and 25-17.
October 03, 2012
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The DC volleyball team continued its dominant play on Wednesday evening, as the Jackets traveled to North Manchester, Ind. for a HCAC matchup against the Spartans. The Jackets picked up their fourth consecutive straight-set victory winning by scores of 25-18, 25-22, 25-22.
September 29, 2012
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The DC volleyball team is off to its best start in HCAC play in three seasons. Defiance handled Franklin with ease, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-13 and 25-18. DC followed a win in the opener with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-18 win in the second match against IU-Kokomo.
September 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team opened up Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Wednesday evening against Earlham College. The Purple and Gold silenced the Quaker attack and won in straight sets by scores of 25-8, 25-13 and 25-18.
September 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The improvements inside the Karl H. Weaner Center are becoming more visible by the day, with significant progress being made on the installation of the new bleachers. Follow DC on Twitter (DC_Athletics) and Facebook (Defiance-Athletics) for all of the latest pictures and updates!
September 22, 2012
CHICAGO – The DC volleyball team wrapped up the second and final day of the Gargoyle Classic. The day did not go as planned for the Purple and Gold, as the Jackets lost matches against No. 18 Mount Union and Carroll. Saturday marks the first time all season DC has lost two matches in one day.
September 21, 2012
CHICAGO – The Yellow Jacket volleyball squad set a team record for most aces in a match on Friday during their first match of the Gargoyle Classic. Defiance totaled an astounding 20 aces in a straight-set victory over Chatham University.
September 17, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio –The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, has announced a nearly 30-percent cut in prices at DC's online photo store. Images can still be purchased in nearly every size and on a wide range of specialty products.
September 15, 2012
MARIETTA, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team ended up splitting a pair of matches on days one and two at Marietta over the weekend. In the final day, the Jackets won their first matchup over Ohio Wesleyan in straight sets before losing to a powerful Trine side in four sets.
September 14, 2012
MARIETTA, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team squared off against a familiar face on Friday evening, as the Jackets played Adrian College, which is led by previous DC head coach David Kwan. The Purple and Gold disposed of the Bulldogs in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-18.
September 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets’ volleyball team faced its biggest challenge of the season Tuesday evening when it hosted 21st ranked Heidelberg. DC played a competitive match, but was unable to pull the upset, as Heidelberg won in three sets.
September 09, 2012
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – First year head coach Brie Brenner has instilled a new attitude into the Defiance College volleyball team to begin the 2012 season. The Jackets finished off the Rose-Hulman Invitational by winning both matches on the final day and ending the tourney with a 3-1 record.  
September 08, 2012
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team traveled to Terre Haute this weekend for the Rose-Hulman Invitational. Defiance recorded both a win and a loss during the first day of action on Saturday against Webster and DePauw.
September 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket’s match against Heidelberg on Tuesday, September 11 has been changed from an away match to a home event. The Jackets will host Heidelberg at 7:00 p.m. The match will be played at Defiance High School due to the ongoing renovation in the Karl H. Weaner Center.
September 04, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The reigning HCAC Freshman of the Year earned another award to start her sophomore campaign. Setter Alicia Kalik was named the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week for volleyball after a stellar performance at the Green Hornet Invitational over the weekend.
September 01, 2012
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Yellow Jacket volleyball team had a thrilling final day of action in the Green Hornet Invitational, as the team split a pair of five-set matches against Kalamazoo and Olivet on Saturday.
August 31, 2012
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Defiance College volleyball team got off to its best start since 2005 on Friday evening, winning its opening matches against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents Anderson and Franklin by scores of 3-1 and 3-0 respectively.
August 30, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team has many new faces this season, both on the court and on the sideline. The 2012 season marks the first for Brie Brenner, a Defiance native, as the head coach of the Yellow Jackets.
August 17, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College has finished the resurfacing of the Karl H. Weaner Center floor. For all the latest photos and updates of the continuous renovation and all things Yellow Jacket athletics follow us on Twitter at @DC_Athletics and on Facebook at Defiance Athletics.
August 06, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College has announced that the first three home contests of the 2012 volleyball schedule have been moved to the campus of Defiance High School due to on-going facilities upgrades inside the Karl H. Weaner Community Center.
August 06, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The HCAC has released its preseason coaches’ poll and DC is placed sixth out of the ten squads. The Purple and Gold received 48 points from the conference coaches. Hanover received the top spot with 88 points followed by Transylvania (86) and Bluffton (76).
April 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program has announced its summer camp schedule that includes sessions for youth and high school girls and satellite camps.
March 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will be joining up with the NCAA to celebrate Division III Week from April 9-15. DC will use the week to recognize the many academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and committed involvement in leadership, community and campus activities of its student-athletes.
March 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A time lapse video of the complete construction of DC's brand new George M. Smart Athletic Center is now available. The building of The George can now be viewed in a 75-second video clip containing photos from an online web cam that tracked the progress throughout the duration of the project.
February 24, 2012

DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC celebrated the official opening of the George M. Smart Athletic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The field house, known as The George, will serve as the recreational hub of the DC campus, while offering an indoor training facility for the Jackets’ 22 varsity athletic programs.

January 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Sports Information Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a redesigned online home for the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, with the aim of further increasing DC’s ability to showcase the student-athletes of its 22 varsity athletic programs.
January 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College announced on Wednesday that it had hired Brie Hagerty as the next head coach for the Yellow Jacket volleyball program. Hagerty brings strong local ties and a rich volleyball pedigree with her to Defiance, where she will begin her post on January 17.
December 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program saw 14-of-20 active varsity teams garner a collective grade-point average of 3.0 during the 2011 fall academic semester, as announced on Monday.
December 01, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team, with Defiance placing 20 student-athletes on the list. The 20 award winners match DC’s number from the 2010 fall list, holding the increase of seven from 2008.
December 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, officially launched a brand new online photo store on December 7. To celebrate the exciting new opportunity with Yellow Jacket fans, all products will be marked down 20 percent between now and January 1.
November 09, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team was honored with numerous Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards on Wednesday. Senior Marlea Rolander, freshman Alicia Kalik and senior Meghan Hinds all collected conference accolades.
November 01, 2011
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team bowed out of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament after suffering a 3-0 (17-25, 18-25, 19-25) defeat against Bluffton.
November 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's performance over the final week of the regular seson during the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 31, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team is geared up for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball tournament to be held this week. The six-seeded Jackets play in the quarterfinals against the three-seed Bluffton University Beavers on Tuesday.
October 29, 2011
TERRA HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team dropped its final two regular season matches on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets fell to Rose-Hulman, 3-0 (16-25, 17-25, 8-25), and Illinois College, 3-1 (15-25, 25-18, 17-25, 23-25).
October 26, 2011
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball team fell to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Bluffton University of Wednesday night, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-17). The loss means the Yellow Jackets will be the six-seed in the HCAC Tournament.
October 26, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's crucial league victory over Anderson during the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Fans can now watch footage from Defiance College's Senior Night victory against Anderson University on October 19. The Jackets swept the Ravens in three sets, winning 25-18, 27-25, 25-18.
October 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team earned a 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-15) victory over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Anderson University Wednesday night. The win marked the final home match for seniors Meghan Hinds, Marlea Rolander, Michelle Sikora and Jessica Tietje.
October 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's trio of weekend matches during the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 17, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2011 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team will be providing entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the third entry of 2011, the team talks about their recent roadtrip to Hanover and Transylvania.
October 15, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky.  – The Defiance College volleyball team lost their opening match against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Transylvania, 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 11-15), but rebounded to defeat Kentucky Christian in the second match, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-16).
October 14, 2011
HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team fell against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Hanover College, 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 13-25) on Friday. The loss drops the Jackets to 12-11 overall and 3-2 in the conference.
October 12, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's 3-1 loss to Mount St. Joseph during the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team dropped its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match of the season to Mount Saint Joseph, 3-1 (15-25, 25-18, 15-25, 17-25), on Saturday.
October 04, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program will be hosting the second of three October 'Pink Out' events this Saturday, October 8, as the women's tennis team hosts Hanover at 10:00 am and the volleyball team welcomes MSJ at noon.
October 04, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's 3-0 start in HCAC action during the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team remained perfect in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action by defeating Franklin College in straight sets, 3-0 (25-25, 25-15, 25-18). The win keeps the Jackets atop the HCAC standings.
September 30, 2011
ADRIAN,  Mich. - The Defiance College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday afternoon to Siena Heights, 3-2 (15-25, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 11-15), and Illinois Tech, 3-0 (14-25, 17-25, 18-25).
September 28, 2011
RICMOND, Ind. - The Defiance College volleyball team picked up its second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory on Wednesday, with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20) win over Earlham.
September 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the Yellow Jacket volleyball team's performance at the Carnegie Mellon Tournament in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 26, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" looks at the volleyball program in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 24, 2011
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Defiance College volleyball team dropped two tough matches on day two of the Carnegie Mellon Invitational to Mount Union, 3-1 (12-25, 25-20, 14-25, 14-25) and DeSales, 3-0 (17-25, 25-27, 19-25).
September 23, 2011
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Defiance College volleyball team continued its hot streak by claiming two victories on the first day of the Carnegie Mellon Tournament. The Yellow Jackets earned victories over Kings, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19), and Scranton, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-18).
September 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team earned a dramatic win over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Manchester College, 3-2 (18-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11), Wednesday night.
September 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program will be hosting “Pink Out” events on each of the first three Saturdays of October to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds will go towards the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.
September 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the football and volleyball team's weekend action in the latest episodes. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head volleyball coach Dave Kwan are pleased to announce that Amanda Everaert will be joining the coaching staff of the DC volleyball team.
September 17, 2011
DANVILLE, Ky. – The Defiance College volleyball team wrapped up the Centre College Tournament with a perfect 4-0 mark after picking up wins against Centre and Fisk on day two of the event. The Jackets beat Centre, 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-17), and defeated Fisk, 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-15).
September 16, 2011
DANVILLE, Ky. – The Defiance College volleyball team picked up victories against Marietta College and Kenyon College on day one of the Centre College Tournament. The Jackets beat Marietta, 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 11-25, 22-25, 15-12), and defeated Kenyon, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-21).
September 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College took another step towards realizing a long-awaited dream of an on-campus field house on Friday, as it highlighted the 2011 Homecoming by dedicating the 85,250-square foot facility. As part of the festivities, the building was officially named the George M. Smart Athletic Center.
September 14, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2011 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team will be providing entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the second entry of 2011, the team talks about the DC Invitational and team improvements.
September 13, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 12th-Annual DC Invitational in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team won their first match against Marygrove College, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-17), but fell in the championship of the DC Invite to Siena Heights University, 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 10-25).
September 09, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team opened its 12-Annual DC Invitational on Friday with a pair of wins over Concordia and Siena Heights. The Jackets will play Marygrove on Saturday at 11:00 am, before battling for the tournament championship at 3:00 pm.
September 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 to host the 12th annual Defiance College Invitational.
September 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" previews the 12th-Annual DC Invitational in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 06, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2011 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team will be providing entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the first entry of 2011, the Yellow Jacket captains look back on their preseason activities.
September 03, 2011
ADA, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team fell in the final two matches of the Ohio Northern University Invitationa to No. 12 Heidelberg, 3-0 (14-25, 12-25, 15-25), and Thiel, 3-2 (26-28, 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 12-15.)
September 02, 2011
ADA, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team slipped in its opening match of the season, 3-1 (19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 26-24), to Ohio Northern University on day one of the ONU Invitational.   The Jackets fell to Carnegie Mellon, 3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 17-25, 18-25), in game two.
August 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2011 fall sports poster can now be enjoyed on a computer. The poster showcases eight Yellow Jackets from the upcoming fall seasons and includes all home events for those teams. The wallpaper is available in two sizes, so find the best fit and enjoy a new desktop background.
August 27, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the 2011-2012 seasons ready to get started, fans of the DC are encouraged to follow the Jackets on the official DC Athletics Facebook and Twitter fan pages. The pages will be updated with the latest news and scores from DefianceAthletics.com, so become a fan today!
August 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department and head coach Dave Kwan have announced that Michael Morici will be joining the DC volleyball program as an assistant coach.
August 04, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 preseason volleyball poll on Thursday. Defiance College was picked seventh in the preseason poll, and four members of the team were selected to the HCAC Preseason Watch List.
July 27, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association recently announced that Defiance College was among 481 programs to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 season. The Jackets were one of 88 NCAA Division III teams to be honored.
July 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College has completed the updating of its online athletics record books to include the 2010-2011 statistics and several areas have been expanded as well. Fans can access the information by clicking on the 'Record Book' link in the left column of the website.
May 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program was recently recognized for posting the best team grade-point average among all of DC’s 21 varsity athletic programs during the 2011 spring semester.
March 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 2010 volleyball season in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
February 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program has announced its summer camp schedule that includes sessions for youth and high school girls, a varsity team tournament, private lessons and satellite camps.
February 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College athletics department is pleased to unveil the offical YouTube channel of Yellow Jacket athletics. The page will host athletic highlights, as well as episodes from the new "Inside the Hive" series.
January 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, the Yellow Jacket senior class looks back on the past four years with the Yellow Jackets.
January 13, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, the Yellow Jacket junior class gives its take on taking over the leadership roles in 2011 for Defiance.
December 02, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team with Defiance placing 20 student-athletes on the list. The 20 award winners give DC five more than its 2009 total and seven more than 2008.
December 02, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, the Yellow Jacket sophomores give their take on their second season at Defiance.
November 18, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team on Thursday, with eight Yellow Jackets making the list. The award is part of the HCAC’s sportsmanship initiative.
November 18, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, the Yellow Jacket freshmen give their take on their first season at Defiance.
November 10, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2010 award winners on Wednesday. Defiance College’s Napoleon High duo of Marlea Rolander and Chelsea Ludeman took two of the 14 All-HCAC honors with Ludeman also being voted as the league’s Freshman of the Year.
October 30, 2010
ADRIAN, Mich. – The Defiance College volleyball team brought its 2010 season to a close on a positive note on Saturday with non-conference victories over Oberlin and Adrian. The Jackets swept Oberlin, before edging Adrian in five sets in the season finale.
October 29, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Fans can now watch footage from Defiance College’s Senior Night clash with Bluffton University from October 27. The Jackets pushed BU to four sets with an exciting rally but ultimately fell 25-15, 25-18, 25-27, 24-26.
October 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance battled back from a 21-17 deficit in the third set to win, 27-25, and force a fourth set but could not complete the comeback against Bluffton, falling in four sets to the visiting Beavers on Senior Night.
October 26, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team will hook up with rival, Bluffton University, on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. DC will honor its seniors prior to the start of the “Purple Reign” match, with all fans being encouraged to wear purple to the game.
October 24, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College pulled out a thrilling five-set victory over Rose-Hulman on Sunday afternoon behind Chelsea Ludeman’s third-straight match with at least 19 kills and 21.5 points.
October 21, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football and volleyball programs will team up with the Vera Bradley Foundation to host a pair of “Pink Out” events on October 23 and 24. All proceeds raised from the weekend will go directly towards the fight against breast cancer and the Vera Bradley Foundation.
October 20, 2010
ANDERSON, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team suffered its fourth-straight loss in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition, as it fell in four sets at Anderson on Wednesday night.
October 17, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Chelsea Ludeman finished one block shy of a triple-double, as the freshman powered Defiance to a five-set victory over Bethany on Sunday afternoon. The win would be bittersweet however, after DC dropped the day’s opening match in straight sets to Hanover.
October 16, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College saw its hopes at a spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference take a hit on Saturday with a four-set loss to Transylvania in the first match of the afternoon. The Jackets rebounded to sweep Adrian in a non-conference clash.
October 14, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Kelsey Ferguson has been voted by the DC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the first winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award for the 2010-2011 year. The award is part of the NCAA’s Respect Campaign and will be announced every two weeks throughout the remainder of the year.
October 12, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced that Saturday’s volleyball tri-match with Transylvania and Adrian will be part of the NCAA’s 16th-Annual “Take a Kid to the Game” program. The afternoon’s festivities will begin at 10:00 am, with the first DC match starting at 11:00 am.
October 11, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, the DC volleyball team has provided entries on the team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, Heather Bradshaw talks about rebounding from a pair of tough defeats and staying focused on the fight for a spot in the HCAC Tournament.
October 10, 2010
CINCINNATI, Ohio – A two match win streak and a stretch of five victories in the last six showings came to a stop for the Defiance College volleyball team on Sunday afternoon with three-set losses to Mount St. Joseph and Thomas More.
October 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The start of an exciting new era for DC was ushered in on Friday as 18 shovels officially broke ground on a highly anticipated field house. The ceremony highlighted a busy 2010 Homecoming weekend and signaled the start of the Defiance College Athletic Center project.
October 05, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the DC volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, Sara Porter discusses the team's climb into second place in the HCAC and a crucial match at MSJ on Sunday.
October 02, 2010
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Defiance College won for the fifth time in its last six matches with a convincing straight-set victory at Franklin on Saturday afternoon. The win moves the Jackets into a three-way tie for second place in the conference standings.
October 01, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, Kelsey Ferguson talks about the team returning to Ohio to face Earlham in a key conference showdown.
September 29, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College made quick work of its first-ever Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference meeting against Earlham College, by bouncing the Quakers in straight sets to even its conference record at 1-1. The win was the fourth for the Jackets in their last five matches.
September 27, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Throughout the 2010 season, the DC volleyball team has provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, they talk about the team's final day in California.
September 26, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, Spenser Wells, Gretel Briand and Chandler Castle recap their third day in California.
September 25, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Defiance College took down West Coast Baptist in four sets to advance to the championship match against UC Santa Cruz on Saturday night at the UCSC Tournament. The Jackets won the first two sets but eventually fell in five to UCSC in the title match.
September 25, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the DC volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. In the latest entry, Meghan Hinds and Stacey Truskowski discuss winning the first two matches at the UCSC Tournament.
September 24, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – For the first time in the 2010 season, the Defiance College volleyball team won back-to-back matches, as the Yellow Jackets got past Concordia and Simpson on Friday on the opening day of the UC Santa Cruz Tournament.
September 23, 2010
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Throughout the 2010 season, members of the Defiance College volleyball team have provided entries on their team blog to give an inside look into the program. The latest entry talks about arriving in California and getting ready to compete in the UC Santa Cruz Tournament.
September 22, 2010
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule kicked off on Wednesday night for the Defiance College volleyball team. The Jackets battled Manchester to five sets but could not come away with the road victory.
September 18, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team ended its showing at the 2010 Wooster Kilt Classic with a five-set victory against Capital, before falling in straight sets to the host Wooster squad to round out a 2-2 effort at the tournament.
September 18, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio – Defiance College picked up its third win in its last five outings on the volleyball court on Friday, with a straight-set victory over Oberlin in DC’s first match of the Wooster Kilt Classic. The Jackets could complete the sweep however, falling in five to Westminster in the nightcap.
September 14, 2010
TIFFIN, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team played against a nationally ranked opponent for the fourth time in nine matches this season, as the Jackets headed to Tiffin, Ohio to play No. 19 Heidelberg for the second time in 2010.
September 11, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The second day of the 2010 DC Invitational went to same as the first for the Defiance College volleyball team, as the Yellow Jackets fell in the opener before sweeping Marygrove to complete the tournament.
September 10, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College split a pair of matches on the opening day of the 2010 DC Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets fell in four sets to Concordia to begin play, before rebounding to pull out a hard-fought, five-set affair against Manchester.
September 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program will host its 11th-Annual DC Invitational over the weekend, when six regional foes invade the Karl H. Weaner Community Center for the two-day event on Friday and Saturday.
September 04, 2010
ADA, Ohio – Defiance College could not pull out a victory in the season-opening Ohio Northern Tournament, as the Jackets were swept by No. 10 ONU before falling in four sets to Thomas More on Saturday afternoon.
September 03, 2010
ADA, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team suffered a pair of setbacks in Friday’s season-opening action at the Ohio Northern Tournament. The Jackets fell in three to No. 23 Heidelberg, before losing in four sets to Wooster.
September 02, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – As part of an ongoing attempt by Defiance College and its athletics program to have a lasting impact on the community, the volleyball team recently assisted with a Special Olympics Softball Tournament in Archbold, Ohio.
August 31, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The DC volleyball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010 season. The weekly updates on the blog will offer fans yet another exciting way to follow Yellow Jacket volleyball.
August 25, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball team will be hosting a campus volleyball tournament on Thursday, August 26 from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm in the Karl H. Weaner Community Center as part of its first-annual volleyball festival. For more information, please contact Brian Starkel at bstarkel@defiance.edu or at 419-783-2388.
August 12, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletics department is pleased to announce that its record books are now available online. Fans simply need to click on the ‘Record Book’ link in the left column of the website and then select which sport’s records to access.
August 05, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2010 HCAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll was announced on Thursday by the league office, with the Defiance College volleyball team getting picked to finish in fifth in the league. The Yellow Jackets also placed five student-athletes on the HCAC Watch List.
June 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletic department is pleased to announce that fans can now keep up with the Yellow Jackets on Facebook. The fan page will be updated with the latest news from DefianceAthletics.com. Go to Facebook.com and search for Defiance Athletics to become a fan today!
April 29, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program netted multiple honors at the 2010 Defiance College Purple and Gold Club’s 37th-Annual Spring Sports Banquet. Ashton Judis and Danyel Lipps, the squad’s only two seniors, were recognized for six awards collectively.
March 30, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball program announced its summer camp schedule that includes sessions for youth and high school girls, a tournament and individual or group instructions through private lessons.
December 02, 2009
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team. Defiance College saw 15 student-athletes make the list, raising its total by two from one year ago.
November 19, 2009
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the first time ever, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced an All-Sportsmanship Team for the fall of 2009. The award was developed as part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative.
November 13, 2009
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently unveiled its 2009 award winners and all-conference team. Defiance placed three student-athletes on the All-HCAC team, with Danyel Lipps, Marlea Rolander and Sara Porter earning the honor.
November 09, 2009
BLUFFTON, Ohio – Sara Porter averaged 13.5 kills, 9.5 digs, 3.0 assists and 1.5 total blocks per match during Defiance College’s run to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals and has been selected to the seven-athlete HCAC All-Tournament Team.
November 07, 2009
BLUFFTON, Ohio – A strong 2009 season for the Defiance College volleyball team came to an end on Saturday night in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Semifinals. The fourth-seeded Jackets fell 25-15, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13 to the top-seeded Bluffton squad.
November 07, 2009
BLUFFTON, Ohio - DC held off the fifth-seeded Rose-Hulman Engineers in the opening round of HCAC on Saturday afternoon by a 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 22-25, 15-11 score. The Jackets will now face top-seeded Bluffton at 7:00 pm with a trip to Sunday's championship match on the line.
November 06, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC volleyball team posted a 21-10 record during the 2009 regular season for its first 20-win campaign since 2005. The Yellow Jackets will now look to carry that success over into the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, when it travels to Bluffton on Saturday.
November 03, 2009
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The 2009 regular season came to a close on Tuesday night, along with an eight-match winning streak for the Jackets via a 3-0 loss at Bluffton. The setback sealed DC as the fourth seed in the upcoming Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
November 01, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Ashton Judis and Danyel Lipps played in front of a home crown for the final time of their collegiate careers on Sunday and helped Defiance post a 25-18, 25-17, 25-13 win against Franklin. The victory moved DC to 4-3 in league play and clinched a spot in the upcoming HCAC Tournament.
October 24, 2009
GAMBIER, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team scored wins over Allegheny and Kenyon on Saturday to push its current win streak to seven-straight contests and to record the fourth 20-win season in the seven-year tenure of head coach David Kwan.
October 22, 2009
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Defiance College blistered the Manchester defense on Thursday evening, en route to sweeping the Spartans for the team’s fifth-straight win. The Jackets posted a team hitting percentage of .418 and evened their record in HCAC play.
October 17, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College had little trouble racking up its fourth-straight win and its 17th victory of the 2009 campaign on Saturday, as it rolled past Marygrove in straight sets on Saturday during DC’s ‘Dig Pink’ rally.
October 15, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team will take part in the fight against breast cancer when it hosts Marygrove on Saturday at 12:00 pm. DC is one of hundreds of volleyball programs around the country raising funds for breast cancer research during the 2009 season.
October 14, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance continued its push towards the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a brisk 25-18, 27-25, 25-20 win over Anderson on Wednesday night. The Jackets dominated play at the net and hit .250 as a team to go with eight total blocks in the victory.
October 13, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball program has announced that its tri-match scheduled for Saturday, October 17 will now be a single match against Marygrove beginning at noon. The Jackets had originally been slated to play Marygrove at 10:00 am and then Wilmington in a 2:00 pm match.
October 10, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College volleyball team picked up its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory of the season on Saturday, with a 3-0 win at Transylvania. The Jackets also topped Cincinnati Clermont in straight sets in a non-conference contest.
October 09, 2009
DANVILLE, Ky. – Defiance played its third-straight five-set match on Friday, this time suffering a 3-2 loss in a non-conference clash at Centre. The loss drops the Jackets to 13-9 overall for the 2009 season.
October 04, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College split a pair of matches at home for the second time in as many days on Sunday afternoon. The Jackets dropped a five-set loss to Hanover but rebounded to outlast Kalamazoo in five.
October 03, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Danyel Lipps recorded five kills in a three-set defeat against Mount St. Joseph to become Defiance’s all-time career leader in kills. Lipps and DC would bounce back in their second match of the afternoon to top Kenyon in four sets.
September 26, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule got off to a frustrating start for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon, as the DC volleyball team fell in five sets at Rose-Hulman.
September 25, 2009
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Defiance College took on Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival, Franklin College, in a non-conference clash on Friday night and came away with a comfortable three-set victory.
September 21, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College is pleased to announce that fans can now keep up with the Jackets on Twitter. The DC Athletics Twitter page will be updated with the latest headlines and scores and followers can sign up to get the Twitter updates sent instantly via mobile texting, instant messages or email.
September 21, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Defiance College’s Danyel Lipps as its Player of the Week for volleyball, after the senior outside hitter led the Jackets to a 4-2 record and a second-place showing at the Marietta Tournament.
September 19, 2009
MARIETTA, Ohio – Defiance moved to 3-0 at the Marietta Tournament with a sweep of Ohio Valley but fell one win shy of claiming the tournament championship after suffering a straight-set defeat to the host Marietta squad.
September 18, 2009
MARIETTA, Ohio – Defiance College positioned itself for a shot at its second tournament championship of the year with a pair of wins on Friday at the Marietta Tournament. DC will enter Saturday as one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the round-robin event.
September 16, 2009
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team won for the fifth time in its last six matches by sweeping Earlham on Wednesday night. The Jackets posted a season-high .387 hitting percentage en route to the 3-0 victory.
September 15, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College saw its four-match win streak snapped on Tuesday night, via a four-set loss to No. 29 Heidelberg. The Yellow Jackets started slow, before rallying to win the third set to extend the match.
September 12, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College won its volleyball invitational for the second-straight year and the third time since 2005 by notching a pair of 3-0 victories over Concordia and Marygrove on Saturday.
September 11, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2009 Defiance College Invitational started with a bang for the Yellow Jackets on Friday, as DC rallied for a four-set win over Siena Heights, before edging Huntington in a thrilling five-set affair.
September 10, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – For the tenth year in a row the Defiance College volleyball team will host the DC Invitational. The Yellow Jackets will be joined by Concordia, Huntington, Marygrove and Siena Heights in the round-robin tournament on Friday and Saturday.
September 08, 2009
ADA, Ohio – Defiance went on the road Tuesday night to face its toughest challenge so far during the 2009 season in the form of the fourth-rated Ohio Northern Polar Bears. The Jackets fell in three sets to ONU after pushing the Bears in each of the final two sets.
September 05, 2009
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College closed out its season-opening performance at the 2009 Mount Union Tournament on Saturday by splitting a pair of matches against Case Western and Westminster.
September 05, 2009
ALLIANCE, Ohio – The 2009 season got underway for the Defiance College volleyball team on Friday with a pair of matches at the Mount Union Tournament. DC pulled out a five-set win against Oberlin to start the day, before dropping a straight-set loss to Alma.
August 06, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Poll was recently released by the league office. The Yellow Jackets placed five student-athletes on the HCAC Preseason Watch List and were picked to finish third in the nine-team league.
March 26, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball program will host a series of camps this summer, including separate sessions for youth and high school age girls, a team tournament and individual or group instruction via private lessons.
December 03, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for Academic All-HCAC. Student-athletes must own a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 and be varsity athletes during the fall semester to make the list.
November 12, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2008 award winners on Wednesday. Defiance saw three student-athletes earn accolades, as Kristen Nicely was named HCAC Freshman of the Year, while Danyel Lipps and Julie Brunsman each claimed All-HCAC honors.
November 10, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance hitters Danyel Lipps and Kristen Nicely led the Jackets to the championship match of the 2008 HCAC Tournament and were each named to the HCAC All-Tournament Team. The duo joined six others on the list after leading DC to its first finals appearance since 2005.
November 09, 2008
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The 2008 season came to a close on Sunday for the Defiance College volleyball team, as the Yellow Jackets fell to Mount St. Joseph in the championship match of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
November 08, 2008
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance earned a spot in the championship match of the 2008 HCAC Tournament with a four-set win against Manchester on Saturday night. The Jackets will play top-seeded Mount St. Joseph on Sunday for the HCAC Championship and the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
November 06, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After posting its first winning season in three years and ending one league win shy of its first HCAC regular season championship in program history, the Defiance College volleyball team will head to Cincinnati to compete in the HCAC Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Mount St. Joseph.
November 04, 2008
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team saw its bid for at least a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship fall short on Tuesday evening, as the Jackets fell in straight sets to a red-hot Bluffton squad.
October 28, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance picked up its fourth-straight victory in league play with a three-set win over HCAC foe Manchester on Tuesday night. The Jackets will now play for at least a share of the HCAC Championship when they close out the regular season at Bluffton on Nov. 4 at 7:00 pm.
October 27, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Danyel Lipps led Defiance College to a pair of key HCAC victories and has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Lipps logged double-doubles in each victory and helped the Yellow Jackets move into a tie for first place in the league standings.
October 27, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The start time for Tuesday's volleyball match between Defiance College and Manchester College has been pushed back to 7:30 pm. The match will be the final home contest of the regular season for the Yellow Jackets and DC will honor its parents and lone senior, Lauren Aldridge, prior to the start of the match. Defiance will enter play in a tie for first in the HCAC with a 5-1 record in league play.
October 26, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team notched its third-straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Rose-Hulman. The victory also moved the Jackets into a tie for first place in the league and clinched a spot in the upcoming HCAC Tournament.
October 25, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance kept pace with Mount St. Joseph atop the HCAC standings with a three-set win over Transylvania on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets improved to 4-1 in league play and remained tied with the Lions as the only one-loss teams in the conference.
October 18, 2008
OAKVILLE, Ontario – The Defiance College volleyball team won all five of its matches on Saturday to seal the Sheridan Tournament Championship. The Jackets dominated play for the weekend, winning all seven matches and dropping only one set in their third tournament championship.
October 17, 2008
OAKVILLE, Ontario – Defiance headed north of the border this weekend to compete in the Sheridan Tournament in Ontario, Canada. The Jackets had little trouble on the opening day of action, dispatching Canadore and Redeemer in straight sets.
October 15, 2008
ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance College moved into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday with a five-set win at Anderson. The Jackets now stand on the cusp of earning a spot in the HCAC Tournament and trail only MSJ in the league standings.
October 11, 2008
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Defiance suffered a pair of non-conference defeats on Saturday afternoon. The Jackets fell in four sets to Otterbein on the Cardinals’ home court, before losing in straight sets on the neutral court to Columbus State.
October 09, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team will take part in the “Dig for a Cure” program when it hosts Rose-Hulman at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 26. DC is one of the nine Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schools raising funds for breast cancer research during the 2008 season.
October 04, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance hosted Mount St. Joseph on Saturday morning inside of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center with sole-possession of first place in the HCAC up for grabs. The Jackets started fast against the No. 21 Lions, but could not finish off the upset and lost 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20.
September 29, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Kristin Nicely helped Defiance to a pair of conference victories and an early lead in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings and has been tabbed as the HCAC’s Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks.
September 27, 2008
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Defiance recorded a three-set victory over Franklin College on Saturday, September 27 to improve to 2-0 in the HCAC. The Jackets, who closed out September with two-straight wins, improve to 10-8 overall on the season.
September 26, 2008
HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College volleyball team overcame a 10-2 in the fifth set to grab a 3-2 victory over Hanover College on Friday, September 26. The Jackets move to 1-0 in HCAC play with the win, after defeating the defending HCAC champions for the first time since the 2006 campaign.
September 23, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team hosted the No. 13 Ohio Northern Polar Bears on Tuesday inside the Karl H. Weaner Community Center and came away with a three-set defeat.
September 19, 2008
HIRAM, Ohio – Defiance suffered consecutive losses on Friday for the first time since opening the season with a pair of defeats. The Jackets fell in four sets to Wooster in the early contest, before losing to Hiram by the same count.
September 17, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College volleyball team recently completed its community service project by spending a day working on the Kids Creation community playground. The project was part of a continuing focus of service and engagement at Defiance College.
September 15, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind – Just two days after leading Defiance to the 2008 DC Invitational championship and being named as the Most Valuable Player of the eight-team tournament, Kristin Nicely has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
September 13, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College stormed past Olivet and Albion on Saturday to clinch the 2008 DC Invitational Championship. It was the second tournament championship in as many weekends for the Yellow Jackets.
September 12, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College split a pair of five-set contests on Friday, topping Dominican in the afternoon match before falling just short to Concordia in the night cap.
September 11, 2008
DEFIANCE – The Defiance College volleyball team will host the Ninth-Annual DC Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The two-day event will feature eight teams and 16 matches showcasing some of the top collegiate teams in the area on the NCAA D-III and NAIA levels.
September 09, 2008
TIFFIN, Ohio – Defiance pushed a talented Heidelberg team to a fourth set before falling by a 25-19, 25-14, 24-26, 25-16 count on Tuesday night. The non-conference road defeat snapped DC’s four-match winning streak and was just its second loss in the past seven contests.
September 06, 2008
DELAWARE, Ohio – Defiance won for the fifth time in six matches, en route to winning the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational Championship on Saturday. The Jackets topped Grove City and Otterbein on the second day of the seven-team tournament and finished the weekend with a 4-0 mark.
September 05, 2008
DELAWARE, Ohio – Defiance did not drop a single set on Friday, sweeping Oberlin and Ohio Wesleyan in the first night of matches at the Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational. The Jackets have now won three of their last four matches on the young season.
August 30, 2008
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Defiance College picked up its first win of the young 2008 season on Saturday, scoring a 3-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan in its first match of the day. The Jackets would later fall in four sets to Baldwin-Wallace to close out the season-opening Kalamazoo Hornet Invitational.
August 29, 2008

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Julie Brunsman wasted little time putting her stamp on the 2008 campaign, as the sophomore tallied 38 assists, 12 digs and five blocks in only her second collegiate contest at the setter position. The breakout performance would not be enough to get Defiance the victory however, as DC fell in five sets to the host Kalamazoo team.

August 28, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a brand new athletic website on Thursday. DefianceAthletics.com will be the new home for DC’s 18 varsity athletic programs and will provide the Yellow Jacket teams with more extensive coverage than ever before.
August 11, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2008 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll was recently announced by the league office. Defiance College was tabbed fifth in the nine-team league and placed five student-athletes on the HCAC Watch List.
August 06, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Work has begun on an extensive three-week process to renovate Defiance College’s Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The project will include new scoreboards, new pads and athletic banners and a fresh coat of paint on the walls of the facility.