• Athenas Sweep Tigers, Earn First NCAA National Title
    November 18, 2017
    After winning the first five rounds of the 2017 NCAA Tournament by scores of 3-1, the Athenas finally put their foot down and completed a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-22) sweep of the Wittenberg Tigers to win their first National Championship. It was a heavyweight battled all night long, but it was the Athenas that held the upper hand throughout the match. Margaux Arntson (CMC) was a force to be reckoned with and the Tigers had no answer for the senior opposite. Arntson delivered 18 kills on a .519 hitting percentage to lead the Athenas to victory while earning Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in the process.
  • Athenas Win! Next up, Meeting with Wittenberg for Title
    November 17, 2017
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Athenas defeated Ithaca College 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18) to advance to Saturday's National Championship match against the winner of Calvin vs. Wittenberg. Four different Athenas collected multiple kills in the National Semifinal victory.
  • And Then There Were Eight: Athenas Continue NCAA Tournament in Michigan
    November 16, 2017
    After a thrilling weekend in Texas, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team is one of only eight teams remaining in the country. The Athenas continue their NCAA Tournament run on Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a meeting against the Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT. The winner of the CMS-Gustavus Adolphus match will take on the winner of Emory-Ithaca in the National Semifinals on Friday.
  • Women's Volleyball Advances to National Semifinals
    November 16, 2017
    The No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas take a little time to get acclimated to a new match. One set to be exact. For the fourth-straight time, the Athenas dropped the opening set in an NCAA Tournament match before coming from behind to win the match 3-1. On Thursday afternoon, it was the No. 16 Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties that took a set off the Athenas but CMS prevailed for a 3-1 (16-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14) victory in the National Quarterfinals.
  • Arntson, Werner, and Madsen Honored Nationally by the AVCA
    November 15, 2017
    On Tuesday morning the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced their All-American teams with three Athenas being honored. Margaux Arntson (CMC) became the first-ever First Team All-American in CMS women’s volleyball history. Mikena Werner (SC) was named to the Second Team for the second-straight season while Clara Madsen (CMC) earned an honorable mention nod.
  • Athenas Tame No. 1 Tigers, Advance to National Quarterfinals
    November 12, 2017
    At the beginning of the weekend the Georgetown Regional was touted as the toughest pod in the NCAA Tournament. After seven matches over three days, the Regional lived up to the hype. No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps edged No. 1 Colorado College in a 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 26-24) instant classic to claim the Regional Title and advance to the National Quarterfinals.
  • Moving On: Athenas Get Past Pirates, Advance to Regional Final
    November 11, 2017
    The No. 6 Claremont- Mudd-Scripps Athenas are moving on the Georgetown Regional Final after defeating the No. 5 Southwestern Pirates 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-14) on Saturday afternoon. It was an edge-of-your-seat battle the entire way through, but in the end, the Athenas prevailed and will square off with No. 1 Colorado College on Sunday with a trip to the National Quarterfinals on the line. Led by Margaux Arntson’s (CMC) 13 kills, the Athenas put together one of their more balanced attacks of the season with five different players collecting at least 10 kills. Clara Madsen (CMC), Phoebe Madsen (CMC), and Mikena Werner (SC) all tallied double-doubles in the match.
  • Athenas Advance to Second Round, Edge Texas-Dallas
    November 10, 2017
    It was back and forth all match long, but the No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team edged the Texas-Dallas Comets 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. Margaux Arntson (CMC) led the Athenas’ offense with 16 kills in the match. Isabelle Taylor (CMC) was a force to be reckoned with on both offense and defense. She finished the contest with 11 kills and 11 digs for one of only two double-doubles in the match. Clara Madsen (CMC) registered the other, finishing with 29 assists and 13 digs for the Athenas.
  • Arntson Named West Region Player of the Year, Three Others Earn Honors
    November 09, 2017
    Just a day before the No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team takes the floor in the NCAA Regionals, four Athenas were named All-West Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Margaux Arntson (CMC) led the group with her West Regional Player of the year honors. Joining Arntson on the All-Region team were classmates, Clara Madsen (CMC) and Mikena Werner (SC). Shelbi Stein (CMC) joined the trio with an Honorable Mention nod.
  • NCAA Tournament Begins Friday in Texas for Athenas
    November 07, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team is making their fifth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and ninth appearance in program history. This year's journey begins in Georgetown, Texas on the campus of Southwestern University with one of the toughest regionals in the country. The grouping features eight teams with four squads ranked in the top six in the most recent AVCA National Rankings.
  • No. 6 Athenas Heading to Texas for Tough NCAA Regional
    November 06, 2017
    The No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team is heading to Southwestern (TX) for the NCAA Division III Regionals. On Monday morning, the NCAA released the field for the 64-team Women’s Volleyball Championships and the bracket has the Athenas traveling to Georgetown, Texas for the opening rounds of the tournament.
  • SCIAC Champions: Athenas Sweep Regals to Win Tournament Title
    November 04, 2017
    On Saturday night the No. 6 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas made quick work of the Cal Lutheran women’s volleyball team in the SCIAC Tournament Finals by sweeping the Regals 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-16) to claim the 2017 SCIAC Tournament Championship. Shelbi Stein (CMC) collected 12 kills and a .385 hitting percentage to be named the Tournament Most Valuable Player.
  • Athenas Sweep Panthers, Advance to SCIAC Final
    November 02, 2017
    The No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas swept the Chapman Panthers on Wednesday night in the SCIAC Semifinals 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-11) to punch their ticket to the SCIAC Championship on Saturday evening. The Athenas featured a balanced offensive effort that included six different players with at least five kills.
  • Top Seeded Athenas Ready for SCIAC Tournament
    November 01, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team claimed the 2017 SCIAC Championship by putting together a 15-1 conference record during the regular season. As a result, the Athenas enter this week’s SCIAC Tournament as the top seed and will hold home court advantage in the Semifinals on Thursday and the potential Championship Game on Saturday.
  • Five Athenas, and Coaching Staff, Honored By Conference
    October 30, 2017
    Less than a week removed from claiming the 2017 SCIAC Championship, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team had five Athenas named All-Conference. Opposite hitter Margaux Arntson (CMC) led four players on the First Team by being named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year while head coach Kurt Vlasich and the rest of the Athenas’ coaching staff was named the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • No. 7 Athenas End Regular Season with Sweep of Cal Lu
    October 28, 2017
    On Saturday evening, the No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team completed the regular season with a 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-11) sweep against the Cal Lutheran Regals. Shelbi Stein led the CMS attack with 16 kills and a .414 hitting percentage. Crystal Anderson (CMC) joined Stein with double-digit kills, finishing the match with 11.
  • Athenas Grind Out Road Sweep of Whittier
    October 27, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team took to the road on Friday night and spoiled the Whittier Poets’ senior night with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-23) victory. Seven different Athenas collected at least three kills in the match with Crystal Anderson (CMC) leading the way with nine kills.
  • Athenas Topple Tigers, Claim 2017 SCIAC Championship
    October 24, 2017
    The No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team took care of the Occidental Tigers in straight sets on Tuesday evening to claim their fifth SCIAC Championship in program history. With two more matches left in the regular season, the 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16) victory on Tuesday night pushed CMS to 13-1 in the SCIAC and gives the Athenas the 2017 SCIAC Championship. The win also locks the Athenas into the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament, which begins next Thursday.
  • All Athenas in Sixth Street Rivalry Rematch
    October 21, 2017
    Taking on their next-door neighbors the No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team dominated the Sagehens and completed a 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-13) sweep for their 11th-straight victory. In the match, CMS swung at a .373 clip highlighted by the effort from Margaux Arntson (CMC) who connected for a match-high 14 kills on 22 swings.
  • No. 8 Athenas Ace Panthers, Claim Tenth-Straight Victory
    October 20, 2017
    The No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team took the floor on Friday night against the Chapman Panthers looking to avenge their only SCAIC loss of the season to date. The Athenas did just that, sweeping the Panthers in convincing fashion, 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-7). It was also senior night in Roberts Pavilion and the eight-member senior class put on a show for the home fans. All eight seniors made contributions in the victory, highlighted by back-to-back service aces in the third set by Jenny Smith (HMC).
  • No. 8 Athenas Outlast No. 24 La Verne on the Road
    October 17, 2017
    The No.8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team outlasted the No. 24 La Verne Leopards 3-2 (17-25, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 15-10) on Tuesday night. The Athenas had to battle back. After dropping two of the first two sets, CMS trailed 15-11 in the fourth set but worked their way back to take the set 25-23 before claiming the final set in dramatic fashion, 15-10, to win the match 3-2.
  • Athenas Squish Banana Slugs in Straight-Set Victory
    October 14, 2017
    For the second time in as many days the No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team earned a 3-0 victory. After a sweep of Caltech on Friday night, CMS was back at it on Saturday afternoon earning a 3-0 (25-14, 25-7, 25-23) sweep over the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.
  • No. 8 Women's Volleyball Takes Care of Beavers in Straight Sets
    October 13, 2017
    The No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-21) victory over the Caltech Beavers on Friday night for their seventh-straight victory. The match allowed CMS to turn to their bench for production. Setter Jessica Lee (CMC) dished out a career-high 39 assists while Sarah Bruml (SC) led the attack with 10 kills and a blistering .692 hitting percentage. Playing as CMS’ libero, Lina Aluzri (CMC) picked up 17 digs.
  • Athenas Claim Sixth Straight with Sweep of Bulldogs
    October 10, 2017
    The No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team moved to 15-5 on the season and 8-1 in the SCIAC with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-17) victory over the Redlands Bulldogs on Tuesday night. The Athenas swung at a blistering .371 clip in the match, including a .591 mark in the second set alone.
  • Athenas Rise Above in Sixth Street Showdown
    October 07, 2017
    Despite the rough start, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team got the job done in convincing fashion as they defeated cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer 3-1 (21-25, 25-11, 25-12, 25-19).
  • First Years Dinovitz and Moore Hold Court Over Bulldogs
    October 05, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team extended their winning streak to four games after a gritty 3-0 sweep (25-14, 25-23, 25-19) over the University of Redlands Bulldogs. Despite finishing the game quickly, the Athenas were tested by the Bulldogs, especially during the second set when CMS overcame a three-point deficit to take a 2-0 set lead.
  • Arntson, Dinovitz Lead Athenas Past Regals In Four-Set Thriller
    October 03, 2017
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team extended it's winning streak to three after defeating the Cal Lutheran Regals on the road 3-1 (25-13, 17-25, 25-15, 25-21). As both sides tried to make adjustments to outplay each other, the Athenas ultimately prevailed thanks to their ability to limit the Regals' offense and generate plenty of free ball opportunities.
  • Athenas Write-Off Whittier in Straight Sets
    September 30, 2017
    After a tight 3-2 victory on Friday night at Occidental, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team was right back at it on Saturday afternoon, hosting Whittier in Roberts Pavilion. The Athenas made quick work of the Poets winning in straight-sets, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-21).
  • Athenas Sneak Past Tigers in Five Set Nail-Biter
    September 29, 2017
    On Friday night the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team traveled to Occidental to take on the Tigers in a SCIAC match. The Athenas dropped the opening set 25-20, but rallied back to take the match 3-2 (20-25, 25-12, 25-19, 15-25, 15-10).
  • No. 7 Athenas Drop Five-Set Thriller To Chapman
    September 23, 2017
    Saturday night's road contest against Chapman University ended on a tough note for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's volleyball team as the Athenas fell 3-2 (18-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23) in an intense five-set contest.
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