Volleyball

About the Program
The women's volleyball team at Bowdoin College was instituted as a varsity sport in 1986. The program met with success often in their first several seasons. The team peaked with a program-best record of 22-12 in 1988 and returned to prominence in 2006, posting an overall mark of 20-11.

A new era of Bowdoin Volleyball started in 2001 under the changed rally score game format. Strong recruiting brought in a new generation of volleyball players from across the nation. The NESCAC conference play escalated to one of the strongest leagues in the Northeast.

The NESCAC conference tournament winner is awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Polar Bear team is consistently competitive in conference play and has regularly qualified for the conference championship tournament. The team also competes in the well-known MIT Invitational and the respected Hall of Fame tournament where they face top teams across New England. The team also hosts the annual Polar Bear Invitational.

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2007 Recap
2007 was the second consecutive winning season for the Bowdoin Volleyball program. The team's successful 17-15 record was hard fought as the Polar Bears faced a tough schedule against the top competition in New England. The team placed second at the Bates Invitational and 7th at the Hall of Fame tournament. Bowdoin finished the year ranked 14th in New England, qualifying for the NESCAC Tournament.

The year's tough schedule included some of the top teams in New England such as MIT, Coast Guard, Springfield and Wellesley. Our five game victory over Springfield at the Hall of Fame Tournament as well as a close five game match against Amherst in front of our home crowd were highlights from the season. Also, our three game victory against Bates at home over parents weekend was a great way to celebrate the last home game of our seniors careers.

The Polar Bears were co-captained by senior setter Margo Linton who became the Bowdoin All-Time Assist Leader. Sophomore outside hitter Gillian Page was the second-ever Polar Bear volleyball player to be honored as the NESCAC Player of the Week. First year middle hitter, Stephanie Drumright, made an immediate impact to the program and was named to the Second Team All NESCAC. The team also received strong performances from Jenna Diggs, Skye Lawrence, Anna Noucas and Grace Lazarus. The Polar Bears have a promising young core of talent to help the program achieve its ultimate goal; win the school's first NESCAC title.

Facilities
The Polar Bears play their home games in Morrell Gymnasium, the 2,000-seat gymnasium that is located in the heart of campus. The set-up of the gym allows for a one or two-court set-up with ample seating for spectators. The gym is also home to Bowdoin's weight-training and workout facility; the Sidney J. Watson Fitness Center.

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Volleyball Coaching Staff

Head coach: Karen Corey
Assistant coaches: Erin Summers

The fall of 2007 will be head coach Karen Corey's second at the helm of the Bowdoin volleyball program. Her first year proved to be one of the most successful in school history, as the Polar Bears recorded the third-best season in program history with a 20-11 mark.

No stranger to Bowdoin, Karen was the first assistant in 2005 and was the director of volleyball operations in 2004. An enthusiastic leader and student of the game, Corey is a USA Volleyball CAP Level II coach and brings Division I playing experience to Bowdoin.

Corey started playing volleyball 20 years ago and had a strong prep career that included an Illinois Class A State Championship, State All Tournament selection, Second team All Conference member, and an Academic All-Conference selection for three years.

Corey continued her athletic and academic success at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. A readily contributing member to the Division I Midshipmen team, Corey earned Patriot League Second Team All Conference both her junior and senior years.

She was further selected as Team MVP her senior year. After graduation and between military tours, Corey continued to play competitive volleyball and competed for the All-Navy Volleyball team in 1998 and 1999.

Her coaching career started as a volunteer at various local high schools at her duty stations and formally continued after her active duty military service. In 2001, Corey was the freshman coach at Princeton High School (Princeton, IL). She came to Bowdoin in 2004 and served as the director of volleyball operations and moved to the first assistant position in 2005.

Corey has earned a B.S. in Oceanography (USNA), M.S. in Sports Management (Northern Illinois University) and MBA (Northern Illinois University). She resides in Brunswick with her husband and three daughters.

Erin Summers, Assistant Coach
Bowdoin assistant coach Erin Summers hails from Stilwell, Kansas and has a 17-year playing background in the sport of volleyball. A three-year varsity letter-winner in three different sports in high school, she attended Truman State University in Missouri and received a Master's Degree in Marine Biology from the Boston University Marine Program. She is currently employed at the Maine Department of Marine Resources, where she heads up the Large Whale and Sea Turtle Conservation Program.

Summers has coached at both the youth and collegiate level. She has coached Junior Olympic teams in North Carolina and in Maine. She was the assistant coach at Southern Maine in 2005 and has been a critical part of the Polar Bear team since 2006. A current resident of Raymond, Maine, Summers enjoys playing recreationally volleyball whenever she can.

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Volleyball Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Hometown/School
1 Gina Lonati 12 DS 5-5 Franklin Lakes, N.J./Ramapo
2 Grace Lazarus 11 DS 5-5 San Francisco, Calif./University
3 Anna Noucas 11 DS 5-4 Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth
4 Gillian Page 10 OH 5-11 Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island
5 Jillian Berkman 12 OH/DS 5-7 Nashville, Tenn./Univ. School
6 Kelsey Howe 10 OPP/MB 6-1 Sandy, Utah/Skyline
7 Ellen Rogoz 12 OH/DS 5-7 Lincolnwood, Ill./Loyola Acad.
8 Kathleen Walsh 10 S/DS 5-6 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Westminster Acad.
9 Jenna Diggs 10 S 5-8 La Jolla, Calif./Bishop's School
10 Skye Lawrence 10 OH 5-7 Kentfield, Calif./San Domenico School
11 Lucy Evans 12 DS 5-6 Sioux Falls, S.D./ Lincoln
12 Kelly Kopchik 11 MB/OPP 5-10 Stratford, Conn./Lauralton Hall
15 Stephanie Drumright 11 MB 5-11 San Francisco, Calif./Lowell
16 Kristin Hanczor 12 MB 6-1 Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow

Head Coach: Karen Corey
Assistant Coaches: Erin Summers
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 Volleyball Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Result Score
09/05/2008,  6:00PMvs. Keene St. (at Endicott)
Endicott Invitational
W  3-1
09/06/2008,  12:00PMvs. Salve Regina (at Endicott)
Endicott Invitational
W  3-0
09/06/2008,  4:00PMat Endicott
Endicott Invitational
L  3-1
09/07/2008,  12:00PMSWARTHMOREW  3-1
09/10/2008,  6:30PMUNIV. OF NEW ENGLANDW  3-1
09/13/2008,  11:00AMBATESW  3-0
09/13/2008,  4:00PMCOLBYW  3-1
09/20/2008,  12:00PMvs. Tufts* (at Bates)L  3-1
09/20/2008,  3:30PMvs. Amherst* (at Bates)L  3-0
09/26/2008,  6:00PMvs. Springfield (at MIT)L  3-0
09/26/2008,  8:00PMvs. Endicott (at MIT)L  3-0
09/27/2008,  12:00PMvs. Vassar (at MIT)W  3-1
09/27/2008,  2:00PMvs. Bridgewater State (at MIT)W  3-0
10/01/2008,  7:00PMCOLBY*W  3-2
10/03/2008,  4:00PMvs. Emmanuel (at Bates)
Midcoast Classic
W  3-0
10/03/2008,  6:00PMvs. Keene (at Bates)
Midcoast Classic
L  3-2
10/04/2008,  10:00AMRIVIER
Midcoast Classic
W  3-1
10/04/2008,  4:00PMGORDON
Midcoast Classic
W  3-0
10/08/2008,  7:00PMat Bates*W  3-0
10/10/2008,  11:00AMvs. Cal-Lutheran (at CSU-EB)
WildWest Tournament
L  3-0
10/10/2008,  5:00PMvs. UC Santa Cruz (at CSU-EB)
WildWest Tournament
L  3-2
10/11/2008,  1:00PMat CSU East Bay
WildWest Tournament
L  3-0
10/11/2008,  5:00PMvs. Mt. St. Joseph (at CSU-EB)
WildWest Tournament
L  3-1
10/17/2008,  8:00PMvs. Wesleyan* (at Trinity) 
10/18/2008,  11:00AMat Trinity* 
10/18/2008,  4:00PMvs. Conn. College* (at Trinity) 
10/24/2008,  TBAat Hall of Fame Tourn. (Smith/MHC) 
10/25/2008,  TBAat Hall of Fame Tourn. (Smith/MHC) 
10/29/2008,  7:00PMat Endicott 
10/31/2008,  8:00PMvs. Middlebury* (at Colby) 
11/01/2008,  11:00AMvs. Williams* (at Colby) 
11/01/2008,  1:30PMvs. Hamilton* (at Colby) 
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Volleyball Releases

Date Posted Title
09/15/2008,  8:00PM Hanczor Named NESCAC Player of the Week
08/01/2008,  2:30PM Bowdoin Earns Academic Honor
04/07/2008,  12:00PM Corey Named Assistant on All-Navy Team
11/07/2007,  4:30PM Drumright Earns NESCAC Second-Team Honors
10/08/2007,  7:00PM Page Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/09/2006,  10:30AM Prifogle Named Second-Team All-NESCAC
09/01/2006,  2:00PM 2006 Volleyball Season Preview
06/06/2006,  9:30AM Corey Named Interim Head Coach
09/06/2005,  11:00AM 2005 Volleyball Season Preview
09/09/2004,  3:00PM 2004 Volleyball Season Preview
09/22/2003,  2:00PM Schlobohm Named NESCAC Player of the Week
09/08/2003,  12:00PM 2003 Volleyball Preview
09/21/2002,  8:00AM Volleyball Competes at Hamilton NESCAC Quad
09/16/2002,  8:00AM Volleyball Starts Season at Colby Invitational
09/10/2002,  8:00AM 2002 Volleyball Preview
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Volleyball : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991