Volleyball Tangles with Northern Illinois on Wednesday
The Blue Demons (0-5) are still looking for their first win of the season after coming up empty handed in first two tournaments of the season. DePaul’s young squad is piloted by a pair freshmen in outside hitter Charla Drabant and middle blocker Jacie Fielder. Both have earned all-tournament nods Drabant at the Denver Invitational and Fielder at the Chicagoland Classic.
Drabant leads the Blue Demons with 52 kills this season and is averaging 3.25 per game. She has tallied a team-best 14 kills twice and is also one of the team’s best defensive players. Drabant averages 2.44 digs per game and notched a season-high 17 digs versus
Fiedler’s accuracy is felt in the middle as she leads the team with a .206 attack percentage. The freshman has finished two matches with an attack percentage over .300 and recorded a season-high .364 (14-2-33) versus
None of the current rostered DePaul players have faced
DePaul and Northern Illinois have met 16 previous times with
The Blue Demons opens the home portion of their schedule September 7-8 when they hosts the DePaul Invitational at McGrath Arena. The Blue Demons welcome Kennesaw, Samford and
Mile High Drabant
Freshman outside hitter Charla Drabant was named to the Denver Invitational All-Tournament team after leading the Blue Demons with 33 kills and 23 digs during the tournament. Drabant registered her second 14 kill performance of the season against
Fielder Fuels Blue Demons at Chicagoland Classic
The Blue Demons opened the season at the Chicagoland Classic and fell to Illinois-Chicago 3-1 and Loyola-Chicago 3-0. Freshmen middle blockers Jacie Fielder and Kate Letcher led the Blue Demon offense with 23 and 25 kills, respectively. Freshman outside hitter Charla Drabant finished the weekend with 19 kills and two service aces to round out the extraordinary play of the young Blue Demon team. Fielder finished the weekend with a team-high .286 attack percentage with five total blocks and was named to the All-Tournament team.
Irish Tabbed as Preseason Favorites
Notre Dame was tabbed the BIG EAST Conference Volleyball favorite in the annual Preseason Coach’s Poll.