Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Arena


The Retriever Activities Center (RAC) Arena was originally opened in 1973 as the UMBC Fieldhouse, and has since been renamed. The arena has a 4,024 spectator seating capacity and serves as the main competition venue for the men's and women's varsity basketball teams and the women's varsity volleyball team. read more

Cristina Robertson

Head Coach


UMBC Director of Athletics Tim Hall announced the hiring of Cristina Robertson as the new head coach of the Retriever volleyball team. Robertson will be just the sixth coach in the program’s 45-year history, and comes to UMBC after spending the last nine seasons as an assistant coach at Duke.


“We are so excited to have Cristina Robertson join the Retriever family,” said Hall. “She has a deep concern for the welfare of her student-athletes and a strong, comprehensive level of Volleyball coaching success. We look forward to Cristina building a championship-caliber program.”


“I am honored to be the new head volleyball coach at UMBC. While I will always love and cherish my time at Duke, I am beyond excited to embrace this new opportunity. I’d like to thank President Hrabowski, Tim Hall, Dr.Nancy Young and Tom Mandato for giving me this exciting opportunity, ” said Robertson.





Christian Kiselica

Assistant Coach


Former Temple University Student Director of Volleyball Operations Christian Kiselica has joined the UMBC Volleyball team as an assistant coach in August 2017.


Kiselica is coming to UMBC with prior coaching experience, most recently with the Delaware United Volleyball Club as the head coach, before going to Temple.  He also was the head coach and assistant coach for various high schools.


Along with coaching teams, Kiselica has coached summer camps since 2014, including the UMBC Volleyball Camps this past summer.  Kiselica also has playing experience, being on the Temple Men’s Club Volleyball Team from 2014-2017 as an Outside Hitter/Libero.