Category: Volleyball

Western taking the concussion protocols seriously

[caption id="attachment_26265" align="alignnone" width="300"] T.J. LaFaver[/caption] With Will Smith popping up on your television almost twice a day, I am sure you are aware of the rising concern of concussions in sports. Recent incidents around the country have forced the NCAA and other organizations to take a strong approach towards the protocols when dealing with…

Western’s season came to an end with a five-set loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods in the first round of the MIAA Tournament on Tuesday. Head coach Marian Carbin was happy with the way her team fought throughout the match, despite the loss. “We battled; the girls played really well and I’m proud of…

The Griffons swept the rival Bearcats at home without star outside hitter Jessie Thorup for the second match. Last Friday, in a win against Fort Hays State, Thorup suffered what would appear to be a serious knee injury, which has kept her sidelined for the last two matches. Although the team does not fully know…

The weekend was filled with success as the Griffons swept both of their road opponents and Jessie Thorup was crowned Western’s overall kills leader. Sweeping both road matches showed head coach Marian Carbin that their offense was able to dictate each set. “What I was most pleased with was that we played well offensively, we…

The Griffons began their three-week road journey with a win over the Emporia State Hornets and a loss to the No. 15 Washburn Ichabods. Head coach Marian Carbin believes that this particular road trip is one of the toughest of the season. “That trip to Emporia and Washburn is always hard in terms of traveling…