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DePaul volleyball libero brings leadership, composure to team

DePaul volleyball libero brings leadership, composure to team

Josh Gurevich, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Isabelle Banez embodies the spirit of the entire women’s volleyball team at DePaul. Her buzzing attitude and leadership bring a great element to the team. The whole team calls her by the nickname “Belle” and it is used as a term of endearment because everyone adores her. She is even a hometown ...

DePaul volleyball splits pair of Big East games over weekend

DePaul volleyball splits pair of Big East games over weekend

Josh Gurevich, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Coming into their clash against St. John’s University on Friday evening, DePaul volleyball was having issues with their execution. This led to the Blue Demons dropping all three matches of the Chicago Cup last weekend at McGrath-Phillips Arena and the first match of the Big East conference season to ...

DePaul volleyball falls to Xavier to open up Big East play

DePaul volleyball falls to Xavier to open up Big East play

Josh Gurevich, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

  The Blue Demons were ready to get right back on the court after losing all three matches in the Chicago Cup last weekend. They got the chance to do so with an encounter against the Xavier Musketeers on Wednesday night, but dropped their first conference game in 2019 in five sets.  In...

DePaul volleyball looks to rebound from disappointing season

DePaul volleyball looks to rebound from disappointing season

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

The Blue Demons volleyball team has had a rough go of things in the last decade. Last season, they finished 5-24 overall and 3-15 in conference.  DePaul went a lamentable 1-17 in three-set matches. The last time they finished with a winning record was in 2015, when they were one game over .500...

DePaul volleyball’s winless weekend pushes losing streak to five games

DePaul volleyball’s winless weekend pushes losing streak to five games

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

DePaul volleyball’s (5-18, 3-9 Big East) losing streak stretched to five games this weekend after being swept in both of their home games against the Providence Friars (8-15, 2-10 Big East) and Creighton Blue Jays (20-4, 12-0 Big East). Providence visited McGrath-Phillips Arena on Friday night and wh...

DePaul volleyball rallies for 3-2 win

DePaul volleyball rallies for 3-2 win

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

DePaul volleyball (4-12, 2-3 Big East) overcame a 2-1 deficit on Wednesday night at home against the Butler Bulldogs (5-12, 2-3 Big East) to rally for a 3-2 victory (25-22, 12-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11) and extend their winning streak to two games, their longest of the season. DePaul had four different...

Volleyball goes winless in DePaul Invitational

Volleyball goes winless in DePaul Invitational

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

DePaul Volleyball came up winless in all three of their home opening games of the two-day DePaul Invitational at McGrath-Phillips Arena, dropping their record to 2-6 after four straight losses. The Blue Demons never recorded a hitting percentage above .207 and subsequently got swept 3-0 in their ...

Marie Zidek takes over DePaul’s volleyball program

Marie Zidek takes over DePaul’s volleyball program

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

December 22, 2017

The firing and hiring season at DePaul’s athletic department continued Friday as athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto named Marie Zidek as the new head coach of DePaul’s volleyball program. Zidek succeeds Nadia Edwards who captained the program for eight years, leading the Blue Demons to eigh...

DePaul cans women’s volleyball coaching staff

DePaul cans women’s volleyball coaching staff

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

December 6, 2017

DePaul will begin a national search for a new women’s volleyball coaching staff after moving on from head coach Nadia Edwards and assistant coaches Nicasio Paquiz Jr. and Arielle Wilson. This decision was announced by DePaul Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto on Friday evening. “We’d l...

Blue Demon Rundown

Blue Demon Rundown

Shane Rene

November 6, 2017

Volleyball DePaul battled Providence in the Demon’s third on a four-game road trip.  Providence came into the match at 4-8 in conference to DePaul’s 2-11. Providence swept DePaul 3-0, repeating what they had done in the two teams’ first match up.  The Friars took the first set 25-20 behind fiv...

Volleyball gets swept over the weekend

Volleyball gets swept over the weekend

Garret Neal

October 23, 2017

DePaul women’s volleyball entered its Breast Cancer Awareness weekend with one win in their last seven games, winning just five sets over that span.  With two games over the weekend, DePaul looked to get right with matchups against Butler and Xavier. On Friday, DePaul faced a Butler team that was ...

DePaul beats Loyola, sparks four-game win streak

DePaul beats Loyola, sparks four-game win streak

Jacqueline Brennan

September 18, 2017

DePaul women’s volleyball was out on a mission Tuesday, Sept. 12 as they faced their cross-town rival Loyola, cruising by for an easy victory. Taking three sets to none (25-8, 25-16, 25-19), DePaul swept Loyola on their home court, earning their third win of the season. The win over Loyola improved th...

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