NAU Volleyball would like to invite you to experience all that the beautiful Northern Arizona University Campus and Flagstaff have to offer this summer. NAU Volleyball has made a name for itself nationally in the 2015 season; finished the season ranked 33rd in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball RPI, won the regular season Big Sky Conference, won the Big Sky Conference Tournament, and made a return to the 2015 NCAA Championship Tournament first round. The NAU Volleyball 2016 season was full of success as well. The team finished 24-8 and made it to the Big Sky Tournament Finals, finishing runner up. NAU Volleyball finished their 2017 season with a 13-15 record.
Take a pick from the variety of camps that we offer to find the perfect fit for you. NAU Volleyball Camps strive to give our campers an insight to what it really takes to be a college volleyball athlete. The camps provide skill development to all ages, whether you are a beginner or a skilled experienced player. The NAU Volleyball staff’s goal is to create an engaging and exciting environment for campers to learn and polish their skills, strategies, and game.
In his first five seasons, Ken Murphy has elevated the Northern Arizona volleyball program to new heights. The engineer of NAU's historic 2015 Big Sky Championship team, Murphy has built a program that is not only a perennial contender within the conference, but also highly competitive both regionally and nationally.
Murphy will enter his sixth season at the helm of the NAU volleyball program in the fall of 2018. He was hired as the 11th head volleyball coach in Lumberjack history on July 1, 2013.
Murphy has recorded 105 victories at NAU, easily the most by any Lumberjack head coach through their first five years, and already the second-most all-time in school history. On Oct. 19, 2017, Murphy became the second NAU coach to record his 100th win as a Lumberjack, doing so in record-pace in just his 144th match.
With a 105-47 record in Flagstaff, Murphy owns the program's second-highest win percentage (.691). During his five years at NAU, he has coached nine different student-athletes to a total of 16 All-Big Sky honors. Under his tutelage, he has guided Janae Vander Ploeg to AVCA All-American and Big Sky Most Valuable Player honors in 2015 and both Abby Akin and Heaven Harris to Big Sky Outstanding Freshman awards in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Assistant Coach/Camp Coordinator
Anna Gott, a 2013 NAU graduate and the Lumberjack volleyball program's all-time digs leader, enters her third season as an assistant coach for the team.
Gott started every match and played in every set as the libero for her entire four-year career. She shattered NAU's all-time digs record with 1,891 career digs, the third highest career dig total in Big Sky history. She was a two-time All-Big Sky honorable mention selection and set NAU's single season digs record with 586 digs last season. Gott recorded four of the six highest single season dig averages in program history and is second in program history with a 4.68 career digs per set average. She also finished her career fourth in program history in service aces (119) and tied for fifth in sets played (404).
Rachel Dunlap, a former standout middle blocker at Central Connecticut State, joined the Northern Arizona volleyball staff in May 2017.
Dunlap concluded her three-year playing career at Central Connecticut State as one of the country's elite middle blockers in 2013 and 2014. In both of her final two seasons, she ranked in the top 25 nationally in blocks per set. As a junior, Dunlap finished the year ranked sixth in the NCAA with a block average of 1.54 and totaled a program record 163 blocks – both of which led the Northeast Conference. She ranked 21st nationally the following season with 1.38 blocks per set while posting career-highs in hitting percentage (.342), kills (253) and kills per set (2.43) as a senior. Dunlap once again led the NEC in blocks in addition to hitting percentage.