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Column: Coaching carousel keeps turning for Eastern volleyball

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Junior Laurel Bailey attempts a bump pass in Eastern’s 3-0 loss against Southern Illinois on Nov. 6 at Lantz Arena.

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 20, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team begins its 2020 season next August, the sidelines will be patrolled by the program’s fourth head coach in the last seven seasons. It was announced on Nov. 17 that Julie Allen’s contract was not renewed, making her second season as the team’s head coach her las...

Allen ready for 2nd season as head coach

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 21, 2019

The season opener for the Eastern volleyball team will be the 44th in the program’s history. It will be the second opener for head coach Julie Allen. She was named head coach last January, bringing with her 14 years of experience as an assistant coach at programs across the country. She began he...

Opponents confused by volleyball team’s offensive approach

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Eastern junior Lexi May (21) and graduate Allie Hueston try to block a ball in a match against Western Illinois at Lantz Arena last season. May has 14 spikes already this season.

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2018

Approaching the action from the front row, redshirt freshman Kylie Michael leaned in toward the net, feet positioned parallel with Iona setter Emma Rose, who stood a mere two feet away.  The force of her hands, swinging back and then swinging forward again, set up a chance for her to truly pulverize...

Volleyball to play in four matches during Panther Invitational

Eastern junior Lexi May (21) and senior Abby Knight (11) jump to block a shot from a Jacksonville State player during a Panthers win over Jacksonville State last season. The win was one of eight the Panthers had last season in the OVC.

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 23, 2018

The Eastern volleyball season will commence this Saturday and Sunday at Lantz Arena, hosting St. Francis, Fresno State, Valparaiso and Iona, as part of the second annual Panther Invitational.  Although Julie Allen expressed concerns regarding the stressors of starting a new season, her team’s phy...

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