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New Zealander finds new home at Western

Freshman Melissa Cairns has played volleyball since she was 13 years old, but never thought she could play in America until just last year. Cairns is from Tauranga, New Zealand. Through volleyball, she was part of a team who played in a tournament in Tucson, Ariz. It was there that a scout had filmed the games, and that footage found... Read More

Volleyball loses to No. 8 in nation, bounces back a day later

The Griffons split yet another pair of games over the weekend, picking up a loss to Central Missouri Friday, Sept. 21, and grabbing the win the next day against Lindenwood. Central Missouri–3       Missouri Western–0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-12) The Jennies came into MWSU Fieldhouse ranked No. 8 in the nation, and played like they were. The offensive game plan was too... Read More

Volleyball sets high goals for fall season

There are a lot questions still to be answered for this volleyball season. Losing some dynamic offensive players from last season leaves this young team with big responsibilities to take over, and a preseason ranking says they won’t. The MIAA preseason polls have Missouri Western sitting in ninth place. Although it may seem disheartening, we all know that predictions in... Read More