Tag: USF Volleyball

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Bulls job a homecoming for Shepardson

It wasn’t a hard decision for USF volleyball’s new coach to make, even though it involves a move across the country. And why not? It is, after all, a homecoming for Jolene Shepardson. For the Tampa native and USF alumna, leaving San Jose State, where she had been the coach […]

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Kelly names new head volleyball coach

USF volleyball has its new leader. Jolene Shepardson was named head coach of the Bulls on Thursday, Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly announced. A native of Tampa, Shepardson (née Patton) helped lead USF to its most recent conference championship during the 2002 season. She ranked second on the team […]

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Draper dismissed from USF volleyball

USF has made its second coaching change in a week, as Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly announced Wednesday his decision to not renew the contract of volleyball coach Courtney Draper. In her eight seasons in charge, Draper’s Bulls were 117-135 and 61-86 in conference play. “I would like to […]

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Young Bulls fall to SMU in 4 sets

Young teams can be fun because they’re energetic and constantly learning.  But learning can come with making a lot of mistakes. These mistakes cost USF volleyball (7-13, 1-5 AAC) against SMU (11-5, 4-2 AAC) on Sunday at The Corral, as the Bulls committed 37 errors on the way to their […]

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NOTEBOOK: Friday night lights at USF

It was a brisk night in Tampa on Friday night. Fortunately, AAC play is heating up for several Olympic sports. USF men’s soccer and volleyball were in action at home Friday as a part of homecoming activities. Both could have used a win. Neither got one. Defensive mistakes cost Bulls […]

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NOTEBOOK: Williams heads to WNBA final

Courtney Williams is just three wins away from glory. The former USF women’s basketball standout is heading to the WNBA final after the Connecticut Sun completed a three-game sweep in the semifinal by defeating the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night. Williams played for the Bulls from 2012-2016. Williams is […]

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Bulls fall to Hoosiers in 5 sets

USF volleyball (4-7) scared Indiana before falling in five sets (25-16, 18-25, 25-17, 16-25, 15-8) Friday night at The Corral. Indiana, coming in on a five-game win streak, felt unstoppable after beating No. 15 Kentucky. For the majority of the match, though, a win seemed in the Bulls’ sights, as […]

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A good loss and a bad loss

GAINESVILLE — Wins and losses aren’t always black and white. Some wins can feel like losses, while some losses feel better than others. USF volleyball (3-5) experienced losses on both ends of the spectrum Friday during the first day of the Gator Invitational at the O’Connell Center. The latter was […]