We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green volleyball. Head coach Andrew Palileo's third year was another one of success as the Mean Green recorded its second 20-win season in three years under the Hawaii native. Senior Carnae Dillard was a showcase of the 2015-16 season, and under Palileo's leadership she repeated as Conference USA Player of the Year before becoming only the second honorable mention All-American selection in team history. North Texas advanced to the semifinal round of the C-USA Tournament behind a .241 hitting percentage that was the second-best mark in school history. Also joining Dillard with all-conference honors was Holly Milam, who earned a spot on the All-C-USA second team. North Texas will return 13 letterwinners in 2016.
Quick Hits On North Texas
The Mean Green soccer team led the way for North Texas Athletics during the 2015-16 season, winning the Conference USA regular-season title and the tournament championship. Soccer also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Men’s golf and track and field also saw post-season play. The men’s golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Chastity Stewart advanced to the NCAA Championships in two events: the 100 and 400-meter hurdles.
Forty-two Mean Green student-athletes were named all-conference during the 2015-16 season, and six received specialty conference awards. Carnae Dillard was named an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection after a stellar senior campaign. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year after breaking school records in career kills and attacks.
Rachel Holden was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, while teammate Karla Pineda was named midfielder of the year. The swimming and diving program picked up two big honors: Claudia Kitching was named C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year, while Averie Ruiz was named freshman diver of the year. Ian Snyman was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for golf after tying for sixth place in the conference tournament.
Athletic Success | Academic Achievements
The Volleyball Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
North Texas moved into in a brand new facility in 2006, the Mean Green Volleyball Center. Connected to the Volleyball Center is the office and locker room complex which houses team meeting rooms with built in audio/visual capabilities for volleyball, soccer, golf and swimming and softball teams. Amenities include state of the art locker rooms for volleyball, soccer and softball. Coaching staff offices, staff locker room, laundry facility, visitors and officials dressing rooms and auxiliary sport training room are included in this facility.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.