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Royals Season Ends in Championship Loss

Royals Season Ends in Championship Loss

KNOXVILLE, Tn- The Royals had their season come to an end this evening, as they suffered a straight set loss to Bob Jones in the second match between the two teams this weekend. While a straight set loss may indicate that the Royals were beaten badly, the final two sets were decided by a combined 6 points. 

Harley Shumaker led the Royals attack with 12 kills while Kaitlyn Wilkerson added 8 kills. Hannah Lukey had 31 assists and Brianna Connatser added 25 digs. 

While the Royals season did not have the end they wanted, they did have an incredible season of success that they should hang their hat on with pride. In their first year as an NAIA member in the AAC conference the Royals registered 6 wins, including the first AAC win in program history. They also outperformed their preseason rankings from the AAC coaches poll. 

In their final season of NCCAA play, the Royals had multiple All-Americans, multiple scholar athletes, legacy award winners, multiple first and second team all-mideast region team members, the Mideast Libero of the Year, and the Mideast/NCCAA Coach of the Year in Coach Vannoy. They also won the Mideast Regional Title and were the National Runner-Up.

So no, the Royals did not win the national championship this season, but young players got invaluable experience, and returners made their mark on this program for years to come. Coach Vannoy has been able to see growth in the team and achieve goals that weren't even on the program's radar multiple years ago.

While today may have ended with a hard loss, the season as a whole was one to be proud of for the Royals. 

 

Thu, Sep/01 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Fri, Sep/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 vs. Rhodes
Sat, Sep/03 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
1 vs. Washington and Lee
Thu, Sep/08 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Bryan
Sat, Sep/10 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Montreat
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Sep/13 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Bluefield
Fri, Sep/16 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Columbia (SC)
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/17 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 CIU
0 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/17 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Appalachian Bible College
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Sep/20 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Union
Sat, Sep/24 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Milligan
0 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/24 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Kentucky Christian
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Sep/30 Postponed
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at St. Andrews
Sat, Oct/01 2:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Toccoa Falls
Sat, Oct/01 4:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Pensacola Christian College
Tue, Oct/04 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Tennessee Wesleyan
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Oct/07 4:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Montreat
Sat, Oct/08 11:00 AM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Milligan
Tue, Oct/11 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Kentucky Christian
Fri, Oct/14 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Point
Sat, Oct/15 1:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Reinhardt
Tue, Oct/18 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Bryan
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/22 11:00 AM
Women's Volleyball
Bluefield
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/22 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Bob Jones
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Oct/25 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Johnson (Tenn.)
at Tennessee Wesleyan
Fri, Oct/28 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Truett McConnell
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/29 11:00 AM
Women's Volleyball
Brenau
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/29 3:00 PM
Women's Volleyball
Cincinnati-Clermont
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Nov/01 6:30 PM
Women's Volleyball
Union
vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Aug/30 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
1 vs. Johnson & Wales (FL)
Sat, Aug/31 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Boyce
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Aug/31 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Regent
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Aug/31 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Keiser
0 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Thu, Sep/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Cleveland State Community College
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Sep/07 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
1 at Alice Lloyd
Fri, Sep/13 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
2 at Johnson (FL)
Sat, Sep/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Pensacola Christian
1 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Tue, Sep/17 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson University Tennessee
3 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/21 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 UC Clermont
0 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Sep/21 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Alice Lloyd
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Mon, Sep/23 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 at Appalachian Bible
Mon, Sep/23 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 vs. Mid-Atlantic Christian
Sat, Sep/28 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Chattanooga State
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Sep/28 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Welch College
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Tue, Oct/01 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Maryville (Tenn.)
0 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Oct/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 at UC Clermont
Sat, Oct/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 vs. Boyce
Sat, Oct/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Hocking
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Thu, Oct/10 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 at Cleveland State Community College
Sat, Oct/12 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 at Judson College
Sat, Oct/12 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
0 at Welch College
Sat, Oct/19 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Mississippi University for Women
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Mon, Oct/21 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson University Tennessee
1 at Chattanooga State
Sat, Oct/26 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Johnson (FL)
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Oct/26 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Toccoa Falls
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Nov/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Appalachian Bible
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Nov/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 Johnson University Tennessee
3 at Toccoa Falls
Tue, Nov/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 Tenn. Wesleyan
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Nov/09 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson University Tennessee
3 at Tenn. Wesleyan
Thu, Nov/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Boyce
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Fri, Nov/15 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Alice Lloyd
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Sat, Nov/16 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Johnson University Tennessee
3 at Geneva
Wed, Nov/20 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Arlington Baptist
1 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Wed, Nov/20 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Manhattan Chrst.
3 vs. Johnson University Tennessee
Thu, Nov/21 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson University Tennessee
3 at Bob Jones University
Sat, Aug/28 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Boyce
Tue, Aug/31 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Alice Lloyd
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Sep/03 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 vs. Lancaster
Fri, Sep/03 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
1 vs. Methodist
Sat, Sep/04 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Agnes Scott
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/04 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Bob Jones
Sat, Sep/04 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Methodist
Thu, Sep/09 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Bryan
1 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Sep/11 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
2 at Montreat
Tue, Sep/14 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Bluefield
2 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Sep/17 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Columbia (SC)
Sat, Sep/18 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at CIU
Sat, Sep/18 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
1 at Bob Jones
Tue, Sep/21 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Union
0 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Thu, Sep/23 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Milligan
Sat, Sep/25 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Welch
Sat, Sep/25 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Alice Lloyd
Tue, Sep/28 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
2 at Kentucky Christian
Fri, Oct/01 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 St. Andrews
1 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Boyce
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Appalachian Bible College
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Oct/05 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
1 at Tennessee Wesleyan
Fri, Oct/08 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Montreat
2 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/09 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Milligan
1 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/09 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Kentucky Christian
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Oct/12 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
0 at Appalachian Bible College
Fri, Oct/15 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Point
1 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/16 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Reinhardt
2 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Oct/16 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Toccoa Falls
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Tue, Oct/19 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Bryan
Sat, Oct/23 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Bluefield
Tue, Oct/26 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Tennessee Wesleyan
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Oct/29 Final
Women's Volleyball
2 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Truett McConnell
Sat, Oct/30 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Brenau
Tue, Nov/02 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Johnson (Tenn.)
3 at Union
Fri, Nov/12 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Grace Christian (MI)
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Nov/13 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Alice Lloyd
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Thu, Nov/18 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Faith Baptist
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Thu, Nov/18 Final
Women's Volleyball
1 Maranatha Baptist
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Fri, Nov/19 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Johnson (Tenn.)
1 vs. Bob Jones
Sat, Nov/20 Final
Women's Volleyball
0 Pensacola Christian College
3 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)
Sat, Nov/20 Final
Women's Volleyball
3 Bob Jones
0 vs. Johnson (Tenn.)