2006 Archive

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

"Walsh Ranked in NAIA Volleyball Final Statistics; First in Nation in Kills per Game"

The final statistical report for NAIA volleyball has been released. Walsh finished the 2006 season ranked No.1 in the nation in the NAIA in Team Kills per Game, 2nd in team total assists per game, 6th in team total kills, 10th in team total assists, and 14th in team hitting percentage.

Walsh also had individual players finished ranked in the nation in the NAIA in statistical categories. Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) finished ranked second in the nation in individual assists per game with 14.13. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) tied for 10th in individual passing percentage with .966. Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) rank 13th and 14th in hitting percentage. Evancho hit .374 on the year and Parker was right behind her at .373.

The 2006 NAIA Volleyball Final Statistical Report can be found on the NAIA website at www.naia.org.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"Cavaliers Sign Second for 2007 Class"

Megan Kelly has signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent to attend Walsh University in the fall of 2007.  See 2007 Commitments for further details.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Taylor Signs NAIA National Letter of Intent"

Jill Taylor has signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent to attend Walsh University in the fall of 2007.  See 2007 Commitments for further details.


Wednesday, December 6, 2006

"Herr Named to NAIA Honorable Mention Team"

Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) (pictured above right) has been named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention Team.  Herr finished the 2006 season with 571 kills (4.33 kills/game) and 594 digs (4.5 digs/game).  She also added a team-high 44 service aces. 

For her career, Herr ranks 8th in Walsh history in kills with 1376, 7th in attack attempts with 3815, 4th in service aces with 171, 9th in aces per game with .36, 3rd in digs with 1867, and 5th in digs per game with 3.91.  She was a two-time All-AMC South First Team and Region IX selection, NAIA National Player of the Week once, and the Walsh University Female Athlete of the Year for 2005-06.


Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, and Walsh University Volleyball has announced the commitment of Megan Kelly. Kelly is the second commitment for the Cavaliers' 2007 recruiting class.

For more information, click on the 2007 commitments.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Cedarville Wins Region IX/X Title With Three-Game Sweep of Cavs"

Walsh's (35-3) NAIA National Tournament dreams ended, when they were upset by Cedarville University (45-7) in the Region IX/X Championship game.  The Yellow Jackets will now advance to the NAIA National Tournament in Columbia, MO.  Walsh suffered its first sweep of the season, losing 23-30, 26-30 and 26-30.  The loss also snapped the Cavs 13-match win streak.

Walsh was led by senior, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with 19 kills.  Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 15 kills.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) led the offense with 55 assists and Heather Hernandez (Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led with 19 digs.  Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) and McDonald had .5 blocks.


"Cavs Move Into Finals of Region IX/X Tournament with Sweep of Mount Vernon"

Walsh (35-2) defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene University, by the scores of 30-21, 30-21, and 30-20. Walsh was led by senior, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with 19 kills and 27 digs.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) led the offense with 55 assists.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) contributed a team-high 4 aces and Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) led with 2.5 blocks.

The Cavaliers advance to the finals of the Region IX/X Tournament at 6pm.  They will play the winner of the 2pm match between the No. 2 seed, Tiffin University, and the No. 3 seed, Cedarville University.  The winner of the tournament advances to the NAIA National Tournament held at Columbia College(MO) from November 29-December 2.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Cavaliers Place Three on All-NAIA Region IX Team; Setter and Coach of the Year"

Walsh (34-2) has placed three players on the 2006 All-NAIA Region IX Team.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS), and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) have all received the honor.  Barry has also been named NAIA Region IX Setter of the Year.  The All-NAIA Region honorees now move to the national level and are considered for NAIA All-American honors.

Head coach, Krista Singleton, has also been named the NAIA Region IX Coach of the Year.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"Cavaliers Move Up One Spot in Final National Ranking for 2006"

Walsh (34-2) has moved up one spot in the NAIA National Volleyball Rankings this week.  The Cavs move to No. 16 in the final ranking for the 2006 season.  Walsh is on a 12-match win streak and hosts the Region IX/X Tournament this weekend in the PE Building.

Walsh will take on the winner of Friday's quarterfinal match between #4 seed, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and #5 seed, Roberts Wesleyan College, on Saturday at 12pm.  The winner of the regional tournament will head to the NAIA National Tournament from November 29-December 2 at Columbia College(MO).


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Region IX/X Tournament Bracket Set"

Walsh University is hosting the Region IX/X Volleyball Tournament this Friday and Saturday in the PE Building.  The bracket has just been released.

No. 4 seed, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (30-17), will play the No. 5 seed, Roberts Wesleyan College (22-13), in the opening match on Friday at 5pm. NAIA No. 22 Cedarville University (42-7), the No. 3 seed, will take on the No. 6 seed, University of Maine-Machias (13-12) at 7pm. Maine-Machias is the Region X representative.

NAIA No. 17 Walsh University (34-2), and the No. 1 seed in the tournament, will take the court at 12pm on Saturday for the first semifinal match of the day.  The Cavaliers will face the winner of the MVNU-Roberts Wesleyan match.  No. 2 seed, Tiffin University, will play in the second semifinal match on Saturday at 2pm.  The Dragons will face the winner of the Cedarville-Maine-Machias match.

The championship match is set for 6pm on Saturday.  The winner of that match will represent Region IX/X in the NAIA National Tournament that is being held at Columbia College (MO) from November 29-December 2.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Cavs Win AMC Tournament Title"

(Rochester, NY) Walsh captured the American Mideast Conference Tournament championship, by defeating Tiffin University in four games (30-25, 30-27, 25-30, 30-21).  Walsh, now 34-2 and ranked 17th in the NAIA, will take a 12-match win streak into the NAIA Region IX Tournament, to be held at Walsh next Friday and Saturday.  The winner advances to the National Tournament at Columbia College (MO), November 29-December 2.  Walsh last went to nationals in 2003.

Jamie Herr (Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs in the title match with 22 kills and 25 digs.  AMC Setter of the Year Jillian Barry (Jr., Salem, OPH/HS) handed out 53 assists.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Volleyball Reaches AMC Title Match"

(Rochester, NY) Walsh (33-2) reached the AMC title match, by downing Cedarville University in four games today (30-24, 30-25, 27-30, 30-27).  Walsh plays the winner of the Tiffin University/Roberts Wesleyan at 4 pm today. 

Jamie Herr (Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the Cavs with 23 kills, while also contributing 22 digs.  Jillian Barry (Jr., Salem, OPH/HS) had 58 assists and Heather Hernandez (Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led with 23 digs.


Thursday, November 9, 2006

"Walsh Receives AMC South Setter, Freshman, and Coach of the Year Awards"

Walsh University Volleyball has received the AMC South Setter of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2006 season.  The Cavaliers have placed two players on the first-team, one second team honoree, and one honorable mention selection.  The Cavs have also received the AMC South Freshman of the Year Award.

Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) and Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) (pictured middle right) have both been named to the All-AMC South Division First-Team.  This is the second consecutive year for Herr to be named to the first-team.  Barry, an AMC South Division honorable mention selection in 2004 and 2005, also received the AMC South Division Setter of the Year. 

Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/HS), the Freshman of the Year and honorable mention selection in 2005, earned All-AMC South Division Second-Team and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) received All-AMC South Division honorable mention.

Freshman middleblocker, Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) (pictured bottom right), has received AMC South Division Freshman Team honors and the South Division Freshman of the Year Award.  It is the second consecutive year that the Cavaliers have received Freshman of the Year.

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has also received the AMC South Division Coach of the Year Award for 2006.  This is the first time Singleton has received the honor.  She currently holds a 79-27 record in her three seasons as the head coach at Walsh University.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

"Cavs Remain at No. 17 in NAIA Poll"

The Cavaliers (32-2, 15-1 AMC South) remain at No. 17 in the latest NAIA National Poll.  Walsh won the AMC South Division for the first time in three years and head to Roberts Wesleyan College tomorrow for a Saturday semi-final match at 10am. The AMC Championship match is set for 4pm on Saturday.

The Cavs will then host the Region IX/X tournament on November 17-18.  The quarterfinals are set for 7pm Friday night.  The semi-finals will kickoff at 1pm on Saturday, with the finals set for 6pm.  The winner of the regional tournament will head to the NAIA National Tournament held in Columbia, Missouri from November 28-December 2.


Tuesday, November 7, 2006

"Walsh Volleyball Receives First Commitment for 2007 Class"

The Cavaliers have received their first official commitment for the 2007 recruiting class.  Jill Taylor has committed to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in 2007.  Taylor, a 5-10 setter, is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.  She attends Franklin Central High School and has also played club volleyball for Team Indiana. 

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

"Cavs Top Seed in South for AMC Tournament"

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (32-2, 15-1 AMC South) is the top seed in the South for the upcoming American Mideast Conference Tournament, held this Friday and Saturday at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.  The Cavs first match will be Saturday morning at 10 am.  Roberts Wesleyan (22-12, 11-3 AMC North) is the top seed in North.  The championship match is Saturday at 4 pm.  The tournament begins at 10 am on Friday. http://www.amcsports.com/2006-07/volbracket.jpg


November 6, 2006

"Cavs Clinch AMC South Crown/Prepare for AMC Tournament" 

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (32-2, 14-1 AMC S) clinched its first American Conference South Division crown since 2003, when they defeated Urbana University on Saturday.  The Cavs had clinched a tie for the title going into the Urbana match. Walsh now prepares to travel to Roberts Wesleyan University for the AMC Tournament this Friday and Saturday.  The tournament bracket will be released on Monday.  Walsh will host the NAIA Region IX Tournament next weekend.

 

Walsh downed the Urbana in four games, 34-32, 27-30, 30-13, 30-25.  The Cavs were led by Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 23 kills.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) paced the offense with 65 assists, while Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the defense with a team-high 23 digs, while also posting her 21st double-double with 15 kills.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) also added 13 digs.  Middleblocker, Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor), also had a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Parker and

 

Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 13.64 per game.  Erica Parker is second in attack percentage (.386).  Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) is fifth in the in attack percentage (.374) and Heather Hernandez is seventh in digs (5.30) and Jamie Herr is seventh in kills (4.05).


Saturday, November 4, 2006

"Cavaliers Clinch AMC South with Victory over Urbana"

(Urbana, OH) Walsh (32-2, 15-1) clinched the AMC South Division title, with a win against Urbana University today.  The Cavs downed the Blue Knights in four games, 34-32, 27-30, 30-13, 30-25.  The Cavs were led by Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 23 kills.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) paced the offense with 65 assists, while Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) led the defense with a team-high 23 digs.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) also added 13 digs on the day.  Herr had her 21st double-double on the season, with 15 kills. She also added two aces.  Middleblocker, Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor), also had a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Parker and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, So., Mason, OH/HS) each had two blocks against the Blue Knights.

The Cavaliers travel to Roberts Wesleyan University, the AMC North Division winner, this Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, for the AMC Conference Tournament.  Walsh received a bye into the semi-finals and will play at noon on Saturday.


Thursday, November 2, 2006

"Herr and Hernandez Tabbed AMC Player and Libero of the Week"

Senior outside hitter, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) has been named the AMC and Region IX Player of the Week for October 23-29.  Herr averaged 5.50 kills per game and 4.60 digs per game to help Walsh tack on victories against Malone, No. 24 Cedarville, and Rio Grande.  She also added four service aces and three blocks.

Junior libero, Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) was also tabbed the AMC and Region IX Libero of the Week.  Hernandez averaged 5.40 digs per game and added two service aces for the week.  This is the second time this season that Hernandez has received the honor.

The Cavaliers have clinched a share of the AMC South Division title.  They travel to Urbana University on Saturday for a 2:30pm matchup against the Blue Knights.  If the Cavs are victorious, they clinch sole possession of the South Division title.


Wednesday, November 1, 2006

"Cavs Remain at 17th in Latest National NAIA Poll"

Walsh (31-2, 14-1 AMC South) remains at 17th in the NAIA poll this week.  The Cavaliers have clinched at least a share of the American Conference South Division crown for the 2006 season.  By clinching a share of the crown, the Cavs earn an automatic bid to the regional tournament that they will host on November 17-18.  The Cavs travel to Urbana University this Saturday for a 2:30pm  match-up with the Blue Knights.  If the Cavaliers defeat Urbana, they will clinch sole possession of the AMC South Division.


Monday, October 30, 2006

"Cavs Clinch Tie For AMC South Crown" 

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (31-2, 14-1 AMC S) clinch a tie for the American Conference South Division crown, their first since 2003, when they defeated Malone College, Cedarville University and the University of Rio Grande last week.  By clinching, the Cavs earn an automatic bid to the regional tournament that they will host on November 17-18.  The Cavs enter the final week of the regular season with 26 wins in their last 27 matches, and with a nine-match win streak.  Walsh closes the regular season, with an AMC South contest, at Urbana University on Saturday at 2:30 pm.

 

Walsh extended its win streak to seven matches, by downing Malone College 30-22, 30-23, 30-21 at Malone's Osborne Hall on Tuesday.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had a double-double, with 20 kills and 18 digs.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 53 assists and Jen Carona (So., Canton, OH/Perry) and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) each had one ace.  Parker also contributed 15 kills, with a .500 hitting percentage. Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 13 kills and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) 18 digs.

 

Walsh defeated NAIA No. 24 Cedarville 30-16, 30-25, 27-30, 30-25 last Saturday at the PE Center.  Walsh was led by Megan McDonald's 26 kills and Jillian Barry's 53 assists.  Heather Hernandez paced the defense with 16 digs.  Jamie Herr, starting her final regular season home match, had a double-double with 19 kills and 14 digs.  Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) added 14 digs, while Herr also had a team-high two aces.  McDonald and Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) each had 2.5 blocks.  In the second match of the day, Walsh swept the University of Rio Grande 30-17, 30-28, 36-34.  Barry paced the offense with 62 assists.  Herr had a team-high 16 kills, while McDonald contributed 14 kills.  Caitlin Whealy (6-2, So., Avon Lake, OH/HS) also added 11 kills.  Hernandez led the defense with 22 digs, while Herr added another double-double to her career, with 15 digs.  It was her 21st double-double of the year. 

 

Erica Parker was named the AMC and Region IX Player of the Week and Jillian Barry was tabbed named the AMC and Region IX Setter of the Week for October 16-22.  Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 13.64 per game, while Parker is second in attack percentage (.386).  Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) is fifth in the in attack percentage (.374) and Heather Hernandez is seventh in digs (5.30) and Jamie Herr is seventh in kills (4.05).

Saturday, October 28, 2006

"Cavaliers Continue Win Streak; Clinch AMC South Division"

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (31-2, 14-1 AMC South) extended their win streak to nine matches, with two American Mideast Conference South victories today.  Walsh defeated NAIA No. 24 Cedarville in the first match by the scores of 30-16, 30-25, 27-30, 30-25.  Walsh was led by Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) (pictured middle right) with 26 kills while Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) led the offense with 53 assists.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) paced the defense with 16 digs for the match.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) (pictured bottom right), in her last home stand as a Cavalier, had a double-double with 19 kills and 14 digs, her 20th on the season.  Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) also added 14 digs while Herr had a team-high 2 aces.  McDonald and Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) each had 2.5 blocks.

In the second match of the day, Walsh swept the Rio Grande Redwomen by the scores of 30-17, 30-28, 36-34. The Cavs' offense was led by Barry with 62 assists.  Herr had a team-high 16 kills, while McDonald also contributed 14 kills for the match.  Caitlin Whealy (6-2, So., Avon Lake, OH/HS) also added 12 kills.  Hernandez led the defense with 22 digs, while Herr added another double-double to her career, with 15 digs.  Herr also had 2 aces for the match.

The two victories today for the Cavaliers secured the first place position in the AMC South Division for the 2006 season.  With the first place spot, the Cavs earn an automatic bid to the regional tournament that will be hosted at Walsh University on November 17-18.

Walsh is idle until next Saturday, November 4, when the Cavaliers travel to Urbana University for their final AMC match of the year.  Game time is set for 2:30pm.


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"Cavs Remain 17th in Latest NAIA Poll"

Walsh (29-2, 12-1 AMC South) remained 17th in the latest NAIA Top 25, as their was only one change in the top 17 spots.  The Cavs, who have won seven straight matches and 24 of their last 25, host Cedarville University (11 am) and the University of Rio Grande (3 pm) in a pair of American Mideast Conference South matches on Saturday.  The Cavaliers will honor lone senior, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), prior to the Cedarville match.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"Parker and Barry Named AMC Player and Setter of Week"

Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) (pictured middle right) has been named the AMC and Region IX Player of the Week for October 16-22.  Parker paced NAIA No. 17 Walsh to three victories by averaging 4.89 kills per game with a .467 hitting percentage.  She also added 11 blocks and nine digs for the week.

Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) (pictured bottom right) has been named the AMC and Region IX Setter of the Week for October 16-22.  It is the fourth time this season that Barry has received the honor, along with being named NAIA National Setter of the Week for October 9-15.  Barry averaged 16.22 assists per game last week and added 24 digs and three service aces.

Walsh is currently ranked 17th in the nation in the NAIA and looks to hold their first place spot in the AMC South Division when they host NAIA No. 20 Cedarville this Saturday at 11am and University of Rio Grande at 3pm.  The Cavaliers will honor lone senior, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), prior to the first match.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"Cavs Defeat Malone in Three"

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (29-2, 12-1 AMC South) extended its current win streak to seven, by downing Malone College (20-16, 5-8, AMC South) in three straight games (30-22, 30-23 and 30-21) at Osborne Hall tonight.  The Cavs have now won 24 of their last 25 matches.  On Saturday, the first place Cavs will host host Cedarville University (30-5, 8-3 AMC South) at 11 am, and the University of Rio Grande (16-17, 3-9 AMC South) at 3 pm, in a pair of American Mideast Conference South matches. The Cavaliers will honor senior, Jamie Herr, prior to the Cedarville match.

Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had a double-double and paced the Cavs with 20 kills and 18 digs.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 53 assists and Jen Carona (So., Canton, OH/Perry) and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) each had one ace. Parker also contributed 15 kills on the night with a .500 hitting percentage and Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 13 kills.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) also contributed 18 digs on the defensive effort.

Monday, October 23, 2006

"Cavs Roll On, Lead AMC South/Barry Named AMC, NAIA Setter of the Week "

Walsh (28-2, 11-1 AMC S) moved up six spots, to 17th in the latest NAIA rankings, and extended their current winning streak to six games with three wins last week.  The Cavs, who have won 23 of their last 24 matches, swept Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Geneva College and Shawnee State University.  Walsh leads the AMC South over second place Tiffin University (9-2) and third place Cedarville University (8-3).  This week, the Cavs play arch-rival Malone College (20-16, 5-7 AMC S) at Osborne Hall on Tuesday (7 pm) and host Cedarville University (30-5, 8-3 AMC S) at 11 am on Saturday, and the University of Rio Grande (16-17, 3-9 AMC S) at 3 pm.

 

Walsh swept Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 30-25, 30-18, 30-18, last Tuesday night.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS), the AMC and NAIA Setter of the Week, led a balanced attack with 54 assists.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) led with 15 kills, while Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) each contributed 13.  Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) also added 12 kills for the Cavs.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 21 digs, while Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had a team-high two aces.  Parker also added three blocks, while Herr had a double-double with 14 digs.  Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) contributed 11 digs.

 

Walsh improved to 27-2, with a three-game sweep (30-20, 30-16, 30-18) of Geneva College, in a non-conference match last Thursday in Beaver Falls, PA.  Jillian Barry paced the attack with 47 assists.  Erica Parker contributed 15 kills and added 2.5 blocks. Heather Hernandez led the defense with 27 digs, and Caitlin Doon had a team-high two aces. Jamie Herr had a double-double, with 11 kills and 18 digs.

 

Walsh completed their perfect week, with a three-game sweep (30-9, 30-12, 30-17) of Shawnee State University on Homecoming Saturday.  The Cavaliers were led by Jillian Barry's 45 assists and 10 digs and Erica Parker's 14 kills.  Heather Hernandez had a team-high 14 digs, while Megan McDonald added 13 kills.  Jamie Herr added 11 digs in two games and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, So., Avon Lake, OH/HS) had eight kills in two games.

 

Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 13.40 per game. Erica Parker is third in attack percentage (.376) and Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) is fifth (.363).  Heather Hernandez is sixth in digs (5.16) and Jamie Herr is sixth in kills (4.05).

Saturday, October 21, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Shawnee State"

NAIA No. 17 Walsh (28-2, 11-1 AMC South) swept Shawnee State University today, 30-9, 30-12, and 30-17 in an American Mideast Conference South Division match.  The Cavaliers were led by Jillian Barry's (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) 45 assists and 10 digs and Erica Parker's (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) 14 kills.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had a team-high 14 digs, while Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 13 kills.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) added 11 digs in two games and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, So., Avon Lake, OH/HS) had eight kills in two games.

The Cavs are at Malone College on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

"Cavs Win 5th Straight, Sweep Geneva College"

(Beaver Falls, PA) NAIA No. 17 Walsh improved to 27-2, with a three-game sweep, in a non-conference match at Geneva College tonight (30-20, 30-16, 30-18).  The Cavs have won their last five matches and host Shawnee State University in an American Mideast Conference South Division match on Homecoming Saturday at 1 pm.

Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right), the American Mideast Conference and NAIA National Setter of the Week, paced the attack with 47 assists.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) contributed 15 kills and added 2.5 blocks. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 27 digs, and Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had a team-high two aces. Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) had a double-double on the night with 11 kills and 18 digs.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Cavs Volleyball Jumps to 17th in NAIA Top 25; Barry Named AMC and NAIA National Setter of the Week"

The Walsh University (26-2, 10-1 AMC South) Volleyball Team jumped six spots to 17th in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll. The Cavs, who have sole possession of first place in the American Mideast Conference South Division, have won their last four matches. They play a non-conference match at Geneva College tomorrow night.

Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) (pictured bottom right) has been named the American Mideast Conference and NAIA National Setter of the Week for October 9-15.  Barry helped Walsh earn three conference wins by averaging 15.78 assists.  Barry posted 44 assists against Ohio Dominican University, 38 versus No. 12 Cedarville University, and 60 in a decision at Tiffin University.  She added 23 digs, six kills, and two service aces.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Mount Vernon"

NAIA No. 23 Walsh (26-2, 10-1) swept Mount Vernon Nazarene University tonight by the scores of 30-25, 30-18, 30-18.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) led a balanced attack with 54 assists.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) led with 15 kills, while Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) each contributed 13 kills.  Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) also added 12 kills for the Cavs.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 21 digs, while Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had a team-high two aces.  Parker added three blocks, while Herr had a double-double with 14 digs.  Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) also added 11 digs.

The Cavaliers travel to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania on Thursday for a 7pm match against Geneva College and then are back at home on Saturday for a 1pm match against Shawnee State University.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"Barry Named AMC Setter of the Week"

Walsh University setter Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) has been named the American Mideast Conference Setter of the Week. Barry helped the Cavs take over sole possession of first place in the AMC South Division by averaging 15.78 assists in three conference wins last week.  She posted 44 assists against Ohio Dominican, 38 versus No. 12 Cedarville, and 60 in a decision at Tiffin. She also added 23 digs, six kills and two service aces.  This is the third time this season that she has been selected as setter of the week.

Walsh plays host to Mount Vernon Nazarene at 7 pm tonight in an AMC South match.

Monday, October 16, 2006

"Cavs Start New Streak, Take Over Lead in AMC South "

NAIA No. 23 Walsh (25-2, 9-1 AMC S) started a new winning streak, and took over the lead in the American Mideast Conference South Division, with victories over Ohio Dominican University, NAIA 12th ranked Cedarville University, and Tiffin University last week.  After having their 17-match win streak snapped two weeks ago, they dropped to 23rd in the NAIA poll.  But with their win over Cedarville, they are sure to jump in the ratings.  This week, the Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene (23-11, 8-3, 4th AMC S) on Tuesday (7 pm), play at Geneva College (10-16) on Thursday (7 pm) and host Shawnee State University (9-14, 0-11, 9th AMC S) on Homecoming Saturday (1 pm).  The Cavs look to avenge their only AMC South loss, when they host Mount Vernon.

 

Walsh rolled over Ohio Dominican University in three straight games in an AMC South match in Columbus on Thursday.  Walsh swept the Panthers by scores of 30-21, 30-23 and 30-20.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs with 16 kills, Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 44 assists and had nine digs and Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) had 2.5 blocks.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) also added 13 kills.

 

Walsh University swept both NAIA No. 12 Cedarville University (27-4, 8-2 AMC South) and Tiffin University, in a tri-match at Tiffin on Saturday.  Walsh defeated Cedarville by the scores of 30-27, 30-25, 30-26.  It was the first time the Cavs have beaten the Yellow Jackets under Head Coach Krista Singleton. Walsh was led by Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 15 kills, and Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) with 11 kills.  Jillian Barry led the offense with 38 assists, while libero Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 16 digs.  Jamie Herr added 10 kills to go along with a team high three aces.  McDonald and Danielle Evancho each contributed two blocks.

Walsh defeated Tiffin University (23-7, 8-2 AMC South) by the scores of 36-34, 30-26, 30-27.  The Cavs were led by Herr's 17 kills and 20 digs.  Barry led a balanced offense with 60 assists, while Hernandez again led the defense with 22 digs. Parker contributed 16 kills and 1.5 blocks.  Evancho and Galbraith also had double-digit kills with 13 and 16 kills respectively.  Galbraith also added 1.5 blocks against the Dragons.

Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 13.16 per game. Erica Parker is third in attack percentage (.384) and Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) is fifth (.361).  Jamie Herr is sixth in kills per game (3.98) and 15th in digs per game (4.37).  Libero, Heather Hernandez is sixth in the conference in digs per game(5.16). Megan McDonald is ninth in kills per game with an average of 3.73.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

"Cavs Defeat No. 12 Cedarville and Tiffin"

(Tiffin, OH) Walsh University (25-2, 9-1 AMC South) swept both NAIA No. 12 Cedarville University (27-4, 8-2 AMC South) and Tiffin University, in a tri-match at Tiffin today.  Walsh defeated Cedarville by the scores of 30-27, 30-25, 30-26.  It is the first time the Cavaliers have beaten the Yellow Jackets under the direction of Head Coach Krista Singleton. Walsh was led by Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 15 kills and Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) with 11 kills.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) led the offense with 38 assists, while libero Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 16 digs.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) also added 10 kills to go along with a team high three aces.  McDonald and Danielle Evancho (5-11, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) each contributed two blocks.

Walsh defeated Tiffin University (23-7, 8-2 AMC South) by the scores of 36-34, 30-26, 30-27.  The Cavs were led by Herr's 17 kills and 20 digs.  Barry led a balanced offense with 60 assists, while Hernandez again led the defense with 22 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) contributed 16 kills and 1.5 blocks for the match.  Evancho and Galbraith also had double-digit kills with 13 and 11 kills.  Galbraith also added 1.5 blocks against the Dragons.

The Cavaliers are back in action Tuesday night, at 7 pm in the PE Building, when they host Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  The Cougars defeated the Cavaliers seven days ago in four games.  The Cavs are then on the road Thursday night at 7 pm against Geneva College, and will return for a Saturday home match against Shawnee State University at 1 pm.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Cavs Sweep Panthers"

(Columbus, OH) NAIA No. 23 Walsh (23-2, 7-1 AMC S) rolled over Ohio Dominican University (6-17, 2-8 AMC S) in three straight games in an American Mideast Conference South match tonight.  Walsh swept the Panthers by scores of 30-21, 30-23 and 30-20.  Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) paced the Cavs with 16 kills, Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 44 assists and had nine digs and Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) had 2.5 blocks.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) also added 13 kills.

Walsh will meet NAIA No. 12 Cedarville University (27-2, 8-0 AMC South) on Saturday, October 14th, at 1 pm at Tiffin University.  The Cavaliers will then play Tiffin (22-6, 7-1 AMC South) at 3 pm.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

"Cavaliers Drop One Spot in Rankings"

Walsh (22-2, 6-1 AMC South) has dropped one notch in the national rankings this week.  The Cavaliers are currently ranked 23rd in the NAIA. 

The Cavs travel to Ohio Dominican University (6-16, 2-7 AMC South) tonight for a 7pm match against the Panthers.  Walsh will then take on NAIA No. 12 Cedarville University (27-2, 8-0 AMC South) on Saturday, October 14th at 1 pm at Tiffin University.  The Cavaliers will then play Tiffin University (22-6, 7-1 AMC South) at 3 pm.

Monday, October 9, 2006

"Cavs Streak Halted"

NAIA No. 22 Walsh (22-2, 6-1 AMC S), had its 17-match win streak snapped at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday.  The loss was also the first in American Mideast Conference South Division play for the Cavs.  Walsh had a 2-1 week, defeating Malone College and Urbana University, before suffering the setback at Mount Vernon.  This week, the Cavs play at Ohio Dominican University (6-16, 2-1 AMC S) on Thursday and play a tri-match at Tiffin University (21-6, 6-1 AMC S), with South Division leader Cedarville University (26-2, 7-0 AMC S) on Saturday.  Walsh is tied for second place in the AMC South with Tiffin.

 

The Cavaliers swept Malone College on Tuesday, by scores of 30-16, 30-15, 30-14, improving their win streak improved to sixteen.  Walsh was led by Jamie Herr's (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) 21 kills and 17 digs.  Herr also led with 2.5 blocks.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) contributed 17 digs, with one service ace.  Herr and Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) also had one service ace each.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) added 14 kills and one service ace.

 

Walsh extended its winning to 17 matches, with a hard fought win in five games (30-20, 28-30, 34-36, 30-25 and 15-11) over Urbana University.  Walsh was led by Jamie Herr's (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) career-high, and Walsh record, 41 kills.  Herr also added 23 digs and three service aces. Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 69 assists and 11 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) had three blocks and 19 kills.  Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) also contributed 17 kills. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS), Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales), and Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) also helped on the defensive efforts with 19, 13, and 17 digs, respectfully.

 

In the four-game (30-20, 28-30, 27-30, 26-30) loss to Mount Vernon, Parker paced the Cavs with 28 kills.  Barry dished out 64 assists and added 10 digs, while Hernandez had a team-high 26 digs. Herr also contributed 17 kills and 20 digs. Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) had a career-high 11 kills. Doon and Police were also in double-digit digs, with 10 and 17 digs.

 

Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 12.96 per game.  Danielle Evancho (Fr., 5-11, Strongsville, OH/HS) is fourth in attack percentage (.362) and Erica Parker is fifth (.356).  Heather Hernandez is seventh in digs (5.17).

Saturday, October 7, 2006

"Cavs Down Urbana, Then Fall to Mt. Vernon Nazarene/Streak Halted at 17"

(Mt. Vernon, OH) After extending their winning streak to 17 matches, NAIA No. 22 Walsh (22-2, 6-1 AMC S) had its streak snapped at Mount Vernon Nazarene University today.  Walsh downed Urbana University (17-10, 3-5 AMC S) in five games (30-20, 28-30, 34-36, 30-25 and 15-11) in their first match of the day, but then fell to Mount Vernon (21-9, 6-2 AMC S) in four games (30-20, 28-30, 27-30, 26-30).  

In the Urbana match, Walsh was led by Jamie Herr's (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) career-high 41 kills, 23 digs, and 3 service aces. Herr's 41 kills is a Walsh University Volleyball record for kills in a match. Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 69 assists with 11 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) had three blocks to go along with 19 kills.  Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) also contributed 17 kills for the match. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS), Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales), and Amy Police (5-5, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) also helped on the defensive efforts with 19, 13, and 17 digs, respectfully.

In the loss to Mount Vernon, Parker paced the Cavs with 28 kills, Barry dished out 64 assists and added 10 digs, while Hernandez had a team-high 26 digs. Herr also contributed 17 kills and 20 digs. Laura Galbraith (6-0, Fr., Akron, OH/Revere) had a career-high 11 kills. Doon and Police were also in double-digit digs, with 10 and 17 digs.

Walsh is at Ohio Dominican University for an AMC South contest on Thursday at 7pm.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

"Cavs Continue Win Streak"

The Cavaliers (21-1, 5-0) swept Malone College tonight by the scores of 30-16, 30-15, 30-14.  The Cavs' winning streak improved to sixteen.  Walsh was led by senior, Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East), with 21 kills and 17 digs.  Herr also led with 2.5 blocks for the match.  Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) also contributed 17 digs with one service ace.  Herr and Caitlin Doon (5-6, Jr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) also had one service ace each.  Erica Parker (6-0, So., Concord, OH/Mentor) added 14 kills on the night and one service ace.

The Cavaliers return to action Saturday at Mount Vernon Nazarene University for a tri-match against Urbana University at 1pm and Mount Vernon at 3pm.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

"Barry Named AMC Setter of the Week for Second Time"

Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS)has been named the American Mideast Setter of the Week for the week of September 25- October 1.  This is the second time this season that Barry has received the honor.

Barry led the offense for Walsh and helped the NAIA No. 21 ranked Cavaliers extend its winning streak to 15 in a row.  She handed out a combined 88 assists in two matches for an average of 14.67 assists per game.  Barry also added 19 digs and two service aces for the two matches.

The Cavs are back in action tonight at 7pm in the PE Building against conference rival, Malone College. Come support the Cavs and have the chance to earn prizes from various sponsors.

Monday, October 2, 2006

"Cavs Unbeaten in AMC"

The 21st NAIA ranked (Next ranking released on Wednesday) Cavs (20-1, 4-0) remained unbeaten in the American Mideast Conference South, and extended their winning streak to 15 matches, with road wins over Shawnee State University and The University of Rio Grande last week.  This week, they meet archrival Malone College at home on Tuesday (7 pm), then travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday for an AMC South tri-match with Urbana University.  The Cavs meet the Blue Knights at 1 pm and the host Cougars at 3 pm.

Walsh won its 14th straight match with a three-game sweep at Shawnee State University (6-6, 0-4 AMC S) on Friday.  Walsh swept the Bears by scores of 30-27, 30-14 and 30-22.   The Cavs were led by Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with 11 kills, while Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 10.  Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 42 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 14 digs.

Walsh completed their weekend sweep, with a three-game sweep over the University of Rio Grande on Saturday, by scores of 30-27, 30-22, and 30-27.  Jamie Herr had a double-double, 14 kills and 13 digs.  Jillian Barry had 52 assists for the match. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led with two aces, and contributed 15 digs.  Amy Police (5-4, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) led the defense with 16 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, So, Concord, OH/Mentor) had a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs. Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) contributed 11 kills while, Parker and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, So., Mason, OH/HS) each had two blocks.

Setter Jillian Barry leads the AMC in assists, averaging 12.82 per game. Erica Parker is fourth in attack percentage (.355), with teammate Danielle Evancho (5-9, Fr., Strongsville, OH/HS) fifth (.352).  Heather Hernandez is seventh in digs (5.28) and Megan McDonald is seventh in kills (3.93).

On Tuesday (7 pm), when the Cavs host conference rival, Malone College, fans will have the chance to win prizes throughout the match from various sponsors, including Italo's, Jimmy John's, Wal-Mart, Arby's, CiCi's Pizza, Smoothie King, and Leno's Family Restaurant. 

Saturday, September 30, 2006

"Cavaliers' Win Streak Continues"

(Rio Grande, OH) The NAIA 21st ranked Walsh Cavaliers (20-1, 4-0) continued their win streak (15) with a three-game sweep over the Redwomen of Rio Grande today.  The scores were 30-27, 30-22, and 30-27.  Walsh improves to 20-1 on the season and 4-0 in the American Mideast Conference. The Cavs were led by Jamie Herr (5-9, Sr., Attica, OH/Seneca East) with 14 kills and Jillian Barry (5-5, Jr., Salem, OH/HS) led the offense with 52 assists for the match. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Jr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led with 2 aces and also contributed 15 digs.  Freshman, Amy Police (5-4, Fr., Perry, OH/HS) led the defense with 16 digs, while Herr had a double-double on the day with 13 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, So, Concord, OH/Mentor) also had a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs. Megan McDonald (5-10, So., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) also contributed 11 kills. Parker and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, So., Mason, OH/HS) each had 2 blocks.

The Cavaliers look to extend their win streak to sixteen on Tuesday at 7pm when they host conference rival, Malone College.  Support the Cavaliers and have the chance to win prizes throughout the match from various sponsors, such as Italo's, Jimmy John's, Wal-Mart, Arby's, CiCi's Pizza, Smoothie King, Panera, Friendly's and Leno's Family Restaurant.