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DePaul volleyball libero brings leadership, composure to team

DePaul libero Isabelle Banez goes for a pass against Xavier on Wednesday at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons lost the match in five sets.

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 senior Brittany Maxwell goes up for a hit against Seton Hall on Saturday at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons won the match in four sets.

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 senior Brittany Maxwell goes up for a hit against Seton Hall on Saturday at McGrath-Phillips Arena. The Blue Demons won the match in four sets.

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...

Following strong start, DePaul volleyball disappoints in Chicago Cup

Loyola sophomore Victoria Hodkiewicz (right), spikes the ball for past sophomore, DePaul’s Donna Brown (middle), and junior Emma Price (left). DePaul lost all three games during the Chicago Cup held at the McGrath-Phillips arena on Saturday.

Josh Gurevich, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Before play began this season, the Blue Demons marked this tournament on their calendars. They wanted to show that they were Chicago’s best and make a statement to their inner city rivals. The Blue Demons have had a long stretch at home and head coach Marie Zidek touched on how the team has used it t...

DePaul volleyball looks to rebound from disappointing season

The DePaul volleyball team huddles up during one of their match's at the DePaul Invitational, that took place from Sep. 7-8.

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 gaining experience from spring tournaments

DePaul volleyball will return all of their players, as well as their freshman recruiting class, for the 2015 season. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Ben Gartland

May 3, 2015

There’s been a constant theme since the end of the 2014 season. With the team miring in the Big East cellar, DePaul volleyball looked at the season as a learning experience. Read More »...

DePaul volleyball swept by St. John’s in home finale

Freshman Rachel Breault rises up for a ball. DePaul fell to 3-24 with the St. John’s loss. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Ben Gartland

November 9, 2014

After two competitive but eventually futile sets, everything fell apart for DePaul in the third set as they fell 3-0 to St. John’s. Read More »...

DePaul volleyball leaves their blues behind

Sophomore Randi Leath serves a ball against an opponent at McGrath-Phillips Arena. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Matthew Paras

October 26, 2014

Sitting at 3-20 and already halfway through their conference schedule, DePaul volleyball is looking at this season as a turning point.  With seven games left on the schedule, the group has collectively looked at their schemes and is making adjustments. Read More »...

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