XU volleyball craves victory in 2021

Head Coach Christy Pfeffenberger looks ahead to fall season By Jake Geiger, Staff WRiter After pandemic postponements forced the women’s volleyball team to play their season in spring instead of the fall, Xavier volleyball is gearing up for a normal 2021 season.  Head Coach Christy Pfeffenberger emphasized that the team will need more endurance mentally and physically to achieve success after its back-to-back seasons. She also stressed the need for players to enter the season on Aug. 4 at the ”necessary fitness level to get going.”  “We were playing the best we had all season and felt our season ended … Continue reading XU volleyball craves victory in 2021

Volleyball continues to roll

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of conference play, Xavier volleyball has been hard at work during the past two weeks, putting together a 2-1 stretch over Butler, Villanova and Seton Hall. Xavier’s head coach Christy Pfeffenberger led the team to Indianapolis on Oct. 3 to steal a victory from home team Butler. The high-octane offense, fueled by 14 kills from junior Abby Bessler, aided the team to a quick victory over the Bulldogs in three straight sets. Xavier dominated the first two sets before being tested in the third and withstanding a valiant Bulldog effort to sweep … Continue reading Volleyball continues to roll

Xavier announces new volleyball coach

By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ The newest addition to Xavier’s list of prestigious head coaches received the most important phone call of her brief coaching career this past week. Just nine days after the resignation of former head coach Mike Johnson, athletic director Gregg Christopher promoted associate head coach Christy Pfeffenberger to head coach of the women’s volleyball team. Pfeffenberger, a former student-athlete at the University of Dayton from 2000 to 2004, accepted the promotion after a full decade of serving as an assistant. After graduation, Pfeffenberger became an immediate assistant for the Flyers the following season. Pfeffenberger then spent … Continue reading Xavier announces new volleyball coach