In this image: he Dalhousie women's volleyball team pose for a championship photo in front of the volleyball net at Dalplex on March 2.

Dalhousie University is once again the champion of AUS women’s volleyball. They defeated the University of New Brunswick Reds 3-1 to capture the title at Dalplex on March 2. This is Dal’s seventh straight AUS championship. “It is really hard to win an AUS championship, and I think it is a testament to (the players’)…

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In this image: a volleyball game against Dalhousie and Acadia.

This year, Dalhousie University is hosting the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) volleyball championships at Dalplex from March, 1 to 2. Dalhousie is the favourite to win its seventh straight AUS championship.   Here’s a brief overview of the four teams competing.   Match 1: Dalhousie University (1) vs. Saint Mary’s University (4)  Dalhousie Tigers  The Tigers have only lost two games this year and come into the playoffs ranked as the fourth best…

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In this image: Mieke DuMont in front of the Dalplex.

After winning four AUS championships in four years, fifth-year volleyball player Mieke DuMont is in the final stretch of her successful university career.   She credits Tim Maloney, Dalhousie’s executive director of athletics and recreation, for making her experience at Dal so memorable.   “It has been such an amazing experience, I’ll definitely miss it,” says DuMont trying to hold…

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In this image: a portrait of Andrew Ling.

Being a successful athlete is more than just being physically talented. That’s why the Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team has a mental skills coach to help give them an edge.  “There’s lots of parts to being successful,” says Head Coach Rick Scott. “But another side is the mental side, to give yourself the confidence and…

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In this image: Dalhousie University's men's volleyball team.

The men’s volleyball team had a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” over the winter break.   That’s what the team’s head coach, Dan Ota said after he took the team on a volleyball trip to Europe over the break.   “I think this is the kind of trip that (the players) are going to talk amongst themselves…

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Rick Scott, Dalhousie University’s women’s volleyball head coach knew he had a talented player when he recruited Julie Moore. He coached her in her senior year at Citadel High School in Halifax.   But he wasn’t expecting the immediate success she had in her first season last year.   Moore led the AUS in kills with 228,…

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Harrison Callaghan is back and clear to take off.   Callaghan, a third-year veteran of the men’s volleyball team for Dalhousie University is back in the line up after being forced to sit out the 2017-2018 season due to a back injury.   He missed the entire season after he hurt his lower back right before the…

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Six straight Atlantic University Sport championships and medalling at nationals is the Dal women’s volleyball team’s goal heading into the season. “We have a history of success and I see a lot of ingredients to a championship team in this gym,” said Head Coach Rick Scott after a Tigers practice. The team has eleven players…

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The Atlantic University Sports (AUS) conference is now facing a men’s volleyball season with only two competitors. The Memorial University men’s volleyball team dropped out of the AUS conference this past summer and now Dalhousie University has one opponent for the upcoming season: the University of New Brunswick. “Most people have a knee-jerk reaction to…

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