The Pomona Pitzer Women’s Volleyball Team is consistently a program watch in the SCIAC, establishing themselves as a highly competitive volleyball program in the conference and West Region.
The Sagehens have produced numerous All-SCIAC players and have earned several regional rankings in recent years, including a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2013. Allie Frappier was named a first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2013 after leading the nation in both kills per set and points per set and repeated as a first-team All-American in 2014 after once again leading in kills per set.
A large part of the Hens’ success is their tenacious defense, finishing the 2010 campaign ranked fourth in Division III averaging 20.58 digs per set. Another strong characteristic of Sagehen Volleyball is TEAMWORK. This team continually strives to achieve its goals as ONE unit, and is dedicated to being a highly competitive NCAA West Region program.
The strong non-conference schedule, which every year features several regionally and nationally ranked teams, allows the program to test itself against some of the top competition in Division III. The Sagehens practice and play their home matches in Pomona College’s Rains Center, one of the best Division III facilities in the nation, where it holds the annual Pacific Coast Classic on the opening weekend of the season, hosting teams from all over the country.
Pomona Pitzer Volleyball strives for academic and athletic excellence, having garnered numerous AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Team Academic Awards for having a team GPA of 3.3 or higher. The Sagehens have earned this honor every year since 2005 (as well as in some years prior).