Looking Foward...BIG EAST Women's Volleyball
BIG EAST Women's Volleyball
CHICAGO - This is the third in a series that takes an inside look at the future of DePaul athletics in the BIG EAST Conference. The BIG EAST, headquartered in Providence, R.I., celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 2003-04 season and moved forward in 2004-05 with the addition of five new members poised to join the league this summer.
On July 1, DePaul University joins the University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida as new members of the BIG EAST Conference. The league membership in 2005-06 includes the five new members joining the University of Connecticut, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Providence College, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, Syracuse University, Villanova University and the University of West Virginia.
A Preview of BIG EAST Women’s Volleyball
The Irish finished the regular season atop the conference standings with a 9-1 mark in BIG EAST play and an overall record of 21-9. Pittsburgh senior Megan Miller was named the BIG EAST Player of the Year after leading the Panthers to a 21-11 record with an 8-2 league mark.
Joining DePaul next season is Conference USA champion Louisville and C-USA regular-season runner-up Cincinnati. The Cardinals reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and have won the league tournament in each of the last two years.
Last Five BIG EAST Champions
2004 BIG EAST Standings