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Tennessee Volleyball Year-by-Year Archive
2013 Season

Record: 9-23
SEC Finish: 1-17 (11th)
Postseason: N/A
Coach: Rob Patrick (17th season)

Setting six Tennessee volleyball records during the 2013 season, Ellen Mullins capped off her Lady Vol carer as the programís all-time career digs leader with 1,801 scoops. She led a youthful Tennessee squad featuring nine underclassmen that finished the year 9-23 overall with a 1-17 mark in league action.

Head Coach Rob Patrick earned his 350th career victory with a four-set win over Coastal Carolina. Mullins was named to the AVCA All-Southeast Region Team, the second-straight year she was recognized regionally.

2013
2012 Season

Record: 22-8
SEC Finish: 15-5 (3rd)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (16th season)

Led by a talented senior class, the Tennessee volleyball team returned to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season. The four-year group finished their careers with the highest winning percentage (.786) in program history.

The Lady Vols, who posted a 22-8 overall record and a 15-5 mark in the SEC, had three players earn postseason honors. Ellen Mullins and Kelsey Robinson were named AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans, while Robinson and Tiffany Baker earned All-SEC accolades.

2012
2011 Season

Record: 28-4
SEC Finish: 19-1 (1st)
Postseason: NCAA 2nd Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (15th season)

A young and talented Tennessee volleyball squad earned the program its first outright SEC championship after finishing with a record of 28-4 and earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Head coach Rob Patrick was named SEC Coach of the Year for a third time and a league-best five Lady Vols were named All-SEC, including conference Player of the Year and Second-Team All-American Kelsey Robinson.

Kelsey Robinson
2010 Season

Record: 25-7
SEC Finish: 15-5 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 2nd Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (14th season)

The Lady Vols recorded their most wins since 2004, going 25-7 thanks in large part to the most potent offensive attack in school history as UT hit at a school-record .291 clip as a team.

Tennessee returned to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where it dropped a heartbreaking five-set match at Indiana to bring an end to the remarkable career of three-time All-American Nikki Fowler.

Nikki Fowler
2009 Season

Record: 24-8
SEC Finish: 16-4 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 2nd Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (13th season)

Utilizing a stifling brand of defense, the Lady Vols had a school-record tying five players pick up All-SEC honors as they advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and won 24 matches in 2009.

Tennessee finished the regular season on top of the SEC charts in all three major defensive categories and earned its first year-end ranking in four years, coming in at No. 24 in the final AVCA poll.

Chloe Goldman
2008 Season

Record: 22-10
SEC Finish: 15-5 (3rd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (12th season)

The Tennessee volleyball program got back on track in 2008, closing the season with wins in 12 of its final 13 regular-season matches as it returned to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year hiatus.

Lady Vol head coach Rob Patrick was named the SEC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. UTís season came to a heartbreaking conclusion with a five-set loss at Clemson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Milan Clarke
2007 Season

Record: 11-18
SEC Finish: 6-14 (5th in East)
Postseason: N/A
Coach: Rob Patrick (11th season)

A youthful Tennessee squad featuring nine underclassmen struggled with injuries and inconsistency en route to an 11-18 overall record in 2007.

Despite the tough year, the Lady Vols showed flashes of greatness as they took down two ranked teams and freshman Nikki Fowler posted the only triple-double in school history.

Mindy Flynn
2006 Season

Record: 19-2
SEC Finish: 10-10 (3rd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (10th season)

Despite losing three All-Americans off the 2005 NCAA Final Four squad, the Lady Vols were still able to put together a solid 2006 campaign, winning 19 matches and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.

After opening the year with a 15-3 record, Tennessee struggled down the stretch, dropping nine of its final 13 matches, including a four-set loss to No. 25 Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Knoxville.

Kelsey Fautsch
2005 Season

Record: 25-9
SEC Finish: 13-3 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA Final Four
Coach: Rob Patrick (9th season)

Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the Lady Vols one-upped themselves in 2005, advancing to the NCAA Final Four and finishing No. 6 in the national polls, their best-ever year-end ranking.

Tennessee overcame a 9-6 start to the year, winning 16 of its final 19 matches before falling to eventual national champion Washington in the NCAA National Semifinals in San Antonio, Texas.

2005 Team
2004 Season

Record: 32-3
SEC Finish: 15-1 (SEC Champions)
Postseason: NCAA Sweet 16
Coach: Rob Patrick (8th season)

The Tennessee volleyball program exploded onto the national scene in 2004, winning the SEC regular season and tournament championships and advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

In the process of winning the two SEC titles, the Lady Vols defeated perennial power Florida twice on its own court in an eight-day span. Rob Patrick earned his first national coach of the year honor while four different players were named All-Americans.

SEC Champs
2003 Season

Record: 22-9
SEC Finish: 10-6 (2nd in East)
Postseason: N/A
Coach: Rob Patrick (7th season)

The Lady Vols tallied their third 20-plus win season in four years as the young squad continued to mature and set the groundwork for its future success.

Tennessee's 10 wins in SEC play marked the most conference victories in school history at the time.

Julie Knytych
2002 Season

Record: 20-11
SEC Finish: 8-8 (4th in East)
Postseason: N/A
Coach: Rob Patrick (6th season)

Tennessee posted its second 20-win season in three years and second since 1988, but struggled down the stretch, dropping six of its final nine matches.

Freshmen Kristen Andre, Julie Knytych and Jasmine Fullove each received extensive playing time, which would pay off significantly over the next few years.

Kristen Andre
2001 Season

Record: 16-11
SEC Finish: 7-7 (3rd in East)
Postseason: N/A
Coach: Rob Patrick (5th season)

After a rough start to the year, Tennessee won 12 of its final 18 matches in 2001. Rob Patrick picked up his first career win over a ranked opponent when the Lady Vols downed No. 17 South Carolina on Oct. 7.

Michelle Piantadosi
2000 Season

Record: 23-10
SEC Finish: 9-5 (3rd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Rob Patrick (4th season)

Tennessee never lost consecutive matches during the regular season en route to earning the program's first NCAA Tournament berth since 1993.

The Lady Vols dropped their first-round match to Washington State but still finished with 23 wins, their highest total since 1998.

Ariana Wilson
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