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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Junior Emmy Klika (12) screams in celebration after winning a point during a match against Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House on Oct. 7, 2023.

Emmy Klika: ‘You have to embrace the pressure’

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2024
The libero position is challenging. It's a position full of pressure. Pitt volleyball's libero Emmy Klika has embraced the pressure that comes with the role of libero through her work ethic and confidence in herself.
Senior setter Rachel Fairbanks (10) sets the ball during Saturday night’s game against Ohio State in the Fitzgerald Field House.

Photos: Pitt volleyball wins in 3 sets to Ohio State

By Ethan Shulman, Visual Editor March 25, 2024

Pitt women’s volleyball swept the Ohio State Buckeyes in three sets during Saturday afternoon’s game in the Fitzgerald Field House.

Senior opposite hitter Rachel Fairbanks (10) spikes the ball during Saturday night’s game against Ohio State in the Fitzgerald Field House.

Pitt volleyball showcases future in spring game

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 25, 2024

Change is expected in the offseason, even for a program that made three consecutive Final Four appearances. For Pitt volleyball, even with change, some things stay the same, and that’s winning. In Pitt’s...

Graduate student Emma Monks (9) and junior Rachel Fairbanks (10) jump to block a ball during Friday night’s volleyball match against Coppin State in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament at the Petersen Events Center.

Cat Flood to return to Pitt for final season

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor February 18, 2024

On Friday, graduate student serve specialist and outside hitter Cat Flood announced that she is returning to Pitt for her fifth and final season of collegiate eligibility. The announcement comes just under...

Nebraskas Merritt Beason (13) scores past Pittsburghs Torrey Stafford (4) and Emma Monks (9) during a semifinal match in the NCAA Division I womens college volleyball tournament Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, in Tampa, Fl.

Pitt volleyball falls to Nebraska in Final Four

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 14, 2023

Defense wins championships, and that was extremely evident in Tampa, Florida, for Pitt volleyball’s Final Four matchup against Nebraska. “There [was] some ugly volleyball,” Nebraska head coach...

Pitt volleyball cheers following a point in the Fitzgerald Field House during their game against Louisville on Saturday.

Feature | Pitt volleyball finds ways to improve in 2023

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 14, 2023

This season, Pitt volleyball head coach Dan Fisher brought in a roster that is full of first-years, transfers and veterans to replace the program’s 2022 Final Four team in hopes of winning the Panthers'...

Pitt volleyball in the Fitzgerald Field House during their game against Louisville on Saturday.

Preview | Pitt volleyball looks to qualify for its first-ever National Title game by taking down Nebraska on Thursday

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 13, 2023

The Final Four has become a yearly destination for head coach Dan Fisher’s Pitt volleyball program, as they are playing in their third straight National Semifinal. The Panthers will take the court on...

First-year opposite hitter Olivia Babcock (5) serves the ball in front of a record-setting crowd during Saturday afternoons match against Louisville at the Petersen Events Center.

Five Pitt volleyball players earn All-American honors, Olivia Babcock wins Freshman of the Year

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor December 13, 2023

With the NCAA Final Four on the horizon, Pitt volleyball received some morale-boosting news on Wednesday, as the AVCA bestowed five Panthers with All-American honors. First-year right-side hitter Olivia...

Redshirt senior outside hitter Valeria Vazquez Gomez (2)  celebrates with teammates following their win against Louisville in the Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday.

Photos: Pitt volleyball reverse sweeps Louisville in NCAA Tournament

By Hannah Levine, Staff Photographer December 10, 2023

Pitt volleyball beat Louisville 3-2 in the Elite Eight match of the NCAA tournament to advance to the national semifinals. The match was hosted at the Fitzgerald Field House in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.

Pitt volleyball in the Fitzgerald Field House during their game against Louisville on Saturday.

Pitt volleyball completes the reverse sweep, advances to Final Four

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2023

Last season, the Panthers fell to ACC rival Louisville in heartbreaking fashion in the Final Four.  And nothing in sports feels better than sweet, sweet, revenge. And Pitt volleyball achieved that...

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