USA NCAA 2016 Women's Volleyball

  • Didn't realize there was a thread for this. Thanks for your time, Brahmin.


    There is tremendous talent in the US right now. I haven't been paying too much attention to the Pac12, or even the Big 10, but Lauren Carlini, Justine Wong-Orantes, Kelsie Payne, Cassie Wait, Micaya White, Ebony Nwanebu, Yaazzie Bedart-Ghani, Morgan Johnson, Amber Rolfzen, and Madison Rigden could all walk onto the US national team tomorrow and compete for starting positions. I heard Kelsie Payne may return to being a middle after college, but she and Ebony could answer the US national team's opposite deficit-- granted they're decent in the back row. I've seen Ebony play back row a few times, and she's a great, diehard defender, even though she's so tall.

  • http://www.espn.com/watchespn/…replay/search/volleyball/


    They probably dont show in Brazil because it is not even on ESPN ( the main channel) that broadcast, it is ESPN 3, which is online only. And Im not sure, but I dont think even the final match is on ESPN, it could be on ESPN U ( university), and the website still does not say which channels will be on yet. They show the quaterifnals but Im not sure if it is ESPN , 2, 3 or U.


    But the only games that matter are the final/semi-final and some of the quater-finals. They have 72 teams playing in the playoffs, but only very few has chances to win.


    I think will be Nebraska vs Washington. Wisconsin vs Stanford, Kansas vs Texas. UCLA vs Minnesota.

  • Didn't realize there was a thread for this. Thanks for your time, Brahmin.


    There is tremendous talent in the US right now. I haven't been paying too much attention to the Pac12, or even the Big 10, but Lauren Carlini, Justine Wong-Orantes, Kelsie Payne, Cassie Wait, Micaya White, Ebony Nwanebu, Yaazzie Bedart-Ghani, Morgan Johnson, Amber Rolfzen, and Madison Rigden could all walk onto the US national team tomorrow and compete for starting positions. I heard Kelsie Payne may return to being a middle after college, but she and Ebony could answer the US national team's opposite deficit-- granted they're decent in the back row. I've seen Ebony play back row a few times, and she's a great, diehard defender, even though she's so tall.


    Quite a few players on that list are very, very, very far from competing for a national team starting position. At this point, Johnson, Bedart-Ghani, and Rigdon would not even be in the gym for more than a week. How can you list all those names and not Inky Ajanaku or Rhamat Alhassan?!?!?!?!


    Nwanebu has the potential but will need better footwork to play in the USA system.
    Carlini is a superhero, as is Wong-Orantes.

  • Actually there are only 64 teams in the tournament not 72. You are thinking of the men's basketball tournament, which is 68 teams.


    There are some interesting first round matches, Creighton vs. Northern Iowa, who have played in tournaments together for the last 3 years (I attended one of their matches in Kentucky). USC vs. Hawaii. The second round matches if they work out will be better to watch.


    The matches will be broadcast on ESPN's online app in the USA. So the highlights may not be available until a day or two later.

  • Thank you guys for your answers. Yeah, I guess it will be hard to watch, maybe in youtube later....but Ill follow the results. Im always interested in NCAA tournament, there are always some interesting players that will soon become professional.

  • REGIONAL 2
    First Round
    Lawrence Sub-Regional at Kansas, December 1, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (5) Kansas Jayhawks (27-2) 3-0 Samford Bulldogs (21-14) (25-19, 25-21, 25-17)
    Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers (24-10) 2-3 Creighton Blue Jays (27-6) (16-25, 20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 12-15)
    Ann Arbor Sub-Regional at Michigan, December 1, 2016
    (12) Michigan Wolverines (23-10) 3-0 American Eagles (27-8) (25-13, 25-23, 25-12)
    Miami (OH) Redhawks (24-7) 1-3 Oregon Ducks (21-9) (22-25, 17-25, 25-22, 19-25)


    Second Round
    Lawrence Sub-Regional at Kansas, December 2, 2016
    (5) Kansas Jayhawks (27-2) vs. Creighton Blue Jays (27-6)
    Ann Arbor Sub-Regional at Michigan, December 2, 2016
    (12) Michigan Wolverines (23-10) vs. Oregon Ducks (21-9)

  • REGIONAL 3
    First Round
    Madison Sub-Regional at Wisconsin, December 1, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (3) Wisconsin Badgers (26-4) 3-0 Howard Bison (26-6) (25-11, 25-18, 25-10)
    Marquette Golden Eagles (23-9) 1-3 Washington State Cougars (22-11) (21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25)


    Second Round
    Madison Sub-Regional at Wisconsin, December 2, 2016
    (3) Wisconsin Badgers (26-4) vs. Washington State Cougars (22-11)

  • REGIONAL 4
    First Round
    Columbia Sub-Regional at Missouri, December 1, 2016
    (15) Missouri Tigers (26-5) 3-0 Northern Illinois Huskies (25-6) (25-16, 25-13, 25-20)
    Purdue Boilermakers (19-13) 3-0 Iowa State Cyclones (18-11) (26-24, 25-21, 25-13)


    Second Round
    Columbia Sub-Regional at Missouri, December 2, 2016
    (15) Missouri Tigers (26-5) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (19-13)

  • Like I said, I haven't been paying too much attention to the Pac 12 or Big 10, so my list is just a reflection of being a Texan who goes to most home games in Austin, and watches what else he can on television. I'm sure Ajanaku is great, just haven't seen her play. Alhassan was an oversight on my part. Haven't watched caught more than one Florida game this season, unfortunately, but I can't wait to see more, based on your enthusiasm.


    As for Johnson and Bedart-Ghani go, I think you should look at their statistics and watch the last few games they've played. No question they could stand on the same team as Akinradewo, Dixon, and Adams.(And Gibbemeyer or Paolini no problem.) Yaazzie has one of the strongest arms in collegiate volleyball, and Johnson is a point machine.


    I like Madison Rigdon, and think you're exaggerating, but I concede that she's not as strong as the others I listed. Still, she's one of the best servers in the NCAA, she defends well, passes consistently, and is a smart hitter who loves a fast set-- sounds like a USNT woman to me! (By the way, I'm loving Kansas this year! Their setter, Ainise Havili, is really creative. I saw them play Texas a few weeks ago and was surprised by how little they are. Rigdon definitely isn't 6'0 :rolll: )





    Quite a few players on that list are very, very, very far from competing for a national team starting position. At this point, Johnson, Bedart-Ghani, and Rigdon would not even be in the gym for more than a week. How can you list all those names and not Inky Ajanaku or Rhamat Alhassan?!?!?!?!


    Nwanebu has the potential but will need better footwork to play in the USA system.
    Carlini is a superhero, as is Wong-Orantes.

  • Havili is by far the most impressive player from Kansas to me. I like Rigdon, Payne, Soucie, Wait and the puertorican Montero. I hope they will make it to F4 again.

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  • REGIONAL 1
    First Round
    Lincoln Sub-Regional at Nebraska, December 2, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (1) Nebraska Cornhuskers (28-2) 3-0 New Hampshire Wildcats (21-11) (25-9, 25-23, 25-18)
    Wichita State Shockers (24-8) 1-3 Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs (15-12) (17-25, 23-25, 25-22, 20-25)
    State College Sub-Regional at Penn State, December 2, 2016
    (16) Penn State Nittany Lions (23-9) 3-0 Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn Blackbirds (15-15) (25-8, 25-16, 25-6)
    Dayton Flyers (30-2) 1-3 Pittsburgh Panthers (25-8) (25-20, 19-25, 25-27, 19-25)
    Seattle Sub-Regional at Washington, December 2, 2016
    (8) Washington Huskies (27-4) 3-0 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (24-8) (25-18, 25-14, 25-14)
    Colorado State Rams (21-9) 1-3 Kentucky Wildcats (23-7) (26-24, 22-25, 10-25, 17-25)
    Lansing Sub-Regional at Michigan State, December 2, 2016
    (9) Michigan State Spartans (25-8) 3-0 Fairfield Stags (28-6) (25-14, 25-13, 25-15)
    Cleveland State Vikings (25-6) 0-3 Arizona Wildcats (19-14) (14-25, 17-25, 13-25)


    Second Round
    Lincoln Sub-Regional at Nebraska, December 3, 2016
    (1) Nebraska Cornhuskers (28-2) vs. Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs (15-12)
    State College Sub-Regional at Penn State, December 3, 2016
    (16) Penn State Nittany Lions (23-9) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (25-8)
    Seattle Sub-Regional at Washington, December 3, 2016
    (8) Washington Huskies (27-4) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (23-7)
    Lansing Sub-Regional at Michigan State, December 3, 2016
    (9) Michigan State Spartans (25-8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (19-14)

  • REGIONAL 2
    First Round
    Austin Sub-Regional at Texas, December 2, 2016
    (4) Texas Longhorns (23-4) 3-0 Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (UTRGV) (21-14) (25-14, 25-16, 25-17)
    Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (26-7) 3-0 Texas A&M Aggies (21-9) (25-23, 25-23, 25-18)
    Provo Sub-Regional at Brigham Young, December 2, 2016
    (13) Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars (28-3) 3-0 Princeton Tigers (19-5) (25-22, 22-15, 25-23)
    Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) (24-7) 3-1 Utah Utes (20-12) (27-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-20)


    Second Round
    Lawrence Sub-Regional at Kansas, December 2, 2016
    (5) Kansas Jayhawks (27-3) 2-3 Creighton Blue Jays (28-6) (25-21, 20-25, 17-25, 25-16, 18-20)
    First big upset, Creighton with 7 match points, a referee meeting on one of them and still go on to win
    Ann Arbor Sub-Regional at Michigan, December 2, 2016
    (12) Michigan Wolverines (24-10) 3-1 Oregon Ducks (21-10) (22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17)
    Austin Sub-Regional at Texas, December 3, 2016
    (4) Texas Longhorns (23-4) vs. Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs (26-7)
    Provo Sub-Regional at Brigham Young, December 3, 2016
    (13) Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars (28-3) vs. Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) (24-7)

  • REGIONAL 3
    First Round
    Manhattan Sub-Regional at Kansas State, December 2, 2016
    (14) Kansas State Wildcats (21-9) 3-0 Lipscomb Bisons (22-8) (28-26, 25-15, 24-26)
    Missouri State Bears (26-9) 0-3 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-12) (21-25, 15-25, 29-31)
    Palo Alto Sub-Regional at Stanford, December 2, 2016
    (6) Stanford Cardinal (22-7) 3-0 Denver Pioneers (23-8) (25-12, 25-22, 25-20)
    Boise State Broncos (26-6) 3-0 Western Kentucky Lady Hilltoppers (32-3) (28-26, 25-22, 27-25)
    Gainesville Sub-Regional at Florida, December 2, 2016
    (11) Florida Gators (27-3) 3-0 Alabama State Lady Hornets (24-9) (25-15, 25-13, 25-9)
    Cincinnati Bearcats (21-10) 1-3 Florida State Seminoles (24-4) (25-20, 14-25, 23-25, 23-25)


    Second Round
    Madison Sub-Regional at Wisconsin, December 2, 2016
    (3) Wisconsin Badgers (27-4) 3-0 Washington State Cougars (22-12) (25-18, 25-18, 25-17)
    Manhattan Sub-Regional at Kansas State, December 3, 2016
    (14) Kansas State Wildcats (21-9) winner vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (21-12)
    Palo Alto Sub-Regional at Stanford, December 3, 2016
    (6) Stanford Cardinal (22-7) vs. Boise State Broncos (26-6)
    Gainesville Sub-Regional at Florida, December 3, 2016
    (11) Florida Gators (27-3) vs. Florida State Seminoles (24-4)

  • REGIONAL 4
    First Round
    Minneapolis Sub-Regional at Minnesota, December 2, 2016
    (Seed) Team (Overall W-L) vs. (Seed) Team (Overall W-L)
    (2) Minnesota Golden Gophers (26-4) 3-0 North Dakota Fighting Hawks (26-10) (25-21, 25-12, 25-20)
    Southern California (USC) Trojans (18-13) 2-3 Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (23-5) (22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-16, 13-15)
    Chapel Hill Sub-Regional at North Carolina, December 2, 2016
    (7) North Carolina Tar Heels (28-3) 3-0 High Point Panthers (23-10) (25-13, 25-12, 25-23)
    James Madison Dukes (21-11) 2-3 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (28-4) (25-19, 18-25, 18-25, 25-17, 9-15)
    Los Angeles Sub-Regional at UCLA, December 2, 2016
    (10) UCLA Bruins (24-6) 3-1 Murray State Racers (23-9) (21-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-9)
    Baylor Bears (22-11) 3-2 San Diego Torreros (24-6) (16-25, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 15-13)
    Big upset here, San Diego had played well all season even being ranked as high as #5, but faltered late in conference play and then losing in 5 to Baylor in the First Round


    Second Round
    Minneapolis Sub-Regional at Minnesota, December 3, 2016
    (2) Minnesota Golden Gophers (26-4) vs. Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (23-5)
    Columbia Sub-Regional at Missouri, December 2, 2016
    (15) Missouri Tigers (27-5) 3-1 Purdue Boilermakers (19-14) (13-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21)
    Chapel Hill Sub-Regional at North Carolina, December 3, 2016
    (7) North Carolina Tar Heels (28-3) vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (28-4)
    Los Angeles Sub-Regional at UCLA, December 3, 2016
    (10) UCLA Bruins (24-6) vs. Baylor Bears (22-11)