2017 Volleyball
Record: 24-4 Home: 9-0 Away: 10-4 Neutral: 5-0 Crossroads: 14-2
2017 Volleyball Coaches
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Ashlee Pritchard
Head Coach - 6th Season
Alma Mater - Taylor (Ind.) '09
Phone: 317.955.6165
  • Head coach Ashlee Pritchard enters her sixth season at the helm of the MU volleyball program after being named the program's third head coach on March 24, 2012.
     
  • She finished into the 2016 season with a 73-78 overall record after an 22-12 campaign in 2016 that saw MU finish 10-8 in league play. She has led MU to the Crossroads League Tournament in four out of five seasons.
     
  • Earned the 2016 Crossroads League and AVCA Midcentral Region Coach of the Year.
     
  • In 2016 she coached six Knights to all-league recognition, including Freshman of the Year Anne Strevels. 
     
  • Pritchard guided McKenzie Mason and Lauren Gregory to All-Crossroads League Second Team honors in 2014. She has led eight Knights to all-league recognition in her three seasons and has placed four student-athletes on the all-league first team.
     
  • She has coached four Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and guided Ashley Francis to AVCA All-America honorable mention as well as Tachikara All-America honorable mention in her first season.
     
  • She has earned the American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) "Thirty Under 30" award twice in her career.
     
  • Prior to taking the MU job in 2012, Pritchard, a Pendleton, Ind., native, spent 2009-12 as the assistant coach at Taylor University where she also served as assistant director of athletics for event management. She was a integral part of three Mid-Central College Conference championship teams that also earned berths in the NAIA National Volleyball Championship. In her three seasons as assistant coach, the Trojans were ranked in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Poll and had four student-athletes honored as NAIA All-Americans. The Trojans compiled a 103-24 record, including a 41-1 mark in the MCC, during her time at Taylor University alongside head coach Brittany Smith. In her position at Taylor University, she also served as the recruiting coordinator and focused on defensive specialist and libero training. She was also responsible for the strength and conditioning regiments of the program as well as the day-to-day program operations, including travel.
     
  • She has served as a coach for the Munciana Club volleyball program for the last four seasons at different age levels within the club. She served as an assistant coach for the 12-and-under team in 2009, was the head coach for the 16-and-under program for the last two years and is currently the head coach for the 17 national team. She also served as coach for the Momentum Volleyball Club from 2006-08 in Upland, Ind., with the 14, 16 and 18 age groups.
     
  • Pritchard also has a wide array of volleyball camp experience. She has worked the Liberty Christian Summer Volleyball Camp from 2005 to the present and worked at the University of Notre Dame Summer Volleyball Camp in 2011. For the last three years, she has also served as the top instructional assistant at the Trojan Select Volleyball Camp at Taylor University.
     
  • A graduate of Taylor University, Pritchard played volleyball for four years as a Trojan and served as team captain as a senior. As a defensive specialist, she accumulated 1,676 digs in 472 career sets to place her fourth on Taylor's all-time career digs per set list. She was part of back-to-back MCC championships during her final two seasons as a Trojan.
     
  • Pritchard graduated from Taylor with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in management in 2009 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in sports administration from Liberty University. She and her husband, Nathan, reside in Indianapolis and welcomed their first child, Charlotte, on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
 
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Justin Kean
Assistant Coach - 7th Season
 
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Sarah Johnson
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
 
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Eva Stephenson
Manager