Women's Volleyball

DateTimeOpponentHome or AwayResult
Aug 306:00pmMoody Bible InstituteLaughlin CenterW, 3-0
Aug 319:30amMonmouth Tournament: Knox CollegeAwayW, 3-0
Aug 3111:30amMonmouth Tournament: Iowa Wesleyan CollegeAwayW, 3-0
Aug 312:00pmMonmouth Tournament: Monmouth CollegeAwayL, 2-3
Sep 6Red Lions InvitationalLaughlin Center
Sep 63:00pmJohnson UniversityLaughlin CenterW, 3-0
Sep 67:00pmManhattan Christian CollegeLaughlin CenterW, 3-1
Sep 712:00pmGrace UniversityLaughlin CenterW, 3-0
Sep 72:00pmOhio Christian UniversityLaughlin CenterW, 3-1
Sep 107:00pmGreenville CollegeAwayL, 0-3
Sep 127:00pmBenedictine University - SpringfieldLaughlin CenterW, 3-2
Sep 1411:00amI.U. NW Tri - Indiana University - NorthwestAwayW, 3-0
Sep 141:00pmI.U. NW Tri - Mt. Mary CollegeAwayW, 3-0
Sep 205:00pmIWU Barker Classic: Carthage CollegeAwayL, 0-3
Sep 207:00pmIWU Barker Classic: Culver-Stockton CollegeAwayL, 0-3
Sep 2110:00amIWU Barker Classic: Illinois Wesleyan UniversityAwayL, 1-3
Sep 2112:00pmIWU Barker Classic: Monmouth CollegeAwayW, 3-0
Sep 247:00pmEureka CollegeAwayW, 3-1
Oct 511:00amIndiana University - NorthwestLaughlin CenterW, 3-0
Oct 53:00pmMaranatha Baptist Bible CollegeLaughlin CenterL, 0-3
Oct 87:00pmGreenville CollegeLaughlin CenterL, 1-3
Oct 1212:00pmAugustana CollegeLaughlin CenterL, 1-3
Oct 181:00pmCrimson Wave Invitational: Roosevelt UniversityAwayL, 1-3
Oct 185:00pmCrimson Wave Invitational: Calumet CollegeAwayW, 3-1
Oct 199:00amCrimson Wave Invitational: Indiana University - KokomoAwayL, 0-3
Oct 191:00pmCrimson Wave Invitational: Cincinnati Christian UniversityAwayL, 2-3
Oct 227:00pmBenedictine University - SpringfieldAwayW, 3-0
Oct 257:00pmSt. Louis College of PharmacyAwayL, 1-3
Oct 261:00pmSt. Louis Community CollegeAwayW, 3-0
Nov 14:30pmMid-West Regional Tournament: Northland International UniversityAwayW, 3-0
Nov 2Mid-West Regional Tournament: Maranatha Baptist Bible CollegeAwayW, 3-1
Nov 67:00pmSenior Night: Eureka CollegeLaughlin CenterW, 3-0
Nov 14NCCAA II National TournamentLaughlin Center
Nov 15NCCAA II National TournamentLaughlin Center
Nov 16NCCAA II National TournamentLaughlin Center

Excellence is our expectation. Here at Lincoln Christian University we have a tradition of winning.That includes 17 consecutive appearances at the National Finals Tournament, 10 final four appearances, 4 second place finishes, and 2 National Championships.

Our success is also measured by the spiritual development of the young Christian women that participate in our program. The student-athletes at LCU are pushed to be as excellent off the court just as they are on the court. We have been recognized as a team for academic excellence by receiving the AVCA All-Academic Team Award 7 times in the last 8 years. Each year we have numerous individual athletes receive the Academic All American Award. At Lincoln Christian University, you will grow spiritually, athletically, and be prepared for a life of service and success on and off the court.

Do you want to play for a team that has contended for the National Title 17 consecutive years? Do you want to work with a coaching staff that strives to make you the best player you can be? Do you want to be a part of a team that loves and supports you? Would you like to have a coach that cares about you as a person? If you're interested, fill out an Athletic Recruit-Me form today. I look forward to talking with you soon!

Dave Donnelly
Head Women's Volleyball Coach

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Dave Donnelly

Volleyball Head Coach


Dave Donnelly was hired in the Spring of 2012 to head the LCU women’s volleyball program. In his first year at the helm, Coach Donnelly led the Red Lions to a #3 seed and Final Four appearance at the NCCAA Division II National Tournament and posted a record of 25-14. He kept his team in the NCCAA II Top 10 for the entirety of his first season. In addition, Coach Donnelly coached three All-Americans (two first-team and one second-team). 

Before becoming Head Coach, Dave served as the Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach at LCU for four years. LCU experienced great success during that time, winning two regional championships, two second place finishes and a final four finish. He also helped coached a Regional Player of the Year, a National Player of the Year, and eight All-Americans. Prior to working as assistant coach at LCU, Coach Donnelly coached club volleyball for 14 years, Clinton Jr. High School for nine years, and assisted at Clinton (IL) High School for three years.

Coach Donnelly plans to continue building upon the streak of 17 national tournament appearances for the LCU women’s volleyball program

Dave resides in Clinton, IL, with his wife of 28 years, Alisa. They have three daughters: Mandy, Megan, and Emma.

Greg Hackett

Volleyball Assistant Coach

Greg Hackett was hired in the summer of 2013 to take on the assistant coaching responsibilities for the women's volleyball team. Coach Hackett comes to LCU with a vast amount of coaching experience at the junior high, high school, and college levels. 

Some of Coach Hackett’s notable coaching assignments include Head Coach at Chester-East Lincoln Elementary School and Assistant Coach for Lincoln College. All together, Coach Hackett brings eight years of head coaching or assistant coaching experience to the Red Lions. Additionally, Coach Hackett has served as a coach at the LCU summer volleyball camps since 2003.


Dave Ulrich

Student-Assistant Coach

Dave Ulrich has served as the Volleyball Student-Assistant Coach since 2009. Dave brings his own playing experience to this role and has been an integral part of the program, as the team has made multiple national tournament Final Four appearances during his LCU coaching career.

Dave has been playing competitive volleyball since he was in grade school. Before coming to Lincoln Christian University, Dave played 4 years in Chicagoland at Victor J Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Leading to this position, Dave has had experience coaching volleyball with younger age groups.


Lincoln Christian University is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.