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Sage Women’s Volleyball History

Program start: 1971

Coaches: Lisa Greiner (2001-10) with winning record of .535; Sandy Augstein Collins (1996-97, 2011-2015, Sage Athletic Hall of Fame Member 2006). Robert Verhayden (2016), Sandy Augstein-Collins (2017- present)

 

Highlights

Skyline Conference Champions 2007, 2008, 2014

Skyline Regular-Season Champions 2013, 2014, 2015, going undefeated in conference play during 2013 and 2014 seasons (9-0)

ECAC appearances in 2012 and 2013

Three appearances in NCAA Tournament in program’s history, most recent being in 2014 (others in 2007 and 2008)

Program-record of 20-game win streak in 2014

Coach Sandy Augstein-Collins named Skyline Conference Coach of the Year in 2012

Coach Augstein-Collins reaches 100th career win at Sage in October 2015.

Notable Student-Athletes:

Caitlin (CJ) Ostrowski-Grebert: Hall of Fame Member—inducted 2007, player 2004-06, program leader in career kills (1411), career kills per game (4.09) single-season kills (594) and single-season kills per game (4.57); AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention (2006), ECAC Robbins Scholar-Athlete Award Recipient (2006-07).

Helen Putriment: Sage Women’s Volleyball Gator of the Year (2014); four-time Skyline Conference First Team All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014); Skyline Conference Tournament MVP (2014); AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention Team (2014); Skyline Conference Volleyball Player of the Year (2013); Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year (2011); second in career kills (1,354).

Joanie Cooney: Skyline Conference First Team All-Star (2013); ECAC Merit Medal recipient (2013-14); Skyline Conference Women’s Volleyball Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year (2013).

Nicole Corbett: CoSIDA Academic All-District second Team (2010); three-time Skyline Conference First Team All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010); program leader in career blocks (447).

Siena Wilder: Skyline Conference First Team All-Star (2014, 2015), nationally-ranked in aces (2015).

Rachel Liebig: Skyline Conference First Team All-Star (2015); Skyline Conference Second Team All-Star (2014).

Ann Schroeder Swearingen: Hall of Fame Member—inducted in 1993, volleyball player (1975-79).

Susan Button Kardash: Hall of Fame Member—inducted in 1993, volleyball player (1976-80).

Shannon Young: Hall of Fame Member-inducted 2016, volleyball player 2004-2007, 1st in career digs (3,280), 1st in single-season digs (860), ranks 4th in NCAA Division III career history in career digs, 2007 AVCA All-Region Team selection for 2007 Skyline Conference Champions and 2007 NCAA Tournament Team.

Sage’s Empire 8 Award Winners and Honorees

2017      Brittany Orminski, Empire 8 Women’s Volleyball Sportsmanship Team

2018      Emma Parkington, Empire 8 Women’s Volleyball Sportsmanship Team

               Emma Parkington, Empire 8 Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week three times

Sage All-Time Skyline Conference All-Stars and Award Winners Women’s Volleyball

2009   Nicole Corbett, First Team, MB

            Kellie Jones, Second Team, OH

            Lisa Gallagher, Skyline Coach of the Year

            Team Sportsmanship Award

2010   Nicole Corbett, First Team, MB

            Kelsey Wilson, Second Team, L

2011   Helen Putriment, First Team, OH, Skyline Rookie of the Year

            Kelsey Wilson, Second Team, L

2012   Joanie Cooney, First Team, S

            Helen Putriment, First Team, OH

            Morgan Robinson, Second Team, RS

            Sandy Augstein-Collins, Skyline Coach of the Year

2013   Joanie Cooney, First Team, S

            Katelyn Drollette, First Team, L

            Helen Putriment, First Team, OH, Skyline Player of the Year

2014   Helen Putriment, First Team, OH, Skyline Most Valuable Player

            Rachel Martin, First Team, MH

            Siena Wilder, First Team, L

            Rachel Liebig, Second Team, S

2015   Rachel Liebig, First Team, S

            Siena Wilder, First Team, L

2016    Rachel Liebig, First Team, S

           Missy Schneiderman, Second Team, L

           Michayla Berard, Second Team OH