The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Senior libero Julia Nagy practices her serve before a match against the University of Connecticut Friday, October 27.

DePaul volleyball isn’t worried about the results, they’re looking for growth

Nathan Klepp, Contributing Writer April 28, 2024

The final score from their final spring season match says otherwise, but DePaul volleyball believes they can use this match as momentum for the future.  Inside Evergreen Park Community High School’s...

DePaul volleyballs front-line practices blocking at a team practice Thursday, April 11, at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The court pictured is the only space available for the teams use during the spring season.

‘No Excuses’: Despite construction, DePaul volleyball rallies for spring season

Ryan Hinske, Sports Editor April 14, 2024

An immense, temporary white sheet that splits McGrath-Phillips Arena exudes the aroma of a carpenter’s workshop as DePaul’s volleyball team attempts to run a team practice.  On the other side of...

Scholz cheers on her teammates during DePauls September 23 match against Big East opponent Villanova.

2x Big East Freshman of the Week Meghan Scholz continues to ‘shut everything down’

Steven Francis, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

DePaul volleyball’s freshman middle blocker Meghan Scholz made her presence known in the Big East Conference with an emphatic start to the season. Despite only joining the team in August, Scholz has...

Men’s soccer assistant coach Martin Alba (center) acknowledges a strong first half in DePaul’s matchup against Loyola Chicago on Sept. 19

Meet DePaul’s newest fall sports assistant coaches

Eli Smith, Contributing Writer September 24, 2023

Three DePaul teams have new assistant coaches tasked with maintaining team culture and proper development for their athletes.  Peter McKeown, assistant coach for women’s soccer, came to DePaul this...

Jill Pressly, outside hitter for the DePaul womens volleyball team and senior, passes a ball during the Sept. 8 game against St. Thomas.

“Wash, Rinse, Repeat:” DePaul volleyball goes undefeated at DePaul Invitational

Steven Francis, Contributing Writer September 10, 2023

DePaul women’s volleyball emerged victorious in the DePaul Invitational Tournament, winning all three matches without dropping a single set. DePaul hosted the University of Northern Illinois, St. Thomas...

DePaul volleyball added four players for the 2023 season, while returning 13 from last year. Zidek will be entering her sixth season as coach.

Volleyball finalizes recruiting class for 2023 season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2023

DePaul volleyball head coach Marie Zidek and her staff made significant moves during the offseason, actively recruiting versatile and talented players to the team’s roster for the highly anticipated...

The Demons celebrate a set win at McGrath-Philips during DePaul’s Invitational Tournament.

DePaul volleyball adds offensive talent in pursuit of a Big East Tournament berth

Steven Francis, Staff Writer May 7, 2023

DePaul women’s volleyball is looking to bounce back after last season that saw them  deal with injuries and adversity and finish eighth in the Big East standings. The Blue Demons will look to a young...

DePaul womens club volleyball poses after winning its first Division lAAA National Championship tournament since 1945 on April 15.

DePaul Women’s club volleyball wins DI-AAA National Championship

Steven Francis, Contributing Writer April 30, 2023

DePaul’s women’s club volleyball team won the Division IAAA National Championship tournament in Kansas City on April 15 by defeating Harvard two sets to none. This is the first championship for the ...

Junior middle blocker Sara Griffith (20) celebrates with teammates in DePauls win over Villanova on Friday.

Blue Demons sweep Villanova in dominant fashion

Max Rayman, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Entering Friday night’s match against the Villanova Wildcats, the Blue Demons had their eyes set on snapping a two-game losing streak. Tied with Villanova for eighth in the Big East Conference, DePaul...

Through her freshman year, Aly Kindelberger appeared in 28 matches for the Blue Demons.

Aly Kindelberger: From High school sensation to rising Blue Demon star

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor November 7, 2022

From Delmont, Pennsylvania in a town with just over 2,000 people, sophomore Aly Kindelberger took the leap when she committed to DePaul a year ago.  At 6’1”, Kindelberger's number has been called...

Sophomore Maggie Jones attempts a spike in DePauls loss to Marquette Wednesday night.

DePaul falls to Marquette in five

Erin Henze, Assistant Photo Editor October 29, 2022

Coming into Wednesday night’s match against the Marquette Golden Eagles, the Blue Demons knew they were in for a challenge.  “They’re ranked No. 16 in the nation for a reason,” said head coach...

Defensive specialist Julia Nagy (4) celebrates with teammates after the Blue Demons score a point during Friday’s 3-0 loss to St. John’s.

Volleyball falls to St. Johns, rebounds vs. Seton Hall

Erin Henze and Raena Bents October 23, 2022

DePaul volleyball was swept by St. John’s on Friday night in a quick match that found the Blue Demons struggling to find a way to work around a very tough Thunderbird defense.  The match was the...

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