BC Volleyball’s Comeback Season

Published on November 5, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2015 for Barclay CollegeAfter a year of being unable to field a volleyball team at Barclay College, this year’s team proved that they were contenders in the Midwest Christian College Conference. With the team composed of four upperclassmen and five newcomers, the chemistry of the team grew by leaps and bounds as the season progressed. In the end, … Read More »

Volleyball Concludes Season in Dallas

Published on November 4, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2015 for Barclay CollegeThe Lady Bears volleyball team headed south to Dallas, Texas over this past weekend for the opening rounds of the NCCAA National Tournament. First up was a four team double elimination tournament in the Southwest Regional. At stake was a trip to the final rounds of nationals in Kissimmee, Fla. starting Nov. 11. While the Bears … Read More »

Three Bears Earn MCCC Recognition

Published on October 25, 2015 - AlyssaOver the weekend, the season concluding Midwest Christian College Conference soccer and volleyball tournaments were held, soccer in Belton, Mo. and volleyball in Ankeny, Iowa. In the midst of the festivities, the MCCC recognized this years all-conference performers. Among the winners were Barclay College’s freshman Allyssa Swonger (Pratt, Kans.), sophomore Justin Calicchia (Montreal, Canada) and … Read More »

MCCC Volleyball Brackets Released

Published on October 19, 2015 - MCCC logoWatch Live Online This past weekend the 2015 Midwest Christian College Conference volleyball tournament brackets were made available to the public. This years tournament is being hosted by Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, Iowa). Matches will begin on Friday, October 23 at 1:30 pm with the #5 seeded Bears taking on #4 Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, … Read More »

Exciting Senior Night for BC Volleyball

Published on October 8, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2015 for Barclay CollegeTuesday night the Barclay College volleyball team had Hockett Auditorium rocking with excitement. On a night where seniors RaeLyn Epp (Corn, Okla.), India Gutshall (Yuma, Colo.), Morgan Stander (Omaha, Neb.) and Kalyn Switzer (Corn, Okla.) were all honored for their contributions to both the program and to BC, the Bears hosted #4 nationally ranked Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, … Read More »

Bears Volleyball on the Rise

Published on September 28, 2015 - IMG_5546After a grueling road trip south, the Bears volleyball team was back home this past weekend for two Midwest Christian College Conference games. They hosted Calvary Bible College (Belton, Mo.) on Friday evening and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, Mo.) on Saturday afternoon. Early in September the Bears were able to beat Calvary in straight sets, but suffered … Read More »

Tough Week for Bears Volleyball

Published on September 19, 2015 - IMG_4743As the Lady Bears volleyball team approached the midpoint of their season this past week, they took on a stretch of their schedule that featured some pretty stiff competition. It all started last Tuesday when the Bears hosted a tri with Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, Okla.) and Central Christian College (McPherson, Kans.). It then concluded … Read More »

Two Road Wins for Volleyball

Published on September 12, 2015 - BC-AthleticsThe Barclay College Bears volleyball team was coming off a tough road tri with MCCC foe Manhattan Christian (Manhattan, Kans.) and NAIA Division II York College (York, Neb.) last Tuesday night when they were back on the road for a pair of weekend conference matches. Friday night they traveled to St. Louis to take on St. Louis … Read More »

Bears Split Road MCCC Tri

Published on September 5, 2015 - IMG_5543Friday evening the Lady Bears volleyball team took to the road for their first two Midwest Christian College Conference matches. Ozark Christian College (Joplin, Mo.) hosted a triangular that also included Calvary Bible College (Belton, Mo.). First, the Bears took on the Warriors of Calvary Bible. Traditionally the Bears and the Warriors have been very … Read More »

Home Opener for Bears Volleyball

Published on August 29, 2015 - DSCF2299Not only was Saturday afternoon the Bears regular season opener, but it was their home opener as well. Hockett Auditorium was mostly full to witness the Bears take on NCCAA Division II Southwest Region foe Dallas Christian College (Dallas) to kickoff the 2015 season. Amidst the excitement and energy of the first home match in two years, … Read More »



Mycha Owens

#2 Mycha Owens

Cullison, KS


India Gutshall

#3 India Gutshall

Yuma, CO


Amanda Edwards

#5 Amanda Edwards

Odessa, MO


Morgan Stander

#7 Morgan Stander

Omaha, NE


RaeLyn Epp

#10 RaeLyn Epp

Weatherford, OK


Kalyn Switzer

#12 Kalyn Switzer

Weatherford, OK


Kaylie Fruh

#13 Kaylie Fruh

Placentia, CA


Carly Barron

#22 Carly Barron

Aiken, SC


Alyssa Swonger

#23 Alyssa Swonger

Pratt, KS


Allison Cochran

#25 Allison Cochran

Platteville, CO



Head Coach: Larry Lewis

The 2015 season will be Larry Lewis's first season as the Lady Bears Head Coach. During the 2013 campaign he was a volunteer assistant for the Lady Bears. His previous volleyball coaching experience was at Haviland High School from 1978-1987. During that span his teams accumulated 141 wins and 32 loses, won 6 league championships, and qualified for the Kansas State Volleyball Tournament two times.

In his 35 years in education (Kansas and California), he has taught physical education 16 years, been an assistant principal 16 years, and been a principal for 3 years. He has coached basketball, volleyball, track, tennis, and softball at both the junior high and high school level. He has also served as the Director of Recreation for Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California for 19 years.

"It is a privilege to coach Barclay athletes who desire to be ambassadors for Christ at school, in the community and on the court. It is my desire to help each player grow first in Christ, and secondly, in their volleyball skills. Athletes are confronted with many types of circumstances that run parallel to life situations, and it is a perfect opportunity to build Christ-like character and eternal values. True victory only comes when athletes please the Lord with their effort, attitudes and actions on and off the court. My goal is to help athletes understand that they train and play for an audience of One- Jesus Christ," commented Lewis in response to his coaching philosophy.

Lewis received his BS in Christian Education from Fort Wayne Bible College (Fort Wayne, IN) and then continued his education at Friends University (Wichita, KS) where he received a BS in Physical Education/Health. He also obtained his MS in Education from Wichita State University (Wichita, KS).

He is married to Sheryl, for 36 years, and they have three children (Lyndie, Landon, and Brock). Lewis also currently serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Barclay College.


Assistant Coach: Shari Bryan