The Daily Illini

Illinois looks to turn season around in NCAA tournament

Illinois' Jordyn Poulter sets the ball during the match against Northwestern at Huff Hall on Nov. 7, 2015. Poulter is this week's Illini of the Week.

By Daniel Dexter

December 2, 2015

Illinois volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly admits his team got lucky.When the NCAA tournament seeding was announced Sunday night, Illinois was placed in No. 15 Louisiville’s regional. The team will open the tournament against Southern Illinois, and will play the winner of the Louisville-Belmont mat...

Illinois volleyball features two elite freshmen in starting lineup

Illinois' Ali Bastianelli (5) attempts to spike the ball during the game vs Louisville  at Huff Hall on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.  Illinois won 3-0.

By Daniel Dexter

September 1, 2015

The first time Illinois volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly met his starting setter Jordyn Poulter, she was 12 years old.Eight years later, she and fellow freshman middle blocker Ali Bastianelli find themselves in the starting lineup for the No. 6 volleyball team in the country.Their impact, both positive and ...

Stuff Huff set for Friday for Illini volleyball

Illinois' Michelle Strizak (4) goes for an attack during the NCAA Sweet 16 match v. Florida at Hilton Coliseum on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.  Illinois lost 3-2.

By Eli Schwadron

August 25, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team kicks off its 2015 campaign Friday night with the 10th annual Stuff Huff matchup against Louisville. The 7 p.m. match is the opening match of the weekend long Illini Classic, which will also feature Miami (OH) and Creighton. Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly has yet to set a starting li...