Hastings College announced Thursday that it has filled a pair of coaching vacancies.

Alexandra Allard has been hired as the volleyball coach. Allard takes over for Matt Buttermore, who accepted the UNO coaching post in March. Buttermore led Hastings to the 2016 NAIA title.?

Allard has been a coach club in volleyball and previously spent four years as an assistant at Incarnate Word. She also played professionally for two seasons.

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Hastings also hired Alex Piekarski as its women's soccer coach. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Wayne State.

Piekarski replaces Chris Clements, who left to become coach at NCAA Division II's Minot State. Clements led the Broncos to a 17-1-3 record last fall.