2004 Archive

Thursday, July 14, 2005

"Walsh Selects Kucklick and Lahna as Top Athletes"

Walsh University has selected Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA) and Chad Lahna (Sr., West Lafayette, OH/Ridgewood) as their 2004-05 Female and Male Athletes of the Year. Kucklick played volleyball for the Cavs and Lahna baseball.

Kucklick, who was tabbed second team NAIA All-American, also earned first team All-American Mideast Conference South Division honors. She was second on the team, and third in the AMC with 564 kills for a 4.5 average. Ruth led the Cavs in aces with 69, which was fifth best in the AMC. During the Kucklick years, Walsh won three AMC and Region IX titles and reached the NAIA National Tournament three times, advancing to the "Elite Eight" in 2003. She was a second team NAIA All-American in 2004.

Lahna, named NAIA honorable mention All-American as an outfielder, led the Cavs with nine homeruns and a Walsh record 58 RBI, while hitting .339. The only Cavalier to start all 57 games, Lahna also led the team in total bases (101), slugging percentage (.591), walks (32) and with three triples. He also finished second in runs scored (58), doubles (10) and third in hits (58). Lahna also served as the Cavs closer, notching nine saves, while fashioning a 2-1 record and 1.02 ERA. He was also named American Mideast Conference North Division Player of the Year, first team All-AMC North and NAIA Region IX. He was also selected as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and as an All-AMC Scholar-Athlete.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

"Kucklick 3rd Team NAIA All-American, Collins Tabbed Honorable Mention"

Walsh University volleyball players, Ruth Kucklick (OH, Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right and Lauren Collins (OH, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) bottom right have earned NAIA All-America recognition. Kucklick was selected third team and Collins was named honorable mention. Kucklick earned second team honors last season.

Kucklick, who also earned first team All-American Mideast Conference South Division honors, was second on the team with 564 kills, for a 4.5 average. Collins, who also earned first team All-AMC South accolades, led the Cavs with 578 kills and with a 4.7 average. Walsh finished the season 26-11. During the Kucklick and Collins' years, Walsh won three AMC and Region IX titles and reached the NAIA National Tournament three times. They reached the "Elite Eight" in 2003.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

"Tonia Brennen Named 2004 Daktronics-NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete"

Walsh's Tonia Brennen (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) top right has been named to the 2004 Daktronics-NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete team. Recipients must be a junior above academic standing and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Brennen, a psychology major, carries a 3.80 grade point average.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Cavs (26-11, 12-4) Cavs Fall in NAIA Region IX Semifinal

Walsh's (26-11) bid for a fourth consecutive trip to the NAIA Nationals came to an end, when they were bested in four games by Cedarville University in the NAIA Region IX semifinals on Saturday. The Cavs fell 27-30, 31-33, 30-27 and 27-30. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) paced the Cavs with 32 kills and Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) tallied 20 digs. Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 73 assists and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) served up five aces.

The Cavaliers end the season with a record of 26-11 and will return eight members of the team for the 2005 season. Walsh will say goodbye to senior's Ruth Kucklick, Lauren Collins (Brunswick, OH/HS) and Tonia Brennan (Madison, OH/HS). During the last four years, Walsh won three regional crowns and made three NAIA National Championship appearances. Walsh reached the Elite Eight last season and compiled a four-year mark of 138-27 for a .836 winning percentage.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Cavs Bow Out of Region Tournament

Walsh's (26-11) bid for a fourth consecutive trip to the NAIA Nationals came to an end today, when they were bested in four games by Cedarville University in the NAIA Region IX semifinals. The Cavs fell 27-30, 31-33, 30-27 and 27-30. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) paced the Cavs with 32 kills and Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) tallied 20 digs. Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 73 assists and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) served up 5 aces. The Cavaliers end the season with a record of 26-11 and will return eight members of the team for the 2005 season.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Cavs (26-10, 12-4) Cavs Lose AMC Title Game to Mount Vernon Nazarene/Get Ready To Defend NAIA Region IX Title

NAIA No. 24 Walsh's (26-10) bid for a fourth straight American Mideast Conference Tournament championship fell short, when they were defeated in three straight games by Mount Vernon Nazarene University (33-13) on Saturday. The loss snapped Walsh's seven-match win streak. Walsh still, however, advances to the NAIA Region IX Tournament at Cedarville University this Friday and Saturday. The winner advances to the NAIA National Tournament in San Diego, California (Dec. 1-4). Walsh is the three-time defending NAIA Region IX Champions. Walsh plays at 2 pm on Saturday against an opponent yet to be determined

Walsh reached the title match by defeating Daemen College (25-15) in three straight games, 30-22, 30-28, 30-15. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 21 kills, Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) had 42 assists and Jamie Herr (5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) had 14 digs. Mount Vernon, who reached the title match by upsetting top South seed Cedarville, blanked the Cavs in three straight games. The Cougars won game one 30-20, then took the pivotable game two 31-29. Walsh then fell 30-27 in game three. Collins paced the Cavs with 14 kills, Barry dished out 46 assists and Herr had 22 digs.

Walsh advanced to the AMC semifinals, by defeating Urbana University and Malone College on Friday. Walsh swept Urbana 30-20, 30-21, 30-18. Ruth Kucklick (OH/Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) led the way with 15 kills, Jill Barry dished out 48 assists and Jamie Herr had 16 digs. Malone then took the Cavs to the limit, before falling in five games. The Pioneers began their upset bid with a 30-27 win in game one. Walsh rallied to win games two and three, 30-16, 30-21. Malone then forced a game-five with a 30-25 win. Walsh, however, ended Malone's upset bid winning 15-11 in the deciding game. Kucklick paced the Cavs with 18 kills, Barry had 53 assists and Lauren Collins recorded 31 digs. The Cavs were forced to play game five without the services of middle blocker Tonia Brennen (Sr., Madison, OH/HS), who twisted her ankle in game four. Brennen hopes to be ready for this weeks Region IX play.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

"Cavs Fall to Mount Vernon Nazarene in AMC Tourney Title Match"

(Daemen, NY) Walsh's (26-10) bid for a fourth straight American Mideast Conference Tournament championship fell short, when they were defeated in three straight games by Mount Vernon Nazarene University (33-13) today. The loss snapped Walsh;s seven-match win streak. NAIA No. 24 Walsh still, however, advances to the NAIA Region IX Tournament at Cedarville University next Friday and Saturday. The winner advances to the NAIA National Tournament in San Diego, California (Dec. 1-4). Walsh is the three-time defending NAIA Region IX Champions.

Walsh reached the title match by defeating Daemen College (25-15) in three straight games, 30-22, 30-28, 30-15. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) top right led the Cavs with 21 kills, Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) had 42 assists and Jamie Herr (5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) had 14 digs. Mount Vernon, who reached the title match by upsetting top South seed Cedarville, blanked the Cavs in three straight games. The Cougars won game one 30-20, then took the pivotable game two 31-29. Walsh then fell 30-27 in game three. Collins paced the Cavs with 14 kills, Barry dished out 46 assists and Herr had 22 digs.

Friday, November 12, 2004

"Cavs Advance To AMC Tournament Semifinals"

(Daemen, NY) Walsh (25-9) has advanced to the American Mideast Conference tournament semifinals, after defeating Urbana University and Malone College today. Walsh, the defending AMC tournament champions, swept Urbana 30-20, 30-21, 30-18. Ruth Kucklick (OH/Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right led the way with 15 kills, Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 48 assists and Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) had 16 digs. Malone then took the Cavs to the limit, before falling in five games. The Pioneers began their upset bid with a 30-27 win in game one. Walsh rallied to win games two and three, 30-16, 30-21. Malone then forced a game-five with a 30-25 win. Walsh, however, ended Malone's upset bid winning 15-11 in the deciding game. Kucklick paced the Cavs with 18 kills, Barry had 53 assists and Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) bottom right recorded 31 digs. The Cavs were forced to play game five without the services of middle blocker Tonia Brennen (Sr., Madison, OH/HS), who twisted her ankle in game four. She is questionable for Saturday. Walsh will now meet Daemen College (25-14) at 2 pm tomorrow, with the winner advancing to the 6 pm championship match.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

"Collins, Kucklick Earn All-AMC First Team Honors"

Walsh's Ruth Kucklick (OH/Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right and Lauren Collins (OH/Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) bottom right were named to the first team on the American Mideast Conference South Division Team. For Kucklick, it marked the second straight year that she earned first team honors. She was second team as a sophomore and on the All-Freshman Team. Collins earned second team honors last year, but was first team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. She too, was selected to the All-Freshman Team. The duo helped propel the Cavs to second place finish in the AMC (12-4) and to a 23-9 regular season record. Walsh competes in the AMC Tournament at Daemen College on Friday and Saturday. Setter Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) and middle hitter Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) were tabbed honorable mention All-AMC.

Kucklick finished second on the Cavs and third in the AMC with 473 kills, for a 4.46 average. Collins led the Cavs, and was second in the AMC with 496 kills, for a 4.72 average. Barry led the AMC in assists, averaging 14.17. Romano completed a fine freshman season with 212 kills and 55 blocks.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

"Cavs Remain 24 in NAIA Coaches Poll"

Walsh (23-9, 12-4) remained number 24 in the latest NAIA Coaches Poll. The Cavs will be a second seed from the South Division in the upcoming American Mideast Conference Tournament held this weekend at Daemen College (Amherst, NY). Walsh, who receives a first round bye, meets the winner of the Urbana University (27-14)/Houghton College (17-17) match at 4 pm on Friday. The defending champion Cavs are in the lower bracket, with North Division champion Daemen College (25-14), the North's top seed. Cedarville University (41-5), the regular season AMC South champion, is in the upper bracket. If Walsh wins their 4 pm match, they play the winner of the Roberts Wesleyan (19-15)/Malone College (26-19) match at 7 pm. The quarterfinals are at 2 pm on Saturday, with the title match set for 6 pm. Walsh has won the tournament the last three years.

Monday, November 8, 2004

"Cavs Earn Second Seed in South/Barry and Barr AMC Players of the Week"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (23-9, 12-4) will be a second seed from the South Division in the upcoming American Mideast Conference Tournament held this weekend at Daemen College (Amherst, NY). Walsh, who receives a first round bye, meets the winner of the Urbana University (27-14)/Houghton College (17-17) match at 4 pm on Friday. The defending champion Cavs are in the lower bracket, with North Division champion Daemen College (25-14), the North's top seed. Cedarville University (41-5), the regular season AMC South champion, is in the upper bracket. If Walsh wins their 4 pm match, they play the winner of the Roberts Wesleyan (19-15)/Malone College (26-19) match at 7 pm. The quarterfinals are at 2 pm on Saturday, with the title match set for 6 pm. Walsh has won the tournament the last three years.

Setter Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) top right and libero Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) bottom right were chosen AMC Players of the Week. Barry dished out 141 assists in three matches last week, 53 against Ohio Dominican, 45 against Geneva and 43 versus Shawnee State. She also added 12 digs, eight service aces, and six blocks. Barr had 60 digs in the three matches, a career-high 25 versus Shawnee State, 20 in the Ohio Dominican match and 15 against Geneva. She also had a .976 serve percentage with seven aces and handled 41 passing attempts with just one error. Walsh won all three matches.

Monday, November 8, 2004

Cavs (23-9, 12-4) Cavs Defend AMC Title at Daemen on Friday

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (23-9, 12-4) begins defense of their American Mideast Conference title, when they travel to Amherst, New York for the conference tournament on Friday and Saturday. Walsh has won the last three AMC Tournament championships. The matches will be played at Daemen College. Daemen, the winner of the AMC North, earned rights to host the tournament. Walsh captured the 2002 AMC crown at Daemen. The tournament bracket will be released today. Walsh finished the regular season in second place in the AMC South and enters the tournament on a four-match win streak.

Walsh opened the week with a sweep of Geneva College (30-19, 30-21, 30-11) in a non-league. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 19 kills and Jill Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 45 assists. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) had 15 digs and Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) had six aces. The Cavs then took matches from Ohio Dominican University and Shawnee State University on Saturday. Ohio Dominican had upset the Cavs earlier in the season at Columbus. Walsh downed the Panthers 30-20, 30-24, 30-23 and swept Shawnee State 30-18, 30-16, 30-14. The Cavs were led by Jill Barry's 96 assists in the two matches. Barry dished out 53 against ODU and 43 versus Shawnee State. Lauren Collins and Ruth Kucklick each had 16 kills in the ODU match. Ashley Barr recorded 20 digs against the Panthers. Against Shawnee, it was Collins leading the way with 13 kills. Barr had a career-high 25 digs.

Lauren Collins top right and Ruth Kucklick bottom right are first and third respectively in kills in the AMC. Collins is averaging 4.8 and Kucklick 4.2. Jill Barry remains the leader in assists, averaging 14.5. As a team, the Cavs are first in assists and second in kills and attack percentage.

Saturday, November 6, 2004

"Cavs Close Regular Season With Sweep"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (23-9, 12-4) tuned-up for next week's American Mideast Conference playoffs with a home sweep of Ohio Dominican Universitiy and Shawnee State University today. The Cavs avenged an earlier loss to Ohio Dominican by blanking the Panthers 30-20, 30-24, 30-23. Walsh then swept Shawnee State 30-18, 30-16, 30-14. Shawnee State defeated Ohio Dominican in five games.

The defending AMC champion Cavs were led by Jill Barry's 96 assists in the two matches. Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 53 against ODU and 43 versus Shawnee State. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) and Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) each had 16 kills in the ODU match. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) recorded 20 digs against the Panthers. Against Shawnee, it was Collins leading the way with 13 kills. Barr had a career-high 25 digs.

Walsh opens defense of their AMC title at Daemen College on Friday at 4:00pm.

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

"Cavs Sweep Geneva"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh improved to 21-9 on the season, after sweeping Geneva College in a non-league match at the PE Center tonight. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 19 kills and Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 45 assists. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) had 15 digs and Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) had six aces.

Walsh (21-9, 10-4), currently in second place in the AMC South, hosts Ohio Dominican (11 am) and Shawnee State (3 pm) in an American Mideast Conference South tri-match on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

"Taylor Win Elevates Cavs Back into Top 25"

Walsh's weekend win over NAIA 13th ranked Taylor in four games elevated the Cavs back into the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll. Walsh (20-9, 10-4) is ranked 24th. The Cavs have been ranked as high as 13th. Walsh is home tonight, meeting Geneva College in a non-conference match at 7 pm.

Monday, November 1, 2004

Cavs (20-9, 10-4) Cavs Beat Malone, Taylor, Lose to Cedarville

Walsh improved to 20-9 overall and to 10-4 in the American Mideast Conference South, after winning two of three matches last week. The Cavs swept the season series from arch rival Malone College, when they beat the Pioneers in three straight games on Tuesday. Walsh's only loss was to AMC South leader and NAIA 19th ranked Cedarville University on Saturday. Walsh then bounced back to down 13th ranked Taylor University on Saturday. Walsh, currently in second place in the AMC South, hosts Geneva College (7 pm) in a non-conference match on Tuesday and hosts Ohio Dominican (11 am) and Shawnee State (3 pm) in an AMC South tri-match on Saturday.

Walsh defeated Malone 30-12, 33-31 and 30-28. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs attack with 18 kills. Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had 16 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 43 assists. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) had six aces and Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) had five blocks.

Cedarville swept the season series from the Cavs, winning 32-30, 30-28, 30-23. Lauren Collins paced Walsh with 13 kills, Jamie Herr added 20 digs and Jillian Barry dished out 43 assists. Walsh rebounded to knock off Taylor 30-25, 30-26, 24-30, 30-12. Ruth Kucklick had 23 kills and five aces. Barry had 54 assists and Herr recorded 17 digs.

Lauren Collins leads the Cavs with 452 kills and is averaging 4.7 per game. Ruth Kucklick has 430 kills and is averaging 4.4 per contest. Both rank among the AMC leaders. Jillian Barry continues to lead the AMC in assists (1,270) and is averaging 14.0 per game.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

"Cavs Split, Bounce 13th Ranked Taylor"

Walsh (20-9, 10-4) split matches today at the Physical Education Center. The Cavs lost to American Mideast Conference South leader and NAIA 19th ranked Cedarville University in three games, but bounced back to upset NAIA 13th ranked Taylor University in four games.

Cedarville swept the season series from the Cavs, winning 32-30, 30-28, 30-23. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced Walsh with 13 kills, Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) added 20 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) bottom right dished out 43 assists. Walsh rebounded to knock off Taylor 30-25, 30-26, 24-30, 30-12. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right had 23 kills and five aces. Barry had 54 assists and Herr recorded 17 digs.

Walsh is home to Geneva College on Tuesday at 7 pm. Walsh has won five of its last six matches.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

"Head Coach, Krista Singleton, to Coach at the 2005 King Kamehameha Volleyball Classic"

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has been selected to coach in the 2005 King Kamehameha Volleyball Classic held in Honolulu, Hawaii this upcoming summer. The tournament will be held from July 5 through July 12, 2005. This tournament is a part of Elite Sports International and will include some of the nation's best high school volleyball players.

Elite Sports International is a Christian owned and operated business that has a combined 33 years of experience in the international sports and recruiting industry. The sports organization's sole purpose is to offer high school athletes and coaches the opportunity to travel to some of the world's most exciting destinations while competing in the game they love.

The King Kamehameha Volleyball Classic will include teams from many different states, including Colorado, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, Oregon, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Iowa. Singleton will be the head coach of the all-star team representing the state of Ohio.

"I am extremely excited to have this opportunity. This is a chance of a lifetime, to be able to travel to the wonderful island of Hawaii and coach some of the great volleyball players in the state of Ohio. I am looking forward to working with the athletes for a week, getting to know them as individuals, and experiencing the island. This is a great opportunity, not only for me, but also for Walsh University and our volleyball program. I want to thank ESI for giving me this opportunity and I hope to have future experiences with the organization," said Singleton on the ESI opportunity.

The first introductory meeting for the team representing Ohio will be on Saturday, November 6th at 10:00am in the PE Building at Walsh University, prior to the Walsh University vs. Ohio Dominican volleyball match at 11:00am. The participants that have received letters and those that are interested are asked to be at this meeting. It will give the athletes the chance to ask questions, learn about ESI, and meet Head Coach Krista Singleton.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

"Cavs Down Malone in Three Games to Sweep Season Series"

Walsh (19-8, 10-3) completed a season sweep of Malone, by taking three straight games from the Pioneers at Osborne Hall tonight. Walsh romped over Malone 30-12 in game one, then held off the scrappy Pioneers 33-31 and 30-28 to win the match. It was the fourth straight win for the Cavs and sixth in their last seven games. This Saturday, they host AMC South leader and NAIA 19th ranked Cedarville University (10 am) and NAIA 13th ranked Taylor University ( 2 pm) in a tri-match.

Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs attack with 18 kills tonight. Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had 16 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 43 assists. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) had six aces and Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) had five blocks.

Monday, October 25, 2004

"Cavs (18-8, 9-3) at Malone, Host Cedarville and Taylor in Big Week"

It's a big week for the Cavs. Not only do they play at arch-rival Malone College on Tuesday (7 pm), but they host AMC South leader and NAIA 16th ranked Cedarville University (10 am) and NAIA 19th ranked Taylor University ( 2 pm) in a tri-match on Saturday. Walsh won its third straight match, when they swept Mount Vernon Nazarene on the road last Tuesday. The Cavs have won five of their last six matches.

Walsh (18-8, 9-3) avenged an earlier loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene, by sweeping the Cougars at Mount Vernon in an American Mideast Conference South match last Tuesday. The Cavs downed the Cougars 30-28, 30-24, 30-24. Earlier in the season, Mount Vernon stopped the Cavs 38-match AMC win streak when they beat the Cavs in four games on September 28th at Walsh. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs attack with 20 kills. Collins and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs with 23 digs. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS), who leads the AMC in assists (14.0), dished out 53.

Walsh looks to sweep the season series, when they travel to Malone's Osborne Hall on Tuesday. The Cavs beat Malone (26-12, 9-4) in three straight games on October 5. Walsh and Cedarville (32-3, 12-0) meet for second time on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets, who had a 16-match win streaked snapped by Indiana Wesleyan on Friday, downed the Cavs in four games on October 8. Taylor (28-5) is coming off a 4-0 weekend, as they won their own Sprint Classic.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

"Cavs Sweep Mount Vernon Nazarene"

Walsh (18-8, 9-3) avenged an earlier loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene, by sweeping the Cougars at Mount Vernon tonight in an American Mideast Conference South match. The Cavs downed the Cougars 30-28, 30-24, 30-24 for their third straight win. Earlier in the season, Mount Vernon stopped the Cavs 38-match AMC win streak when they beat the Cavs in four games on September 28th at Walsh.

Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs attack with 20 kills. Collins and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs with 23 digs. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS), who leads the AMC in assists, dished out 53. The Cavs are now idle until next Tuesday, when they meet Malone at Osborne Hall at 7 pm.

Monday, October 18, 2004

"Cavs Kucklick Tabbed AMC Offensive Player of the Week"

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Walsh University outside hitter Ruth Kucklick (Los Gatos, CA) top right, Cedarville setter Kelsey Jones (Cedarville, OH), and Saint Vincent libero Elizabeth Zgorecki (Scottdale, PA) are the AMC Players of the Week.

Kucklick (Sr., 5-10, Los Gatos, CA/HS) pounded 5.25 kills per game with a .378 attack percentage to lead Walsh to a 3-1 week. She added 39 digs, 11 service aces, and five blocks for the Cavaliers. Kucklick is averaging 4.4 kills for the Cavs, with 369 kills on the season. She is also averaging .50 service aces per game and 2.78 digs per game.

Walsh (17-8, 8-3) travels to Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday for their only match this week. The Cougars stopped the Cavs 38-match AMC win streak when they beat the Cavs in four games on September 28th at Walsh. Game time is 7 pm.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Cavs (17-8, 8-3) at Mount Vernon on Tuesday

Walsh looks to avenge an earlier loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University, when they travel to Mount Vernon on Tuesday for their only match this week. The Cougars stopped the Cavs 38-match AMC win streak when the beat the Cavs in four games on September 28th at Walsh. Walsh won three out of four American Mideast Conference South matches last week and are tied for second place with Mount Vernon at 8-3.

Walsh swept Tiffin University 30-17, 30-11 and 32-30 last Tuesday. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right paced the Cavs with 18 kills. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) bottom right handed out 44 assists and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded 23 digs. On Friday, Walsh was swept at Ohio Dominican University (22-9, 4-4). The Panthers downed the Cavs 34-36, 25-30, 26-30. Ruth Kucklick led the Cavs with 17 kills, Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) had 22 digs and Jillian Barry handed out 25 assists.

Walsh bounced back from their disappointing loss at Ohio Dominican on Friday, with a sweep at Urbana University on Saturday. The Cavs beat the Blue Knights 30-22, 30-13, 30-18 and downed the University of Rio Grande 30-22, 30-13, 30-24. Ruth Kucklick paced the Cavs with 15 kills against Urbana and 18 against Rio Grande. Jillian Barry handed 45 assists against Urbana and 51 against Rio. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) recorded 14 digs in the Urbana match and Lauren Collins had 11 digs against Rio.

Lauren Collins is second in the AMC in kills, averaging 4.56 kpg and Ruth Kucklick is fifth (4.25 kpg). Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 13.61 apg.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

"Cavs Post Sweep at Urbana"

Walsh bounced back from a disappointing loss at Ohio Dominican on Friday, with a sweep at Urbana University today. The Cavs beat the Blue Knights 30-22, 30-13, 30-18 and downed the University of Rio Grande 30-22, 30-13, 30-24. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 kills against Urbana and 18 against Rio Grande. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed 45 assists against Urbana and 51 against Rio. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) recorded 14 digs in the Urbana match and Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) had 11 digs against Rio.

The Cavs are at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday. Mount Vernon Nazarene ended Walsh's 38-match AMC win streak, when the beat the Cavs in four games on September 28 at Walsh.

Friday, October 15, 2004

"Cavs Swept at ODU"

Walsh was swept at Ohio Dominican University (22-9, 4-4) in an American Mideast Conference South Division match tonight. The Panthers downed the Cavs 34-36, 25-30, 26-30. The loss dropped the Cavs to 15-8 overall and to 6-3 in the AMC South. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) led the Cavs with 17 kills, Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) top right had 22 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 25 assists. The Cavs continue their weekend AMC swing at Urbana University tomorrow. The Cavs meet Rio Grande at 1 pm and Urbana at 3 pm.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

"Cavs Sweep Tiffin"

Walsh improved to 15-7 overall and 6-2 in the American Mideast Conference South, after sweeping the Tiffin University Dragons in three games tonight. Walsh won 30-17, 30-11 and 32-30. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) paced the Cavs with 18 kills. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 44 assists and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) bottom right recorded 23 digs. Walsh is at Ohio Dominican University on Friday night (7 pm).

Saturday, October 9, 2004

"Cavs Blank Bears"

Walsh (14-7, 5-2) bounced back after Friday's loss to Cedarville, to blank Shawnee State in three games today. The Cavs blanked the Bears 30-25, 30-13, 30-19. Tonia Brennen (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 12 kills. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 36 assists and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded 12 digs. Walsh is home to Tiffin for an AMC South match on Tuesday.

Friday, October 8, 2004

"Cedarvile Hands Cavs Second AMC Loss"

Cedarville University handed Walsh (13-7, 4-2) its second AMC South loss of the season, defeating the Cavs in four games tonight at Cedarville. The Yellow Jackets (28-2, 8-0), who lead the AMC South took game one 30-27. Walsh came back to knot the match, with a 30-24 win in game two. The Yellow Jackets then took game 30-24 and game four 37-35. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) top right led the Cavs with 27 kills. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 66 assists and Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) recorded 26 digs. Walsh is at Shawnee State tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

"Cavs Beat Malone in Three"

Walsh (13-6, 4-1) snapped a two-match losing streak, as they swept Malone College (20-10, 5-2) 30-28, 30-22, 35-33 in an American Mideast Conference South Division match tonight at the PE Center. The win moved the Cavs into second place in the AMC South. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) top right led the Cavs with 18 kills. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 55 assists, Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) bottom right added 24 digs and Tonia Brennen (Sr., Madison, OH/HS) had three blocks. Walsh has won the last eight meetings with Malone.

Next, the Cavs play at Cedarville on Friday (7 pm) and at Shawnee State (1 pm) on Saturday. Both are AMC South Division matches.

Monday, October 4, 2004

"Mount Vernon Nazarene Stops Cavs (12-6, 3-1) AMC Streak/Malone Next"

The streak is over. One of the more impressive NAIA volleyball streaks came to an end, when Mount Vernon Nazarene ended Walsh's 38-match AMC win streak 38 last week. The Cougars, who were the last team to beat the Cavs (2001), stopped Walsh in four games last Tuesday. The NAIA 18th ranked Walsh (12-6, 3-1) then went 2-2 at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational, with both of their losses coming to NAIA ranked teams. This week, the Cavs host Malone on Tuesday at 7 pm and play at Cedarville on Friday (7pm) and at Shawnee State (1 pm) on Saturday. All three matches are AMC South contests.

Mount Vernon put the Cavs behind the eight ball by taking the first two games. The Cougars took games one and two by scores of 30-28, 30-18. Walsh rebounded to win game three 30-27, but lost game four 30-25. The loss also snapped Walsh's six-match win streak. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) top right paced the Cavs with 20 kills. Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) dished out 31 assists and Heather Hernandez (OH, 5-8, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 17 digs.

Walsh swept Waldorf (IA) and host Olivet Nazarene University in the first day of the ONU Holiday Inn Express Tournament. The Cavs rolled over Waldorf 30-19, 30-21, 30-21, then defeated ONU 30-25, 30-17, 30-26. Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) bottom right paced the Cavs with 13 kills against Waldorf. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 39 assists and Ashley Barr recorded 14 digs. Barry then added 48 assists against Olivet. Ruth Kucklick and Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) added 18 kills and Barr had 18 digs. On Saturday, Walsh fell twice. The Cavs lost in five games to NAIA 19th ranked Taylor, 30-24, 26-30, 21-30, 30-23 and 12-15. Lee University, ranked fourth in the NAIA, then dumped the Cavs in four games, 32-30, 27-30, 25-30 and 20-30. Lauren Collins led the Cavs with 25 kills and digs in the Taylor match. Ruth Kucklick had 14 kills in the Lee match. Jillian Barry dished out 70 assists against Taylor and 51 against Lee. Ashley Barr and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded 14 digs apiece against Lee. Ruth Kucklick and Tavia Romano were named to the twelve-member Olivet Nazarene University All-Tournament Team.

Second place Malone (20-9, 5-1) comes to the PE Center on Tuesday. The Cavs, who are in third place in the AMC South, have won the last eight meetings with the Pioneers. Walsh and NAIA 14th ranked Cedarville (25-2, 7-0) meet on Friday. The Yellow Jackets are in first place in the AMC South. Walsh has won the last seven meetings. Walsh finishes their two-day trip at Shawnee State (6-9, 0-4) on Saturday.

Lauren Collins leads the Cavs with 268 kills and is averaging 4.4 per game. Ruth Kucklick is right behind Collins with 267 and a 4.3 per game average. Jillian Barry is averaging 13.2 assists per game and Jamie Herr leads the team with 3.78 digs.

Saturday, October 2, 2004

"Cavs Fall Twice"

NAIA 18th ranked Walsh (12-6) fell twice at the Olivet Nazarene Tournament today. Walsh lost in five games to NAIA 19th ranked Taylor, 30-24, 26-30, 21-30, 30-23 and 12-15. Lee University, ranked fourth in the NAIA, then dumped the Cavs in four games, 32-30, 27-30, 25-30 and 20-30. Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 25 kills and digs in the Taylor match. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) had 14 kills in the Lee match. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 70 assists against Taylor and 51 against Lee. Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) and Jamie Herr (So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded 14 digs apiece against Lee.

Ruth Kucklick and Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) were named to the twelve member Olivet Nazarene University All-Tournament Team.

Walsh returns home on Tuesday, to face Malone College in an American Mideast Conference South Division match at 7 pm.

Friday, October 1, 2004

"Cavs Sweep at Olivet Tourney"

NAIA 18th ranked Walsh's (12-4) swept Waldorf (IA) and host Olivet Nazarene Unversity in the first day of the ONU Holiday Inn Express Tournament in Illinois yesterday. The Cavs rolled over Waldorf 30-19, 30-21, 30-21, then defeated ONU 30-25, 30-17, 30-26. Today, the Cavs battle Taylor University at 1 pm and meet Lee University at 3 pm.

Tavia Romano (Fr., Carrollton, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 13 kills against Waldorf. Jillian Barry (Fr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 39 assists and Ashley Barr (Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) recorded 14 digs. Barry then added 48 assists against Olivet. Ruth Kucklick (Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) and Lauren Collins (Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) added 18 kills and Barr had 18 digs.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"Mount Vernon Ends Cavs AMC Streak"

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (17-8, 2-2) stopped Walsh's (10-4, 3-1) 38-match American Mideast Conference win streak by defeating the NAIA 18th ranked Cavaliers in four games tonight. Ironically, it was Mount Vernon who last beat the Cavs back in 2001. The Cougars took games one and two by scores of 30-28, 30-18. Walsh rebounded to win game three 30-27, but lost game four 30-25. The loss also snapped Walsh's current six-match win streak. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) paced the Cavs with 20 kills. Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) dished out 31 assists and Heather Hernandez (OH, 5-8, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 17 digs.

The Cavs travel to Illinois for the Olivet Nazarene Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Walsh meets Waldorf at 5 pm on Friday and Olivet Nazarene at 8 pm.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"Cavs Up One Spot"

On the heels of a six-match win streak, Walsh (10-3, 3-0) jumped one spot to 18th in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Cavs are home to Mount Vernon Nazarene University (16-8, 1-2) tonight at 7 pm. The Cavs have won 38 straight AMC matches and have beaten Mount Vernon Nazarene eight straight times.

Monday, September 27, 2004

"Cavs (10-3, 3-0) Extend Win Streak to Six/Mount Vernon Nazarene Next"

NAIA 19th ranked Walsh (10-3, 3-0) reeled off three straight American Mideast Conference South wins last week. The Cavs have now won their last six matches. Walsh plays only once at home this week, on Tuesday against Mount Vernon Nazarene (16-8, 1-2) at 7 pm. The Cavs have won 38 straight AMC matches and have beaten Mount Vernon Nazarene eight straight times. But, it was Mount Vernon that last defeated the Cavs in AMC play in 2001. The Cavs travel to Illinois for the Olivet Nazarene Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Walsh meets Waldorf at 5 pm on Friday and Olivet Nazarene at 8 pm.

Walsh won its AMC South Division opener in four games at Tiffin University on Tuesday night. After dropping game one 23-30, the Cavs rebounded to win the next three games 30-27, 30-22, 30-22. Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 kills, Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) and Tonia Brennen (MH, 6-0, Sr., Madison, OH/HS) added 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded a career high 25 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 43 assists.

Walsh swept the University of Rio Grande and Urbana at home on Saturday. The Cavs downed Rio Grande 30-14, 30-12 and 30-17 and Urbana 30-21, 30-15, 30-15. Jillian Barry dished out 43 assists against Rio and 41 versus Urbana. Tonia Brennen had 12 kills and 10 digs against Rio and 12 kills against Urbana. Lauren Collins also added 12 kills in the Urbana match.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

"Cavs Sweep Rio Grande and Urbana"

NAIA 19th ranked Walsh improved to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in the American Mideast Conference South after sweeping the University of Rio Grande and Urbana at home today. The Cavs downed Rio Grande 30-14, 30-12 and 30-17 and Urbana 30-21, 30-15, 30-15. Jillian Barry (Fr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) top right dished out 43 assists against Rio and 41 versus Urbana. Tonia Brennen (MH, 6-0, Sr., Madison, OH/HS) bottom right had 12 kills and 10 digs against Rio and 12 kills against Urbana. Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) also added 12 kills in the Urbana match. The sweep stretched the Cavs win streak to six matches. Walsh is home to Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"Cavs Win AMC South Opener vs. Tiffin in Four"

NAIA 19th ranked Walsh (8-3, 1-0) won its American Mideast Conference South Division opener in four games at Tiffin University tonight. Walsh has won 37 straight conference matches. After dropping game one 23-30, the Cavs rebounded to win the next three games 30-27, 30-22, 30-22. Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 kills, Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA/HS) and Tonia Brennen (MH, 6-0, Sr., Madison, OH/HS) added 13 and 11 kills, respectively. Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) recorded a career high 25 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 43 assists. The Cavs are off until Saturday, when the host Urbana (11 am) and Rio Grande (3 pm) in AMC South play.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"Cavs Fall to 19th in NAIA Poll"

Walsh (7-3) fell two more notches to 19th in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll. The Cavs are at Tiffin tonight for their AMC opener.

Monday, September 20, 2004

"17th Ranked Cavs Win Third Straight"

NAIA 17th ranked Walsh (7-3) won its third straight match, sweeping Notre Dame (OH) last week in a non-conference match. The Cavs open defense of their American Mideast Conference title at Tiffin University (5-12, 0-2) on Tuesday (7 pm). The Cavs have won their last 35 AMC matches. On Saturday, the Cavs host Urbana University (18-4, 0-0) (11 am) and the University of Rio Grande (7-9, 0-1) at 3 pm. Urbana and Rio Grande play at 1 pm.

The Cavs swept Notre Dame 30-9, 30-21, 30-21. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) led the Cavaliers with 18 kills, Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) added 12 digs, Heather Hernandez (OH/RS, 5-9, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) six aces and Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) 42 assists.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

"Cavs Sweep Blue Falcons"

NAIA 17th ranked Walsh improved to 7-3 after sweeping Notre Dame College (4-8) tonight. The Cavs won 30-9, 30-21, 30-21. They have won their last three matches. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) led the Cavaliers with 18 kills, Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) added 12 digs, Heather Hernandez (OH/RS, 5-9, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) six aces and Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) 42 assists.

Walsh is idle until next Tuesday, when the travel to Tiffin University for their American Mideast Conference opener.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

"Cavs Fall to 17th in Latest Poll"

Walsh (6-3) dropped three places to 17th in the latest NAIA Top 25. The Cavs dropped three of five matches last week. They return to action on Thursday, at home, against Notre Dame College at 7 pm. It is their only match of the week.

Monday, September 13, 2004

"14th Ranked Cavs (6-3) Fall to Findlay, Split Matches at Ashland Invitational"

NAIA 14th ranked Walsh fell to the University of Findlay and split four matches at the Ashland Invitational last week to stand 6-3 on the season. The Findlay loss snapped Walsh's 18-match home win streak. The Cavs play only once this week, at home on Thursday against Notre Dame (OH).

The University of Findlay (7-1) handed Walsh its first loss of the season besting the Cavs in five games at the PE Center on Tuesday. Walsh won game one 31-29, but dropped game two 24-30. Walsh came back to win the third game 30-24, but lost game four 26-30 and game five 12-15. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) and Jamie Herr OH, 5-9, So., Attica, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs attack with 19 kills each. Herr also had 18 digs. Freshman setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 50 assists and Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) had six blocks.

Walsh lost to Juniata College and Northern Kentucky University at the Ashland Invitational on Friday. Walsh lost 23-30, 30-24, 28-30 and 26-30 to NCAA III sixth-ranked Juniata College. Kucklick paced the Cavs with 20 kills, Jamie Herr recorded 21 digs and Jillian Barry dished out 48 assists. Walsh lost in three straight games to Northern Kentucky, 22-30, 34-36 and 26-30. Lauren Collins led the Cavs with 22 kills and 18 digs and Barry handed out 40 assists. Walsh snapped a three-game losing streak with wins over Shippensburg and West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. The Cavs downed Shippensburg 30-27, 30-22, 30-28. Ruth Kucklick led the Cavs with 18 kills, Jamie Herr recorded 20 digs and Jillian Barry dished out 40 assists. Herr turned her left ankle during warm-ups for the West Virginia Wesleyan match and did not play. She is listed as day-to-day. Walsh then swept West Virginia Wesleyan 30-28, 30-20, 30-21. Lauren Collins led the Cavs with 21 kills and 20 digs and Barry handed out 49 assists.

Lauren Collins leads the Cavs with a .364 hitting percentage. She has 137 kills and is averaging 4.6 per game. Ruth Kucklick leads the team with 140 kills and with a 4.7 average. Jamie Herr leads in digs with 104 and is averaging 3.9 per game. Jillian Barry is averaging 13.1 assists per game.

Saturday, Septmber 11, 2004

Cavs Sweep Shippensburg and West Virginia at Ashland Invitational

Walsh (6-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with wins over Shippensburg and West Virginia Wesleyan at the Ashland Invitational today. The Cavs downed Shippensburg 30-27, 30-22, 30-28. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) paced the Cavs with 18 kills, Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) bottom right recorded 20 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) top right dished out 40 assists. Walsh then swept West Virginia Wesleyan 30-28, 30-20, 30-21. Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 21 kills and 20 digs and Barry handed out 49 assists. Walsh is home to Notre Dame College (OH) on Thursday at 7 pm.

Friday, September 10, 2004

Cavs Falls Twice at Ashland Invitational

Walsh fell to 4-3 after losing to Juniata College and Northern Kentucky University at the Ashland Invitational. The Cavs have lost their last three matches. Walsh lost 23-30, 30-24, 28-30 and 26-30 to Juniata. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) paced the Cavs with 20 kills, Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) recorded 21 digs and Jillian Barry (Fr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 48 assists. Walsh lost in three straight games to Northern Kentucky, 22-30, 34-36 and 26-30. Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 22 kills and 18 digs and Barry handed out 40 assists. The Cavs play Shippensburg at 10 am and West Virginia Wesleyan at 2 pm on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Findlay Hands Cavs First Loss

The University of Findlay (7-1) handed Walsh (4-1) its first loss of the season, besting the Cavs in five games at the PE Center tonight. The NAIA 14th ranked Cavs won game one 31-29, but dropped game two 24-30. Walsh came back to win the third game 30-24, but lost game four 26-30 and game five 12-15.

American Mideast Conference Player of the Week, Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) top right and Jamie Herr OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs attack with 19 kills each. Herr also had 18 digs. Freshman setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 50 assists and Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) bottom right had six blocks. Walsh travels to Ashland for the Eagles Invitational on Friday and Saturday. They meet Juniata College at 2 pm and Northern Kentucky at 4 pm on Friday. On Saturday, the Cavs play Shippensburg at 10 am and West Virginia Wesleyan at 2 pm.

Monday, September 6, 2004

13th Ranked Cavs (4-0) Win Cornerstone Invitational/Kucklick Named Player of the Week

NAIA 13th ranked Walsh opened the season by winning the Cornerstone Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday and Saturday. The Cavs finished the 12-team tourney tied with Cornerstone University and Hastings College, but won by virtue of the third tie breaker (games won vs. lost). Walsh did not lose a game in the tournament. The Cavs open the home season with the University of Findlay at 7:30 pm on Tuesday and travel to Ashland for the Eagles Invitational on Friday and Saturday. They meet Juniata College at 2 pm and Northern Kentucky at 4 pm on Friday. On Saturday, the Cavs play Shippensburg at 10 am and West Virginia Wesleyan at 2 pm.

Walsh opened the season with wins over Westmont College and Waldorf College on Friday. Walsh swept Westmont 30-28, 30-23, 30-25 and Waldorf 30-21, 30-15, 30-21. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) and Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 kills each in the Westmont match. Kucklick added five aces. Freshman setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 46 assists and Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) recorded 14 digs. In the Waldorf match, Collins led with 16 kills, Barry had 49 assists and Heather Hernandez (OH, 5-9, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) added 14 digs. Walsh (4-0) swept Embry Riddle (AZ) and Bethel (IN) on Saturday. Walsh beat Embry Riddle 30-14, 30-21, 30-17 and then rolled by Bethel 30-13, 30-28, 30-12. Ruth Kucklick led the Cavs with 13 kills against Embry Riddle and 18 against Bethel. Setter Jillian Barry (Fr. 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 30 assists against Embry Riddle and 42 in the Bethel match. Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) had 13 digs against Embry Riddle and Jamie Herr had 17 digs against Bethel. Ruth Kucklick and Lauren Collins were named to the all-tournament team. Kucklick was also named American Mideast Conference Player of the Week.

Saturday, September 4, 2004

Cavs Sweep Embry Riddle and Bethel and Win Cornerstone Tourney

NAIA 13th ranked Walsh (4-0) swept Embry Riddle (AZ) and Bethel (IN) to win the Cornestone Tournament. The Cavs finished the 12-team tourney tied with Cornerstone University and Hastings College, but won by virtue of the third tie breaker (games won vs. lost). Walsh did not lose a game in the tournament. Today, Walsh beat Embry Riddle 30-14, 30-21, 30-17. The Maroon and Gold then rolled by Bethel 30-13, 30-28, 30-12. Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) top right led the Cavs with 13 kills against Embry Riddle and 18 against Bethel. Freshman setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 30 assists against Embry Riddle and 42 in the Bethel match. Ashley Barr (DS/Libero, 5-4, Fr., Bowling Green, OH/HS) had 13 digs against Embry Riddle and Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) had 17 digs against Bethel. Kucklick and Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) bottom right were named to the all-tournament team.

Walsh opens the home season against the University of Findlay on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 3, 2004

NAIA 13th Ranked Cavs Sweep Westmont (CA) and Waldorf (IA)

NAIA 13th ranked Walsh (2-0) opened the season with wins over Westmont College and Waldorf College at the Cornestone (MI) Invitational. Walsh swept Westmont 30-28, 30-23, 30-25 and Waldorf 30-21, 30-15, 30-21. The Cavs meet Embry Riddle (AZ) at 11 am and Bethel College (IN) at 3 pm on Saturday.

Ruth Kucklick (OH, 5-10, Sr., Los Gatos, CA) and Lauren Collins (MH/OH, 5-11, Sr., Brunswick, OH/HS) paced the Cavs with 15 kills each in the Westmont match. Kucklick added five aces. Freshman setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 46 assists and Jamie Herr (OH, 5-9, So., Attitca, OH/Seneca East) recorded 14 digs. In the Waldorf match, Collins led with 16 kills, Barry had 49 assists and Heather Hernandez (OH, 5-9, Fr., Oakdale, CA/HS) added 14 digs.

Monday, August 28, 2004

13th Ranked Cavs Open at Cornerstone Invitational

NAIA 13th ranked Walsh opens the season at the Cornerstone Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday. Walsh returns three starters and five letter winners from last season 37-5 NAIA Elite Eight team. They also welcome new Head Coach Krista Singleton. Singleton replaced Cass Dixon who resigned after last season. Walsh meets Westmont College (CA) at 4 pm on Friday and Waldorf College (IA) at 8 pm. On Saturday, the Cavs tangle with Embry Riddle (AZ) at 11 am and Bethel College (IN) at 3 pm.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Cavs Ranked 13th in NAIA Preseason Rating

Walsh has been ranked 13th in the NAIA's preseason rating. Walsh received 159 total points. The Cavs were ranked 14th in the final 2003 ranking.

Walsh finished 37-5 overall and 16-0 in the American Mideast Conference last season. The Cavs won the AMC and NAIA Region IX Tournaments, along with qualifying for the 2003 NAIA National Volleyball Championships for the third consecutive year. The Cavaliers reached the "Elite Eight" at the national tournament and finished the season tied for fifth in the nation.

Walsh opens the season September 3rd at the Cornerstone (MI) Invitational under first year Head Coach Krista Singleton.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Walsh University Volleyball Signs Jennifer Mills

Walsh University Head Volleyball Coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the signing of Jennifer Mills (Tallmadge, OH/HS) to a NAIA National Letter of Intent. Mills will continue her academic and athletic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2004.

Mills, a 5'8" outside hitter, earned two letters in volleyball, two letters in swimming, and four letters in track. The captain of the volleyball team her senior year, Jennifer led the team in digs, aces, passes and was second in kills. She was named second team All-Suburban and helped Tallmadge win districts both her junior and senior seasons.

Mills will be busy at Walsh next year, as she will also be high jumpi