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Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Beyer continues MU’s success in the professional ranks

Michael Wottreng

April 26, 2012

The Al McGuire Center has had its fair share of spectacular athletes walk its halls, but there is one type that stands out above the rest. It’s the person wearing gold around their neck, not just on their shirts or pants. Marquette legend Dwyane Wade won a gold medal in the 2008 Ol...

Volleyball: New recruits look to bolster the lineup next season

Michael Wottreng

April 24, 2012

Much of the discussion surrounding the women’s volleyball team since the 2011 season ended has been about how it would replace former All-Americans Ashley Beyer and Ciara Jones. Coach Bond Shymansky continues to add players to the lineup for the 2012 season in hopes of findin...

Former athletes Bares, Beyer making impact in other countries

Michael Wottreng

March 29, 2012

If someone were to ask you which active NBA players graduated from Marquette, you could probably name all of them without thinking about it. However, if someone asked you to name current professional athletes from Marquette in other sports, few people could name more than one. The main rea...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Program Trends Upward

A. W. Herndon

December 8, 2011

Junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson described the season as “memorable.” Freshman setter Chelsea Heier said she was “proud,” and senior outside hitter Ciara Jones felt the team was “blessed.” Whatever the adjective, this...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Execution, on-court energy will key to victory

A. W. Herndon

December 1, 2011

Members of the Marquette women’s volleyball team (23-10) pointed to execution and on-court energy as the key ingredients needed to concoct a historic victory over Sun Belt Conference champion Western Kentucky (31-3) in Fr...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Emotionally driven weekend at the Big East Championship tournament

Mark Strotman

November 22, 2011

It was an emotional weekend for coach Bond Shymansky and the Marquette women's volleyball team, which swept the Seton Hall Pirates before falling to the Cincinnati Bearcats 3-2 in the semifinals of the Big East Championship...

GRESKA: MU volleyball should be part of NCAA Tournament

Andrei Greska

November 22, 2011

Dear NCAA Tournament selection committee, You can’t leave them out. You simply can’t. I don’t care what an arbitrary collection of numbers, better known as the Ratings Percentage Index, tells you. These women deserve to...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Seniors have taken different paths to success

Mark Strotman

October 27, 2011

Senior outside hitters Ashley Beyer and Ciara Jones took two different paths to get to Marquette, use two different styles of play in their attack and lead the Golden Eagles in different ways on the court. But for Marquette's...

Women’s volleyball: Mertens a stand out in back-to-back Big East victories

Mark Strotman

October 25, 2011

The Marquette Golden Eagles entered the weekend with a 6-0 record in the Big East, having dropped only three sets and seemingly breezing through the competition. Over the weekend, the team found out they can win with their backs against the wall, too. Coach Bond Shymansky’s squad fa...

Marquette women’s volleyball: Mental toughness keeps Big East record unblemished

Mark Strotman

October 11, 2011

The Marquette women’s volleyball team’s on-court play helped sweep Big East foes Georgetown and Villanova, but the team believes it was mental composure and focus that allowed it to triumph. The Golden Eagles (15-4, 5-...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Great partnership forms

A. W. Herndon

October 6, 2011

The Utah Jazz had John Stockton to Karl Malone. The San Francisco 49ers had Joe Montana to Jerry Rice. And the Marquette women's volleyball team has Chelsea Heier to Danielle Carlson.  Get used to the connection. Marquette (13-4, 3-0 Big East) has used the success of it...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball Brief

A. W. Herndon

October 4, 2011

The Marquette women’s volleyball team moved to an unprecedented 3-0 record in the Big East after weekend victories over Connecticut (8-9, 0-4 Big East) and St. Johns (9-12, 0-4 Big East). In Sunday's victory at the Carnesecca...