As the six Blue Demons are honored before Saturday's BIG EAST Conference showdown with No. 10/6 Creighton, they have begun to realize how challenging and rewarding their journey has been since first arriving in Lincoln Park.
No. 13/8 DePaul's underdog mentality has worked well for the women's soccer team all season, and the Blue Demons will be bringing that attitude to Wish Field on Friday.
Coming off an exceptional season in 2013-14 that saw the Blue Demons reach the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time in their history, DePaul was ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Preseason Women's Basketball Rankings released on Thursday afternoon.
DePaul women's soccer captains Rachel Pitman and Elise Wyatt were named to the Capital One 2014-15 Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team on Thursday.
The DePaul volleyball team is set to host Xavier and Butler this weekend to open a four-match home stand scattered through the next two weeks. The Blue Demons (3-20, 1-10 BIG EAST) takes on the Musketeers (14-9, 7-4) on Friday evening at 7 p.m. DePaul then opens up November with a 7 p.m. tilt with Butler (16-7, 8-3) on Saturday.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams will compete at the 2014 BIG EAST Championships on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind.