Blue Demons face Louisville in match-up between top Conference USA teams. Seniors to be honored before the match.
CHICAGO -- The Blue Demons volleyball team hosts Louisville tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Athletic Center on Senior Night. Louisville sits at 10-3 in Conference USA with the Blue Demons one-half game behind at 9-3. Both teams are chasing 12-1 Cincinnati. The Cardinals took the first meeting of the year between the two teams in four games at Cardinal Arena in Louisville.
The meeting will be the final home game for the six seniors on the team who will be recognized prior to the match. Here's a look at what the Blue Demons seniors have accomplished during their careers.
2001: set Conference USA career record for digs in victory over Illinois State...broke C-USA career record for kills in victory over Tulane...moved into second place on DePaul career kills (1,911), attempts (5,131) and digs (1,694) lists...ranks eighth in C-USA averaging 4.05 kills per game and fourth averaging 3.50 digs per game...MVP of the Northern Illinois Invitational...Conference USA Player of the Week (Sept. 3)...Conference USA co-Player of the Week (Oct. 21)...recorded 21 double figure kill games and 18 double figure dig games...team-high 18 double-doubles...recorded season-high 21 kills against Texas-San Antonio and season-high 23 digs vs. Texas-San Antonio, South Florida and Tulane. 2000: first team All-Conference USA...all-tournament at Butler Invitational, Amerihost Classic and Blue Demon Invitational...seven matches with at least 20 digs...fifth in C-USA in digs and sixth in kills...nine matches with at least 20 kills. 1999: first team All C-USA...C-USA All-Tournament team...AVCA National Division I Player of the Week and C-USA Player of the Week (Oct. 18)...12th in the nation in digs per game...led C-USA in digs per game and was fourth in kills per game...second player in DePaul history to record 600 kills and 500 digs in the same season. 1998: selected to the C-USA All-Newcomer team...second on team in both kills and digs...first DePaul freshman since 1988 to have 400 kills in a season.
2001: moved into eighth place on Conference USA career list for total blocks with 416...ranks fourth on DePaul career list for block solos with 112 and third on career list for block assists with 304... .313 hitting percentage ranks eight in C-USA...14 matches with double figure kill totals...season-high 21 kills against Bradley...season-high eight blocks vs. Southeast Missouri State...recorded three block solos against Southeast Missouri State and UIC...five block assists against Southeast Missouri State. 2000: second team All-Conference USA...member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...tallied season-high 20 kills against Louisville...had the first and second highest single match block totals in C-USA this season...seven solos against Saint Louis (11/11) allowed her to break C-USA single season record for conference matches...racked up ten blocks against Tulsa...ranked second in C-USA in blocks and sixth in hitting percentage...produced the second-best single season block assist total in school history. 1999: member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...third on the team in kills...led the team with 38 block solos and 84 block assists. 1998: member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...second on the team in both block solos and block assists.
MARY ANNE FLANIGAN
2001: season-high 18 digs against Saint Louis...eight matches with double figure dig totals including 15 vs. Bradley and Texas-San Antonio...season-best two service aces in victories over Texas-San Antonio and Southern Miss…appeared in 23 matches starting 21. 2000: served a season-best four aces in win over UIC…season-high 16 digs against Tulsa…nine matches with double digit dig totals including 15 vs. Houston and 14 vs. Alabama and Marquette. 1999: 11 matches with double figure dig totals…career-high 19 digs vs. Cincinnati…15 digs vs. Morehead State and Western Michigan…season-high five kills vs. Chicago State and Middle Tennessee State. 1998: second on the team in service aces…eight matches with double figure dig totals.
2001: set the Conference USA career record for assists against Marquette...ranks seventh on C-USA career list for digs with 1,330...second on DePaul career assists list (5,926)...ranks 12th in the nation averaging 13.29 assists per game...selected to the all-tournament team at the UW-Milwaukee Invitational...leads C-USA with 1,158 assists and a 13.62 assists per game average...season-high 75 assists in victory over Memphis...2000: Conference USA Setter of the Year...All-Midwest Region team...first team All C-USA...C-USA's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year...member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...ranked first in C-USA in assists per game and tied for 15th in the nation in the same category...with a 13.10 apg average, ranks sixth in NCAA history...broke the C-USA single season assist record for conference matches...recorded the first triple-double of her career against UAB with 10 kills, 39 assists, and 15 digs in the 3-0 win...named C-USA Player of the Week for September 25 after she dished out 154 assists in 10 games during the week...MVP of the DePaul Invitational. 1999: C-USA Player of the Week on October 11...member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...sixth in C-USA in assists per game...1,629 assists is the third-best single season assist total in DePaul history...only the second setter in DePaul history to have 1,500 assists and 400 digs in a season. 1998: member of C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...assist total was the fifth-best single season total in school history...third in C-USA in assists per game.
2001: 11 matches with double figure dig totals…career-high 18 digs in victory over Texas-San Antonio…recorded 17 digs against Tulane and 14 digs vs. Southern Miss…third on Blue Demons with 18 service aces…served three aces in victory over Charlotte…recorded two service aces vs. Illinois, Loyola, East Carolina, Louisville and Saint Louis…appeared in every match this season (23). 2000: member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season…played in 29 matches and 90 games.
2001: moved into eighth place on Conference USA career list for digs with 1,329...seventh in C-USA averaging 3.32 digs per game...member of all-tournament team at the UW-Milwaukee Invitational...recorded double figure kills in 11 matches and digs in 20 matches...compiled 10 double-doubles...season-high 21 kills against Loyola...season-high 23 digs in victory over Northern Illinois in championship of Northern Illinois Invitational...served four aces against Texas-San Antonio and in victory over UW-Milwaukee in championship of UW-Milwaukee Invitational. 2000: became the third DePaul player during the season to surpass 1,000 career digs...season-high 19 kills vs. Tulsa...picked up 18 kills against Houston and Memphis and added 25 digs in the Houston match...posted a career-high 26 digs in win over Alabama...was named All-Tournament at the Wisconsin-Green Bay Amerihost Classic...led the team for the second straight year in aces and ranked second in C-USA in aces per game...was 10th in C-USA in hitting percentage and had the third most kills of those listed in the top 10. 1999: led the team with 22 aces...13 matches with double figure kills and 16 with double figure digs. 1998: season-best 15 digs against Texas-Arlington.