DePaul Volleyball Alumnae Return for Inaugural Scrimmage against Current Team
May 2, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, the DePaul women’s volleyball team closed out their spring season with the inaugural alumnae scrimmage at McGrath-Phillips Arena.
The friendly competition gave the current squad an opportunity to meet former alumnae for the first time, and hear stories from their glory days.
Before the scrimmage got underway, there was a short reception where current players introduced themselves, followed by alumnae who all shared their best memory while donning a Blue Demon uniform.
Former player, Noreen Heath Wonsowicz brought back old pictures, press releases, posters and media guides from when DePaul won the North Star Conference in 1985.
Those who suited up for the alumnae side included Noreen Heath Wonsowicz, Stephanie Bishop, Kara Jakusz Starshak, Annemarie Tarara, Katie Engel, former manager and coach Phil Wantoch, Caitlin Callaghan, Sarah Cullen, Kendall Maduzia, Kate Letcher, Samantha Geiger, Lauren Blasi and Molly Creek.
Head Coach Nadia Edwards was pleased with the event, “I was very impressed with the turn out for our first alumni event. Our goal was to integrate the current players with our alumni and have a little bit of healthy competition. It is also important for our players to know the rich history that the DePaul Volleyball program has had and meet the players who worked so hard to lay that foundation for the future. I am looking forward to hosting many more alumni events.”
Even though the current players won three straight matches—all close—it was agreed that all in attendance had an enjoyable time.
Molly Creek, Class of 2012 said “It was a great experience and opportunity to meet some of the former players, I have heard their names, and seen them in the record books-but to actually get to meet them and play with them was so exciting, I look forward to this event in the future.”