Volleyball Hits the Road
Valparaiso/DePaul Live Webcast
The Blue Demons (4-9) enter the week after finishing third at the Memphis Tournament last weekend. Senior Morgan Ingersoll was named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll after leading the Blue Demons offensively during the tournament and tallying a career high 27 kills against Central Arkansas. The senior averages 4.21 kills per game which is the fourth best in the BIG EAST. Senior Ellen Hayes is also ranked as one of the top defensive specialist in the league, averaging 4.47 digs per game which positions her sixth in the standings. The Blue Demons average a league best 20.02 digs per game.
Facts on File
Record: 8-5, 0-0 Mid Continent
Head Coach: Carin Avery
Series: DePaul leads 18-10
The Blue Demons and Crusaders face one another for the 29th time Tuesday, September 19. The teams clashed earlier this season at the Chicagoland Classic with
Villanova (Saturday, 9/23 – 2:00 p.m.)
Record: 4-8, 0-0 BIG EAST
Head Coach: Gilad Doron
Series: Villanova leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Villanova won 3-0 (11/13/05)
The Wildcats are led by reigning BIG EAST player of the week Adrian Semrau, who led her team to three consecutive wins at the Villanova Tournament. Semrau averaged 5.78 kills over the weekend to earn the tournament's most valuable player accolades. On the season Semrau leads the Wildcats with 3.76 kills per game and a 154 kills. In the series only meeting between the two teams the Wildcats registered a .236 attack percentage while holding the Blue Demons to a .018 hitting percentage.
Record: 3-7, 0-0 BIG EAST
Series: Tied 1-1
After opening the season 3-2 the Scarlet Knights have dropped their last five matches.
BIG EAST Preseason Poll
Notre Dame was selected by the league’s head coaches to win the 2006 BIG EAST Conference volleyball regular season crown. The Irish return three starters from last year’s BIG EAST Championship squad that posted a record of 30-4 and enter the preseason ranked 21 in the College Sports Television/American Volleyball Coaches Association (CSTV/AVCA) preseason poll.
BIG EAST Championship