Marquette Wire

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

A. W. Herndon

December 1, 2011

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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...

GRESKA: MU volleyball should be part of NCAA Tournament

Andrei Greska

November 22, 2011

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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: Treacherous road trip ahead

A. W. Herndon

November 3, 2011

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The Marquette women’s volleyball team (20-6, 10-0 Big East) will test its undefeated conference record this weekend with two difficult road matches against Cincinnati (18-8, 8-2) on Saturday and Louisville (17-6, 9-1) Sunday. Those two ...

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

Mark Strotman

November 1, 2011

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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: Great partnership forms

A. W. Herndon

October 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

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: Trio of road games on tap for hot Golden Eagles

Mark Strotman

September 29, 2011

Filed under Sports

After a successful seven-game homestand, the Marquette women's volleyball team will head east this weekend for a three-game road trip to start Big East road play with matches against Sacred Heart, Connecticut and St. John's. Beginning with a home opener sweep of Southern Mississippi on Sept. 9, the Golden Eagles...

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

Mark Strotman

September 27, 2011

Filed under Featured, Sports

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

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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....

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Beyer’s ankle back on track

Andrei Greska

September 13, 2011

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It can be called a tale of two ankles. On Aug. 29, senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer amassed a negative hitting percentage against Northern Iowa after downing only four kills and committing six errors. Flash forward to Sept. 12 and ...

Marquette Women’s Volleyball: Freshman Setter Has Big Shoes to Fill

Mark Strotman

September 6, 2011

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Joining a group of talented upperclassmen attackers and experienced back row players has been no easy task for freshman setter Chelsea Heier. But she does have one advantage going for her: being able to work every day with an All-American setter. Nikki Klingsporn, an All-American setter for Marquette in 2010, was hired as an assistant coach ...

Cutting through the chaos

Mark Strotman

April 19, 2011

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Now that's more like it. Just a week after falling to cross-town rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the women's volleyball team closed its spring season with a 2-1 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats thanks to some nifty work from...