Hamilton volleyball participates in a variety of community service events every year. The team hosts a NESCAC Dig Pink rally every year. The Continentals, along with the rest of the conference's volleyball programs, raised $5,900 for the cause in 2013. The team volunteered at Hamilton's farm and for Hamilton Athletes Against Hunger in the spring.
Outstanding academic performance is another important part of this program. Sarah Pfund '14 earned a spot on the NESCAC fall all-academic and all-sportsmanship teams for the third straight year, and Rosen and Casey also made the 2013 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team. Each honoree has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35 and must have reached sophomore academic standing. Hamilton was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the fourth time in six years in 2013-14. A 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale needs to be maintained at the close of the school year for a program to be eligible for the award.
The Continentals host five NESCAC matches at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House in 2014, including Bates College (Sept. 19), Colby College (Oct. 10), Bowdoin College (Oct. 11), Tufts University (Oct. 31) and Connecticut College (Nov. 1). The season begins with a non-conference match at Morrisville State College on Sept. 2 and then four matches at the University of Rochester Invitational on Sept. 5 and 6. Hamilton will play four more at the SUNY Oswego Tournament the following weekend.
Hamilton is one of 11 schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference that play women's volleyball. The conference champion played in the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship and advanced to the regional final (third round). Nine NESCAC programs have competed in the NCAA championship at least once and four won 20 or more matches last year.