Womens Volleyball

Women's Volleyball is a Fall semester sport at Rhodes State. The Lady Baron's compete against other teams in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference as well as some regional NCAA D-III and NAIA women's volleyball teams. There is a regular season champion and an end of the season state tournament. Ten teams make up the conference, and the program here at Rhodes State has been one of the strongest in the conference in past years. We follow the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA.

Policy and Information

Head Coach

Jill Ricker is the Barons Head Womens Volleyball Coach. The 2015 season will be her sixth in the position. She is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University. Jill played basketball for the Barons before going to Columbus to earn her A.A, B.S. and MEd. in Physical Education. She has taught physical education and coaching classes at Ohio University, the University of Notre Dame and Defiance College.

Jill enjoys the campus atmosphere at Rhodes State and Ohio State. “This campus offers student athletes an opportunity to play a sport they love while developing social and leadership skills, a sense of community and proud representation of school,” said Coach Ricker.

Jill currently teaches on-line courses for the Masters of Coaching Education Program at Ohio University-Athens.

Head Coach: Jill Ricker 419-995-8035
Athletic Coordinator: Rob Livchak 419-995-8281

Barons Roster






High School

2 Eliza Laing Occupational Therapist Assistant Freshman Rhodes Allen East
4 Beth Goettemoeller Nursing Sophomore Rhodes Celina
5 Samantha Kramer Criminology Freshman OSU Delphos St. Johns
6 Mackenzie Norman Fashion Merchandise Freshman OSU Little Miami
8 Aubrey Williams Undecided Freshman OSU Elida
10 Alexus Miller-
Social Work Freshman OSU Toledo CC
11 Meredith Niese Occupational Therapist Assistant Freshman Rhodes Lima CC
17 Lauren May Undecided Freshman OSU Shawnee

Barons Schedule

September 5 7:00 Away OSU/Rhodes vs. Bluffton 
September 7 7:00 Away OSU/Rhodes vs. Wright State Lake
September  10 1:00 Home Akron Wayne vs. OSU/Rhodes *
September 12 7:00 Away OSU/Rhodes  vs. UNOH JV
September 17 1:00 Home  OU Chillicothe vs. OSU/Rhodes *
September 19 7:00 Home  University of Findlay JV vs. OSU/Rhodes
September 21 7:00 Away OSU/Rhodes  vs. Miami U. Middletown *
September 26 7:00 Home UNOH JV vs. OSU/Rhodes  
September 28 7:00 Home Cedarville JV vs. OSU/Rhodes  
October 1  1:00 Away OU Lancaster vs. OSU/Rhodes *
       (tri-match) (2 of 3) Appalachian Bible College
October 3 7:00 Away OSU/Rhodes  vs. University of Findlay JV
October 5 7:00 Home Wright State Lake vs. OSU/Rhodes
October 8 1:00 Away OSU/Rhodes  vs. OSU Mansfield *
October 10 7:00 Home University of Bluffton JV vs. OSU/Rhodes  
October 12 7:00 Home Heidelberg JV vs. OSU/Rhodes
October 15 1:00 Away OSU/Rhodes vs. OU Eastern *
October 17 7:00 Home Miami U. Hamilton vs. OSU/Rhodes  
October 22-23 TBA ORCC Tournament at Ohio State Lima/Rhodes St.