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DePaulia Sports Podcast: Episode 2

DePaul junior guard Charlie Moore drives past a Marian defender on Tuesday at Wintrust Arena.

Ryan Gilroy, Staff Photographer

November 6, 2019 In this week's episode, The DePaulia's sports team discusses the volleyball team and the men's basketball team's performance at its exhibition game last week.

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 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...

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 ...

Zidek takes command of volleyball program

Marie Zidek takes over a stagnant DePaul volleyball team looking for new life.  (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

As new DePaul volleyball, coach Marie Zidek looked out her office window with the Fullerton Red Line and rest of Chicago in the background, she happily recounted this is the view and office she has always wanted. Having the opportunity to return to DePaul was a dream opportunity for DePaul’s eigh...

Blue Demon Rundown

(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

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...

Haley Bueser chooses DePaul volleyball at last minute

Haley Bueser chooses DePaul volleyball at last minute

J Samantha Rivera

November 8, 2015

For Division I college sports, student-athletes are most often recruited early into high school for some years. Read More »...

DePaul volleyball earns first Big East win of the year over Xavier

DePaul volleyball earns first Big East win of the year over Xavier

Ben Savage

October 1, 2015

DePaul volleyball overcame an eerily familiar start and was able to finish the match to win in four against visiting Xavier. Read More »...

Dynamic duo found in pair of DePaul volleyball freshmen

Rachel Breault of DePaul volleyball. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Parker Asmann and Samantha Rivera

September 28, 2014

It’s often rare to see freshmen in the starting line up of a division one athletic program, although, the dynamic duo of Myah Reed and Rachel Breault have put a charge into DePaul’s women’s volleyball team. Whether it’s setting career highs in kills or nabbing the Big East Freshman of the W...

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