2007 Archive

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Cavaliers Celebrate the 2007 Season"

The team members, staff, and family and friends of Walsh University Volleyball celebrated the 2007 season with the annual banquet today. President Jusseaume and Athletic Director, Dale Howard, were also in attendance.

The individual leaders for 2007 were given their awards.

Leader in kills: 476, Megan McDonald
Leader in kills/game: 3.7, Megan McDonald
Leader in Blocks: 79, Erica Parker
Leader in Blocks/game: .63, Erica Parker
Leader in Assists: 1815, Jill Barry
Leader in Assists/game: 14.2, Jill Barry
Leader in Aces: 55, Erica Parker
Leader in Aces/game: .4, Erica Parker/Amy Police
Leader in Digs: 862, Heather Hernandez
Leader in Digs/game: 6.73, Heather Hernandez

Pictures of the banquet are shown to the right.


Monday, March 17, 2008

"Cavaliers Receive Final Commitment for 2008 Class"

Walsh University and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the final commitment for the 2008 class. Bridgette Brownfield has given a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008.

Click on 2008 Commitments for more information.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Cardinal Mooney Standout Commits to Walsh"

Walsh University and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the verbal commitment of Dayna Daltorio. Daltorio is an outside hitter from Cardinal Mooney and will sign a NAIA National Letter of Intent in the near future.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Summer Camps Now Listed on the Web"

Walsh University Volleyball Summer Camps are now listed on the web.

Click on 2008 Summer Camps on the right to view more information.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Cavaliers Receive Fifth Commitment for 2008 Class"

Walsh University and Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the verbal commitment of the fifth student-athlete for the 2008 recruiting class. Marie Jubak has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008.

See 2008 Commitments for more information.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Walsh's Heather Hernandez in SI's Faces in the Crowd"

Walsh University's Heather Hernandez (5-9 Sr, Oakdale, CA/HS) is featured in the current issue of Sports Illustrated in Faces in the Crowd for being selected as the NAIA Libero of the Year. It is the first such honor for a Walsh University athlete. Below is the link to the online version of SI.

SI link


Monday, February 11, 2008

"Cavaliers Sign Setter From Indiana"

Walsh University and Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the commitment and signing of Jessica Schmidt. Schmidt is a 5-8 setter from Michigan City, Indiana.

See 2008 Commitments for more information.


Friday, December 7, 2007

"Walsh's Hernandez Named NAIA National Libero of the Year; Barry and Hernandez NAIA All America Honorable Mention Honor"

Walsh University's Heather Hernandez has been named the NAIA National Libero of the Year. This is the first time in Walsh's history that a player has earned this honor.

Hernandez is a 5-9 senior from Oakdale, California and a four-year letter winner for the Cavaliers. She earned All-American Mideast Conference South Division First Team, All-Region IX First Team, and AMC/Region IX Libero of the Year honors for 2007. Hernandez also earned NAIA All-America Honorable Mention for her performance this season.

Hernandez helped Walsh to a 29-9 record and a final NAIA National Ranking of 23rd. She led the Cavaliers with 863 digs, with an average of 6.74 digs per game, while also added 41 service aces. Hernandez finished ranked 16th in the nation in digs per game. Heather's 863 digs in 2007 ranks second in Walsh history for digs in a single season and second in Walsh history for digs per game in a single season (6.74). Hernandez finished her career ranked third in total digs with 2085 and 10th in service aces with 148. Hernandez finished her career with an overall record of 111-37 as a Cavalier.

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, states about Hernandez, "For Heather to receive this honor is such a tremendous accomplishment. This is the highest honor a libero can be awarded, and for coaches to recognize her for her talent is nothing short of amazing. Heather has worked extremely hard for four years at Walsh and I am very proud of her. She definitely deserves this honor. To watch Heather progress into the best player she could become is something that a coach only dreams of. She became a tremendous leader for our team and was a key part to the great success of our program."

Co-Captain Jill Barry (5-5, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) was also named NAIA All America Honorable Mention. Barry led the Cavalier offense with 1815 assists, for an average of 14.2 assists per game. Her 1815 assists in a single season ranks sixth in Walsh history and her 14.2 assists per game tops her 14.13 assists per game in 2006, which ranks her first in Cavalier history. Barry finished her career with 6730 assists (second in Walsh history), 1098 digs, and 158 service aces (seventh in Walsh history). Barry also earned All-AMC South Division First Team, Region IX First Team, and AMC/Region IX Setter of the Year awards for this season.


Monday, December 3, 2007

"Phillips Signs Letter of Intent with Cavs"

Natalie Phillips has signed a NAIA Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Walsh University in the fall of 2008.

See 2008 Commitments for more information.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Rohlfs Signs with Walsh"

Kristen Rohlfs signed a NAIA Letter of Intent to play for the Cavaliers in the fall of 2008. See 2008 Commitments for more information.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

"MVNU Ends Cavs' Season"

(Mount Vernon, OH) Mount Vernon Nazarene (38-2) earned a berth in the AMC/NAIA Region IX Tournament championship match for the third time in school history as the Lady Cougars defeated Walsh (29-9) in four games today (22-30, 27-30, 30-27, 26-30). Shena Beheler led the way for MVNU with 23 kills, four blocks, and 20 digs. Audrey Hickinbotham and Courtney Springer pounded 14 and 13 kills respectively with Springer adding 15 digs and a career-high nine blocks. Jackie Albrecht registered nine kills, 10 blocks, and 16 digs, while Tiffany Milburn posted 24 digs. Kaylin Austen also handed out 53 assists. Walsh (29-9) was led by Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) and Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 16 kills apiece, while Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) smashed 12 kills. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) tallied 32 and 27 digs respectively, and Jillian Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 62 assists.


Friday, November 9, 2007

"Cavs Split, Advance to AMC/NAIA Region IX Semifinals"

Walsh (29-8) kept its dream alive of advancing to the NAIA National Tournament alive, by splitting their two pool matches today and advancing to the semfinals on Saturday. After falling to Cedarville University (24-11) in five games (24-30, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22, 10-15), Walsh kept its season alive with a three-game sweep (30-20, 30-15, 30-19) of Notre Dame College (21-14). The Cavs meet host Mount Vernon Nazarene (37-2) at 11 am on Saturday, with the winner meeting the winner of the Cedarville (24-11)/Malone (22-17) match at 6:30 pm for the NAIA National Tournament berth. Cedarville and Malone are scheduled for a 1 pm start.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led the Cavs with 26 kills in the Cedarville match. Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) had 71 assists, Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) 36 digs and three aces and Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) 4.5 blocks. In the win over Notre Dame, Parker had 18 kills and 3.0 blocks, Barry handed out 51 assists and Hernandez had 19 digs. Walsh and Mount Vernon split two matches during the regular season, with each team winning on their home floor.

http://www.mvnu.edu/sports/nazvb/news/amctourney.asp


Friday, November 9, 2007

"Cavs at AMC/Region IX Volleyball Championships"

Follow the Cavs, by clicking on the link below, as the begin their march to the NAIA National Tournament. Walsh plays its first match against Cedarville University at 1:15 pm and their second match at 3:30 pm against Notre Dame College.

http://www.mvnu.edu/sports/nazvb/news/amctourney.asp


Thursday, November 8, 2007

"Walsh Earns Five on All-AMC South Teams; Setter and Libero of the Year"

Walsh has placed five players on the All-AMC South Team. Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) (pictured above) and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) (pictured above) have both been named to the All-AMC South Division First Team. Barry has also been named the AMC South Setter of the Year. This is the second consecutive year for the honor for Barry. Hernandez has also been named the AMC South Libero of the Year.

Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) (pictured above) and Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) (pictured above) have both been named to the All-AMC South Division Second Team. Kelly has also been named to the All-AMC South Freshman Team.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) (pictured above) has earned All-AMC South Honorable Mention honors.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Walsh Moves Up in National Poll"

Walsh (28-7, 10-2 AMC S) has moved up three spots in the National Poll this week. Walsh is currently ranked #21 in the latest NAIA National Poll.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"Cavs Sweep Player of Week Honors"

Walsh teammates Megan Kelly, Jillian Barry, and Heather Hernandez are the AMC Players of the Week in women's volleyball for matches played on Oct. 29 through Nov. 4. The trio helped the NAIA No. 24 Cavaliers to a 3-0 week

Kelly, a 5-foot-10 freshman outside hitter from Brook Park, Ohio, is the AMC Player of the Week. In nine games played, she averaged 5.44 kills and 1.22 digs to go along with a .473 attack percentage.

Kelly opened the week with 20 kills in a three-game sweep over NAIA No. 13 Mount Vernon Nazarene which ended the Cougars' 23-match winning streak. She added 16 kills against Shawnee State and 13 more versus Rio Grande. Both matches were AMC South Division sweeps that secured second place in the division for Walsh, 28-7 overall and 10-2 AMC.

Barry, a 5-foot-5 senior from Salem, Ohio, is the AMC Setter of the Week for the third consecutive time and the sixth overall. She averaged 14.44 assists and 3.33 digs per game in nine games played.

Barry tallied 42 assists and 11 digs against Mount Vernon Nazarene. She set up 47 assists with eight digs versus Shawnee State and 41 assists with 11 digs in the win over Rio Grande.

Hernandez, a 5-foot-9 senior from Oakdale, Calif., picked up the AMC Libero of the Week award for the fifth time. In nine games played, she averaged 7.22 digs per game, handled 50 passes without an error, and served up five aces.

Hernandez totaled 18 digs against Mount Vernon Nazarene and 22 more versus Shawnee State. She came through with 25 digs in the Rio Grande match which also featured the 2,000th dig of her career.


Monday, November 5, 2007

"Cavs Face Cedarville in AMC/Region IX Tournament Opener on Friday"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (28-7, 10-2 AMC S) closed the regular season with three straight AMC South wins, and now prepare for the AMC/Region IX Volleyball Tournament at Mount Vernon Nazarene this weekend. Walsh earned the number two seed in "Pool B". Notre Dame College (OH) is the top seed and Cedarville University is the number three seed. Walsh opens pool play on Friday at 1:15 pm against Cedarville, then plays Notre Dame at 3:30 pm. Walsh split with Cedarville in the regular season and won at Notre Dame in five games. On Saturday, matches are scheduled for 11 am., 1 pm and the championship match at 6:30 pm.

Walsh swept American Mideast Conference South leader, and NAIA No. 13 Mount Vernon Nazarene at home last Thursday, by the scores of 30-28, 30-25 and 30-16. Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 42 assists and 11 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had a team-high 19 digs and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) led with 20 kills on a .461 hitting percentage. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a team-high 1.5 blocks, with two service aces and seven kills. Sophomore defensive specialist, Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) added 12 digs and Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) had 10.

Walsh swept Shawnee State University (30-21, 30-21, 30-21) and University of Rio Grande (30-8, 30-11, 30-12) on Saturday to end the regular season. Walsh was led by Jill Barry's 47 assists in the Shawnee State win. Heather Hernandez led with 23 digs, and Megan Kelly with 16 kills. Amy Police had a team-high four aces, and Erica Parker and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) each added 2.5 blocks. Barry led with 41 assists and Hernandez had 28 digs in the Rio Grande win. Kelly led again with 13 kills, and Whealy had a team-high 2.5 blocks. Parker, Police, and Hernandez each had three aces.

Jill Barry leads the AMC and is second in the NAIA in assists, averaging 14.1 per game. Erica Parker leads the AMC, and is eighth in the NAIA in hitting percentage (.420). Heather Hernandez is second in the AMC, and tied for 14th in the NAIA in digs per game at 6.7.


Saturday, November 3, 2007

"Cavs End Regular Season with Two Wins at Home"

No. 24 Walsh (28-7, 10-2) swept Shawnee State University and University of Rio Grande today to end the regular season. The scores against Shawnee State were 30-21, 30-21, and 30-21. Walsh was led by Jill Barry (5-5, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) with 47 assists. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led with 23 digs and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) led with 16 kills. Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) had a team-high 4 aces. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) each added 2.5 blocks against the Bears.

In the second match of the day, Walsh swept the University of Rio Grande by the scores of 30-8, 30-11, and 30-12. Barry led with 41 assists and Hernandez had 28 digs. Kelly led again in kills with 13 and Whealy had a team-high 2.5 blocks for the match. Parker, Police, and Hernandez each had 3 aces against the Redwomen.

The Cavaliers are idle until this Friday, when they travel to Mount Vernon for the AMC/Region IX Tournament. They will play Cedarville University at 1:15pm and Notre Dame College at 3:30pm. Semifinals and finals of the tournament are set for Saturday. The winner of the tournament will represent Region IX in the NAIA National Tournament in Columbia, MO from November 28-December 1.

Click on http://www.amcsports.org/Sports/wvball/2007/vol_amcplayoff07.asp for more information on the AMC/Region IX Tournament.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

"Walsh Sweeps NAIA No. 13 Mount Vernon Nazarene"

No. 24 Walsh swept No. 13 Mount Vernon Nazarene tonight by the scores of 30-28, 30-25, and 30-16. The Cavaliers were led by Jill Barry's (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) 42 assists and 11 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had a team-high 19 digs and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) led with 20 kills on a .461 hitting percentage. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a team-high 1.5 blocks, with two service aces and seven kills. Sophomore defensive specialist, Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) added 12 digs and Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) had 10.

The Cavaliers host Shawnee State University and University of Rio Grande on Saturday at 12pm and 3pm. Walsh will honor the three seniors, Jill Barry, Caitlin Doon, and Heather Hernandez.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Cavs Back in NAIA Top 25"

After impressive wins at the Madonna University Crusader Classic last weekend, Walsh (25-7, 7-2 AMC S) moved back into the NAIA Top 25, with a 24th place ranking. The Cavs knocked off defending national champion, and fifth ranked National American on Saturday, and powerful Madonna University.

Tomorrow night the Cavs face AMC South leader, and 13th ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene at home at 7 pm.

NAIA TOP 25


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Jill Barry AMC Setter of Week, Again"

For the second straight week, and fifth time this season, Walsh's Jill Barry (Sr., 5-5, Salem, OH/HS) has been named American Mideast Conference Setter of the Week. In 17 games played last week, she averaged 13.76 assists and 3.47 digs per game.

Barry handed out 38 assists as Walsh swept NAIA No. 5 National American at the Madonna Classic. She had a high of 71 assists against the host Crusaders and added 50 in a win over AMC South foe Ohio Dominican. The Cavaliers, 25-7 overall and 7-2 AMC, went 3-2 on the week which included a loss to No. 4 Biola.

Walsh is home to AMC leader, Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Thursday at 7 pm in a South Division match-up.


Monday, October 29, 2007

"Cavs Play Well at Madonna, Stun Defending National Champs/Host Mount Vernon Next"

Walsh (25-7, 7-2 AMC S) finished a big week with three wins in five matches, as they prepare for a showdown with American Mideast Conference South leader Mount Vernon Nazarene (34-1, 10-1 AMC S), at home on Thursday (7 pm). The Cavs downed Ohio Dominican University in a conference match, and then went to the Madonna University Crusader Classic over the weekend, where they split four matches. The Cavs played extremely well against highly ranked competition over the weekend and upset defending national champion National American on Saturday.

Walsh swept (30-20, 30-16, 30-19) Ohio Dominican University last Tuesday night. The Cavaliers were led by Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) with 54 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) with 21 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the offense with 17 kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Parker also added 15 digs on the night. Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) chipped in a team-high two aces and 17 digs. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) led with 3.5 blocks and added 14 kills, with a .636 hitting percentage for the night. Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH) each added 10 kills and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) contributed 11 kills.

Walsh fell to a pair of ranked foes at the Madonna University Crusader Classic on Friday. Walsh lost in five games (24-30, 27-30, 30-27, 30-20, 15-17) to 27th ranked Madonna in their first match. In their second match, the Cavs were swept by NAIA No. 4 Biola University by the scores of 22-30, 27-30 and 24-30. Megan Kelly, the AMC Player of the Week, paced the Cavs with 29 kills in the Madonna match. Jill Barry, the AMC Setter of the Week, handed out 77 assists, Heather Hernandez, the AMC Defensive Player of the Week, had 23 digs and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) 5.5 blocks. In the Biola match, Megan McDonald led with 10 kills, Barry dished out 37 assists and Hernandez had 29 digs.

Saturday was a much better day for the Cavs at Madonna. Not only did they stop a modest two-game losing streak, but they defeated NAIA No. 5, and defending national champion National American University in their second match of the day. In the Cavs opening match, they swept University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Megan Kelly and Megan McDonald each had 11 kills in the UMD sweep (30-13, 30-21, 30-17). Jill Barry handed 38 assists and Heather Hernandez had 30 digs. Walsh then swept the defending champs by the scores of 30-24, 30-28 and 30-27. Kelly, who made the all-tournament team, paced the Cavs with 16 kills. Barry dished out 38 assists and Hernandez had 26 digs and five aces.

Jill Barry leads the AMC and the NAIA in assists, averaging 14.2 per game. Erica Parker leads the AMC, and is sixth in the NAIA in hitting percentage (.436). Heather Hernandez is second in the AMC, and 16th in the NAIA in digs per game at 6.6.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Cavs Sweep UMD, Stun Defending National Champs in Three"

It was a good day for the Walsh University Volleyball team. Not only did they stop a modest two-game losing streak, but they defeated NAIA No. 5, and defending national champion National American University in their second match of the day. In the Cavs opening match, they swept University of Michigan-Dearborn.

AMC Player of the Week Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) and Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) each had 11 kills in the UMD sweep (30-13, 30-21, 30-17). AMC Setter of the Week Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 38 assists and AMC Defensive Player of the Week Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 30 digs.

Walsh then swept the defending champs by the scores of 30-24, 30-28 and 30-27. Kelly, who made the all-tournament team, paced the Cavs with 16 kills. Barry dished out 38 assists and Hernandez had 26 digs and five aces.

The Cavs host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Thursday for an AMC South match at 7 pm. It is Costume Night against the Cougars. Best costume wins $50 cash.


Friday, October 26, 2007

"Cavs Fall to Ranked Foes at Madonna"

Walsh (23-7) fell to a pair of ranked foes at the Madonna University Crusader Classic today. Walsh lost in five games (24-30, 27-30, 30-27, 30-20, 15-17) to 27th ranked Madonna in their first match. In their second match, the Cavs were swept by NAIA No. 4 Biola University by the scores of 22-30, 27-30 and 24-30. Tomorrow, the Cavs tangle with the University of Michigan-Dearborn (12:45 pm) and NAIA No. 5 National American University (3 pm).

Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) paced the Cavs with 29 kills in the Madonna match. Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) handed out 77 assists, Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 23 digs and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) 5.5 blocks. In the Biola match, Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led with 10 kills, Barry dished out 37 assists and Hernandez had 29 digs.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Cavs Trio Sweep AMC Player of Week Honors"

Walsh teammates Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name), Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS), and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) are the AMC women's volleyball Players of the Week for matches played on Oct. 15-21. They guided the Cavaliers, 22-5 overall and 6-2 AMC South, to a pair of victories.

Kelly is the AMC Player of the Week. In 10 games played, she averaged 4.60 kills per game with a .310 attack percentage. She also contributed 22 digs, three blocks, and one service ace.

Kelly hammered a career-high 25 kills in a five-game win versus Cedarville to avenge a loss earlier in the season to the Yellow Jackets. The outcome keeps Walsh in the AMC South Division title chase. She also totaled 21 kills with a career-high 17 digs in a five-game victory at AMC North Division leader Notre Dame.

Barry is the AMC Setter of the Week for the fourth time this season. She swept the award during the first three weeks this fall.

Barry averaged 14.70 assists and 2.60 digs in 10 games played. Her performance included 77 assists in the win over Notre Dame which matched her career high. She added 70 assists in the victory against Cedarville.

Hernandez has been selected the AMC Libero of the Week for the fourth time. She averaged 6.90 digs in 10 games played.

Hernandez tallied 36 digs against Cedarville and 33 more versus Notre Dame. She handled 69 of 73 passes for a .945 accuracy


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Cavs Sweep Panthers At Home"

(RV) Walsh (23-5, 7-2) swept the Panthers of Ohio Dominican University tonight by the scores of 30-20, 30-16, and 30-19. The Cavaliers were led by Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) with 54 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) with 21 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the offense with 17 kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Parker also added 15 digs on the night. Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) chipped in a team-high 2 aces and 17 digs. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) led with 3.5 blocks and also added 14 kills on a .636 hitting percentage for the night. Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH) each added 10 kills and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) contributed 11 kills.

Walsh travels to Madonna University this weekend where they will face No. 4 Biola University, No. 6 National American, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Madonna University. Friday's matches will be played at UM-Dearborn and Saturday's matches will be played at a local high school, due to facility issues at Madonna University.


Thursday, October 17, 2007

"Cavs Rally to Defeat Notre Dame in Five Games"

(South Euclid, OH) Walsh (22-5) rallied to defeat Notre Dame College in five games tonight. The Cavs lost game one 32-30, won game two 30-25, but then lost the third game 26-30. Walsh then came from behind to win the match by winning game four 30-24 and game five 15-7.

Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the Cavs with 26 kills and 3.5 blocks. Jill Barry (5-5, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 77 assists and Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 33 digs.

The Cavs are idle this weekend.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Walsh Defeats Cedarville in Five"

Walsh (21-5, 6-2) defeated Cedarville in five tonight in the Bump, Set, Spike Out Cancer match (see picture above). The scores against the Yellow Jackets were 30-25, 25-30, 30-25, 25-30, and 15-10. The Cavaliers were led by Jill Barry (5-5, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) (pictured above) with 70 assists and she also added 14 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 36 digs and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) (pictured above) had a career-high 25 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 20 kills and 2.5 blocks. Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had 2.5 blocks, 11 digs and 10 kills on the night. Caitlin Doon (5-6, Sr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) had 22 digs, Ashley Yuhas (5-9, Fr., Elyria, OH/HS) added 18, and Amy Police (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) chipped in 13. Yuhas also had a team-high 2 service aces.

The win ties Walsh with Cedarville for second place in the AMC South Division. The Cavaliers are back in action tomorrow night in a non-conference match at Notre Dame College.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Cavaliers Win Two"

Walsh (20-5, 5-2) swept Urbana University and Indiana Tech University today in a tri-match. Walsh beat Urbana by the scores of 30-13, 30-16, and 30-15 in an AMC South match. Walsh was led by Jill Barry (5-5, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) with 44 assists and three aces. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) led the defense with 18 digs and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) led with 17 kills. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) and Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) also added 10 kills each. Dattilo also had a team-high 2.5 blocks against the Blue Knights. Defensive specialist, Amy Pollice (5-5, So., Perry, OH/HS) also added 3 service aces.

In the second match of the day for the Cavaliers, Walsh swept Indiana Tech by the scores of 30-26, 30-22, and 30-27. Barry led with 45 assists and 3 service aces. Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) had a team-high 12 kills with Kelly right behind with 11. Parker also added 10 kills and 3.5 blocks. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) had 3.5 blocks.

Walsh is idle until Wednesday, when they host Cedarville University for a conference match at 7pm. Walsh is raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Fans are encouraged to support the foundation and fundraiser with the Cavaliers by purchasing the pink "Bump, Set, Spike Out Cancer" shirts that will be sold at the game. Wear your shirt to support the cure for cancer.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Cavs Fall in Three at Mount Vernon"

(Mount Vernon, OH) Walsh (18-5, 4-2 AMC S) lost in three straight games to NAIA No. 23 Mount Vernon Nazarene University (20-2, 7-0 AMC S) tonight. The AMC South leading Cougars bested the Cavs 30-24, 30-21 and 30-26.

Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor), Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) led the Cavs with 10 kills each. Jill Barry (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) dished out 38 assists and had two aces. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS) had 21 digs and Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) had 1.5 blocks.

On Saturday, Walsh will Indiana Tech (11 am) and Urbana University (10-10, 3-3 AMC S) on Saturday (3 pm) in a tri-match.


Monday, October 8, 2007

"Cavs Wins 2/3, Singleton Wins 100th Career Match"

NAIA No. 19 Walsh (18-4, 4-1 AMC S) won two out of three matches this past week. They swept arch-rival Malone College in a non-conference match on Tuesday, bested Ohio Dominican University in five games in an American Mideast Conference South match on Thursday, but then lost their first AMC South match, in four games at Cedarville University on Saturday. This week, the Cavs face AMC South leader Mount Vernon Nazarene University (20-1, 6-0 AMC S) on the road on Thursday, then host Indiana Tech (11 am) and Urbana University (10-10, 3-3 AMC S) on Saturday (3 pm) in a tri-match.

Walsh swept rival Malone College 30-27, 30-26, and 30-12, at home on Tuesday night. Walsh was led by Jill Barry's (5-6, Sr., Salem, OH/HS) 36 assists and 11 digs. Heather Hernandez (5-9, Sr., Oakdale, CA/HS), had a team-high 20 digs and two service aces. Megan McDonald (5-10, Jr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Jr., Mason, OH/HS) led the offensive attack with 11 kills each. Junior middle blocker, Erica Parker (6-0, Jr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a team-high two blocks and two service aces, while Caitlin Doon (5-6, Sr., Columbus, OH/DeSales) also added two service aces and 10 digs.

Walsh won its eighth straight match, defeating Ohio Dominican University in five games in an AMC South Division road contest on Thursday. The win was also career win number 100 for Head Coach Krista Singleton. After winning games one and two, 30-24 and 30-28, Ohio Dominican evened the match with wins in games three (30-18) and four (30-26). Walsh then won then 15-6 in the deciding game. Erica Parker and Megan McDonald led the Cavs with 21 kills each, with Hilary Dattilo adding 18 kills. AMC assist leader, Jill Barry dished out a career-high 77 assists and Heather Hernandez had 33 digs. Parker and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Jr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) each had two blocks.

Cedarville University (15-7, 4-1 AMC S) handed Walsh its first AMC South loss of the season, defeating the Cavs in four games on Saturday. The loss snapped Walsh's eight-game win streak. The Yellow Jackets won 30-23 and 35-33, before Walsh rallied for a 30-27 win in game three. Cedarville then won the match, with a 30-25 victory in the fourth game. Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) paced the Cavs with 16 kills. Megan McDonald and Caitlin Whealy added 15. Jill Barry dished out 63 assists and Heather Hernandez had 30 digs. Erica Parker had three blocks and two aces.

Jill Barry leads the AMC in assists (13.9) and Erica Parker in hitting percentage (.450). Heather Hernandez is second digs (6.7) and Megan McDonald is fifth in kills (4.0).


Saturday, October 6, 2007

"Cedarville Hands Cavs First AMC South Loss"