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Moby Arena Slated for Renovation

Dec 7, 2011

On Tuesday, CSU President Tony Frank unveiled a plan to the Board of Governors to undertake a $4.5 million renovation project to Moby Arena, claiming that it was partially motivated by a desire to reward CSU’s successful volleyball program.

Hilbert Named Region's Coach of the Year

Dec 7, 2011

This was Katelyn Steffan's night. That's what teammate Brieon Paige had said after a practice earlier in the week, and Steffan made sure it lived up to its billing, slamming down kills for the final two points to give CSU's 24th-ranked volleyball team a three-game sweep of Wyoming.

Hawai'i Ends CSU Volleyball's Season

Dec 3, 2011

CSU's volleyball team saw its season come to an end late Friday night with a 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 loss to third-ranked Hawaii before 8,624 fans on its home court in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

CSU Beats #13 Oregon in NCAA's

Dec 2, 2011

"It was a typical five gamer, only against a better team than we usually play," Colorado State University coach Tom Hilbert said. "We did that against the 13th-ranked team in the nation. It shows me that our team is pretty darn good."

CSU Volleyball Opens Tournament in Hawai'i

Dec 1, 2011

Oregon coach Jim Moore wasn't exactly pleased when he saw that his Ducks, ranked No. 13 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association's final regular-season Top 25 poll, would have to open the NCAA Tournament against CSU in Hawaii.

Steffan Took Position Change to Heart

Nov 29, 2011

The 6-foot-4 Steffan was voted the Mountain West Conference player of the year by the league's coaches after guiding the Rams (23-5) to a third consecutive MW regular-season title with a team-leading 3.66 kills and 4.29 points a set.

CSU Rolls by New Mexico State

Nov 26, 2011

"This was a very good match for us to play right now," CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. "I think it simulates the kind of match we'll have in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I think this team is pretty good."

CSU Wins MW Tournament, NCAA Next

Nov 20, 2011

The Rams (22-5), the regular-season champions, were led by Katelyn Steffan, the tournament MVP. Steffan, Brieon Paige and Dana Cranston made the all-tournament team, and Izzy Gaulia was chosen the tournament's outstanding libero.

CSU Sweeps Wyoming, Advances to Finals

Nov 19, 2011

Katelyn Steffan had 12 kills and Dana Cranston had 10 tonight to lead the CSU volleyball team to a three-set win over Wyoming and into Sunday night's title match in the Mountain West Conference Tournament.

Steffan, Hilbert Earn Top MW Honors

Nov 17, 2011

CSU's Katelyn Steffan, who led the Rams' volleyball team to the Mountain West Conference's regular-season championship, was chosen Thursday night as the MW's player of the year.

Rams Playing Best Volleyball of The Year

Nov 10, 2011

"This team can be very good when everything's clicking. We have ingredients that we haven't had. We've got two very low-error outside hitters, who are both athletic. We've got great blocking; we've got great serving. So when the ballhandling and setting is all sort of in flow, we're really good."

Steffan Leads CSU Past Wyoming

Nov 5, 2011

This was Katelyn Steffan's night. That's what teammate Brieon Paige had said after a practice earlier in the week, and Steffan made sure it lived up to its billing, slamming down kills for the final two points to give CSU's 24th-ranked volleyball team a three-game sweep of Wyoming.

Senior Night for Katelyn Steffan

Nov 4, 2011

Katelyn Steffan isn’t a big fan of being the center of attention, but Friday night before the CSU volleyball team’s match against the University of Wyoming, all eyes will be on her.

CSU Gets Another Shot at Wyoming

Nov 4, 2011

It was a match CSU's volleyball team knew it shouldn't have lost. Up two sets to none Oct. 8 at Wyoming, the Rams wasted multiple match-point opportunities in both the third and fifth sets and wound up losing to the Cowgirls.

CSU's Paige Named MW Player of the Week

Oct 31, 2011

CSU's Brieon Paige was named the Mountain West Conference's volleyball player of the week Monday and the Rams moved up one spot, to No. 24, in the national rankings after sweeping San Diego State and UNLV in three sets apiece last week.

Rams Defeat Rebels

Oct 30, 2011

Marlee Reynolds hasn't played much this season for the CSU volleyball team, the second-fewest sets on the team in fact. So when Reynolds got on the court Saturday against UNLV, she wanted to make every minute count.


Oct 28, 2011

CSU's volleyball team went back and forth with San Diego State for the better part of each set Thursday night, with neither team ever building more than a two- or three-point cushion. But come crunch time at the end of each set, the 25th-ranked Rams seized control while rolling to a 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 win over the Aztecs before 1,600 fans at Moby Arena.

CSU Runs Streak to 36 Over Air Force

Oct 22, 2011

CSU’s volleyball team had little trouble against Air Force on Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Falcons 25-16, 25-13, 25-19 in a Mountain West Conference match played in front of a crowd 1,022 at Falcon Court at East Gym.

CSU Volleyball Needs a Challenge

Oct 22, 2011

Coaches of successful teams always are worried about their teams playing down to the level of inferior opponents. That hasn't been a problem recently for the CSU volleyball team, coach Tom Hilbert said Friday.

CSU Rolls Over Boise State

Oct 21, 2011

"We did a great job of serving and passing," Hilbert said. "I think nine out of our first 10 swings were kills. That's high quality."

CSU Volleyball Sweeps TCU

Oct 15, 2011

Following a sweep of New Mexico on Thursday, the CSU volleyball team dropped TCU in convincing fashion on Saturday, defeating them in three sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-15).

TCU May Be CSU's Toughest Test

Oct 15, 2011

CSU's traditional rivals for the Mountain West Conference volleyball title are gone, with Utah off to the Pacific-12 Conference and Brigham Young playing in the West Coast Conference.

CSU Sweeps New Mexico

Oct 13, 2011

Left-side hitter Katelyn Steffan had 10 kills, and the CSU volleyball team overcame shaky starts in all three sets Thursday night with strong finishes to sweep New Mexico 25-20, 25-23, 25-14 before 1,450 fans at Moby Arena.

Volleyball Coach Riding the Hot Hand

Oct 13, 2011

Just a few days after his CSU volleyball team began practicing for this season, coach Tom Hilbert said he wasn't sure he could keep Tori Brummett or Kelsey Snider off the court this season.

Volleyball Falls to Wyoming in 5

Oct 8, 2011

The Cowgirls rallied to win the match in five games (15-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22 and 16-18) and dealt the Rams their first loss in the Mountain West as the Rams dropped to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in MW action.

Steffan Honored by MW

Oct 4, 2011

Katelyn Steffan, who helped the CSU volleyball team win two road matches last week, was honored Monday as the Mountain West Conference's co-player of the week.

Rams Crush Aztecs

Oct 3, 2011

On a rare Sunday afternoon match in San Diego, the CSU volleyball team disposed of its in-conference rivals San Diego State in four sets (25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18).

Rams Defeat UNLV in 5

Sept 30, 2011

Katelyn Steffan simply would not let her team lose. She fired home a career-high 28 kills with only five errors on the evening, including the decisive point in the CSU volleyball team’s 3-2 win at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Steffan Up for CSU Volleyball

Sept 24, 2011

Sure, nothing's more fun than unloading all your weaponry, but that's not what made the Colorado State volleyball team happiest Saturday against Boise State.

CSU Sweeps Boise State

Sept 24, 2011

CSU completed a sweep of its first two conference opponents on Saturday, defeating the Boise State Broncos in straight sets (25-13, 25-17, 25-20).

CSU Sweeps Air Force in Opener

Sept 23, 2011

Coach Tom Hilbert saw the best and worst of his CSU volleyball team Thursday night. All in one match that the 20th-ranked Rams still managed to sweep, extending their dominance over Air Force to 34 consecutive matches.

CSU Expected to Compete for MW Title

Sept 22, 2011

The inconsistency that coach Tom Hilbert said he expected to see this season from his rebuilding CSU volleyball team have been obvious through the first four weeks of the season.

CSU Hopes MW Slate Focuses Direction

Sept 21, 2011

At its sharpest, the Rams have fit the role of a top-25 national program, with a tournament victory in Arkansas and a spellbinding five-set comeback victory against Nebraska at Moby Arena that featured fierce play and unending resolve in the face of monster competition.

Denver Spikes CSU Volleyball Team

Sept 16, 2011

Forgive the bags underneath Faimie Kingsley's eyes this morning. There was no way, the University of Denver volleyball player said Friday night, that she was going to sleep after leading the Pioneers to a stunning 27-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 win over No. 19 CSU at Hamilton Gymnasium.

CSU Volleyball Sweeps Northern Colorado

Sept 10, 2011

The Rams defeated the Northern Colorado Bears, 25-23, 28-26, 25-20, led by Brieon Paige and Katelyn Steffan. Both players were named to the all-tournament team after the match, with Steffan receving MVP honors for the second time in a tournament this year.

Wichita State Upsets CSU

Sept 9, 2011

A week after fans stormed the court in a celebration of one of the biggest victories in the history of CSU's volleyball program, it was visiting Wichita State dancing around Friday night at Moby Arena.

CSU to Face Tough Weekend

Sept 8, 2011

CSU's 14th-ranked volleyball team will see a wide range of styles of play in the three-day Ram Volleyball Classic, coach Tom Hilbert said Wednesday.

Back Row Back Up

Sept 7, 2011

When the Colorado State volleyball team fully assessed its to-do list over the spring and summer, finding new answers at setter and outside hitter were hot-button topics that took multiple weeks to evaluate.

Plourde, CSU Team Getting Noticed

Sept 5, 2011

CSU's upset of No. 5 Nebraska in volleyball helped the Rams climb one spot, to No. 14, in the national rankings Monday and earned middle blocker Megan Plourde the Mountain West Conference player of the week honor.

CSU Sweeps Albany in 3

Sept 3, 2011

After beating No. 5 Nebraska on Friday night, the CSU volleyball team continued its winning ways by defeating the Albany Great Danes, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 27-25) Saturday night at Moby Arena.

CSU Volleyball Rallies Past Nebraska

Sept 2, 2011

CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert says if his team doesn't block well, it's not a very good team. The 15th-ranked Rams certainly didn't look like a good team Friday night in the opening two sets against fifth-ranked Nebraska.

Rams Come Back - Win in 5

Sept 2, 2011

Most CSU students won’t ever get the chance to storm the floor. Those who watched the Rams defeat No. 5 University of Nebraska 3-2 Friday night in Moby Arena seized the opportunity.

CSU Volleyball Swept by Sooners

Aug 30, 2011

Although CSU's volleyball team didn't have much trouble with its first three opponents this season, the 15th-ranked Rams' flaws were exposed Monday night by No. 17 Oklahoma.

Vollleyball Bringing the Broom

Aug 29, 2011

New faces in different places didn’t trip up the CSU volleyball team in its first action of the season, as the Rams won the Arkansas Invitational over the weekend.

CSU Volleyball Improves to 3-0

Aug 27, 2011

"I keep saying this, but our team continues to play with so much maturity," CSU coach Tom Hilbert said via press release. "They gave so few points away and made the other teams have to work very hard to score."

Volleyball Packed with Potential

Aug 26, 2011

The setter, both left-side hitters, the right-side hitter and even the libero are new. There's a lot of change this fall in the CSU volleyball program, but coach Tom Hilbert believes there's tremendous potential, too.

Bar Set High for Volleyball

Aug 22, 2011

Head coach Tom Hilbert and the CSU volleyball team are used to high expectations. They are the two-time reigning Mountain West Champions and have been to the NCAA Tournament every year since 1995.

Steffan Learning Left

Aug 20, 2011

It would have been easy for Katelyn Steffan to settle in at right-side hitter for another season, putting the finishing touches on a solid volleyball career at CSU.

Hilbert Still Tweaking Line-up

Aug 18, 2011

The season-opener for his 15th-ranked CSU volleyball team is just eight days away, and coach Tom Hilbert isn't sure he's any closer to figuring out his lineup now than he was last spring.

Volleyball Ranked #15

Aug 16, 2011

Coach Tom Hilbert has to replace his setter, two left-side hitters and libero from a team that went 26-5 and finished No. 16 in the nation a year ago.

Rams Begin Practice

Aug 11, 2011

Although he's got three starters and two of his top reserves returning from a team that won a second consecutive Mountain West Conference title and was ranked No. 16 in the nation at the end of the season, longtime coach Tom Hilbert said the work he must do to rebuild CSU's volleyball team this fall, "energizes me."

Cranston to Play for Canadian National Team

May 27, 2011

Dana Cranston has dreamed of representing her county in international competition since she was a little girl. That dream is coming true this summer for Cranston, a junior on the CSU volleyball team.

Volleyball Uses Spring to Lay Foundation

May 3, 2011

This was anything but a typical spring for CSU's high-powered volleyball team, which is undergoing major reconstruction instead of its usual fine-tuning as it prepares for the coming season.

Volleyball Starts Fast - Falls to Tianjin

April 26, 2011

Playing at altitude for the first time on its U.S. tour and with a backup setter because of an illness, it took some time Tuesday night for Tianjin Bridgestone to find its rhythm.

Rams Host Top Chinese Team

April 25, 2011

Final exams are next week, but the CSU volleyball team will get an early test of the progress it has made this spring tonight, when the Rams take on a top Chinese professional team in an exhibition match at Moby Arena.

Pair of Freshmen Battle for Setting Spot

April 19, 2011

Katie Rutherford and Deedra Foss knew they'd be competing to be the starting setter on CSU's volleyball team since arriving on campus last summer.

Colorado State Finishes Ranked 16th

December 22, 2010

CSU’s volleyball team, eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in the second round by No. 3 seed Stanford, was No. 16 in the final national rankings announced Tuesday.

Pair of CSU Volleyball Players All-Region

December 8, 2010

CSU volleyball players Danielle Minch and Megan Plourde were repeat selections Tuesday to the American Volleyball Coaches Association all-region team, putting both in the running for All-America consideration.

Ram Volleyball Ends Another Impressive Season

December 6, 2010

The Colorado State volleyball season came to a close Saturday night with a second round loss in the NCAA Tournament at the hands of third-overall-seed Stanford, a national championship favorite.

Cardinal Ousts Rams From NCAA's

December 5, 2010

CSU huddled together one more time as a team. The Rams gave themselves a cheer and waved to their small band of fans before making their way to the locker room.

Rams Rally to Win Opener, Face Stanford

December 4, 2010

Coach Tom Hilbert hustled everybody off the court following CSU's exhausting 19-25, 20-25, 25-12, 25-21, 15-12 victory Friday night over Cal State-Fullerton in the first round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at Maples Pavilion.

Volleyball Ready to Make a Tourney Run

December 3, 2010

A year ago, CSU's volleyball team knocked off the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament in the second round and gave a Minnesota team that advanced to the Final Four all it could handle in the regional semifinals.

No Mysteries for Rams and Titans

December 2, 2010

The best friend of CSU setter Evan Sanders is a defensive specialist for Cal State-Fullerton, and the Rams' Brieon Paige also has a former club teammate playing for the Titans.

Minch Wins Another Player of the Year Award

December 1, 2010

Danielle Minch said Tuesday she never felt the pressure to repeat as Mountain West Conference volleyball player of the year.

Volleyball California-Bound for Tourney

November 29, 2010

The Colorado State volleyball team spent its Thanksgiving break accomplishing their pre-season goal of winning a 13th Mountain West Conference championship.

CSU To Open Tourney Against Fullerton

November 29, 2010

The usual cheers were muted Sunday when the CSU volleyball team learned its NCAA Tournament fate during a watch party with about 100 fans at the Beach House Grill.

Rams Lean on Seniors in Home Finale

November 27, 2010

Danielle Minch and Jacque Davisson, two seniors playing in their final home matches, weren't about to leave Moby Arena on a two-match losing streak.

Seniors Have Played Key Roles

November 26, 2010

Danielle Minch and Jacque Davisson were highly recruited athletes who could have played volleyball at a lot of colleges across the country.

Davisson Keeps Fire Burning for CSU

November 24, 2010

Jacque Davisson is thinking about becoming a firefighter. It's a profession that combines many of her passions, including physical fitness, teamwork and the opportunity to help others.

Volleyball Clinches Share of MWC Title

November 19, 2010

The Rams won, 25-20, 25-21, 25-13, behind dominant performances from two of their senior leaders, Jacque Davisson and Danielle Minch, who had 9 and 15 kills, respectively.

Rams Clinch Share of MWC Title

November 19, 2010

"I think it's great, but we wanted to win the next two to establish that we are the outright winner," CSU coach Tom Hilbert said.

Rams Aim to Clinch Share of MWC Title

November 18, 2010

The battle for the Bronze Boot isn't until Saturday, but the volleyball teams at CSU and Wyoming will renew the Border War today at UniWyo Sports Complex - two days before the football teams square off next door at War Memorial Stadium.

Jacque Davisson: A Love of the Game

November 15, 2010

It’s a cloudy October day over CSU’s volleyball pit, and Jacque Davisson is as pumped as ever. Exiting the locker room, last in the line of her teammates, she slaps the doorway, marked with the Rams’ logo, and begins to cheer as the Rams prepare to take on Denver.

Rams Get Back to Winning

November 13, 2010

The CSU volleyball team bounced back from its first Mountain West Conference loss in a big way. The 13th-ranked Rams defeated TCU 25-18, 25-21, 25-16, two days after losing at New Mexico.

Lobos Sweep Rams

November 11, 2010

A 13-match winning streak came to a screeching halt Thursday night for the CSU volleyball team.

Rough Road Swing Ahead

November 10, 2010

The Brigham Young-Utah road trip used to be the toughest in the Mountain West Conference for the CSU volleyball team.

CSU Signs Top Volleyball Recruit

November 10, 2010

CSU's volleyball program signed one of the top high school recruits in the nation Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA's early signing period for volleyball and most other sports.

Colorado State Pushes Win Streak to 13

November 6, 2010

The No. 14 ranked CSU volleyball team extended its winning streak to 13 games after sweeping the Air Force on Saturday at Moby Arena.

Standing Alone: Hilbert Winningest Coach in CSU History

November 5, 2010

It only took CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert one try to surpass legendary basketball coach Jim Williams as CSU’s all-time leader in wins.

Hilbert Sets School Mark for Victories

November 5, 2010

The win was the 11th in a row for the Rams (21-2, 10-0 Mountain West Conference) and made Hilbert the winningest coach in school history in any sport.

With a Win, Hilbert Becomes Winningest

November 4, 2010

Tonight is a shot at history for CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert. If the Rams win in their second-half of conference play tonight against UNLV, Hilbert will become the winningest coach in university sports history.

Hilbert on Verge of Being CSU's Winningest

November 4, 2010

NCAA Tournament berths every year, frequent appearances in the Top 25 and seven conference titles in the Mountain West Conference's 10 previous seasons.The success of CSU's volleyball program under coach Tom Hilbert has been simply remarkable.

Volleyball Still Rolling

October 31, 2010

Colorado State’s volleyball team must feel like a bunch of janitors lately, as the Rams have now swept their last four opponents, defeating San Diego State 3-0 on Saturday.

Rams Perferct at Half-Way Point

October 24, 2010

The No. 15 CSU volleyball team completed an undefeated first half of Mountain West Conference play Friday night with a win over Wyoming.

Rams Take Match to Cowgirls

October 23, 2010

Despite strong starts in all three sets by the Cowgirls, the 15th-ranked CSU volleyball team overpowered Wyoming in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-17) Friday night at Moby Arena for its 25th consecutive victory against its rival.

Cowgirls Bring Challenge to Rams

October 22, 2010

This year, the Cowgirls are off to their best start ever, are one of the Rams' closest pursuers in the race for the Mountain West Conference title and the last team left in Colorado State University's first run through the conference schedule.

Rams Make Short Work of Pioneers

October 21, 2010

The Rams (18-2) had eight players get two kills or more, hit a season-best .471 and never were challenged by Denver (11-14) while winning their ninth consecutive match.

Paige Making Most of Her Opportunity

October 20, 2010

For four of the six rotations in every match, Paige is simply an observer, standing alongside freshmen who are redshirting and reserves who seldom, if ever, play.

Defense Key in CSU's Sweep of UNM

October 18, 2010

Saturday night the Colorado State volleyball team finished off a victorious homecoming weekend with a three-set sweep of Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico.

Rams Push Winning Streak to Seven

October 17, 2010

The Rams blistered New Mexico 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 to extend their overall winning streak to eight matches and their Mountain West Conference home winning streak to 27 matches.

Rams Push Winning Streak to Seven

October 15, 2010

Five set matches are becoming the norm at Moby Arena. Colorado State (16-2, 6-0 MWC) defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 3-2 on Thursday night. It was the Ram’s fourth consecutive five-set match at Moby.

Rams Volleyball Battle Tested

October 15, 2010

Danielle Minch was at her best when her team needed her the most Thursday night, getting two blocks and a kill during a rally that gave CSU's 16th-ranked volleyball team a comeback win in the second set and three kills and a block in the fifth set to give the Rams a nail-biting five-set win over TCU before 2,180 fans at Moby Arena...

Rams Show Versatility against UNLV

October 10, 2010

For the second straight match, the Colorado State volleyball team played without the reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Danielle Minch, and for the second straight match the Rams swept their opponent.

Rams Sweep UNLV Volleyball

October 10, 2010

Dana Cranston returned to the lineup for CSU’s volleyball team and made a big impact Saturday in a sweep at UNLV.

Rams Get Cranston Back for UNLV

October 9, 2010

CSU's volleyball team expects to get one of the two injured players who missed Thursday night's match back today, when the 17th-ranked Rams (14-2, 4-0 Mountain West Conference) visit UNLV (6-11, 2-2) for a 1 p.m. match at Cox Pavilion.

Short-Handed Rams Sweep Falcons

October 8, 2010

Down two players because of injuries and trailing by five points late in the third set, CSU's 17th-ranked volleyball team had to rally Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep of Air Force at East Gym.

Rams Win 5-Set Thriller

October 1, 2010

Moby Arena’s scoreboard could barely keep up with the Rams on its last night of service, as Colorado State’s volleyball team beat San Diego State in a five-set track meet.

Rams Top Aztecs in Five

October 1, 2010

One set was all CSU. The next, all San Diego State. Back and forth the Rams and Aztecs went Thursday night, each team dominating the other in alternate sets.

CSU Opens HOme MWC Slate with SDSU

September 30, 2010

The Colorado State volleyball team returns to Moby Arena tonight to play its first home conference match of the season as it faces San Diego State at 7 p.m.

Versatile Cranston Making Impact for CSU

September 30, 2010

Dana Cranston was being asked how long it took her to return to her hometown Wednesday when CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert walked past...

CSU Overwhelms UNC in Greeley

September 29, 2010

Colorado State volleyball put in its most dominant performance of the season Tuesday night, sweeping Northern Colorado 3-0.

CSU Volleyball Throws Block Party at UNC

September 29, 2010

The Rams simply blocked everything out. The crowd, the effects of playing in an opponent's gym and, most of all, everything the Bears threw at them in a 25-19, 25-16, 25-14 win.

Rams Prepared for UNC Showdown

September 28, 2010

After getting its feet wet in Mountain West Conference play in Utah, the CSU volleyball team jumps back out of league action for a showdown against Northern Colorado in Greeley at 7 p.m.

Back on the Road, CSU Faces UNC

September 28, 2010

It's not the kind of schedule CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert would choose to have his team play if he could do it over again he said Monday after a 2-hour practice at Moby Arena.

CSU Volleyball Sweeps Utah Trip

September 26, 2010

The 18th-ranked CSU volleyball team completed a sweep of the Utah schools Sunday by winning the Utah match in three sets.

Rams Beat BYU in MWC Opener

September 24, 2010

The Cougars, who came into the match with just three victories, pushed the Rams to the five-set limit before falling 25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 24-26, 15-13 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

Rams Making Utah Trip for Final Time

September 24, 2010

CSU's 18th-ranked volleyball team isn't just traveling to the Wasatch Front this weekend. The Rams (9-2) will be taking a trip down memory lane when they visit Provo, Utah, tonight to play Brigham Young (3-9) and to Salt Lake City on Sunday to face Utah (5-7).

CSU Drops 5-Set Match to LBSU

September 20, 2010

"How can we grow from this?" That’s the question the Colorado State volleyball team asked itself Friday night following a five-set loss to Long Beach State University at Moby Arena.

CSU Volleyball Squeaks Past VCU

September 17, 2010

Colorado State prevailed Thursday night in a five-set match to win the “battle of the rams” against Virginia Commonwealth.

CSU Volleyball Ready to Face VCU

September 16, 2010

Looking for some Ram on Ram action? Then look no further than Moby Arena tonight when CSU volleyball takes on the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams.

CSU Volleyball Refuses to Look Ahead

September 16, 2010

Veteran CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert is doing everything he can to keep his 14th-ranked Rams (8-1) from falling into that trap and overlooking the 1-10 Virginia Commonwealth team they face tonight at Moby Arena.

CSU Volleyball Runs Through Own Tourney

September 12, 2010

The CSU volleyball team played a clunker earlier in the day against Northeastern and they knew it. They weren't going to repeat it against Illinois State in the last match of the Rams Volleyball Classic on Saturday night.

CSU Sweeps Volleyball Classic

September 12, 2010

Moby Arena continued to work its magic for the Colorado State volleyball team over the weekend, as the team went undefeated en route to winning the inaugural Rams Volleyball Classic.

CSU Volleyball Looks to Rebound

September 10, 2010

The Colorado State volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of Moby Arena this weekend, looking to rebound from its first loss of the season last Saturday against Florida.

CSU Volleyball Back at Home for Classic

September 10, 2010

Tom Hilbert and the players on his 15th-ranked CSU volleyball team are convinced that their four-set loss Saturday at Florida, ranked No. 6 this week, will make them a better team before the season's done.

Steffan Developing into New Role

September 9, 2010

When Tom Hilbert signed Katelyn Steffan to a letter of intent to play volleyball at CSU, the veteran coach wasn't quite sure where to put her.

Rams Loss to UF is First This Season

September 5, 2010

"Florida is a good, physical team. They were a good opponent for us to go up against," coach Tom Hilbert said. "We were fairly even statistically, but Florida simply out-defended us."

CSU Wins 2 in Volleyball

September 4, 2010

Jacque Davisson had 12 kills in each match, and CSU's 15th-ranked volleyball team hit efficiently in both contests Friday while sweeping Bowling Green and Albany in three sets apiece at the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational.

Buffs Beat Down

September 1, 2010

No matter what the sport, there’s always a rivalry between Colorado State and CU-Boulder. That showed Tuesday night as the CSU volleyball team kicked off the Rocky Mountain Showdown week in fashion, beating CU in straight sets, 3-0.

Rams Run Over Buffs

September 1, 2010

The Rams (3-0) were better in the second set than they had been in the first and were far better in the third than they were in the second while sweeping the Buffs before 3,472 fans at Moby Arena. CSU won the match 25-19, 25-22, 25-16.

The Showdown - Volleyball Style

August 31, 2010

Like their football counterparts Saturday, the CSU and CU-Boulder volleyball teams are prepared to butt heads in the Rocky Mountain Showdown at 7 p.m. tonight in Moby Arena.

Weekly Blitz - Colorado State Digs Balls

August 30, 2010

If Colorado State isn’t a volleyball school, I don’t know what is. Since 1995, the CSU volleyball team has gone to the NCAA Tournament every season. Since 1999, the Rams have won 11 Mountain West Conference championships.

CSU Volleyball 2-0 After Sweeping Furman

August 29, 2010

A night after energizing the CSU volleyball team with powerful kills, Jacque Davisson did her damage at the service line Saturday night.

Record Crowd Sees CSU Defeat Duke

August 28, 2010

CSU’s 17th-ranked volleyball team fed off the energy of an electric environment, fueled by more than 4,000 students, and used that momentum to defeat a good Duke team in four sets in the season opener for both schools.

CSU Looks to "White Out" Blue Devils

August 27, 2010

The Rams volleyball team will begin their quest for a second consecutive Mountain West Conference championship tonight at Moby Arena, as they take on Duke in the Coors Rocky Mountain Challenge.

Hilbert Mulling Lineup

August 25, 2010

With the season opener against Duke just two days away, Hilbert is beginning to get a handle on how his team will line up this season.

Rams Ranked #17, Picked to Repeat

August 18, 2010

CSU's volleyball team is picking up right where it left off last season, with a No. 17 national ranking and as the overwhelming favorite to win the Mountain West Conference title.

Plourde Building on Quiet Intensity

August 17, 2010

At this time a year ago, Megan Plourde wasn't even sure she'd get to play for CSU's volleyball team during the coming season.

Volleyball has the Look of Talented Team

August 15, 2010

CSU's volleyball team, two returning all-conference players said Friday, is starting this season where it left off a year ago after winning a Mountain West Conference title, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th year in a row and reaching the regional semifinals in postseason play.

Volleyball Team works on Versatility

May 6, 2010

CSU's volleyball team went into its six-week spring training session hoping to fine-tune its offense with tempo and timing adjustments to make setter Evan Sanders and the team's hitters more aggressive and efficient.

Rams Sanders Selected to National Team Program

March 23, 2010

Evan Sanders, who hadn't played setter until she came to CSU to play volleyball, now is playing that position in a developmental program for the U.S. National Team.

Despite Losses CSU Stacked for 2010

December 19, 2009

Tessa Nelson, a two-time all-Mountain West Conference middle blocker, has exhausted her eligibility as has Katelin Batten, the conference's libero of the year this season.

Stopped at Sweet 16

December 12, 2009

Friday evening's regional semifinal loss to the University of Minnesota marked the conclusion of the 2009 CSU volleyball season, ending with it the decorated careers of both Katelin Batten and Tessa Nelson.

Knocked Out

December 12, 2009

CSU's 15th consecutive season with an NCAA Tournament appearance again ended short, this time 22-25, 27-29, 25-23, 18-25 to Minnesota in front of 2,803 pro-Gophers fans.

CSU Stuns Washington, Advances to Sweet Sixteen

December 5, 2009

Tessa Nelson is heading home to Minnesota and bringing her CSU volleyball teammates along for the ride .

5-Game Thriller

December 5, 2009

CSU's volleyball team wasn't ready to call it quits yet. Not in the NCAA Tournament, on their home court, against a scrappy Middle Tennessee State team.

Even as Host, CSU Coach Playing it Cool

December 4, 2009

Tom Hilbert's coaching credentials are impeccable. He's established Colorado State volleyball as the school's most successful program, and one of the best in the Mountain West Conference.

CSU to Host First, Second Rounds of NCAA Tournament in Moby

November 29, 2009

The 2009 Mountain West Conference champion Colorado State volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA tournament for the 15th consecutive season, and the journey will begin at home.

Minch, Hilbert Earn Top MWC Honors

November 25, 2009

Although CSU's volleyball team won just one Mountain West Conference player of the week honor this fall, the Rams cleaned up in all-conference voting.

Minch, Davisson a Powerful Pair

November 20, 2009

Danielle Minch is the strong, powerful hitter from Colorado's rural northeastern plains. Jacque Davisson is an untamed bundle of energy from Southern California.

Rams Inks a Third for 2010

November 16, 2009

Colorado State volleyball Head Coach Tom Hilbert announced Monday the signing of Katie Rutherford to a National Letter of Intent. Rutherford is the third commitment for the Rams during the fall early signing period.

Rams Sign Two for 2010

November 11, 2009

The Colorado State volleyball program added a pair of recruits, including a top in-state talent, on Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent early signing period.

Volleyball Wins 700th Match

November 9, 2009

In the same week head coach Tom Hilbert celebrated his 500th win, the CSU volleyball team accomplished another history book-inking stat.

Hilbert Scores 500th Victory

November 6, 2009

Tom Hilbert challenged his CSU volleyball team Thursday night by using a number of unfamiliar lineups in a match against Air Force, a team the Rams hadn't lost a single set to in 32 matches since 1983.

CSU Hosts Wyoming Friday

October 28, 2009

The Colorado State volleyball program (17-4, 9-1 MWC) looks to extend its nine-match home winning streak, and stay atop the Mountain West Conference standings, hosting Border War rival Wyoming on Friday night at Moby Arena.

MWC Domination has Volleyball Back in the Top 25

October 20, 2009

The Rams (16-3, 8-0 Mountain West Conference) have beaten every team in the MWC once already this season and hold a two-match lead on second-place Utah in the conference standings yet haven't had a single player earn the conference player of the week honor.

Every Player Crucial to Ram's Success

October 15, 2009

There are no stars on CSU's volleyball team this season, and that might be why the Rams are playing so well.

Minch Plays Lead Role in Rams Success

October 14, 2009

CSU's breakout player of the year without question, Minch has finally delivered on the potential she brought to the program two years ago upon signing with the Rams.

Stellar Stats Lead to Playing Time for Plourde

October 14, 2009

The numbers don't lie. That's how Megan Plourde earned a starting spot on the CSU volleyball team as a redshirt freshman this fall and how she's keeping it.

Rams Taking Road Seriously

October 8, 2009

The road to the Mountain West Conference title is just that, a road. Only once in the conference's 10 previous seasons has a volleyball team that didn't have the best road record in conference matches won the championship.

Rams Still Have Energy after 5-Set Thriller

October 2, 2009

CSU volleyball coach Tom Hilbert said the Rams were energetic in practice Thursday, a day after surviving a five-game marathon against Northern Colorado and a day before traveling to Laramie, Wyo., to resume Mountain West Conference play against Wyoming.

Everyone Contributing on CSU Volleyball

September 30 , 2009

This CSU volleyball team, more than any other coach Tom Hilbert has had in his 13 seasons and 317 victories as the Rams' coach, embodies the team concept.

Rams Make Short Work of TCU

September 27 , 2009

Powered by Katelyn Steffan, Megan Plourde, Danielle Minch and a host of others, the Rams disposed of the Horned Frogs 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20 Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.

Rams Rock Lobos

September 25 , 2009

Jacque Davisson was wound up Thursday night. Even more so than she normally is. And her boundless energy was catching, propelling the CSU volleyball team to a 25-21, 25-15, 25-18 win over New Mexico before 2,135 fans at Moby Arena and a television audience on the mtn.

Rams Continue MWC Play vs. TCU, New Mexico

September 22 , 2009

The Rams return to Moby Arena for the first time since Sept. 5,  having played six consecutive matches away from Fort Collins.  The team has won eight of its last nine matches, including four straight overall, and four consecutive home matches.

CSU Opens Mountain West Play at UNLV

September 17 , 2009

Colorado State, coming off of a tournament championship at the Carolina Classic, and riding a three-match winning streak, opens Mountain West Conference play this week at UNLV.

CSU to Dedicate New $20 Million Facilities in Grand Opening Friday

September 16 , 2009

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, to dedicate CSU’s new $13 million Indoor Practice Facility and $7 million Academic and Training Center, will take place Friday at 1 p.m., near the Academic and Training Center.

Rams Travel to North Carolina for Four Matches in Four Days

September 8 , 2009

Colorado State continues its non-conference slate, hosting the 18th annual Hilton Classic at Moby Arena. The tournament, which runs Sept. 3-5, includes six matches in three days between CSU, Georgia Southern, Ohio State, and UT Arlington.

Rams Welcome Trio of Teams to Moby

September 2 , 2009

Colorado State continues its non-conference slate, hosting the 18th annual Hilton Classic at Moby Arena. The tournament, which runs Sept. 3-5, includes six matches in three days between CSU, Georgia Southern, Ohio State, and UT Arlington.

Rams host Asics/Coors Classic to open season

August 26, 2009

Colorado State begins the 2009 season at home, playing host to a strong field as part of the Asics/Coors Classic at Moby Arena.

Rams volleyball hosts media day, booster event

August 19, 2009

Hilbert, team on hand to speak with nearly 100 boosters, media

Friday marks deadline for Chamber of Commerce CSU Fall Kickoff Luncheon

August 19, 2009

Colorado State's Fall Kickoff Luncheon, in conjunction with the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, is Aug. 27 and those planning to attend should register no later than Friday at 5 p.m.

Rams volleyball ranked in preseason AVCA poll

August 19, 2009

For the second consecutive year, the Colorado State volleyball team will enter its season ranked in the AVCA coaches top 25 preseason poll. The American Volleyball Coaches Associaton announced the results of the poll Tuesday afternoon.

Colorado State volleyball voted to finish second in MWC

August 4, 2009

The preseason Mountain West Conference poll was released Tuesday with the Rams selected to finish second, close behind the defending conference champs, the Utah Utes, by a survey of the nine conference head coaches and select media.

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Paige Named to COBRA Magazine All-West Region Team

Dec 7, 2011
Junior Earns Second Nod
The redshirt junior, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Sacramento, Calif., completed her 105th set of the season with 227 kills. Paige finished Mountain West play ranked first in hitting percentage (.362) and boasted an impressive 107 total blocks, ranking second on the team

Plourde, Steffan Named to All-Region Team

Dec 6, 2011
Hilbert Named Region Coach of the Year
The nod is Steffan’s first, while Plourde was selected for the third consecutive year, becoming the only player in CSU history to be honored three times. It marks the fifth straight season that two or more CSU players have been recognized.

Hawai'i Powers Past Colorado State

Dec 2, 2011
Rams End Season in NCAA Quarterfinals
The Rams concluded their season with a record of 24-6, marking the 17th straight year that CSU has won 20-plus matches. The Rams also won their third straight regular-season Mountain West championship and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament—its 17th consecutive—after sweeping its way through the Mountain West tournament.

Rams Stomp Ducks, Advance in NCAA Tournament

Dec 1, 2011
Plourde's Double-Double Emlimates #13 Oregon
“There are two things that we do pretty well,” Hilbert said. “We serve well and we block well. We are one of the better blocking teams in the country. I think that makes the difference. That ended up being the tale of the tape.”

CSU's Plourde Born To Compete

Nov 30, 2011
Junior MB Leads Nation in Blocking
Colorado State junior middle blocker Megan Plourde is the best blocker in the entire country. Her 1.68 blocks-per-set average is top in the nation entering this weekend’s start to the NCAA tournament, and the it would go down as the second-highest average in CSU history.

CSU Ends Regular Season With Win at NMSU

Nov 26, 2011
Rams Enter NCAA on 5-Match Win Streak
“They’re a good team to play to prepare for NCAAs,” senior Katelyn Steffan said. “They’re big and physical, and they simulate a first or second-round game. Getting this win gives us momentum going into the tournament.”

CSU Volleyball Players Spend Time at Werner Elementary

Nov 24, 2011
Student-Athletes Read, Talk to Young Students
"It was a lot of fun," Foss said. "I didn't really know what to expect, but the kids were so cute. It was a cool experience to spend time with the kids and read and talk to them."

CSU Sweeps UNLV for Conference Tournament Champinship

Nov 20, 2011
Steffan Named Tournament MVP
Being the No. 1 seed in a conference tournament is the toughest position to be in, Colorado State Head Coach Tom Hilbert said earlier this week. The Rams had a target on their back, with each team aiming to knock them off.

Rams Buck Cowgirls, Advance to Finals

Nov 19, 2011
CSU to Play in 7th Championship in 10 Years
"It was a great win," Head Coach Tom Hilbert said. "We knew it was going to be emotional and a battle. I was surprised by the point runs given up by both teams, but we survived and played well in end-game situations. It was a good, competitive experience for us."

CSU Cruises Past Air Force

Nov 18, 2011
Rams Hit .405 in the Win
Already witnessing one major upset earlier in the day--when No. 7 UNLV swept regular-season runner-up San Diego State--the Rams weren't going to let the same thing happen to them, as Colorado State swept Air Force (25-16, 25-12, 25-10) Friday evening in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Mountain West Volleyball Championship.

CSU's Steffan Named Conference Player of the Year

Nov 17, 2011
Foss, Hilbert, Cranston, Plourde, Paige Also Honored
“It’s a huge honor to get this award,” Steffan said. “I definitely wasn’t expecting it all. I owe it to my teammates and Tom (Hilbert) for giving me a chance to play on the outside this year. It feels really good.”

Brazilian Native Gaulia Makes Transition to CSU

Nov 15, 2011
Libero Brings Energy, Personality to the Court
Junior libero Izzy Gaulia is easy to distinguish on the court. She stands at 5-7—one of the smallest on the team—her position causes her to wear a different colored uniform and the energy she brings to the team and crowd is immeasurable.

Mountain West Championship Bracket Released

Nov 12, 2011
Rams Open as #1 Seed
CSU locked up the No. 1 seed in the Mountain West volleyball championship nearly a week ago, but Saturday evening, at the conclusion of the conference regular season, the rest of the bracket was announced.

CSU's Battles Past New Mexico

Nov 12, 2011
Loss Snaps 7-Match Win Streak
No. 23 Colorado State was slow out of the gate for the second consecutive match, but this time the Rams weren’t going to let a slow start result in a crushing defeat, as the Rams rebounded to battle past New Mexico Saturday afternoon 3-2 (19-25, 25-14, 25-19, 22-25, 15-11) in a heated match to close out the conference season.

CSU's Comeback Bid Falls Short at TCU

Nov 10, 2011
Loss Snaps 7-Match Win Streak
Despite a late comeback attempt, the Colorado State Rams came up short Thursday evening, falling to the TCU Horned Frogs in five sets (25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 20-25, 15-11).

Cranston Earns Academic Honor

Nov 10, 2011
Junior Selected to Academic All-District Team
There are two parts to being a student-athlete. It’s easy for fans to see Dana Cranston’s excellent play on the court, but on Thursday, the junior from Fort St. John, British Columbia, was honored for her excellence in the classroom, earning her second Capital One Academic All-District honor.

CSU Inks a Pair of Signees

Nov 9, 2011
Andrews, Culbert Will Enroll in 2012
On the first day of the early signing period, the CSU Rams volleyball team inked a pair of standout recruits in Adrianna Culbert and Acacia Andrews. Both are high school seniors who will enroll at CSU in the fall, after signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

No. 24 CSU Wins MW Conference Title

Nov 5, 2011
Rams Claim 9th Regular Season Champ in 13 Years
“It’s great to win a third-straight title,” Head Coach Tom Hilbert said. “It says a lot about the program we have here at CSU and the particular athletes we recruit. We feel like we know the type of athletes we need to win this conference, and we are patient with those athletes and we develop them into champions.”

No. 24 Rams Lasso Cowgirls

Nov 4, 2011
Steffan Celebrates Senior Night With 14 Kills
The night started with cheers for Katelyn Steffan, rewarding what she had accomplished in her career as a CSU Ram. The evening ended with cheers for what she had just done.

CSU's Steffan Finds Home in Colorado

Nov 3, 2011
Senior Prepares for Final Match in Moby
Senior opposite hitter Katelyn Steffan has lived in Colorado for more than four years and has yet to find something she doesn’t like about the Centennial State. The Dickinson, N.D. native came to Fort Collins in hopes of a successful volleyball career at Colorado State University but found so much more.

Paige Earns MW Player of the Week

Oct 31, 2011
Middle Blocker Hit .630 on the Week
Paige, a 6-2 middle blocker from Sacramento, Calif., averaged 2.83 kills per set on .630 hitting in sweeps over San Diego State and UNLV. In the six sets, she recorded 17 kills without making an error. Paige also added eight blocks, two digs and an assist in the pair of matches.

No. 25 CSU Dominates UNLV

Oct 29, 2011
Rams Sweep 6th Straight Opponent
“We took Vegas, from the beginning, out of their offense by tough serving,” Head Coach Tom Hilbert said. “We’re starting to play really well, so it was just a really good effort t by the Rams today.”

No. 25 CSU Sweeps SDSU

Oct 27, 2011
Rams Rock Aztecs
In a battle between the top two teams in the Mountain West, the Colorado State Rams showed why they are on top, sweeping the San Diego State Aztecs at Moby Arena Thursday night (25-21, 25-18, 25-21).

Rams Back in Top-25

Oct 24, 2011
Rams Ranked #25
From Nov. 2, 2009, to Oct. 10, 2011, a span of 26 weeks, the Colorado State women’s volleyball program was ranked in the AVCA Top 25 Coach’s Poll.

CSU Flies Past Air Force

Oct 22, 2011
Rams Sweep 4th Consecutive Match
"It's good to get this win and sweep this road trip," Head Coach Tom Hilbert said. "We got to play a lot of people, which is good. Our hitting percentage went down as the match progressed, but our service pressure and our blocking were good the entire match."

CSU Dismantles Boise State

Oct 20, 2011
Rams Run Past Broncos
“It was a consistent match,” Head Coach Tom Hilbert said. “All the way through, especially in serving and passing, we played really well. When we do that we can assert our physical dominance on other teams. I was very pleased with the way our team played.”

Steffan Earns Player of Week Honors

Oct 17, 2011
Senior Earns Second Honor This Month
For the second time this month--and the third time in her career--CSU senior Katelyn Steffan has been named the Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week.

Rams Sweep Lobos on National TV

Oct 15, 2011
Rams 6-1 at MW Mid-Point
Coming hot off a sweep of New Mexico Thursday night, the Colorado State volleyball team never slowed down, beating the TCU Horned Frogs in straight sets (25-14, 25-17, 25-15) Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.

Rams Sweep Lobos on National TV

Oct 13, 2011
CSU Improves to 5-1 in MW Play
“I’m proud of our team,” said Head Coach Tom Hilbert. “It’s good to get this over with, and it’s good to get it as a sweep.”

No. 23 Rams Lose Heartbreaker to Cowgirls

Oct 7, 2011
Foss, Steffan, Cranston Notch Double Doubles
Despite winning the first two sets, the No. 23 Colorado State Rams fell to the Wyoming Cowgirls, 3-2, (25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 16-18) Saturday night at the UniWyo Sports Complex. The Rams are now 11-4 overall, and 4-1 in MW action.

Snider Overcomes Heart Surgery to Play Volleyball

Oct 7, 2011
Redshirt Freshman Showcasing Skill at CSU
Redshirt freshman Kelsey Snider was born to be an athlete, competing in both volleyball and track throughout her adolescence. But midway through high school her parents told her she had to make a decision.

CSU Sweeps Seattle in Dig Pink Match

Oct 6, 2011
Rams Improve to 11-3 with Win
The Colorado State Rams came out tough Thursday night, winning the first set (25-18) and never looking back, sweeping the Seattle Redhawks, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-14), in a non-conference matchup at Moby Arena.

Steffan Named MW Co-Player of the Week

Oct 3, 2011
Rams Undefeated in MW Conference Play
Katelyn Steffan had the weekend of her career, and in result, was honored with the Co-Mountain West Player of the Week award, the conference announced Monday.

No. 21 CSU Blows Past SDSU on National TV

Oct 2, 2011
Rams Improve to 4-0 in MW Conference Play
The Colorado State Rams continued their success through conference play, improving to 4-0 with a 3-1 win over host San Diego State (25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18) Sunday afternoon at Peterson Gym.

No. 21 Rams Beat Rebels in Vegas

Sept 29, 2011
Steffan Has Career High 28 Kills
The No. 21 Colorado State Rams opened up their first road trip of the conference season with a 3-2 win over the UNLV Rebels (25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 15-12) Thursday evening at the Cox Pavilion.

No. 20 Rams Buck Broncos

Sept 24, 2011
CSU Wins First Ever MW Contest With Boise State
The CSU Rams sprinted out to a hot start Saturday afternoon, taking an early 10-3 lead in Set 1, and had no problem putting away the Boise State Broncos, 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-20), at Moby Arena.

No. 20 Colorado State Sweeps Air Force

Sept 22, 2011
Rams Now 13-0 All Time vs Falcons
Conference action meant a new start for the Colorado State volleyball team, and the Rams took advantage of it, bouncing back from last week’s loss at Denver to sweep the Air Force Falcons (25-19, 25-14, 25-20), in front of 1,175 fans at Moby Arena Thursday evening.

No. 19 Colorado State Loses to Denver

Sept 16, 2011
Rams Now 14-2 All Time vs Denver
The No. 19 Colorado State Rams were defeated by the Denver Pioneers, 3-1, Friday night at Hamilton Gymnasium in front of 613 fans, many of them wearing green and gold. The loss is the second against the Pioneers in the 16-match series.

No. 14 Colorado State Beats UNC in 3

Sept 10, 2011
CSU Wins Ram Classic
It took a few hard-fought sets and some tiebreak calculating, but the No. 14 CSU Rams ended Saturday night at Moby Arena with the championship trophy in the second annual Rams Volleyball Classic presented by Poudre Valley Health System.

No. 14 Colorado State Falls to Wichita State

Sept 10, 2011
Cranston, Steffan Record Double-Doubles
After a tough battle, the No. 14-ranked CSU volleyball team fell to the Wichita State Shockers, 3-1, Friday night at Moby Arena.

Rams Defeat Nova KBM

Sept 9, 2011
Blocking Plays a Huge Role
The Colorado State women’s volleyball team came back from losing the first set (29-27) and won the next three, beating Nova KBM, Slovenia’s top national team, Thursday night at Moby Arena. The exhibition match against CSU marked Nova KBM’s eighth match played in the United States. The Rams are only the second team to have beaten them.

Plourde Named MW Player of the Week

Sept 5, 2011
Junior Earns Honor After Monumental Win
Still riding the high of a come-from-behind victory over No. 5 Nebraska on Friday night, Colorado State middle blocker Megan Plourde was named the Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week, which was announced Monday.

Rams Roll Past Albany

Sept 3, 2011
CSU Improves to 5-1 on Season
After beating No. 5 Nebraska on Friday night, the Colorado State Rams volleyball team continued its winning ways by beating the Albany Great Danes, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 27-25), Saturday night at Moby Arena.

Colorado State Rallies to Defeat Nebraska

Sept 2, 2011
CSU Sets Attendance Record at 6,750
The Colorado State Rams volleyball team recorded a signature win Friday night, coming back from down two sets to upset No. 5 Nebraska in front of a record-breaking crowd at Moby Arena.

Live Video Streaming Now Available for Volleyball

Sept 1, 2011
On-Line Streaming Through All-Access
Through the All Access subscription on www.CSURams.com, fans will now be ableto watch the video feed of all non-televised home volleyball matches and women'sbasketball games. The video can be watched on a fan's computer, and is linkedto the audio of the local radio broadcast.

Volleyball Announces Promotional Schedule

Aug 31, 2011
Rams to Open Home Season with Nebraska
Last season the Rams ranked 13th in the country with an average attendance of 2,180 fans per match. To help the record-setting fans cheer on the No. 15 CSU volleyball team this season, the athletic department has announced an exciting promotional schedule.

Rams Fall to Sooners

Aug 29, 2011
CSU Drops First Match at Hilbert Homecoming
Head Coach Tom Hilbert has spent countless hours in the McCasland Field House, home of the Oklahoma Sooners. Growing up in Norman, he got his bachelor’s degree and began his coaching career at OU. But for the first time since taking lead of Colorado State in 1997, Hilbert returned to Norman to face his old team.

Rams Sweep Way Through Arkansas Invitational

Aug 27, 2011
Steffan MVP
The Colorado State volleyball program couldn’t have started off the 2011 season any better, sweeping its way through the Arkansas Invitational after a 3-0 win over McNeese State on Saturday evening at Barnhill Arena.

Colorado State Denies MTSU

Aug 27, 2011
Cranston Shines in Sweep
For the second consecutive day, the Colorado State volleyball team disproved notions that it's too young and too inexperienced, as the No. 15 Rams swept their competition, this time against Middle Tennessee State, Saturday afternoon at Barnhill Arena in the Arkansas Invitational.

Colorado State Sweeps Arkansas

Aug 26, 2011
Veterans Lead Rams to Victory
The Colorado State women’s volleyball team has been labeled as young and inexperienced all preseason, needing to fill holes and answer uncertainties in order to succeed. On Friday night, though, the No. 15 Rams had it all together, sweeping the University of Arkansas in the season opener for both teams.

Colorado State Ranked 15th in Preseason Poll

Aug 15, 2011
Rams Begin Season Ranked in Top 25 for 4th Straight Year
"That's a bit high for a team that lost four starters," Head Coach Tom Hilbert said, "but it shows the respect our program gets nationwide."

Colorado State Kicks Off First Fall Practice

Aug 10, 2011
Four True Freshmen Compete for First Time
The Colorado State Rams women’s volleyball program kicked off its 2011 season Wednesday afternoon with its first official practice. While it was just Day 1, Head Coach Tom Hilbert, who begins his 15th season in Fort Collins, said he liked what he saw from the team’s first run-through.

Minch Named MW Female Athlete of the Year

July 21, 2011
Two-Time Conference POY Adds Another Honor
Former Colorado State volleyball standout Danielle Minch added another prestigious recognition to her sterling résumé on Thursday when she was announced as the Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year.

Cranston to Train with Canadian National Team

May 24, 2011
Rams Outside Hitter Awarded Top Honor
Colorado State junior Dana Cranston’s summer began a little differently than expected.
Instead of working, taking summer classes or hanging out with friends like many students her age, she will be training for a spot on the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team, the highest national team in her native country.

Rams Fall to Tianjin (China) in 5 Sets

April 26, 2011
Match Marks End of Exhibition Season
The Tianjin (China) Bridgestone team proved on Tuesday night that they aren’t ranked as one of the top professional teams in the world without reason. 

CSU, Tianjin Match Quickly Approaching

April 19, 2011
Scrimmage Set for April 26th at Moby Arena
The Colorado State volleyball spring season is quickly drawing to a close, as the Rams – two-time defending Mountain West Conference champions - continue training and preparation for their exhibition finale against one of the top professional teams in the world, Tianjin (China) Bridgestone. 

Volleyball to Scrimmage Top Chinese Professional Team

March 2, 2011
Scrimmage Set for April 26th at Moby Arena
Fans of CSU’s nationally recognized volleyball program are used to flocking to Moby Arena to cheer on the Rams during the fall season. In 2011, however, the Rams are giving the Moby faithful a reason to pack the house during the spring exhibition season.

Incoming Frosh Named to Fab 50

March 2, 2011
Thomas 18th CSU Recruit Named to Elite List
Thomas will join the Rams for their 2011 season as a 6-foot-1 outside hitter from Murrieta, Calif. She holds an impressive resume, including being named to the all-league team four consecutive years, and recognized by the highly regarded Prepvolleyball.com throughout her high-school career.

Minch Named College Female Athlete of the Year

January 10, 2011
Senior Honored by Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Former outside hitter Danielle Minch continues to add to her impressive list of accomplishments, even after her career at CSU has come to a close.

European Tour Offers Hilbert Chance to Network

January 5, 2011
Ram Coach Reconnects with Former Player
In 2004 and 2008, fresh off of Mountain West Conference regular-season championships, Head Coach Tom Hilbert took his volleyball program on European tours. 

Minch, Plourde Earn All-Region Nods

December 7, 2010
Ram Duo Await All-American Voting
Two-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Danielle Minch and back-to-back all-MWC selection Megan Plourde each added another honor to their career resumes Tuesday when the duo was selected for the second straight season to the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) all-West Region team. 

Rams Fall to No. 2 Stanford in Second Round

December 5, 2010
Strong Start Not Enough vs. Cardinal
The No. 17 Colorado State volleyball program had its NCAA tournament run cut short Saturday night, falling at No. 2-ranked and third-seeded Stanford in straight sets, in the second round at the Cardinal’s Maples Pavilion.  

Rams Rally Past Titans in NCAA's

December 3, 2010
Plourde's Record-Setting Performance Keys Victory
The Colorado State volleyball team was on the verge of elimination Friday evening at Stanford’s Maples Center in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, but a record-setting performance by sophomore middle blocker Megan Plourde led the Rams back from a 2-0 deficit against No. 24 Cal State Fullerton.

Paige Voted To COBRA Magazine All-Region Team

December 3, 2010
Middle Blocker one of 15 Players to Recieve Honors
COBRA Magazine celebrates the success of volleyball players of African descent in hopes of encouraging young African-American girls across the country to pursue the sport.

Three Rams Earn All-Conference Honors

December 1, 2010
Minch Takes Home Second Player of the Year Award
CSU’s Danielle Minch headlines the 2010 Mountain West volleyball all-conference team released Tuesday by the league office.  She is joined by teammates Megan Plourde and Evan Sanders on the 15-player list. 

Rams Tourney Run to Begin at Stanford

November 29, 2010
CSU Faces Cal-State Fullerton in 1st Round
The Colorado State volleyball team (25-4) will begin its quest for a national championship in Stanford, Calif., heading to the home of the six-time national champion Stanford Cardinal for the first and second rounds of the 2010 NCAA championships next weekend, the NCAA announced Sunday afternoon.

No. 14 CSU Defeats BYU

November 26, 2010
Rams to receive NCAA Seeding on Sunday
The No. 14 CSU Rams won their last conference match of the 2010 regular season, defeating BYU in four sets, 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-21, Friday night at Moby Arena.

No. 14 CSU Upset by Utah

November 24, 2010
Rams Presented 12th MWC Trophy
On a night when the No. 14 CSU volleyball team was officially crowned as MWC champions, the celebration was dampened as the Rams fell to the Utah Utes in four sets - 25-15, 23-25, 21-25, 21-25 – at Moby Arena.

No. 15 CSU Sweeps Border War

November 18, 2010
Rams Clinch Share of Conference Title
The No. 15-ranked CSU volleyball team closed a series of three straight road matches with a sweep over the Wyoming, 25-20, 25-21, 25-13, clinching a share of the Mountain West Conference title.

CSU No. 15 in Latest AVCA Poll

November 15, 2010
Rams Drop Two Spots in National Rankings
After having its 13-match winning streak ended at New Mexico Thursday, the Colorado State volleyball team slid two positions in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I poll, to No. 15. The poll was released Monday afternoon.

Rams Rebound with Sweep of Horned Frogs

November 13, 2010
CSU Moves Closer to MWC Title
The Colorado State volleyball team got back on track Saturday, earning a road sweep of the TCU Horned Frogs – 25-18, 25-21, 25-16 – at TCU’s University Rec Center on Saturday afternoon.    

Rams Streak Snapped by Lobos

November 11, 2010
CSU Falls to New Mexico
The No. 13 Colorado State volleyball team fell to the New Mexico Lobos, 3-0, Thursday night at UNM’s Johnson Center, snapping a 13-match winning streak.   

CSU Signs One to National Letter of Intent

November 10, 2010
Rams Add Decorated Outside Hitter
The Colorado State volleyball program added outside hitter Kaila Thomas on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Head Coach Tom Hilbert made the announcement.  

CSU's Cranston Earns Academic Honor

November 8, 2010
Sophomore Selected to
Sophomore Dana Cranston has been recognized for her tremendous effort in the classroom, as she was selected to the second-team CoSIDA/ESPN academic all-district team for District 7.  The announcement was made Wednesday.   

CSU Moves Up to No. 13 in AVCA Poll

November 8, 2010
Rams Jump One Spot in National Rankings
The Colorado State volleyball program moved up one spot to No. 13 in the Division I Coaches top 25 poll released Monday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

No. 14 Colorado State Sweeps Air Force

November 6, 2010
Rams Win Streak at 13
The No. 14 Colorado State volleyball team improved its record to 22-2, 11-0 in the Mountain West, after sweeping Air Force (4-21, 1-11 MWC) Saturday at Moby Arena.

No. 14 Colorado State Defeats UNLV in 4 Sets

November 4, 2010
Hilbert Notches School Record 353 victories
The No. 14 CSU Rams held on to their undefeated title in the Mountain West conference on Thursday night against UNLV at Moby Arena.

No. 14 Colorado State Sweeps San Diego State

October 31, 2010
Rams Improve Winning Streak to 11
Even San Diego State fans clad in their Halloween costumes couldn’t cheer the Aztecs to victory in Peterson Gym on Saturday night.

CSU Moves Up to No. 14 in AVCA Poll

October 25, 2010
Rams Jump One Spot in National Rankings
The Colorado State volleyball program moved up one spot to No. 14 in the Division I Coaches top 25 poll released Monday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Rams Sweep Wyoming 3-0

October 22, 2010
CSU Wins 25th Straight v. WYO
“We were able to chip away when Wyoming got strong starts in all three sets,” commented Head Coach Tom Hilbert. "That to me was the biggest victory for us as a team, that we competed and we stayed very composed and stayed very solid through the course of the middle of these sets, and we were able to break away at the end of all of them.”

No. 15 CSU Sweeps DU for 9th Straight Victory

October 20, 2010
Rams Swing Big in "Dig Pink" Match
Colorado State won its final non-conference match of the regular season, Wednesday night at Moby Arena, sweeping DU in three sets, 25-19, 25-14, 25-11. The “Dig Pink” win, on a night to raise awareness for breast cancer, improved the No. 15 Rams’ record to 18-2 overall.

No. 16 CSU Sweeps New Mexico

October 16, 2010
Rams Keep Streak Alive on Alumnae Night
The CSU football team wasn’t the only team to get a homecoming weekend win. The CSU volleyball team improved to 17-2 overall, 7-0 in the Mountain West, and pushed its winning streak to eight matches, sweeping New Mexico - 25-16, 25-21, 25-19.

CSU Tops TCU in 5-Set Thriller

October 14, 2010
Rams Keep Streak Alive, 6-0 in MWC Play
The No. 16 Rams walked away victorious once again on Thursday night, narrowly escaping with a five-set victory over second-place TCU - 25-22, 26-24, 20-25, 20-25, 15-12 – to put a little distance between themselves and the rest of the pack in the Mountain West Conference race.

CSU Moves Up to No. 16 in AVCA Poll

October 11, 2010
Rams Jump One Spot in National Rankings
The Colorado State volleyball program moved up one spot to No. 16 in the Division I Coaches top 25 poll released Monday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

No. 17 Rams Run Win Streak to Six

October 9, 2010
CSU Sweeps Rebels, Undefeated in MWC Play
Dana Cranston and Megan Plourde tied for match-high honors with 10 kills each, leading the No. 17-ranked CSU volleyball program to a 3-0 victory at UNLV on Saturday afternoon. 

No. 17 CSU Sweeps Air Force

October 7, 2010
Rams Start Strong, Close Hard-Fought Match
The 17th-ranked Colorado State volleyball team improved to 14-2 overall (4-0 MWC) on Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over the Air Force Falcons (3-14, 0-4 MWC) at the East Gym of the Air Force Academy. 

CSU Moves Up to No. 17 in AVCA Poll

October 4, 2010
Rams Jump One Spot in National Rankings
The Colorado State volleyball program moved up one spot to No. 17 in the Division I Coaches top 25 poll released Monday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

No. 18 Rams Cruise Past Northern Colorado, 3-0

September 28, 2010
CSU Serving and Defense Strong Against the Bears
For the second time in three matches Colorado State middle blocker Megan Plourde recorded a career high in blocks and led the team in kills, helping the 18th-ranked CSU volleyball team to a 3-0 road victory against in-state rival Northern Colorado on Tuesday night.

CSU's Plourde Tabbed Mountain West Player of the Week

September 27, 2010
Ram Middle Blocker Earns First Career POW Honor
Colorado State sophomore MB Megan Plourde was honored Monday afternoon as the Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Week.  It marks the first MWC weekly award of Plourde’s career.

No. 18 CSU Earns Road Sweep of Utah

September 26, 2010
Rams Improve to 2-0 in MWC Action
Senior OH Danielle Minch and sophomore MB Megan Plourde each recorded double-digit kills while hitting better than .550 to lead the 18th-ranked CSU volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over the Utah Utes on Sunday afternoon at Crimson Court.

No. 18 Rams Outlast Cougars to Open MWC Slate

September 24, 2010
CSU Downs Cougars in Five Sets
Sophomore middle blocker Megan Plourde recorded a team-leading 16 kills and tallied a career-best 11 assisted blocks, leading the 18th-ranked CSU volleyball team to a 3-2 victory at BYU to open up Mountain West Conference play Friday night.

No. 18 CSU Opens MWC play on the Road

September 22, 2010
Rams Open with Two Televised Matches
The Colorado State volleyball team opens Mountain West Conference action this weekend, traveling to Utah to take on the BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes.

Rams Fall at Home to No. 24 Long Beach State

September 17, 2010
CSU Drops 5-set Match to 49ers
The No. 14-ranked Colorado State volleyball team suffered its second loss of the season on Friday night, dropping a five-set decision (25-21, 31-33, 25-23, 15-25, 11-15) to the No. 24 Long Beach State 49ers at Moby Arena.

No. 14 CSU Outlasts VCU, 3-2

September 16, 2010
Minch Powers Rams to Ninth Win
In a battle of Rams, No. 14 CSU (9-1) defeated Virginia Commonwealth (1-11) 3-2 in CSU’s first five-set match of the year behind 16 kills by Danielle Minch at Moby Arena Thursday night.

CSU Volleyball Moves to No. 14 in AVCA Poll

September 13, 2010
Rams Face No. 24 Long Beach on Friday in Moby
Fresh off of a 3-0 showing at the inaugural Rams Volleyball Classic presented by Poudre Valley Health System, the Colorado State volleyball team moved up one spot to No. 14 in the latest AVCA Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon.

CSU Takes Rams Volleyball Classic Title

September 11, 2010
Rams Sweep Illinois State in Title Match
The Rams volleyball team finished strong Saturday night at Moby, sweeping Illinois State - 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 -- and placing first in the Rams Volleyball Classic presented by Poudre Valley Health System.

CSU Hosts Rams Volleyball Classic

September 9, 2010
Rams Welcome Texas Tech, Northeastern and Illinois State
No. 15 Colorado State returns to Moby Arena to host Texas Tech, Northeastern and Illinois State in the inaugural Rams Volleyball Classic presented by Poudre Valley Health System.  The tournament runs Friday and Saturday and features six matches in two days.

Rams Catch Glimpse into Lives of Local Heroes

September 9, 2010
CSU Visits PFA Firehouse
To the thousands of Colorado State volleyball fans that flock to Moby Arena for each of the Rams' home matches, the players in uniform may be heroes. 

Rams Suffer First Setback to No. 6 Florida

September 4, 2010
CSU Falls 3-1 to Gators
The Colorado State Rams faced their first nationally ranked opponent of the 2010 season on Saturday evening at the O’Connell Center, losing to the No. 6 ranked Florida Gators. 

No. 15 CSU Improves to 5-0 With Albany Sweep

September 3, 2010
Rams Look Forward to Matchup with Gators
The No. 15-ranked Colorado State volleyball team improved to 5-0 on Friday evening, after sweeping the defending America East Conference champion Albany Great Danes – 25-16, 25-22, 25-13- in CSU’s second match of the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational.   

No. 15 CSU Sweeps Bowling Green

September 3, 2010
Rams Push Win Streak to 4
The Rams captured their first road match win of the 2010 season Friday morning, sweeping the Bowling Green Falcons at the first contest of the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational at the O’Connell Center.

No. 15 CSU Sweeps Buffs in Moby

August 31, 2010
Rams Improve to 3-0
The win – 25-19, 25-22, 22-16 – marked the sixth consecutive for CSU in the series with Colorado, and gave CSU its sixth 3-0 start under Head Coach Tom Hilbert.

CSU Jumps to No. 15 in AVCA Poll

August 30, 2010
Nationally Ranked Rams Host CU Tuesday
Coming off of a successful opening weekend, the CSU volleyball team has moved up to No. 15 in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. This new poll was released Monday afternoon. 

No. 17 CSU Sweeps Furman

August 29, 2010
Rams improve to 2-0 Start
The No. 17-ranked Colorado State volleyball team improved to 2-0 to start the season on Saturday evening, sweeping the defending Southern Conference champion Furman Paladins – 25-16, 27-25, 25-21 – in CSU’s second match of the Coors Rocky Mountain Challenge at Moby Arena. 

Record Crowd Cheers #17 Rams to win over Duke

August 28, 2010
Rams Down Duke in Front of 6,333
A record-breaking crowd of 6,333 was on hand Friday night to watch the No. 17 Colorado State program defeat the Duke Blue Devils, 3-1, to open the 2010 season. The crowd bested the program’s 22-year-old attendance mark of 6,260 vs. BYU in 1988.  It also established a new Mountain West Conference home-match record.

Rams Picked to Repeat as MWC Volleyball Champs

August 17, 2010
Minch Tabbed Preseason Player of the Year
With five returning starters and an incoming freshman class ranked No. 15 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com, the CSU volleyball team, coming off of a 25-6 season that included an MWC title, a final No. 17 national ranking, and a trip to the NCAA Regional Semifinals, was selected as the preseason favorite in the Mountain West by the league's coaches and a panel of select media.

Volleyball Opens Season with Media Day and Booster BBQ

August 17, 2010
More than 80 Fans and Media Members on Hand Monday Night
Monday night at Moby Arena boosters and fans of the CSU volleyball program, along with members of the local media, caught their first glimpse of the highly anticipated 2010 incarnation of the Rams.

Rams Leaving Mark on USA Volleyball

June 4, 2010
Hirneisen, Sanders Performing on National Stage
Former Colorado State volleyball player and current video and data coordinator Jenni Hirneisen is headed to Europe with USA Volleyball as part of her internship leading up to the 26th annual Volley Masters tournament in Montreaux, Switzerland.

CSU Announce 2010 Volleyball Schedule

May 7, 2010
"Set Up Moby" Ticket Incentive
Matchups against seven programs that participated in the 2009 NCAA tournament, including perennial powers Florida and Long Beach State, plus a renewal of the rivalry with Colorado and a trio of home tournaments highlight the 2010 schedule for the Colorado State volleyball team.    

Rams Add Foss for 2010

April 29, 2010
Decorated Setter to Join CSU
The Colorado State volleyball program added yet another talented freshman-to-be to its roster on Wednesday, when Head Coach Tom Hilbert announced that Deedra Foss would join the Rams in the fall.   

Sanders Selected to USA Women's A2 Team

March 22, 2010
Junior-to-be Continues Tradition of Strong Setters at CSU
Colorado State’s all-conference setter, Evan Sanders, has been selected as part of the 24-player roster for USA Volleyball’s National A2 Program.  

Volleyball to Tryout for National Team

February 19, 2010
Four Rams Head to Colorado Springs
Katelin Batten, Evan Sanders, Danielle Minch and Megan Plourde were elected to make the trip down I-25 for the chance to participate in four practices and a chance to expose their talent while trying out for the United States National team.  

Trio of Rams Named Honorable Mention AVCA All-American

December 16, 2009
Rams Earn National Recognition
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced Wednesday the 29th annual Division I All-America teams for women's volleyball, and CSU junior outside hitter Danielle Minch earned honorable mention All-America recognition.  

CSU Falls to Minnesota in Regional Semi-Finals

December 11, 2009
Host Gophers Hold Off Rams
The Colorado State volleyball team’s 2009 season came to a close Friday night at the University of Minnesota’s Sports Pavilion, as the host Gophers dispatched the Rams, 3-1, in the regional semifinal round of the NCAA tournament.  

CSU Upsets #6 Washington for Regional Berth

December 5, 2009
Rams Down Huskies, Earn Trip to Minneapolis
The Colorado State volleyball team did something it hadn’t accomplished in six seasons on Friday night at Moby Arena, when the Rams defeated Washington, 3-1, to earn a trip to the regional semifinal of the NCAA tournament.  

Match Notes: Rams Advance in NCAA Tournament

December 4, 2009
CSU to host #6 Seeded Washinton in Second Round
Junior outside hitter Danielle Minch tallied a team-leading 15 kills to lead Colorado State (24-5) to a five-set victory over Middle Tennessee State (25-10) Thursday night at Moby Arena in the first round of the NCAA tournament.  

Match Notes: CSU Hosts NCAA Tournament

December 2, 2009
CSU to Face Middle Tennessee in First Round
The Colorado State volleyball program (23-5, 15-1 MWC) makes its 15th consecutive appearance, and the program’s 21st all-time appearance, in the NCAA tournament.  

#23 Rams Fall to Aggies in Regular Season Finale

November 28, 2009
CSU falls to NMSU 3-1
Danielle Minch tallied a match-high 17 kills, and Megan Plourde added 13, but it was not enough to lift the No. 23-ranked Rams past the New Mexico State Aggies in the final regular-season match for both teams.  

CSU Caps Championship Run in Thrilling Fashion

November 21, 2009
Rams Outlast Rebels in 5 sets
The No. 25-ranked Colorado State volleyball team (23-4, 15-1 MWC) capped its outstanding run to the 2009 Mountain West Championship in thrilling fashion Saturday, picking up a 3-2 victory over the UNLV Rebels in front of 2,062 fans on hand at Moby Arena to help the Rams celebrate their seventh MWC regular-season title. 

CSU Clinches Mountain West Title

November 14, 2009
Minch Leads Rams to win over BYU in 5
Colorado State was the last team standing in a five-set thriller Saturday night at the Smith Fieldhouse, shutting down BYU to clinch the Mountain West Conference title, 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12.    

Rams Beat Utes to Keep Conference Title Alive

November 12, 2009
CSU wins back and forth match in Utah
The Rams beat the Utes for a much-needed win to stay atop the Mountain West Conference Thursday night at Crimson Court. As usual the match went down to the wire in all four sets (25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23), but CSU (21-4, 13-1 MWC) was able to hold off Utah (15-10, 8-5 MWC) to stay in front of TCU and change its luck in Utah.

CSU Sweeps SDSU for Milestone Win

November 7, 2009
Rams Battle for 700th Program Victory
One match after Head Coach Tom Hilbert celebrated his 500th career victory, the Colorado State volleyball team added another milestone win to the books. The Rams on Saturday registered their 700th program win Saturday, over San Diego State at Moby Arena.    

Hilbert Earns 500th Victory

November 5, 2009
Rams Sweep Falcons for Milestone Win
Just more than one year after becoming the winningest coach in Colorado State history, Tom Hilbert added yet another milestone victory to his coaching resume on Thursday night.    

Rams Overcome Slow Start to Sweep Cowgirls

October 30, 2009
Minch Impressive with 17 kills
With Jacque Davisson - half of the Rams’ usual 1-2 punch at outside hitter - sidelined with an injury, Danielle Minch stepped up with one of her biggest performances to date.   

Rams Win Five-Set Thriller vs. Lobos

October 25, 2009
CSU snags tough road win at UNM
Despite a crowd of 2,123 fans, and a 10-minute delay following a fire alarm at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center, the No. 25-ranked Colorado State volleyball team got back into the win column and maintained its lead in the Mountain West standings with a thrilling five-set victory over the Lobos on Saturday afternoon.    

Horned Frogs Snap Rams Winning Streak

October 24, 2009
CSU loses first MWC match
For the past two seasons, the TCU volleyball team has had the Rams’ number on its home court, the 1,500-seat University Rec Center.     

Rams Sweep Utes, Take Control of MWC

October 17, 2009
CSU wins 12th straight on the court
Junior Danielle Minch recorded a match-high 19 kills, and senior Tessa Nelson added 11 more, as the Colorado State volleyball team took control of the Mountain West Conference race with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-15) victory over second-place Utah on Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.   

Rams Sweep Cougars for 11th Straight Win

October 15, 2009
Nelson, fast start propel CSU to victory
The Colorado State volleyball team used a fast start from senior middle blocker Tessa Nelson to sweep the BYU Cougars on Thursday night in front of 1,605 fans at Moby Arena, and push the team’s winning streak to 11 matches.  

Nelson Leads Rams past Air Force

October 10, 2009
Rams win streak to 10, unbeaten in MWC
The Colorado State volleyball team used a stellar effort Saturday afternoon by Tessa Nelson to win its 10th consecutive match. The Rams (14-3, 6-0 MWC) defeated Air Force (8-11, 0-7), 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-20), at Clune Arena to remain undefeated in MWC play. 

Rams Remain Unbeaten with Win Over Aztecs

October 8, 2009
CSU picks up another win on the road
The Colorado State volleyball team ran its winning streak to nine matches, and improved to 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the Mountain West Conference, with a 3-1 victory at San Diego State (6-10, 1-5 MWC) on Thursday night.  

Rams Fend Off Cowgirls for the Sweep

October 2, 2009
CSU extends winning streak to eight
The Colorado State volleyball team extended its win streak to eight matches on Friday night, holding off “Border War” rival Wyoming, 3-0 (26-24, 25-15, 27-25), at the UniWyo Sports Complex. 

Rams Hold Off Bears at Moby Arena

September 30, 2009
CSU earns five set victory over UNC
The Colorado State volleyball team extended its home and overall winning streaks to seven matches Wednesday night, but just barely, holding off a talented Northern Colorado squad in five sets (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13) in front of 1,687 fans at Moby Arena.

CSU Topples Streaking Frogs, 3-0

September 26, 2009
Rams remain unbeaten in MWC play
Using a balanced attack that saw five different players record at least five kills, the Colorado State volleyball team swept the TCU Horned Frogs, 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20), in front of 1,298 fans on Saturday afternoon at Moby Arena.

Davisson, Plourde Propel Rams Past Lobos

September 24, 2009
CSU Sweeps New Mexico
In what Colorado State Head Coach Tom Hilbert called the Rams’ “most complete” match of the season, the CSU volleyball team held off the Lobos in a tight first set, and looked dominant in sets two and three, cruising to a 3-0 victory (25-21, 25-15, 25-18) in front of 2,135 fans at Moby Arena on Thursday night.

CSU Sweeps UNLV to Open MWC Play

September 18, 2009
Minch, Sanders lead Rams to 3-0 victory
The Colorado State volleyball team (8-3, 1-0 MWC) improved to 10-1 all-time in MWC openers and snapped a three-match losing streak in Las Vegas, sweeping the UNLV Rebels (1-7, 0-1 MWC) behind strong performances from junior outside hitter Danielle Minch and sophomore setter Evan Sanders.

Rams Capture Carolina Classic Championship

September 12, 2009
MVP Minch leads Rams to three wins in two days
The Colorado State volleyball team closed out the 2009 Carolina Classic on Saturday, defeating the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, 3-1, in the team's first match of the day, and sweeping host North Carolina in the night cap to take home the tournament championship.  

Rams Hand Marshall First Loss

September 11, 2009
Davisson, Rams trample Thundering Herd
For the third time in two weeks, the Colorado State volleyball team has handed a previously undefeated opponent its first loss of the season, adding the Marshall Thundering Herd to a list that already included Georgia Southern and Ohio State.  

CSU Winning Streak Snapped at Duke

September 9, 2009
Blue Devils hand Rams 3-1 loss
The Colorado State volleyball team snapped its four-match win streak Wednesday night, falling 3-1 at Duke, in the first match of a four-match road swing in North Carolina.   

Rams Roll Past Mavericks for Hilton Classic Title

September 5, 2009
CSU sweeps UT Arlington for fourth consecutive victory
Playing in her first career match and earning her first start since high school, redshirt freshman Brieon Paige tallied eight kills and four assisted blocks to help guide the Colorado State volleyball team to a dominant 3-0 sweep of UT Arlington on Day 3 of the Hilton Classic volleyball tournament at Moby Arena.  

Rams Outlast Ohio State in 5-Set Thriller

September 4, 2009
Davisson, Minch lift Rams over Previously unbeaten Buckeyes
If the Colorado State volleyball team was looking for a leader to emerge in place of departed seniors Mekana Barnes, Ashley Fornstrom and Jaime Strauss, the team may have found not one, but two on Friday night against Ohio State  

Rams Down Mustangs for First Victory

August 30, 2009
CSU closes weekend with sweep of Cal Poly
The Colorado State volleyball team closed the 2009 Asics/Coors Classic at Moby Arena on Sunday with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-19) victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs. 


Rams fall to Oregon State in Asics/Coors Classic

August 29, 2009
Rams unable to overcome a strong offensive attack by Oregon State
Despite what Head Coach Tom Hilbert characterized as an improved performance by the Rams in a number of areas, the No. 24 Colorado State volleyball team was unable to overcome a strong offensive attack by Oregon State (2-0), falling to the Beavers 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-19) in the second round of the Asics/Coors Classic on Saturday night at Moby Arena

Waves crash winning streak at Moby

August 28, 2009
The No. 24-ranked Colorado State volleyball team suffered its first home loss in 29 matches on Friday night
Despite a raucous crowd of 3,876 fans, the Waves held on for a 25-23 victory in set 1 and cruised to the 3-0 win by scores of 25-17 and 25-14 in the second and third sets.

Looking Back on 2008

Head Coach Tom Hilbert , Jan 1, 2009

Every season lives on its own and, unless you are the National Champion, you always lose the last match you play. This year for us was a little different. The sting of losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament lasted longer than most years, primarily because we set a very high standard for the season. We all felt, and still feel, that we were a good enough team to compete for a regional championship and a spot in the Final Four. It is the standard we want for this program and that will not change. Having the audacity to take risks and set lofty goals takes courage. When others claim that just making the NCAA is good enough we ask “Why not be better?”

All that being said it is still time to reflect and feel good about ourselves as athletes, coaches and as a whole program.  Here is what we did accomplish:

We qualified for the NCAA tournament for the 14th year in a row. Only eight programs in the country have accomplished that feat over time. We were ranked in the top ten in the country in home attendance averaging over 2400 per match. This is a testament to the great support of our community and athletic department. We went undefeated in Moby arena for the second year in a row, and our current home win streak is at 28. This includes wins over all the Mountain West including Utah and BYU. It also includes exciting wins against Arizona and #8 Florida where we had over 4000 fans in Moby, the biggest crowd since 2004.

It was a season of high expectation, great risk and reward. The reward lies in the fact that we dared greatly and in doing so put us in the company of some of the nation’s top programs. We took a step this year toward greatness and we don’t plan on moving any direction but forward. More on the 2008 season

Go Rams!