“Jillian Bauer, who made a tremendous impact while playing for the Verona High School and UW-Green Bay volleyball programs, now has the chance to make a different sort of impact on the court. Bauer ’16 (Elementary Education), has been named head coach of the Stoughton girls volleyball program,” the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Green Bay Director of Athletics Charles Guthrie has announced the hiring of Abbey Sutherland as the new head coach of the Green Bay Phoenix volleyball program. Sutherland comes to the Phoenix after spending the previous five seasons at nearby UW-Stevens Point, where she led the Pointers to a 146-36 record during her successful tenure including two WIAC regular season championships, two WIAC tournament championships and back-to-back runs to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. Sutherland replaces Sean Burdette who accepted the head coaching position at the University of Memphis in January. Green Bay has finished runner-up in the Horizon League Championship in each of the last two seasons, and returns the HL Freshman of the Year in Taylor Wolf, Honorable Mention setter Maddie Yoss and All-Freshman Team member Roberta Todd in 2018. Green Bay finished 17-16 and advanced to the NIVC Quarterfinals in 2017.
Listen, watch or cheer on your Phoenix this week. The Green Bay Volleyball team punched its ticket to the Postseason NIVC Quarterfinals on Friday evening, downing Illinois State 3-1 in the second round at the Kress Center. The Phoenix (17-15) challenges TCU in the Quarterfinal round on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Men’s basketball returns home to host Eastern Illinois on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Resch Center. Green Bay women’s basketball takes its 23rd ranking on the road to face Dayton at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6. It is a special “School Day” promotion for the Flyers (5-2), who expect 9,000 fans for the game. Green Bay is currently the top-ranked defensive team in the country.
The Green Bay volleyball team accepted an invite to both participate in and host the first and second round of the 2017 Postseason National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC), the tournament committee announced late Sunday evening. The Phoenix will open play in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 30, against Bowling Green at 6 p.m. at the Kress Events Center:
Thursday, Nov. 30 (Kress Events Center) [First Round]
Illinois State (21-12) vs. IUPUI (16-14), 3:30 p.m.
Green Bay (15-15) vs. Bowling Green (17-11), 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1 (Kress Events Center) [Second Round]
Winners of First Round matches, 6 p.m.
For the second time in just more than a week, a Green Bay athletics team made it to the championship game of the Horizon League championships, but came up just short. Last week it was the men’s soccer team. The Green Bay volleyball team fell in the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament for the second-straight year on Sunday (Nov. 19, 2017) to No. 1 seed Cleveland State, 3-0. The team finished 15-15 on the year.
Stock up on Phoenix apparel this Phoenix Friday (11/03) with a $10-and-under t-shirt table deal at The Phoenix Bookstore — just in time to cheer on the Green Bay volleyball team as it hosts IUPUI (Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) Friday night at 6 p.m. Attend the free performance of the Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center. Cheapseats is featuring Dunkirk Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Only $2! Go Phoenix!
Coming off a strong 2016 campaign as the league runner-up in both the Horizon League regular season and conference tournament, the Green Bay volleyball team was voted second in the 2017 Horizon League Preseason Poll, the league announced last week. Defending league champion Cleveland State was tabbed the preseason favorite. For a full outlook on what should be an exciting season for the Phoenix, check out our full preview here.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that among 822 teams that have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2016-17 season, UW-Green Bay has been recognized as a Top 25 NCAA Division I team by GPA. The team posted a 3.6776 cumulative GPA in 2016-17, with eight student-athletes landing on the Horizon League Honor Roll for the spring semester. Lydia DeWeese, Megan Powers and Taylor Totka each received All-Academic honors from the League as well, recognizing their athletic and academic accomplishments. Read more at GreenBayPhoenix.com.
The July 4th week is a quiet one for camps at UW-Green Bay. Next week more than 130 campers will be welcomed to campus for UW-Green Bay Middle School Band, Orchestra, Choral and Piano Camps. Campers participate in rehearsals, master classes, sectionals and “camper’s choice” classes. A free, public concert begins at 6:00 p.m. July 14 in the Weidner Center. About 20 participants will be on campus next week for Video Game Programming Camp, Level 1. Campers learn about the world of object-oriented programming, receive an introduction to developing software in a gaming environment, learn basic techniques to creating games and will be introduced to object-oriented programming. The end of the week brings volleyball players for the Adidas Phoenix Volleyball Camp, facilitated by the Green Bay women’s volleyball coach, Sean Burdette, and his staff.
Green Bay volleyball will present “Kids Fun Day and a Movie” from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Children will get a taste of volleyball and play fun games in the morning with players and coaching staff. Pizza and a drink will be provided for lunch. Children can bring a bag lunch if preferred. After lunch, they will watch Finding Dory. The cost is $35. Learn more or register online now. Please contact Chris Seidl at email@example.com or 920-851-7503 with any questions. Upcoming Green Bay volleyball camps and clinics.