Marquette Wire

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Mertens battles injury-prone past with positive attitude and determination

Trey Killian

August 27, 2012

It’s been a long journey for Holly Mertens. Entering her fifth season as a member of Marquette’s volleyball team as a redshirt senior, her time with the Golden Eagles has been a rollercoaster ride of injuries and accolades. Mert...

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...

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: Season ends in NCAA Tournament second round

A. W. Herndon

December 6, 2011

In a mirror image of last season’s men’s basketball NCAA Tournament, another Marquette team followed an upset victory with a crushing defeat by a perennial powerhouse. The women’s volleyball team defeated a ranked ...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Carlson is the new force inside

Mark Strotman

November 1, 2011

Junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson has always dealt with decision-making in her athletics. After a highly successful high school career, where she was a three-time all-state player in basketball and a four-year letter winner on the varsity volleyball team, Carlson ma...

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...

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...

Marquette women’s volleyball: Carlson shines in Big East opener

Mark Strotman

September 27, 2011

A week ago, senior outside hitter Ciara Jones dominated the left side in a five-set loss (3-2) to Minnesota, tallying 24 kills and finishing with a .432 hitting percentage. Sunday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center, Danielle Carlson took her turn in the spotlight. The...

Marquette women’s volleyball: Jones meets family standards

Mark Strotman

September 22, 2011

Growing up in a family that included an NFL linebacker for a father, a future NFL safety as a cousin and two brothers who would play Division I football, senior outside hitter Ciara Jones had no choice but to love sports....