If she hadn't caught the volleyball bug, Lauren Carlini might be trying to make it in NASCAR. Wisconsin is glad the sophomore setter is at the wheel of the Badgers' offense as they attempt to get back to the NCAA championship game.
Oct 23 12:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Former walk-on Karsta Lowe led UCLA past Oregon and Oregon State, compiling a school-record 33 kills against the Ducks, to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 22 11:22 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
North Carolina reached its highest ranking in 25 years under coach Joe Sagula and Illinois had a groundbreaking win at Nebraska, highlighting Mechelle Voepel's five things you need to know in volleyball.
Oct 21 5:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Bill Laimbeer's tenure with the Liberty was brief, but the three-time champion coach definitely wants to return to the sidelines again in the WNBA.
Oct 16 | By Mechelle Voepel
Colorado State junior Adrianna Culbert shined as a lethal attacker in sweeps of Wyoming and Fresno State last week, hitting .500 in the first match and .625 in the second to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 15 2:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No one from the Liberty would comment Tuesday after New York parted ways with Bill Laimbeer. But plenty of questions -- Will Teresa Weatherspoon be considered? Will coach/GM continue to be a combined job? -- will need to be answered.
Oct 14 | By Mechelle Voepel
The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.
Oct 13 1:18 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Jennifer Martin, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist, says exercise and nutrition get more attention than sleep, which is also a crucial part of healthy behavior.
Oct 9 12:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Daisha Simmons started her career at Rutgers, played two seasons at Alabama and now is enrolled as a graduate student at Seton Hall. Mechelle Voepel takes a look at the major events of Simmons' college career.
Oct 7 10:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Alabama announced Tuesday it will support a waiver to allow women's basketball player Daisha Simmons to compete this season at Seton Hall. The issue is now expected to return to the NCAA for review.
Oct 7 11:57 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Even after the Tide reversed its decision to let senior Daisha Simmons transfer to Seton Hall to be closer to her ill brother, it's hard not to wonder how the heck the whole mess happened.
Oct 7 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Elizabeth Campbell's 23 kills and 20 digs in a five-set upset over then-No. 8 Nebraska earned Ohio State's junior outside hitter our weekly honor.
Oct 8 1:33 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Kansas State, ranked for the first time since November 2012, faces its biggest challenge this weekend against No. 2 Texas. Mechelle Voepel details the Wildcats' recent run in this week's five things you need to know about volleyball.
Oct 14 12:24 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Maya Moore added more accolades to her stellar 2014 campaign Sunday, winning MVP honors as the U.S. women captured their second consecutive gold medal at the world championship.
Oct 5 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
As USA Basketball plays for its ninth gold medal at the world championship, the Americans might face their toughest competition yet.
Oct 4 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
No matter how the roster changes, Team USA still seems a step ahead of the rest of the world.
Oct 3 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
On a roster full of former WNBA MVPs, Tina Charles might be the most important player when Team USA takes on France, which beat the Americans in an exhibition less than two weeks ago, in Friday's world championship quarterfinals.
Oct 2 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The reserves, including the youngest of them, came through when given the chance Tuesday as the U.S. women routed Angola to cap a perfect run through the preliminary round of the world championship.
Sep 30 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Dominique Gonzalez's 47 digs and flawless serve receiving in two tough road matches to start Big Ten play earned the Penn State defensive specialist our weekly honor.
Oct 1 2:37 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
While some things have gone as expected in the Pac-12 (see: Stanford and Washington being undefeated), the rise of the Arizona schools and USC's struggles are eye-openers.
Sep 30 1:04 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
A month ago, the best players on the best teams in the WNBA clashed in one of the top games of the playoffs. On Sunday, they joined forces, as players such as Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore stepped up to lead USA Basketball past Serbia.
Sep 28 8:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a squad that has a heavy UConn flavor and some new faces, Geno Auriemma and the U.S. women open the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Saturday.
Sep 26 | By Mechelle Voepel
It's not that the Americans won't face some challenges or can sleepwalk their way onto the medal stand, but this U.S. squad, which beat China 87-56 in the FIBA opener, is one that can control its fate.
Sep 26 | By Mechelle Voepel
In 2015, Sadena Parks will become just the fifth African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour. She plans to do more than play. She plans to win.
Sep 25 4:19 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After leading No. 4 Washington to victories over Maryland and previously undefeated Wisconsin with a combined 29 kills and 22 digs, Huskies senior Krista Vansant nabbed our weekly honor.
Sep 24 4:08 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel