2005 Archive

Monday, July 24, 2006

"Herr Named Walsh's Female Athlete of the Year"

Senior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), was named Walsh University's 2005-06 Female Athlete of the Year. Herr was First TEam American Mideast Conference South Division, a NAIA National Player of the Week and was featured in Volleyball Monthly Magazine. The team captain recorded 393 kills (3.4 kpg), 28 service aces, and 426 digs (3.7dpg) during her junior campaign. She also played a majority of the season with two stress fractures in her lower left leg.

Herr, along with Walsh's Male Athlete of the Year, Jason Hicks (Sr., Cleveland, OH/Villa Angela-St.Joseph/Basketball), will be honored on September 2 at the halftime of Walsh's football game against West Liberty State University.

Herr is the fourth consecutive Walsh University volleyball player to receive the prestigious award. Ruth Kucklick received the award in 2004-05 and Lindsey Wilt received the award in 2003-04 and 2002-03.

Friday, May 19, 2006

"Walsh Volleyball Members Return from New Orleans Relief Trip"

Two coaches and four members of the Walsh University Volleyball program returned from New Orleans, Louisiana late this evening. They traveled with other members of Walsh University on a relief trip through Catholic Charities.

Click on Hurricane Katrina Relief Trip on the right to read more and to view pictures.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

"Walsh Volleyball Volunteers for Special Olympics"

Members of the Walsh University Volleyball team and staff volunteered for the Special Olympics this past weekend that was held at the Hoover High School stadium. The event included the special athletes of Area 10 and was the state qualifying meet.

Student-athletes, Heather Hernandez, Caitlin Whealy, and Jen Carona assisted with the volleyball events. Head coach, Krista Singleton, and assistants, Kathleen Thomas and Tonia Brennen, were part of the official timers for the track events.

"Special Olympics is such a wonderful event to be a part of. Getting involved with the athletes and this event is always so rewarding. The individuals that are involved are truly gifted athletes. I believe that we can all learn and grow through our involvement with the Special Olympics. I hope, in the future, to get more of our team involved and allow this to become an annual event for our volleyball program," Singleton stated.

Friday, April 28, 2006

"Walsh Announces Fifth Commitment for the 2006 Recruiting Class"

Walsh University Volleyball and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced a fifth commitment for the recruiting class of 2006. Kara McClain has verbally committed to continue her education and volleyball career at Walsh University. McClain, a 5-7 outside hitter/defensive specialist, from Sycamore, Ohio will join the team in the fall of 2006. McClain attends Mohawk High School and has been a member of the Blackswamp Volleyball Club in previous years.

She will sign an NAIA National Letter of Intent within the next few weeks.

Monday, April 10, 2006

"Walsh Volleyball to Travel to New Orleans in Katrina Relief Effort"

Members of the Walsh University Volleyball program are joining Catholic Charities and other members of the Walsh University staff and student body in the aid of the Katrina victims. They will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana May 15-19 to help in the clean-up of Hurricane Katrina, as the city is still in need of assistance.

Head coach, Krista Singleton, assistant coach, Megan Burgdorf, and current players, Heather Hernandez, Jill Barry, Meagan Buffington, and Erica Parker, will join Walsh University Campus Ministry and Student Outreach in the "Operation Helping Hands". They will volunteer their time and services for the week in May.

Singleton states, "The 'Opeartion Helping Hands' is a project that we are extremely excited to be a part of. I think this will be an amazing experience that we can bring back to our program, share our experiences with the remainder of the team, and continue to make a difference off the volleyball court. The members of our team that have joined in this project are extremely excited about this opportunity and have jumped into it with two feet. I know it will be a week in our lives that we will never forget. It is an opportunity to not only lend a helping hand to those in need, but to spend time with other members of the Walsh staff and student body."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

"Walsh Volleyball Announces 2006 Schedule"

Walsh University Volleyball and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the schedule for the 2006 season. Click on the 2006 Volleyball Schedule on the right to view.

Thursday, February 2, 2006

"Walsh's Katie Vellucci Selected Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball All-America Scholar Athlete"

Walsh University junior volleyball player Katie Vellucci (Canton, OH/GlenOak) has been selected to the Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball All-America Scholar Athlete Team. Vellucci carries a 3.59 overall grade point average and posted a 3.74 mark this past fall.

Student-Athletes must be nominated by their head coach, be a junior or above in academic standing and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

"Cavaliers Receive Fourth Commitment for the 2006 Class"

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the fourth commitment for the 2006 recruiting class. Laura Galbraith, a 6'0 middleblocker/rightside, from Akron, Ohio, has made a commitment to attend Walsh University. She will continue her athletic and academic career in the fall of 2006. Galbraith attends Revere High School and is also a member of the Varsity Select Volleyball Club, located in Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Galbraith will sign an NAIA National Letter of Intent next week.

Friday, November 18, 2005

"Third Commitment For The Cavaliers"

Walsh volleyball and head coach, Krista Singleton, have received a third commitment for the 2006 recruiting class. Sara Kovach, a 5-10 outside hitter, from Parma, Ohio, has made a commitment to attend Walsh University. She will continue her athletic and academic career in the fall of 2006. Kovach attends Normandy High School and is also a member of the Southwest Volleyball Club.

Kovach will sign a NAIA National Letter of Intent in December.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

"Cavaliers Receive Second Commitment for the 2006 Class"

Head volleyball coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the second commitment for the 2006 recruiting class. Danielle Evancho, a 5-11 middleblocker, from Strongsville, Ohio, has made a commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University. Evancho attends Strongsville High School and is also a member of the Maverick Volleyball Club.

Evancho will sign a NAIA National Letter of Intent in December.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

"Herr Recognized in December Issue of Volleyball Magazine"

Junior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) has been recognized in the December issue of Volleyball Magazine. Herr was named AMC Player of the Week on October 3rd and was then named NAIA National Player of the Week. Her picture, along with two other AMC players, is printed in the December issue.

Herr was named to the AMC South Division First Team. She finished the year with 393 kills and averaged 3.4 kills per game. Herr was first on the team in digs with 426 and also added 28 service aces.

Friday, November 11, 2005

"Cavs Eliminated By Seton Hill"

Walsh's season came to an end in the second round of the American Mideast Conference Tournament, when they were defeated by Seton Hill College in three games. The Cavs lost game one 21-30, game two 28-30 and game three 40-42. The combined point total of 82 in game three is the most in Cavaliers' history. Walsh had advanced to the second round after defeating Houghton College earlier in the day.

Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 47 assists. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had 17 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) 16 kills. The Cavs end the season 21-14.

Friday, November 11, 2005

"Cavs Advance in AMC Tournament"

Walsh (21-13) defeated Houghton College in four games (29-31, 30-11, 32-30, 30-21), to advance to the second round of the American Mideast Conference Tournament held at Cedarville University. Walsh, the fifth seed from the South Division, will meet Seton Hill College (24-6), the second seed from the North Division at 4 pm. The two teams did not meet during the regular season. The winner plays at 7 pm tonight against the winner of the Ohio Dominican-Geneva match.

Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) paced the attack with 56 assists, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had 19 kills and Katie Vellucci (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) 16. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Oakdale, CA/HS) led with 20 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had four aces.

Tourney resutlts: http://www.amcsports.com/2005-06/volbracket.htm

Thursday, November 10, 2005

"Herr Earns All-AMC First Team Honors, Parker Named AMC Freshman of the Year"

Walsh's Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) (Pictured top right) was named to the first team on the American Mideast Conference South Team. Middleblocker, Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor), (Pictured bottom right) was named the American Mideast Conference South Division Freshman of the Year. The duo helped Walsh finish the 2005 regular season with a 20-13 record and 8-8 in the AMC. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS), Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran), and Parker were also tabbed honorable mention All-AMC. McDonald was also named to the AMC South All-Freshman team. The Cavaliers compete at the AMC Conference Tournament tomorrow and Saturday at Cedarville University. Walsh, the fifth seed in the south, will match up against Houghton College, the sixth seed in the north, at noon on Friday.

Herr finished the regular season with 363 kills, which places her third on the team in kills and kills per game, with 3.4. She also led the team in digs, with 402 and added 23 service aces, even though she has been plagued with injuries throughout the season. Parker leads the team in kills with 426. Her 3.84 kills per game not only leads the team, but is good enough for fifth in the conference. She also is bringing into the tournament the third best hitting percentage in the conference with a .381. Parker also leads the team with 43 aces and 65 blocks. Barry is third in the conference with 12.55 assists per game. McDonald is second on the team with 418 kills and her 3.6 kills per game ranks eighth in the conference.

Monday November 7, 2005

"Cavs (20-13, 8-8) Win Last Four, Meet Houghton in Playoff Opener"

Walsh (20-13, 8-8) won all three matches last week and enter the American Mideast Conference Tournament on a four-match winning streak. Walsh, the fifth seed from the AMC South, will meet Houghton College (14-20), the sixth seed from the AMC North at 12 pm at Cedarville University on Friday. The winner meets Seton Hill University, the second seed from the North Division at 4 pm. The tournament is single elimination.

Walsh won three big AMC South road matches last week, starting with a win at Tiffin University. After dropping game one 19-30, Walsh rebounded to win the next two games (30-28, 30-25), before the Dragons rallied to even the match with a win in game four (23-30). Walsh then took the fifth and deciding game 15-12. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs with 23 kills and also added 21 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 57 assists, Caitlin Doon (5-6, So., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had 25 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) each contributed 3.5 blocks. Parker also had four aces and 12 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 14 kills, while freshman, Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) also contributed 12 digs on the defensive effort.

Walsh evened its American Mideast Conference South mark with a two-game sweep at Shawnee State University on Saturday.

Walsh defeated Shawnee State 30-23, 30-16, 30-11. Jillian Barry dished out 41 assists in the win over the Bears. Erica Parker had 15 kills, two assists and 4.5 blocks and Caitlin Doon had nine digs. The Cavs then stopped Ohio Dominican 30-28, 30-25, 30-25. Barry led with 40 assists, Parker had 16 kills and Jamie Herr added 21 digs.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

"Cavs Sweep Tri-Match at Shawnee State"

Walsh (20-13, 8-8) evened its American Mideast Conference South mark with a two-game sweep at Shawnee State University today. The Cavs will take a four-match win streak into the AMC Tournament next Friday at Cedarville University. The Cavs hold the fifth seed in the South and will play the sixth seed from the North at 12 pm.

Walsh defeated Shawnee State 30-23, 30-16, 30-11. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) dished out 41 assists in the win over the Bears. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) (Pictured top right) had 15 kills, two assists and 4.5 blocks and Caitlin Doon (5-6, So., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had nine digs. The Cavs then stopped Ohio Dominican 30-28, 30-25, 30-25. Barry led with 40 assists, Parker had 16 kills and Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) added 21 digs.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

"Cavs Clinch AMC Tournament Spot With Win at Tiffin"

Walsh (18-13, 6-8) clinched a berth in the upcoming American Mideast Conference Tournament, with a 3-2 win at Tiffin University (17-21, 6-10) tonight. The AMC Tournament begins November 11 at Cedarville University. The Cavs are at Shawnee State University (11 am) on Saturday for a tri-match with Ohio Dominican (1 pm). Even if the Cavs drop both matches, they would win the tie-breaker with Tiffin to qualify for the AMC Tournament.

After dropping game one 19-30, Walsh rebounded to win the next two games (30-28, 30-25), before the Dragons rallied to even the match with a win in game four (23-30). Walsh then took the fifth and deciding game 15-12. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs with 23 kills and also added 21 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) dished out 57 assists, Caitlin Doon (5-6, So., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had 25 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) (Pictured top right) and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) each contributed 3.5 blocks. Parker also had four aces and 12 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 14 kills, while freshman, Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) also contributed 12 digs on the defensive effort.

Monday, October 31, 2005

"Cavs (16-10, 5-6) Fall to Malone, Cedarville"

Walsh (17-13, 5-8) lost two critical American Mideast Conference South matches last week. The Cavs were downed by Malone at home and on the road to AMC South leader Cedarville. The losses leave the Cavs in seventh place in the AMC South. Walsh closes the regular season on the road at Tiffin University (Tuesday) and at Shawnee State (11 am) for a tri-match with Ohio Dominican (1 pm) on Saturday. The Cavs need to finish in the top six to qualify for the AMC Tournament. A Walsh win over Tiffin would give the Cavs a tri-breaker if needed. The Cavs would lose all tie-breakers with Malone.

Walsh lost to Malone for the second time this season last Tuesday. It was Malone's first season sweep of the Cavs since 2000, when the two teams met only once in the regular season. The Pioneers downed the Cavs 25-30, 30-25, 27-30, 21-30. Walsh was led by Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) (Pictured top right) with 25 kills and 1.5 blocks. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) finished the match with 62 assists, while Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), back from an ankle injury, led with 18 digs at the libero position. The Cavaliers also received solid contributions from Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) with18 kills and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) who added 13. Sophomore outside hitter, Heather Hernandez (5-9, Oakdale, CA/HS), had a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs. Hernandez left in the fourth game with a severe injury to her left ankle.

Walsh lost its third straight match, falling in three straight to NAIA No. 17 Cedarville University (33-1, 13-0). The Yellow Jackets downed the Cavs 14-30, 21, 30, 20-30. Erica Parker paced the Cavs with 13 kills. Jillian Barry dished out 30 assists, Jamie Herr added 13 digs, Hilary Dattilo three blocks and Megan McDonald three aces.

Walsh split two matches at a tri-match at Wilmington College on Saturday. Walsh lost in five games to Otterbein College, for their fourth straight loss, before sweeping Wilmington in three straight. Walsh lost to Otterbein 28-30, 30-24, 30-26, 25-30, 15-17. Erica Parker paced the Cavs with 29 kills and five blocks. Jillian Barry dished out 63 assists and Jamie Herr added 19 digs. In the sweep of Wilmington (30-26, 30-19, 30-18), Parker had 15 kills, Barry 39 assists and Herr 14 digs.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

"Cavs Split at Wilmington"

Walsh (17-13) split two matches, at a tri-match at Wilmington College today. Walsh lost in five games to Otterbein College, for their fourth straight loss, before sweeping Wilmington in three straight. Walsh lost to Otterbein 28-30, 30-24, 30-26, 25-30, 15-17. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) paced the Cavs with 29 kills and five blocks. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 63 assists and Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) added 19 digs. In the sweep of Wilmington (30-26, 30-19, 30-18), Parker had 15 kills, Barry 39 assists and Herr 14 digs.

The Cavs close the regular season with three American Mideast Conference South road matches. They play at Tiffin on Tuesday, then play a tri-match at Shawnee State, with Ohio Dominican next Saturday.

Friday, October 28, 2005

"Cavs Fall in Three at Cedarville"

Walsh (16-12, 5-8) lost its third straight match, falling in three straight to American Mideast Conference South Division leader, and NAIA No. 17 Cedarville University (33-1, 13-0) tonight. The Yellow Jackets downed the Cavs 14-30, 21, 30, 20-30. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) paced the Cavs with 13 kills. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 30 assists, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) added 13 digs, Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) three blocks and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) three aces.

The Cavs finish the weekend with a tri-match at Wilmington College. They face Otterbein College at 3 pm and Wilmington at 5 pm.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"Cavs (16-11, 5-7) Lose to Malone in Four"

The Cavaliers (16-11, 5-7) could not stop Malone in their last home match of the 2005 season. The Pioneers downed the Cavs 25-30, 30-25, 27-30, 21-30. Walsh was led by Erica Parker, (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) with 25 kills and 1.5 blocks. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) finished the match with 62 assists while Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), back from an ankle injury, led with 18 digs at the libero position. The Cavaliers offense was also balanced by solid contributions from Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) with 18 kills and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 13. Sophomore outside hitter, Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS), had a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs.

Hernandez left in the fourth game with a severe injury to her left ankle. Her status is unknown at this time.

Walsh finishes the week with a conference match Friday night at Cedarville University. The Yellowjackets are currently ranked #17 in the NAIA. The Cavs finish the weekend with a tri-match at Wilmington College. They face Otterbein College at 3 pm and Wilmington College at 5 pm.

Monday, October 24, 2005

"Cavs (16-10, 5-6) Fall to Mount Vernon, Play Malone at Home on Tuesday, at Cedarville on Friday"

Walsh (16-10, 5-6) lost its only match last week, falling in three games to Mount Vernon Nazarene in an American Mideast Conference South match. The Cavs are alone in fifth place in the South. The Cavs are host to Malone on Tuesday night and on the road this weekend. They meet AMC South leader Cedarville University (31-1, 12-0) on Friday night (7 pm) and play a tri-match at Wilmington College (5 pm), with Otterbein College (3 pm) on Saturday.

Walsh fell to Mount Vernon Nazarene in an AMC South match at the PE Building on Tuesday. The Cougars downed the Cavs in three straight, 18-30, 24-30, and 21-30. Walsh was led by Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) with 12 kills and 3.5 blocks. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) finished the match with 33 assists and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) contributed three aces. The defense was led with nine digs from outside hitter, Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS).

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

"Cavaliers Receive First Commitment for the 2006 Recruiting Class"

Walsh Volleyball and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the first commitment for the 2006 recruiting class. Amy Police, a 5-6 defensive specialist/libero, has verbally committed to Walsh University. Police is a member of the Perry High School volleyball team and also competes in Junior Olympic Volleyball with Eastside Cleveland Juniors.

Police will sign an NAIA National Letter of Intent in November.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"Mount Vernon Downs Cavs (16-10, 5-6) in Three"

Walsh (16-10, 5-6) could not stop Mount Vernon Nazarene (31-8, 7-4) in an American Mideast Cconference South match at the PE Building tonight. The Cougars downed the Cavs in three straight, 18-30, 24-30, and 21-30. The loss leaves the Cavs in fifth place in the AMC with five conference matches remaining. Walsh was led by Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) with 12 kills and 3.5 blocks. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) finished the match with 33 assists and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) contributed 3 aces. The defense was led with nine digs from outside hitter, Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS).

The Cavaliers are idle this weekend and return to action on Tuesday, October 25. They will host in-town rival, Malone College, for their last home match of the 2005 season.

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Cavs (16-9, 5-5) Win Two Out of Three in AMC South Play, Face Mount Vernon on Tuesday"

Walsh (16-9, 5-5) won two of out three American Mideast Conference South matches last week and are alone in fifth place in the South. The Cavs have only one match this week, but it is a big one. Walsh will host Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday. The Cavs beat the Cougars at Mount Vernon on October 1, and a win would elevate the Cavs into a tie with the Cougars and give them the tie-breaker.

Walsh broke a three match losing streak with a 3-1 (30-22, 30-15, 27-30, 30-18), AMC South win over Tiffin University last Tuesday. The Cavs were led by Megan McDonald (OH, 5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 20 kills. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) also contributed 17 and 13 kills respectively. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) finished with 53 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 15 digs. Freshman defensive specialist Jennifer Carona (5-4, Canton, OH/Perry) led with three aces.

Walsh split in an AMC South tri-match at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday. The Cavs lost for the second time this season to Urbana University, then defeated the University of Rio Grande in four games. The Cavs also lost the services of Jamie Herr, who went down with a severely sprained ankle in the fifth game against Urbana. She is questionable for Tuesday's home match against Mount Vernon Nazarene.

Urbana and the Cavs staged a classic battle, won by the Blue Knights in five games, 26-30, 30-28, 34-32, 30-32, 15-13. Erica Parker paced the Cavs with 25 kills, five blocks and one ace. Meagan Buffington dished out a career-high 63 assists and Heather Hernandez had 15 digs. Walsh then bounced back to down Rio Grande in four games, 30-32, 30-18, 30-25, 33-31. Parker again paced the Cavs with 24 kills, Buffington dished out 41 assists and Hernandez had 19 digs.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"Cavs Split at Rio Grande/Lose Herr"

Walsh (16-9, 5-5) split in an American Mideast Conference tri-match at the University of Rio Grande today. The Cavs lost for the second time this season to Urbana University, then defeated the University of Rio Grande in four games. The Cavs also lost the services of Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) (Pictured top right), who went down with a severely sprained ankle in the fourth game against Urbana. She is questionable for Tuesdays' home match against Mount Vernon Nazarene.

Urbana and the Cavs staged a classic battle, won by the Blue Knight in five games, 26-30, 30-28, 34-32, 30-32, 15-13. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) paced the Cavs with a career-high 25 kills and 5 blocks. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) also added a career-high 21 kills. Herr contributed 15 kills and 10 digs before her injury. Sophomore defensive specialist, Caitlin Doon (5-6, So., Columbus, OH/DeSales), had a team-high 2 aces. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right)dished out 63 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 14 digs.

Walsh then bounced back to down Rio Grande in four games, 30-32, 30-18, 30-25, 33-31. Parker again paced the Cavs with 24 kills while Buffington dished out 60 assists. Hernandez replaced Herr on the outside and finished with 13 kills and a team-high 22 digs. The offense was also balanced by the performances of Dattilo with 13 kills and Megan McDonald's (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) 14 kills. Doon led the team again with 2 service aces.

Walsh is back in action against Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00pm in the PE Building. The Cavs are 1-1 against the Cougars this season.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Cavs Down Dragons, Snap Skid"

Walsh (15-8, 4-4) broke a three match losing streak tonight with a 3-1 (30-22, 30-15, 27-30, 30-18) win over Tiffin University. Walsh improved to 15-8 and 4-4 in the AMC. Walsh was led by freshman outside hitter, Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) (Pictured top right) with 20 kills. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) also contributed 17 and 13 kills respectively. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) finished with a career-high 53 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 15 digs. Freshman defensive specialist, Jennifer Carona (5-4, Fr., Canton, OH/Perry) led with 3 aces on the night.

Walsh is back in action on Saturday at the University of Rio Grande. They come across Urbana University at 1:00pm and Rio Grande at 3:00pm.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"Cavs Walk For ALS"

The Walsh University Volleyball team stepped away from the playing field and lent a helping hand on Sunday, October 9 for ALS. The team and coaches participated in a walk in North Canton for the disease. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is the most common form of motor neuron disease. It is a progressive and ultimately fatal neuromuscular disease that causes nerve cells to degenerate. ALS also causes voluntary muscles to weaken and become immobile.

Freshman defensive specialist, Jennifer Carona, is dealing first hand with this disease. Her mother, Kathy Carona, has been diagnosed with ALS. The volleyball team walked on Sunday in support of her and will continue to support the foundation for ALS in the future.

Click on "Cavs Walk For ALS" to view pictures from the event. If you would like more information on ALS, log onto www.alsa.org. To join the team in the walk next year, please contact head coach, Krista Singleton, at ksingleton@walsh.edu or by phone at 330-490-7028.

Monday, October 10, 2005

"Cavs (14-8, 3-4) Lose Twice in AMC South Play, Fall to Sixth Place"

Walsh (14-8, 3-4) lost two AMC South games last week, to fall to sixth place in the division. Malone College defeated the Cavs in five games at Malone on Tuesday, then defending American Mideast Conference South champion Cedarville University swept the Cavs in three games last Friday. But, the Cavs biggest loss came off the court, when starting setter Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) underwent emergency surgery for appendicitis early Wednesday morning, after playing in the Malone match. She is out a minimum of two weeks. Walsh plays three AMC South matches this week. They are home to Tiffin University on Tuesday (7 pm) and travel to Rio Grande (3 pm) on Saturday for a tri-match with Urbana University (1 pm).

Walsh rallied, but came up short in a five-game loss at Malone College (10-13, 4-3). Trailing 2-1, Walsh evened the match with a 30-21 win in game four. In game five the Cavs led 9-7, but were then out scored 8-1 in losing the fifth and deciding game 15-10. Malone took game one 30-24. Walsh came back to even the match with a 30-20 win in game two. Malone took then game three 30-21. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs with 18 kills. Jillian Barry dished out 54 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 18 digs and five aces.

Walsh fell to NAIA No. 18 Cedarville (23-1, 8-0) in three games. The Cavs fought hard in game one, but came up short 27-30. The Cavaliers then lost games two and three, 15-30 and 17-30. The Cavs were led by the freshmen duo of Megan McDonald (5-10, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Erica Parker (6-0, Concord, OH/Mentor) with seven kills each. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) made her first career start at setter and finished with a team-high 28 assists. Heather Hernandez contributed 10 digs and Katie Vellucci (5-8, Jr., Canton, OH/Glen Oak) and Parker both had 1.5 blocks, with Parker also adding one service ace. Jamie Herr also contributed one ace.

Walsh and Tiffin are meeting for the first time this season on Tuesday at the PE Center. The Dragons are 14-4 and 3-5 in divisional play. Walsh leads the all-time series 22-7. For the Cavs, it will be their second go around with Rio Grande (4-20, 0-9) and Urbana (26-4, 6-1) this season. Walsh swept Rio Grande at Urbana, but then was blanked by the Blue Knights back on September 24. It was Urbana's first win over the Cavs in twelve years and only their second all-time.

Friday, October 7, 2005

"Cavs Fall to Cedarville in Three"

Walsh (14-8, 3-4) fell to NAIA No. 18 Cedarville (23-1, 8-0) tonight in three games. The Cavs fought hard in game one, but came up short with a final score of 27-30. The Cavaliers then fell in games two and three with scores of 15-30 and 17-30. The Cavs were led by the freshmen duo of Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) with seven kills each. Meagan Buffington (5-7, Fr., Solon, OH/HS) had her first career start at the setting position and finished with a team-high 28 assists. Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) contributed 10 digs and Katie Vellucci (5-8, Jr., Canton, OH/Glen Oak) and Parker both had 1.5 blocks, with Parker also adding one service ace. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) also contributed one ace.

Walsh is back in action on Tuesday, October 11 at home against conference rival Tiffin University at 7 pm.

Tuesdsay, October 4, 2005

"Cavs Rally Falls Short at Malone"

Walsh (14-7, 3-3) rallied, but came up short in a five-game loss at Malone College (10-13, 4-3) in an American Mideast Conference South match tonight. Trailing 2-1, Walsh evened the match with a 30-21 win in game four. In game five the Cavs led 9-7, but were then out scored 8-1 in losing the fifth and deciding game 15-10. Malone took game one 30-24. Walsh came back to even the match with a 30-20 win in game two. Malone took then game three 30-21. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), the AMC Player of the Week, led the Cavs with 18 kills. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 54 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 18 digs and five aces.

Jillian Barry (Pictured top right) had an emergency appendectomy following the match. Her return is unknown at this time.

Walsh is home to first place Cedarville University (22-1, 7-0) on Friday night at 7 pm.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

American Mideast Conference
Players of the Week
(Sept. 26 - Oct. 2)

Jamie Herr, Walsh (player)Ashley Ripple, Saint Vincent (setter)
Alisha Dials, Ohio Dominican (libero)

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Walsh outside hitter Jamie Herr (Attica, OH/Seneca East), (Pictured top right) Saint Vincent setter Ashley Ripple (Gibsonia, PA), and Ohio Dominican libero Alisha Dials (Canal Winchester, OH) are the AMC women's volleyball Players of the Week. All three were presented NAIA Region IX Player of the Week recognition.

Herr, a 5-foot-9 junior, averaged 5.83 kills with a .307 attack percentage and 4.50 digs per game to lead Walsh to a 3-0 week. In a five-game victory at NAIA No. 25 Mount Vernon Nazarene she hammered 26 kills coupled with 23 digs. Herr later buried a career-high 30 kills in a win versus Mount Union.

Monday, October 3, 2005

"Cavs (14-6, 3-2) Upset Mount Vernon Nazarene, Start Win Streak"

Walsh (14-6, 3-2) bounced back from a disappointing loss at Urbana University to upset Mount Vernon Nazarene University on the road last Tuesday. The Cavs then defeated Shawnee State and Mount Union to close out a 3-0 week. This Tuesday, they renew their rivalry with Malone College on Tuesday (7 pm) and host defending American Mideast Conference South champion Cedarville University (22-1, 7-0) on Friday night (7 pm).

Walsh rallied to down Mount Vernon Nazarene University three games to two. Mount Vernon took game one 30-28. Walsh came back to even the match with a 30-22 win in game two. The Cougars regained the advantage, with a 30-28 win in the third game. Walsh then rallied, winning game four 30-27 and the deciding game 17-15. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) (Pictured bottom right) led the attack with 26 kills and 26 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) dished out 75 assists and added 11 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had four aces and 16 kills, while hitting .360 and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) had two blocks along with 19 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) also added 19 kills.

Walsh defeated conference rival, Shawnee State University in three games on Friday. Walsh won 30-18, 30-20, and 30-18. The Cavaliers were led by Jamie Herr's 14 kills and 11 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) also chipped in 11 digs, with Megan McDonald adding 11 kills and Erica Parker 13 kills. Jillian Barry led with 38 assists and four aces and had 10 digs.

Walsh stretched their win streak to three matches with a four-game win over Mount Union College at home on Saturday . The Cavs were led by Jamie Herr, who had a career-high 30 kills and 20 digs. Erica Parker added 14 kills and Megan McDonald 11. Jillian Barry had 59 assists and 14 digs and Heather Hernandez added 12 digs. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) pitched in four block assists.

Walsh and Malone meet for the 57th time, all-time, with Walsh leading the series 38-17, with one tie. Walsh has won the last seven matches between the two teams. Walsh and Cedarville meet for the 33rd time, all-time, with Walsh holding a 22-10 series advantage. The Yellow Jackets, however, have won the last three meetings.

Jamie Herr leads the Cavs with a 4.27 kills per game average. She has 282 kills. Megan McDonald is second in total kills and is averaging 3.81 per game. Jillian Barry is dishing out 12.94 kills per game and Heather Hernandez is averaging 3.44 digs per game.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

"Cavs Improve Win Streak to Three with Win Over Mount Union College"

Walsh (14-6, 3-2) improved their win streak to three matches with a four game win over Mount Union College today at the PE Building. The Cavs were led by junior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with a career-high 30 kills and 20 digs. The Cavs were also paced with 14 kills from Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) and 11 from Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran). The offense was led with 59 assists from sophomore setter, Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS). Barry and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) also added 14 and 12 digs respectively. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) pitched in four block assists.

Walsh returns to action Tuesday night against rival Malone College for a conference match-up. The match is scheduled for 7 pm at Malone College.

Friday, September 30, 2005

"Cavaliers Improve to 13-6 and 3-2 in Conference with Win Over Shawnee State"

Walsh (13-6, 3-2) defeated conference rival, Shawnee State University, tonight in three games. Walsh won 30-18, 30-20, and 30-18. The Cavaliers were led by junior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with 14 kills and 11 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) also chipped in 11 digs while the offense was also led by Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 11 kills and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) with 13 kills. Jillian Barry (5-5, So., Salem, OH/HS) led with 38 assists and 4 aces. Barry also finished with 10 digs.

Walsh matches up against Mount Union College in a non-conference match tomorrow at 1 pm in the PE Building on the Walsh University campus. It is fan appreciation day. Wear your Walsh Volleyball gear and receive a free candy bar. Walsh then travels to conference rival Malone College on Tuesday for a conference match at 7 pm.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

"Cavs Rally to Stun Mount Vernon in Five"

Walsh (12-6, 2-2) rallied to defeat Mount Vernon Nazarene University three games to two on the road last night in an American Mideast Conference South battle. After losing two of the first three games, the Cavs bounced back to take the final two games, and the match. Walsh is home to Shawnee State University on Friday at 7 pm for an AMC South match and to Mount Union College in a non-conference tilt on Saturday at 1 pm.

Mount Vernon took game one 30-28. Walsh came back to even the match with a 30-22 win in game two. The Cougars regained the advantage, with a 30-28 win in the third game. Walsh then rallied, winning game four 30-27 and the deciding game 17-15. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) (Pictured bottom right) led the attack with 26 kills and 26 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) dished out 75 assists and added 11 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had four aces and 16 kills while hitting .360 and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Fr., Mason, OH/HS) had two blocks along with 19 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) also added 19 kills on the night.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Cavs (11-6, 1-2) Take Two of Three/Fall to Urbana in AMC Match

Walsh (11-6, 1-2) won two out of three matches last week, but to 1-2 in the American Mideast Conference South, after being swept at Urbana University. This week, the Cavs travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday (7 pm) for an AMC South match-up with the Cougars, host Shawnee State in AMC play on Friday (7 pm) and Mount Union College in a non-conference battle on Saturday (1 pm).

Walsh won its fourth straight match, defeating Notre Dame College in four games in South Euclid, Ohio in a non-conference match last Thursday. Walsh won 30-22, 30-19, 28-30, 30-14. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Walsh attack against the Blue Falcons with 24 kills and 18 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) dished out 62 assists and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr, Concord, OH/Mentor) had five blocks.

Walsh spilt AMC South Division matches at Urbana University on Saturday. The Cavs opened by sweeping the University of Rio Grande 30-15, 30-27, 30-16 to extend their win streak to a season-best five matches. But in the second contest, Urbana upset the Cavs in three straight, 20-30, 26-30, 29-31. For Urbana, it was just their second win all-time against the Cavs in 32 matches. The Cavs only other loss to Urbana came in 1993. Jillian Barry dished out 82 assists in the two matches. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) (Pictured bottom right) paced the Cavs with 13 kills in the Rio win, while Jamie Herr had 20 digs against Rio and 11 kills and 15 digs in the Urbana loss.

Jamie Herr leads the Cavs with a 3.93 kills per game average. Herr has 212 kills. Megan McDonald leads the team in total kills with 214, and is averaging 3.89 per game. Jillian Barry is dishing out 12.64 kills per game and Heather Hernandez is averaging 3.89 digs per game.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

"Cavs Split at Urbana"

Walsh (11-6, 1-2) spilt American Mideast Conference South Division matches at Urbana University today. The Cavs opened by sweeping the University of Rio Grande 30-15, 30-27, 30-16 to extend their win streak to a season-best five matches. But in the second contest, Urbana upset the Cavs in three straight, 20-30, 26-30, 29-31. For Urbana, it was just their second win all-time against the Cavs in 32 matches. The Cavs only other loss to Urbana came in 1993. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 82 assists in the two matches. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 13 kills in the Rio win, while Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) had 20 digs against Rio and 11 kills and 15 digs in the Urbana loss.

The Cavs are at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday (7 pm) and home to Shawnee State University on Friday ( 7 pm). Both are AMC South matches.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

"Cavs Win Fourth Straight"

Walsh (10-5, 0-1) won its fourth straight match, defeating Notre Dame College tonight in four games in South Euclid, Ohio in a non-conference match. Walsh won 30-22, 30-19, 28-30, 30-14. The Cavs are back in action on Saturday, when they meet Rio Grande (1 pm) and Urbana (3 pm), at Urbana in an American Mideast Conference South Division match. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Walsh attack against the Blue Falcons with 24 kills and 18 digs. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 62 assists and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr, Concord, OH/Mentor) had five blocks.

Monday, September 19, 2005

"Cavs (9-5, 0-1) Lose AMC Opener/Take Three of Four at Tournament"

NAIA ranked Walsh (votes) dropped its AMC South opener to Ohio Dominican at home last week, but bounced back to win three out of four matches at the Saint Francis Tournament in Illinois over the weekend. This week the Cavs are at Notre Dame College on Thursday (7 pm) and play two conference matches at Urbana University (3 pm) and with Rio Grande (1 pm) on Saturday.

The Cavs were upset in a five-game match against conference rival Ohio Dominican University (8-7) on Tuesday. ODU won 30-18, 26-30, 28-30, 30-26, 10-15. The Cavs were lead by freshman outside hitter, Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) (Pictured top right) , who had a career-high 25 kills. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) contributed 21 digs. Caitlin Doon (5-7, So, Columbus, OH/DeSales) and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr, Concord, OH/Mentor) both added two aces, while Parker also had 2.5 blocks for the match. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) led with 64 assists on the night.

Walsh split their first two matches at the Saint Francis Tournament in Joliet, Illinois on Friday. Indiana Wesleyan defeated the Cavs 24-30, 26-30, 32-30, 30-23 in game one. Jillian Barry led with 64 assists, Katie Vellucci (5-8, Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Megan McDonald paced the Cavs with 12 kills and Caitlin Doon had 14 digs. Walsh then rebounded to sweep Saint Francis 30-24, 30-24, 30-24. Barry handed out 41 assists, Doon recorded 11 digs and Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led with 15 kills. Walsh won its final two matches at the Saint Francis on Saturday. The Cavs swept Grand View College 30-27, 30-26, 30-10, then blanked William Penn 30-27, 30-14, 30-28. Barry led with 43 assists in the win over Grand View and with 37 in the sweep of William Penn. Erica Parker led the Cavs' attack with 16 kills and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) recorded 12 digs. Against William Penn, Jamie Herr led with 18 kills and 15 digs.

Jamie Herr leads the Cavs with a 4.02 kills per game average. Herr has 177 kills. Freshman Megan McDonalds leads in total kills with 180, but is averaging 4.00 per game. Jillian Barry is dishing out 12.26 kills per game and Heather Hernandez is averaging 3.70 digs per game.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

"Cavs Sweep Grand View and William Penn"

Walsh won its final two matches at the Saint Francis Tournament in Joliet, Illinois today. The Cavs swept Grand View College 30-27, 30-26, 30-10, then blanked William Penn 30-27, 30-14, 30-28. Walsh has won three straight matches and stand 9-5 overall. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) led with 43 assists in the win over Grand View and with 37 in the sweep of William Penn. Erica Parker (6-0, Fr, Concord, OH/Mentor) led the Cavs' attack with 16 kills and Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) recorded 12 digs. Against William Penn, Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led with 18 kills and 15 digs. Walsh is at Notre Dame College on Thursday at 7 pm.

Friday, September 16, 2005

"Cavs Split Matches at Saint Francis"

Walsh (7-5) split their first two matches at the Saint Francis Tournament in Joliet, Illinois today. Indiana Wesleyan defeated the Cavs 24-30, 26-30, 32-30, 30-23 in game one. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) led with 64 assists, Katie Vellucci (5-8, Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 12 kills and Caitlin Doon (5-7, So, Columbus, OH/DeSales) had 14 digs. Walsh then rebounded to sweep Saint Francis 30-24, 30-24, 30-24. Barry handed out 41 assists, Doon recorded 11 digs and Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led with 15 kills.

The tournament concludes tomorrow, with the Cavaliers meeting Grand View College at 10:00 am and William Penn University at 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

"Walsh upset by Ohio Dominican University in First Conference Match"

Walsh University (6-4) was upset tonight in a five game match against conference rival Ohio Dominican University (8-7). ODU beat Walsh 30-18, 26-30, 28-30, 30-26, 10-15. The Cavs were lead by freshman outside hitter, Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr, Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with a career-high 25 kills. Jamie Herr (5-9, Jr, Attica, OH/Seneca East) contributed 21 digs. Caitlin Doon (5-7, So, Columbus, OH/DeSales) and Erica Parker (6-0, Fr, Concord, OH/Mentor) both added two aces while Parker also had 2.5 blocks for the match. Jillian Barry (5-5, So, Salem, OH/HS) led with 64 assists on the night.

The Cavaliers fall to 6-4 and 0-1 in the AMC. They return to action on Friday at the Saint Francis University tournament in Joliet, Illinois. They face off with Indiana Wesleyan at 6:15pm and then host team Saint Francis University at 8:30pm. The tournament concludes on Saturday when the Cavaliers come against Grand View College at 10:00am and William Penn University at 12:30pm.

Monday, September 12, 2005

"Cavs (6-2) Third at Madonna Tournament/Hernandez, McDonald Named to All-Tourney Team"

NAIA ranked Walsh (votes) won three of four matches last week and finished third at the Madonna Invitational. This week, the Cavs open American Mideast Conference South play at home against Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday at 7 pm. They then travel to the St. Francis (Ill.) tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Cavs play Indiana Wesleyan at 6:15 pm on Friday and St. Francis at 8:30. On Saturday, they tangle with Grand View at 10 am and William Penn at 12:15 pm.

Walsh swept Geneva College in their first home match of the season on Tuesday. The Cavaliers beat Geneva 30-22, 30-24, and 30-13. Walsh was lead by junior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (5-9, Attica, OH/Seneca East), with 14 kills. Jillian Barry (So., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) dished out 37 assists and freshman Meagan Buffington (5-7, Solon, OH/HS) lead with 14 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Concord, OH/Mentor) and Buffington both served up two aces. Herr and Katie Vellucci (Jr., 5-8, Canton, OH/GlenOak) finished the match with 1.5 blocks.

Walsh split their first two matches at the Madonna Invitational on Friday. Georgetown College (Ky.) downed the Cavs 30-26, 30-32, 23-30, 22-30. Walsh then dumped Daemen 30-15, 30-14, 30-17. Jamie Herr led the Cavs with 14 kills and 18 digs and Jillian Barry dished out 46 assists in the Georgetown match. Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, Ill/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 21 kills in the win over Daemen. Herr led with 16 digs and Barry had 22 assists.

The Cavs split their final two matches on Saturday. Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, Ill/Rockford Lutheran) were named to the All-Tournament Team. Madonna swept the Cavs in their first match, 30-27, 30-26, 30-20. McDonald led the Cavs with 18 kills, Jillian Barry handed out 30 assists and Hernandez had 27 digs. Walsh then bounced back to defeat Saginaw Valley State 30-28, 30-23, 30-23. Jamie Herr and Erica Parker each had 14 kills. Herr added 21 digs and Barry had 43 assists.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

"Cavs Finish 3rd at Madonna Invitational, Hernandez, McDonald Earn All-Tourney Team Honors"

Walsh (6-3) finished third at the Madonna Invitational. The Cavs split their final two matches today. Heather Hernandez (5-9, So., Oakdale, CA/HS) and Megan McDonald (5-10, Fr., Kirkland, Ill/Rockford Lutheran) were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Cavs are home on Tuesday to open American Mideast Conference South Division play with Ohio Dominican University at 7 pm.

Madonna swept the Cavs 30-27, 30-26, 30-20. McDonald led the Cavs with 18 kills, Jillian Barry (So., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) handed out 30 assists and Hernandez had 27 digs. Walsh then bounced back to defeat Saginaw Valley State 30-28, 30-23, 30-23. Jamie Herr (5-9, Attica, OH/Seneca East) and Erica Parker (6-0, Concord, OH/Mentor) each had 14 kills. Herr added 21 digs and Barry had 43 assists.

Friday, September 9, 2005

"Cavs Split at Madonna Invitational"

Walsh (5-2) split their first two matches at the Madonna Invitational today. Georgetown College (Ky.) downed the Cavs 30-26, 30-32, 23-30, 22-30. Walsh then dumped Daemen 30-15, 30-14, 30-17. Jamie Herr (5-9, Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs with 14 kills and 18 digs