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Where you read it first | Monday, May 27, 2024



Senior Profile: Elizabeth Ahrens

Rounding out her career in impressive fashion, Elizabeth Ahrens, the four-year starting middle hitter from Richmond, Va. earned an All-NESCAC first team selection and an All-American honorable mention in her final season as a Jumbo. Ahrens posted 1.96 kills per set during her senior season while hitting ...

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From the Sidelines | Cora Thompson

Growing up in the small town of Half Moon Bay in northern California, Tufts' volleyball coach Cora Thompson was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing volleyball, softball and basketball. Thompson credits the mentors she had while playing sports for a great deal of what made her want to coach.“My ...


Volleyball rolls through competition at MIT Invitational

The Jumbos are off to their hottest start since 2011, sweeping their first week of competition and currently standing at 5-0. The team debuted at home against Clark University on Sept. 7 before traveling to the MIT Invitational on Friday and Saturday, where it beat teams from Endicott College, Wellesley ...


Jumbos drop regular season finale to Panthers

The Jumbos suffered a defeat at the hands of the Middlebury Panthers on Saturday, falling in four sets in their final match of the regular season.With the loss, Tufts fell to 17-7 on the season and 7-3 within the NESCAC. Middlebury is 17-6 with an equal 7-3 conference record. Because of the head-to-head ...


Tufts wins two out of three ahead of home game stretch

Tufts won two matches and dropped one this past week, with the lone defeat coming at the hands of Bowdoin. The Jumbos started out with a comfortable 3-1 victory last Thursday over local rivals the UMass-Boston Beacons (25-18, 25-15, 25-27, 25-20) before losing 3-1 to the Polar Bears (21-25, 16-25, ...


Tufts splits NCAA Tournament games

The Tufts volleyball team won its first game in the NCAA tournament since 2011 over the weekend, scoring a first-round victory over Springfield College before bowing out after a hard-fought second round loss against Clarkson University."We went into this weekend knowing the importance of these ...


Volleyball falls short in NESCAC Championships

The Tufts volleyball team lost only one game on its home court all year, and it was the NESCAC championship game against Williams College on Sunday.Sunday's showdown between the top two teams in the NESCAC was thrilling from start to finish, reflecting just how evenly matched the opponents were. ...


Tufts finishes first in NESCAC

Needing to win both of its weekend games to guarantee its first NESCAC title since 2009, the Tufts volleyball team succeeded with a pair of road wins to close out the regular season. Tufts rolled over Hamilton and Middlebury to improve its conference record to 9-1 and secure first place in the NESCAC. ...


Jumbos excel at Hall of Fame tournament

The volleyball team continued its recent string of success over the weekend, ripping off three straight wins to extend its winning steak to eight games.The Jumbos, who have not lost since Oct. 4, won all three of their games at last weekend's Hall of Fame Invitational. Tufts took both games of ...


Jumbos jump into NESCAC's top spot

The Tufts volleyball team remained undefeated at home over Parents Weekend, winning all three of its matches to cap off a successful homestand in which it dropped just one set. The Jumbos, now 14-7 on the season, moved into first place in the NESCAC with a stellar 7-1 conference record."It was ...


Tufts sweeps NESCAC foes

With wins over Wesleyan and Trinity last weekend, the Tufts volleyball team vaulted into a tie with Amherst for second place in the NESCAC. Both teams are 5-1 in conference play; only 6-0 Williams is better.The Jumbos, now 11-7 overall, have steadily improved over the course of the season and have been ...


Jumbos climb to 9-7 after two weekend wins

The volleyball team stayed hot over the weekend, taking two of three games to improve its season record to 9-7 overall. The Jumbos have now won eight of their last 12 games after starting the year 1-3.Coach Cora Thompson was impressed with her team's winning performances, all of which featured ...


Tufts hits its stride after 1-3 start

Four weeks into its season, the women's volleyball team is firing on all cylinders. After an early rough patch, the Jumbos have picked up steam, winning six of nine games since their 1-3 start."We are working hard to better our game every time we step on the court," coach Cora Thompson ...