Volleyball preps for home tournament

Alabama’s volleyball players kept busy over the Labor Day weekend 
playing three volleyball matches on the road, watching the Alabama football game in a Chili’s and working on a fair amount of homework. That’s not to say the team didn’t sneak a little bit of sightseeing into their busy schedule.

Volleyball prioritizes school work with busy schedule

The Alabama volleyball team has a schedule that includes at least one match on every day of the week throughout its season, except Monday. The team will play a total of 31 matches before any postseason play. Seventeen of them fall on weekdays, and 11 of those are on the road. The travel can make it difficult to keep up on schoolwork, but the Crimson Tide has a system in place to keep the players caught up in class.

Volleyball approaches season hungry to make history

On Aug. 17, the SEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released for the upcoming volleyball season. The Alabama Crimson Tide found itself in sixth place with 90 points, 47 points behind No. 1 Texas A&M Aggies. After a fifth place finish last season and the loss of several prolific seniors, sixth place seems like a good preseason ranking for a team looking to prove itself, but the Crimson Tide is aiming higher.

Volleyball sweeps Auburn

Foster Auditorium was packed Sunday afternoon for Alabama’s volleyball match against rival Auburn. There were many people in crimson and white, and there many were people in navy blue and orange, but only one team came out with a 3-0 victory as the Crimson Tide swept the Tigers in its annual Iron Bowl. Senior Sierra Wilson said it felt unbelievable. “It’s always great to beat Auburn as Alabama fans,” she said. The rivalry only fueled the energy that’s already normally present in Foster Auditorium.

Volleyball's Evangelista digs her new home

Just over three years ago, Bruna Evangelista was living in Caete, Brazil, with her family. She was presented with the opportunity to play volleyball in the U.S., but at the time, Evangelista was unsure whether or not she was going to follow through with it. “First of all, my parents didn’t even want me to come because it was a crazy idea,” she said. She agreed with them at first.