VB Blue Hose
HAMP 3, VB 2
Loyola Volleyball vs. Holy Cross
Photos from Loyola matches against Akron and Tennessee Tech.
Loyola hosted George Washington on Sept. 6, 2016. (Photos by Brian Schneider)
Loyola volleyball opened its 2016 season on Sept. 2 with a three-set win over Delaware State.
Loyola volleyball action photos against Lafayette and Lehigh.
2016 (Junior): Played in all 27 matches and started 25, primarily as a right-side hitter for the Greyhounds… Was fourth on the team with 124 total kills and averaged 1.35 per set… Also had 35 total blocks… Finished with eight kills and four digs against Akron (9/3)… Had five total blocks in a four-set win over Saint Francis Brooklyn (9/9)… Had a career-high 18 kills while hitting .303 against Hampton (9/16)… Also had three blocks and six digs against the Pirates… Logged nine kills at Army West Point (10/1)… Finished with 11 kills and three total blocks against Bucknell (10/8)… Had seven kills and was in on four blocks at Lafayette in a five-set win (10/22).
2015 (Sophomore): Finished second on the team in kills (295) and kills per set (2.89) while playing in 30 matches and 102 sets as a sophomore… Had four-straight matches with 10 or more kills to open the year… Posted a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs at he end of that stretch, a three-set win over Howard (9/1)… Recorded another three days later at High Point with 19 kills and 11 digs (9/4)… Tallied 15 kills in a three-set win over Saint Francis (Pa.) (9/8)… Logged 10 or more digs in six-straight matches from Sept. 12-22… Had a 17-kill, 12-dig outing against Morgan State (9/19)… Served up three aces at Lafayette (9/26).
2014 (Freshman): Averaged 1.62 kills per set in 23 matches, 73 sets, during her first season at Loyola… Posted 2.19 kills per set in the first 13 matches of the year before being slowed by an injury prior to conference play… Knocked down 14 kills in her first collegiate match against Coppin State (8/29) and had nine digs against the Eagles… Posted 10 digs against both Quinnipiac (9/5) and Saint Francis (9/6), totals that would stand as season-highs… Had 14 kills against Howard (9/9), matching her season-high… Had 10 kills against Tennessee (9/12) and then posted 11 or more for three-consecutive matches… Had 11 against George Mason (9/19), 12 versus Morgan State (9/20) and 13 against Saint Francis (9/20) in the teams' second meeting of the year.
Before Loyola: Was an All-State volleyball player at Bethel Park (Pennsylvania) High School... Earned Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAA All-Star recognition as a senior (first team) and junior (second team)... Was a Section 5-AAA All-Star First Team honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior... Earned All-State honors her senior year and was the Hawks' most valuable player as a junior and senior... Named The Almanac Player of the Year in 2013... Led Bethel Park in kills as a junior and senior, recording 456 total and 4.7 per game her final year... Hit .340 in 2013.
Personal: Anastasia Carol Kazalas... Daughter of Lynn and Ted Kazalas... Has two younger siblings, Johnny and Stephanie.