Sixteen teams remain in the 2019 DII women’s volleyball championship. Regional championships will be decided Saturday, Dec. 7 and eight teams will head to Denver, Colorado next weekend for the DII finals.
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This is where you can find everything you need to know on the road to Denver, Colorado where the 2019 DII women’s volleyball championship will conclude in the championship match. The full schedule, scores, format and history are below.
2019 DII women’s volleyball championship: What to watch Saturday
- Be sure to keep your eyes on that Nebraska-Kearney/ Concordia-St. Paul game. The Coyotes are looking to complete a perfect season. The last team to do so? Those Golden Bears ten years ago.
- Cal State San Bernardino also remained undefeated and will close out the regional finals against the upstart Azusa Pacific Cougars. The Cougars have already taken down the No. 2 and No. 3 seed, so the No. 1 Coyotes are their next target.
- Saint Leo, Rockhurst, and Augusta all took down No. 1 seeds on Friday in the second round. Is there another upset in store for these three?
Here is the full schedule for the third round:
Saturday, Dec. 7
2019 DII women’s volleyball championship: What you missed in the second round
- Barry made sure that 2019 will crown a new national champion. The Bucs eliminated defending champs Tampa in an intense 3-2 battle. Barry jumped out to a two-set advantage before Tampa came storming back. The fifth set was no easy task, as Tampa and Barry went back and forth until the Bucs prevailed 21-19 for the decisive set.
- One day after the No. 1 seeds went 8-0, we saw a few struggle to advance, if at all. Augusta and Wingate played three lopsided sets back and forth before a tightly-contested 15-13 fifth set by Augusta led to the first big upset of a No. 1 in the tournament. Shortly after, Saint Leo had it much easier, sweeping No. 1 Lynn from the 2019 championship. Later, Rockhurst and Lewis battled. Neither team were strangers to deep runs in the tournament, but Friday saw No. 5 Rockhurst end No. 1 Lewis’ run in straight sets.
- Nebraska-Kearney and Cal State San Bernardino are still perfect on the season. The Lopers were able to stay that way in straight-sets over Northern State. The Coyotes pulled through in four sets against Alaska Anchorage.
- Below is the complete schedule for the second round:
Second round, Friday, Dec. 6 (all times Eastern):
- No. 3 Barry 3, No. 2 Tampa 2
- No. 3 Carson-Newman 3, No. 7 Flager 1
- No. 2 Gannon 2, No. 6 Shepherd 0
- No. 3 Bridgeport 3, No. 7 Holy Family 0
- No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul 3, No. 2 Minnesota Duluth 0
- No. 2 Hillsdale 3, No. 6 Michigan Tech 1
- No. 2 Colorado School of Mines 3, No. 3 Angelo State 1
- No. 1 Wheeling 3, No. 5 Millersville 0
- No. 5 Saint Leo 3, No. 1 Lynn 0
- No. 4 Augusta 3, No. 1 Wingate 2
- No. 1 Molloy 3, No. 4 Saint Anselm 2
- No. 6 Azusa Pacific 3, No. 2 Western Washington 2
- No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney 3, No. 4 Northern State 0
- No. 5 Rockhurst 3, No. 1 Lewis 0
- No. 1 Regis 3, No. 4 Arkansas-Fort Smith 0
- No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino 3, No. 4 Alaska Anchorage 1
2019 DII women’s volleyball championship: What happened Thursday
The first round of the NCAA DII tournament got underway on Thursday, Dec. 5. Here’s what you may have missed:
- Tournament heavyweights Concordia St.-Paul and Tampa both moved on to the regional semifinals. It was smooth sailing for the defending champion Spartans, who swept their way to the second round, but Concordia-St. Paul had a real fight, going the full five sets with Washburn.
- Two No. 6 seeds advanced in upset fashion in the early games. Shepherd took down East Stroudsburg 3-2, while Michigan Tech made a statement sweeping UMSL in straight sets. Two No. 7 seeds partook in the largest upsets of the day thus far as No. 7 Flagler swept its way to victory over No. 2 Queens (NC) and No. 7 Holy Family ousted No. 2 Bentley three sets to one. Azusa Pacific joined the upset part at night, as the No. 6 seed took out Cal State L.A.
- All eight No. 1 seeds advanced, and quite easily at that. At least for the most part. Seven of the eight seeds combined to go 21-1 with only Molloy dropping a set. Regis jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before MSU Denver came storming back to force a decisive fifth set. But the Rangers moved on to Friday’s second round. No. 1 seeds Nebraska-Kearney and Cal State San Bernardino remained perfect on the season.
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Here is the complete scoreboard from Round 1:
Thursday, Dec. 5 (all times Eastern)
- Shepherd 3, East Stroudsburg 2
- Bridgeport 3, Georgian Court 1
- Barry 3, West Florida 1
- Carson-Newman 3, Anderson (SC) 0
- Concordia-St. Paul 3, Washburn 2
- Michigan Tech 3, Missouri-St. Louis 0
- Angelo State 3, West Texas A&M 1
- Gannon 3, Seton Hill 0
- Holy Family 3, Bentley 1
- Tampa 3, Alabama Huntsville 0
- Flagler 3, Queens (NC) 0
- Azusa Pacific 3, Cal State L.A. 0
- Hillsdale 3, Indianapolis 2
- Minnesota Duluth 3, Central Missouri 1
- Colorado School of Mines 3, Tarleton State 0
- Millersville 3, Shippensburg 2
- Saint Anselm 3, New Haven 1
- Saint Leo 3, Embry-Riddle 0
- Augusta 3, USC Aiken 0
- Western Washington 3, Hawaii Hilo 0
- Northern State 3, St. Cloud State 0
- Rockhurst 3, Ferris State 2
- Arkansas-Fort Smith 3, Texas A&M-Commerce 2
- Wheeling 3, Fayetteville State 0
- Molloy 3, Adelphi 1
- Lynn 3, Spring Hill 0
- Wingate 3, Emmanuel 0
- Alaska Anchorage 3, UC San Diego 2
- Nebraska-Kearney 3, Oklahoma Baptist 0
- Lewis 3, Saginaw Valley State 0
- Regis 3, MSU Denver 2
- Cal State San Bernardino 3, Central Washington 0
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DII women’s volleyball championship: What to read
- If you are curious how the 64 teams got into the bracket and what remains ahead, be sure to check out our essential guide to the DII women’s volleyball tournament. It is a comprehensive look from the selection process to the national championship match: A complete guide to the DII women’s volleyball championship
- Twenty-three teams earned an automatic bid to the postseason by winning either their regular-season championship or conference tournament. We tracked those automatic qualifiers here: Your 2019 NCAA DII tournament automatic bids
DII women’s volleyball championship: History
The Tampa Spartans are back in the field, looking to defend their 2018 national championship. The Spartans are the No. 2 seed in the South and will face Alabama Huntsville in the first round. The winningest team in DII women’s volleyball championship history — Concordia-St. Paul — is also back in the field, facing off against Washburn — a fellow 2018 finals team — in the first round.
HISTORY: DII programs with most titles
Below is the complete history of the championship match.
|2018||Tampa (33-4)||Chris Catanach||3-2||Western Washington||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|2017||Concordia-St. Paul (34-3)||Brady Starkey||3-0||Florida Southern||Pensacola, Fla.|
|2016||Concordia-St. Paul (32-4)||Brady Starkey||3-0||Alaska Anchorage||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|2015||Wheeling Jesuit (39-4)||Christy Benner||3-0||Palm Beach Atlantic||Tampa, Fla.|
|2014||Tampa (33-1)||Chris Catanach||3-0||S’west Minnesota State||Louisville, Ky.|
|2013||Concordia-St. Paul (35-3)||Brady Starkey||3-0||BYU-Hawaii||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
|2012||Concordia-St. Paul (34-4)||Brady Starkey||3-2||Tampa||Pensacola, Fla.|
|2011||Concordia-St. Paul (34-2)||Brady Starkey||3-0||Cal State San Bernardino||Cal State San Bernardino|
|2010||Concordia-St. Paul (32-4)||Brady Starkey||3-1||Tampa||Louisville, Ky.|
|2009||Concordia-St. Paul (37-0)||Brady Starkey||3-0||West Texas A&M||Concordia-St. Paul|
|2008||Concordia-St. Paul (37-1)||Brady Starkey||3-2||Cal State San Bernardino||Concordia-St. Paul|
|2007||Concordia-St. Paul (36-4)||Brady Starkey||3-1||Western Washington||Washburn|
|2006||Tampa (35-1)||Chris Catanach||3-1||North Alabama||West Florida|
|2005||Grand Valley State (32-1)||Deanne Scanlon||3-1||Nebraska-Kearney||Nebraska-Kearney|
|2004||Barry (34-1)||Dave Nichols||3-1||Truman||Barry|
|2003||North Alabama (33-7)||Matt Peck||3-0||Concordia-St. Paul||Cal State San Bernardino|
|2002||BYU-Hawaii (27-2)||Wilfred Navalta||3-0||Truman||West Texas A&M|
|2001||Barry (32-2)||Dave Nichols||3-0||South Dakota State||Grand Valley State|
|2000||Hawaii Pacific (28-0)||Tita Ahuna||3-0||Augustana (S.D.)||Augustana (S.D.)|
|1999||BYU-Hawaii (30-2)||Wilfred Navalta||3-0||Tampa||Battle Creek, Mich.|
|1998||Hawaii Pacific (31-5)||Tita Ahuna||3-1||North Dakota State||Kissimmee, Fla.|
|1997||West Texas A&M (37-1)||Debbie Hendricks||3-2||Barry||Cal State Bakersfield|
|1996||Nebraska-Omaha (35-2)||Rose Shires||3-2||Tampa||Central Missouri|
|1995||Barry (34-2)||Lenid Yelin||3-1||Northern Michigan||Barry|
|1994||Northern Michigan (32-4)||Mark Rosen||3-1||Cal State Bakersfield||Cal State Bakersfield|
|1993||Northern Michigan (38-1)||Jim Moore||3-1||Cal State Bakersfield||Northern Michigan|
|1992||Portland State (36-1)||Jeff Mozzochi||3-2||Northern Michigan||Portland State|
|1991||West Texas A&M (36-2)||Jim Giacomazzi||3-0||Portland State||West Texas A&M|
|1990||West Texas A&M (38-1)||Kim Hudson||3-0||North Dakota State||Cal State Bakersfield|
|1989||Cal State Bakersfield (21-15)||David Rubio||3-0||Sacramento State||Cal State Bakersfield|
|1988||Portland State (36-5)||Jeff Mozzochi||3-0||Cal State Northridge||North Dakota State|
|1987||Cal State Northridge (35-6)||Walt Ker||3-2||Central Missouri||Nebraska-Omaha|
|1986||UC Riverside (29-7)||Sue Gozansky||3-0||Cal State Northridge||Sacramento State|
|1985||Portland State (36-5)||Jeff Mozzochi||3-1||Cal State Northridge||Portland State|
|1984||Portland State (33-4)||Jeff Mozzochi||3-0||Cal State Northridge||Portland State|
|1983||Cal State Northridge (30- 6)||Walt Ker||3-2||Portland State||Florida Southern|
|1982||UC Riverside (31-5)||Sue Gozansky||3-0||Cal State Northridge||Cal State Northridge|
|1981||Sacramento State (28-6)||Debby Colberg||3-0||Lewis||UC Riverside|
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