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Photo Credit: Robert Dea LIU women’s volleyball team leaves the invitational heavy-handed By BRANDON GLOGAU With the start of a new weekend nearing, LIU-Brooklyn’s women’s volleyball team is clearly returning to the court fully reloaded following a sweep at the Blackbird Invitational. But for the Blackbirds (4-3), the victory did not come without much work […]

Spotlight: Anika’s Still In It to Win It

BY SAMIAH ALAJAHMI Annika Foit is one of LIU Brooklyn’s most celebrated student-athletes. After winning the Northeast Conference Player of The Year last year, dominating in volleyball – while still maintaining a high G.P.A – Foit’s most admirable quality remains her humble attitude. Finding the right college is often a difficult decision, but LIU made […]

Honoring Coach Kyle Robinson

BY: SHANEL GILBERT Every February, men, women and children from the United States celebrate what we call “Black History Month.” This time is dedicated to educating the youth about important figures that contributed to African American struggles in the past and even highlights the strives that African Americans have made today. People began celebrating black […]

Volleyball’s Streak Halted Against Defending Champs UCLA

BY: JOHN TOLIS LIU’s outstanding 19 game winning streak was snapped last Friday to the hands of the NCAA defending champs, the UCLA Bruins. The Blackbirds lost 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament and finished the 2012 season with an impressive record of 25-8. LIU hasn’t seen a loss since Sept. 15 […]

Volleyball Caps Undefeated Season, Set To Host NEC Tournament

BY: JOHN TOLIS If you had one word to describe the LIU women’s volleyball team this season, it would be perfect. The Blackbirds went undefeated in the Northeast Conference with a record of 16-0 and an overall record of 23-7. This past weekend they defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) 3-0 and Robert Morris 3-1. Against Saint […]

Foit, Ignjic Lead Volleyball To Historic 15th Straight Victory

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU Brooklyn’s Volleyball team added another win to its 15 game streak and now holds a 10 road win streak. The Blackbirds improved to 14-0 in the Northeast Conference and 27-7 overall after defeating Bryant 3-0 lead by sophomore, Annika Foit with 19 kills. LIU went up early in the first set […]

Behind The Iron Curtain: How Svetlana Simic Has Assembled An NEC Powerhouse

BY: JOHN TOLIS Not many student athletes decide to go into coaching after their playing days. Other players take their experiences from the court to the sidelines, like LIU graduate Svetlana Simic. She is currently in her third year as the LIU’s women’s volleyball assistant coach, her knowledge from the game into good use. The […]

Despite Two Surgeries, Ashley Rice Returns Twice As Prepared

BY: JOHN TOLIS In every sport, there is always a group of athletes that stand out to everyone. These athletes don’t quit, give up, and move on to the next obstacle in their lives. This particular sport is volleyball and this particular athlete is Long Island, Blackbird senior Ashley Rice. The Marlton, NJ native overcame […]

Volleyball Blanks Bobcats, Extends Streak To Eleven Straight

  BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU Brooklyn’s Volleyball team remains undefeated in the North East Conference after downing Quinnipiac 3-0 for its 11th straight win. The Blackbirds dominated QU by taking all sets 25-10, 25-22, and 25-20. The win puts Long Island up 17-7 overall and 10-0 in the NEC. Long Island went up early with […]

Volleyball Remains Unbeaten in Conference Play Behind Foit, Djuric

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU- Brooklyn’s Volleyball team improved 10-7 overall to its perfect NEC record last Sunday as the team shut out Saint Francis (NY) 3-0 in Brooklyn Heights. Saint Francis (NY) put up three early kills that set the pace for the contest, but its lead was soon lost as the Terriers committed errors […]