Tuesday, Sep 16
Volleyball at Avila University - W 3-0
Thursday, Sep 11
Volleyball at (10) Grand View University - W 3-1
Tuesday, Sep 9
Volleyball at Benedictine College - L 0-3
Saturday, Sep 6
Volleyball vs Sterling College - W 3-0
Saturday, Sep 6
Volleyball vs Doane College - L 0-3
Friday, Sep 5
Volleyball vs Morningside College - W 3-0
Friday, Sep 5
Volleyball vs John Brown University - W 3-1
Tuesday, Sep 2
Volleyball at Haskell Indian Nations University - W 3-0
Saturday, Aug 30
Volleyball vs Sterling College - W 3-2
Saturday, Aug 30
Volleyball vs York College - W 3-0
Eric Majors
Eric Majors Image
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Eric Majors brings a wide body of experience back to his alma mater.

While at playing at Graceland, Majors was a middle blocker for teams that finished 2nd, 5th and 9th at the NIRSA Collegiate nationals, while being named to the MIVA all-tournament team his senior season. Coach Majors started his coaching career while still attending Graceland first as the women's varsity assistant. This team reached new heights with its first ever undefeated HAAC conference championship. Success followed Majors as he took the reins of the Graceland women's junior varsity head position as they took home the HAAC junior varsity tournament championship and finished with the best match record in Graceland junior varsity history. The following year, Majors took over the men's junior varsity head coaching position. Several players from this team were promoted to the varsity team and where key contributors to Graceland's 1998 NIRSA national championship season.

After graduation, Majors continued his coaching career at Piper Highs School in Kansas City, Kan. In only two seasons, Majors achieved a County Championship and a Sub State runner up finish. More importantly, three players went on to play NCAA Division II volleyball or higher from those years.

Majors soon reentered the college ranks taking over the head position at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Mo. Again success followed in the team, winning the NJCAA Region 16 championship and Majors being named region "coach of the year" in 2001.

Coach Majors then took the assistant position at HAAC foe Avila University in Kansas City, Mo. There, Majors' greatest contribution was bringing in a stellar recruiting class composed of local and junior college talent. By his second year, Avila had reached new heights by qualifying for the HAAC postseason tournament and placing several players on the HAAC all-conference team. During the offseason, Majors directed the Boys Program for the Mid-America Volleyball Club in Overland Park, Kan. He helped develop 6 players who went on to play collegiate volleyball as well as competing at the USAV Boy's National Championship Tournament.

Major's next endeavor was creating Sand Shark Volleyball Club in Kansas City, Mo. Here he developed female youth teams between the ages of 11 and 18 in the highly competitive Kansas City volleyball USAV club scene. Accomplishments include having three teams finish top-ten in the region final standings, 13 tournament championships as well as sending many players to play at the collegiate level.

In 2008, while still directing Sandshark Volleyball Club, Majors took over the head assistant position at William Jewell College women's team in Liberty, Mo. At WJC, Majors primary role was in individual skill development and practice planning. By 2010, William Jewell was ranked an impressive 2nd in three conference stat categories including hitting percentage, assists per game and service aces per set. His biggest accomplishment at Jewell was improving Jewell's blocks per game from 9th in HAAC stats in 2009 to 4th in 2010, all while having the youngest starting line up in the conference.

Majors has continued his playing career winning 4 Heart of America USAV Men's AA championships as well as finishing in the top 10 at the USAV Open Adult National championships three times. In his spare time, Eric also displays a passion for art as well by displaying his paintings at local galleries and art shows. Coach Majors holds a B.A. in Fine Art and a Minor in Business Administration from Graceland University, graduating in 1997.

 
 
2012 VOLLEYBALL Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
2Brittany PrescottSOS5-6Omaha, NEOmaha Central HS
3Erin PolteSRS5-3Spring Valley, ILHall HS
4Natalia Robles*FROH/RS5-8Fajardo, Puerto RicoRadians High School
6Kaylee MillerSROH5-9Blue Springs, MOBlue Springs HS
7Jillian WilliamsJRRS5-8Overland Park, KSBishop Miege HS
8Brittany GrahamJRMH6-0Lineville, IALineville HS
9Ashley HausmannSOOS/M5-10Omaha, NEMetropolitan CC
10Kelsi MartinSOS/RH5-9Lee's Summit, MOBlue Springs South HS
11Kendra MartinSOOH5-9Omaha, NEMillard West HS
12Allie KrabbenhoftFRMH6-2Rogers, ARRogers HS
13Monique LaForceFROH5-9Red Deer, AlbertaAlberta Education
14Denise AtualevaoJRDS/OH5-4San Diego, CASouthwest HS
15Lianmarie DeJesusSOL5-3Las Piedras, Puerto RicoUniversity of Puerto Rico
16Dani ThorngateSORH5-10Kearney, MOKearney HS
17Moriah JonesSRMH6-0Raytown, MORaytown HS
18Beka VinkSRM/RH6-1Belmond, IANorth Iowa Area CC
* Redshirt
Coaches
Stew McDole Image
Head Coach
31st season
 
Eric Majors Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Phil Beckman Image
Student Assistant
1st season
 
Carley McClain Image
Statistician
1st season
 
Savannah Ruby Image
Manager
1st season