2008 Archive

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Sokol Makes Commitment to Walsh; Third for 2010 Class"

Krissy Sokol has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2010. Sokol is the third commitment for the Cavaliers for the class of 2010.

Krissy is a 5-8 outside/rightside hitter from Akron Hoban High School and a member of the Varsity Elite Volleyball Club. Sokol will sign a NAIA National Letter of Intent in the future.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Cavaliers Make A Mark In the Classroom"

The volleyball team has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for 2008-09. The Cavaliers had a combined 3.387 team GPA in the classroom in the spring semester and a 3.147 in the previous fall semester. To earn this award, the team must have maintained at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average for the year. This is the first AVCA Academic Award the Cavaliers have earned under Coach Krista Burrows.

Burrows stated, "I am so proud of what this team has accomplished in the classroom. We do focus strongly on academics, as these young student-athletes will go on to have careers in many other fields other than volleyball. All of these tremendous individuals work hard on a daily basis to succeed in the classroom and I am so glad to see them, as a team, get recognized for all of their hard work. I know this will motivate our teams in the future to continue the focus in the classroom and earn many more team academic awards."

The NAIA had 35 of its member schools achieve the honor this year, which is 21% of its total membership for 2008-2009.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Megan McDonald, Joe Shardo Selected Female and Male Athletes of the Year"
Walsh University has selected Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Joe Shardo (6-5, Sr., Yorkshire, OH/Versailles) as Female and Male Athletes of the Year (2008-09) in a vote of University head coaches. McDonald led Walsh to the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament, while Shardo led the men's basketball team to their fifth straight NAIA National Tournament appearance. They will be honored at halftime of Walsh's home opening football game on Saturday, September 19 (12 pm) against Ohio Dominican University at Fawcett Stadium.

McDonald earned Second-Team NAIA All-American accolades in guiding the Cavaliers to a 29-13 overall record. Walsh won the American Mideast Conference regular season crown (13-1) and earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament, finishing 21st in the final NAIA poll. McDonald was named AMC Player of the Year, while also earning first-team Honors. Megan was also tabbed AMC Player of the Week four times. She was also named to the AVCA Northeast Region Team, while being selected the Northeast Region Player of the Year. McDonald averaged 4.01 kills per game (1st AMC/11th NAIA), totaling 602 for the year.

Shardo, who earned NAIA First-Team All-American and First-Team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) State Farm Coaches' NAIA All-America teams honors led Walsh to 27 wins, a co-American Mideast Conference Championship and a fifth straight NAIA Tournament appearance. Shardo, who was named American Mideast Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-AMC, scored 788 points in his two years at Walsh after transferring from Missouri-Rolla. Shardo was a three-time AMC Player of the Week, and led the Cavs in scoring (18.6 ppg). Joe shot .510 from the field, .843 from the free throw line, averaged 6.5 rebounds, handed out 72 assists and had 37 steals. He scored 30 points or more in a single game four times, with a career high of 45 points against Ohio Dominican University. He scored 31 points in Walsh's AMC Tournament Championship win against Mount Vernon Nazarene University.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Cavs Add Eighth for 2009 Class"

Katie Magers will be the final addition to the 2009 Cavalier Volleyball roster. Magers is a 5-8 outside hitter from Tiffin Columbian High School in Tiffin, Ohio. Magers joins seven other signees for the class of 2009.


Friday, May 8, 2009

"Silver Commits to Cavaliers; Second 2010 Commitment"

Amber Silver has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2010. Silver is a 5-10 middleblocker from Manchester High School in Akron, Ohio. Silver has been First Team All-Conference for the past three seasons and was named Team MVP in 2007 and 2008. Amber is also a member of the Zero Gravity Junior Olympic prgram.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

"Lawless Commits to Walsh; First Commitment for 2010"

Molly Lawless has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2010. Lawless is a defensive specialist from Dover, Ohio and Tuscarawas Central Catholic High School. She is also a member of the Ohio Elite USAV Junior Olympic Team.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Herzberg Makes Commitment to Walsh"

Ashley Herzberg has verbally committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2009. Herzberg is a 5-4 defensive specialist from Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio.

For more information, visit 2009 Commitments.


Monday, February 23, 2009

"Walsh Gets Commitment from McNicholas' Chandler"

Paige Chandler has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the flal of 2009. Chandler is a middleblocker/outside hitter from Archbishop McNicholas High School and is the sixth commitment for the Cavaliers for the class of 2009.

For more information, visit 2009 Commitments.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Duran commits to Walsh; Fifth Commitment for 2009 Class"

Hannah Duran has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2009. Duran is a setter from Midview High School and is the fifth commitment for the Cavaliers for the class of 2009.

For more information, visit 2009 Commitments.


Friday, December 26, 2008

"Triway's Ritchey Commits to the Cavaliers"

Walsh University Volleyball has received their fourth commitment for the 2009 class. Erica Ritchey, a senior at Triway High School, has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2009.

For more information, visit 2009 Commitments.


Monday, December 22, 2008

"2009 Cavalier Volleyball Camps and High School Tournaments Announced"

The dates for the 2009 Cavalier Volleyball Camps and High School Tournaments have been posted on the web. Please click on 2009 Summer Camps for more information.



Wednesday, December 11, 2008

"McDonald and Parker Named NAIA All-Americans"

Seniors, Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) (both pictured top) have been named NAIA All-Americans.

McDonald earned NAIA All-America Second Team and Parker earned NAIA All-America Honorable Mention. McDonald was also named the AMC Player of the Year while Parker garnerd First Team Honors. Both were named to the AVCA Northeast Region Team with McDonald also earning the Northeast Region Player of the Year.

McDonald and Parker helped guide the Cavaliers to a 29-13 record with a final NAIA National Ranking of No. 21. The Cavaliers won the American Mideast Conference regular season and earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament that was held in Sioux City, IA.

For more information on the NAIA All-America honors, please visit http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/120808aac.html.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

"Cavaliers Receive Third Commitment for the 2009 Class"

Head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced that Julianne O'Donnell has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2009.

For more information, please visit 2009 commitments.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

"AVCA Releases NAIA All-Region Teams; McDonald, Parker, and Singleton Honored"

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced the 2008 NAIA All-Region Teams and Coaches. Senior outside, Megan McDonald, has been named the AVCA Northeast Region Player of the Year. Erica Parker has also been named to the First Team Northeast Region and head coach, Krista Singleton, has been named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year.

For more information, click on http://www.avca.org/.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

"Cavs Close Season at National Tourney/McDonald, Parker, Singleton Honored"

Walsh finished 0-3 in pool play at the National Tournament, but finished a very successful season at 29-13. The Cavs made their fourth national tournament appearance, and first since 2003 and reached pool play in Sioux City, Iowa after defeating Lee University in an opening round match.

Walsh lost in three games (25-13, 25-18, and 25-18) to Concordia University (27-5) in their first pool play match last Tuesday. The Cavs played well early and held a 12-10 lead, when Concordia closed the match with a 15-1 run. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt) led the Cavs with eight kills each. Walsh struggled putting the ball down, converting on just .151 of their attack attempts. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 26 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led with 14 digs.

Northwestern College (29-7) rallied from a 2-0 deficit, to defeat the Cavs 3-2 in their second pool play match last Wednesday. Walsh won the first two games by identical 25-19 scores. Northwestern then got back into the match with a 25-12 win in game three and then forced game five with a 25-20 win in game four. They then took the deciding game 15-11. Megan McDonald paced the Cavs with 19 kills, with Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) adding 13. Jessica Schmidt handed out 46 assists and Ashley Yuhas led with 16 digs. Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) added 13 digs, McDonald and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) each had 12.

Walsh lost its final pool play match 3-1 to Olivet Nazarene University on Thursday, by the scores of 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 and 25-21. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led Walsh with 16 kills. Megan McDonald added 14 and Caitlin Whealy 11. Marie Jubak (Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) handed out 35 assists and Ashley Yuhas led with 21 digs.

Megan McDonald, Erica Parker and Head Coach Krista Singleton were each honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. McDonald was named Northeast Region Player of the Year and to the Northeast Region Team. Parker was also named to the team, while Singleton was named Coach of the Year. McDonald averaged 4.01 kills per game, with 602 for the year. Parker led the team with a .312 attack percentage and recorded 403 kills. Singleton (140-50, 5 yrs.) led Walsh to their 15th straight winning season and fourth NAIA National Tournament appearance.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Cavs Lose Tourney Finale"

(Sioux City, IA) Walsh (29-13) lost its final pool play match at the NAIA National Championships, 3-1 to Olivet Nazarene University today, by the scores of 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 and 25-21. The Cavs end the season 29-13. Despite playing well, the Cavs dropped all three pool play matches.

Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led Walsh with 16 kills. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 14 and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) had 11. Marie Jubak (Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) handed out 35 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led with 21 digs.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

9:10 PM EST VOLLEYBALL UPDATE

"Cavs Fall 15-11 in Game Five"

(Sioux City, IA) Northwestern College (29-7) rallied from a 2-0 deficit, to defeat the Cavs (29-12) 3-2 in pool play at the NAIA National Championships. The Cavs, now 0-2 in their pool, play their final match of the tournament at 4:45 pm EST against Olivet Nazarene University on Friday.

Walsh won the first two games by identical 25-19 scores. Northwestern then got back into the match with a 25-12 win in game three and then forced game five with a 25-20 win in game four. They then took the deciding game 15-11.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 19 kills. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) added 13. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 46 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led with 16 digs. Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) added 13 digs, McDonald 12 and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) 12.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

8:53 PM EST

"Cavs/Northwestern in Game Five"

Northwestern College has rallied with wins in games three (25-12) and game four (25-20) to force a fifth and deciding game.

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"Cavs Up 2-0" GAME IN PROGRESS

(Sioux City, IA) Walsh leads Northwestern College 2-0 in the second pool play match at the NAIA National Tournament. The Cavs won game one 25-9 and game two 25-19. The third game is in progress.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Cavs Face Northwestern College Next"

(Sioux City, IA) After falling to Concordia University (27-5) in three games in their first pool play match at the NAIA National Tournament yesterday, Walsh (29-11) looks to break into the win column against Northwestern College (IA) (28-7) this afternoon at 7 pm (EST). Northwestern swept Olivet Nazarene in their first pool play match, by the scores of 25-17, 24-23 and 26-24. Hiilary Hanno (OH, 5-10) led the attack with 17 kills and Kaitlin Beaver (6-0) handed out 40 assists. Northwestern has won 17 of their last 18 matches.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Cavs Fall to Concordia in Three"

(Sioux City, IA) Walsh (29-11) lost in three games (25-13, 25-18, 25-18) to Concordia University (27-5) in their first pool play match at the NAIA National Tournament, being held at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena. The Cavs second pool play match is tomorrow at 7 pm (EST) against Northwestern College (IA) (28-7).

Walsh played well early and held a 12-10 lead, when Concordia closed the match with a 15-1 run. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt) led the Cavs with eight kills each. Walsh struggled putting the ball down, converting on just .151 of their attack attempts. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 26 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led with 14 digs.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

"Rested Cavs Open Volleyball Title Chase on Tuesday"

No. 21 Walsh (29-10) is settled in Sioux City, Iowa, to begin NAIA National Tournament Pool Play on December 2. Walsh will compete in Pool 3, and play their first match on Tuesday, December 2. The tournament will hosted by Morningside (Iowa) at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa on December 2-6, 2008. The final 24 teams are placed into six pools and will play a round robin pool play Dec. 2-4. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the single elimination bracket, which begins Friday, Dec. 5 and will end with the championship match on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

Walsh is making its fourth national tournament appearance. The Cavs made three consecutive trips to the National Tournament (2001, 2002, and 2003) and reached the Elite Eight in 2003. Walsh enters the tournament with wins in eight of the last nine matches and on a three-match win streak. They defeated Lee University on November 22 in four games in their opening round match.

Walsh has an all-time record of 7-7 in national tournament play. In 2003, they won their first three matches (Houston Baptist, College of St. Mary and Si-Tanka) to reach the Elite Eight.

The Cavs will play Concordia University (26-5) at 4:45 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 3. Concordia received one of 12 at-large berths and competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference. This is their fourth tournament appearance. On Wednesday, at 7 pm (EST), the Cavs meet Northwestern Iowa (27-7). Northwestern College (IA) also received an at-large berth and won the Great Plains Athletic Conference. This will be their eighth tournament appearance. The Cavs play their final pool play match on Thursday, December 4th against Olivet Nazarene University (37-9) at 4:45 pm (EST). Olivet defeated Asbury (KY) in an opening round match 3-0 at Olivet on Saturday night. Olivet won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and are making their seventh trip to the national tournament.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Pool Play Announced for Cavs at NAIA Nationals"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the pool assignments and schedule for the 29th Annual NAIA Volleyball National Championship. Walsh (29-10 will compete in Pool 3, and play their first match on Tuesday, December 2. The tournament will hosted by Morningside (Iowa) at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa on December 2-6, 2008.

The final 24 teams are placed into six pools and will play a round robin pool play Dec. 2-4.The top two teams from each pool will advance to the single elimination bracket, which begins Friday, Dec. 5 and will end with the championship match on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

The Cavs will play Concordia University (26-5) at 3:45 pm (CST) on Tuesday, December 3. Concordia received one of 12 at-large berths and competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference. This is their fourth tournament appearance. On Wednesday, at 6 pm (CST), the Cavs meet Northwestern Iowa (27-7). Northwestern also received an at-large berth and won the Great Plains Athletic Conference. This will be their eighth tournament appearance. The Cavs play their final pool play match on Thursday, December 4th against Olivet Nazarene University (37-9) at 3:45 pm (CST). Olivet defeated Asbury (KY) in an opening round match 3-0 at Olivet on Saturday night. Olivet won the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and are making their seventh trip to the national tournament.

Fresno Pacific (Calif.) captured its third national title last season and is once again the favorite this season.The Sunbirds are perfect on the season with 30-0 record and were ranked No. 1 in every Coaches' Top 25 Poll this season.

Columbia (Mo.) and Fresno Pacific have won the most titles (3) among the current NAIA members.Both teams are making their 15th consecutive appearance in the National Championship.California Baptist has won two titles while Azusa Pacific took home one championship.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Cavs Defeat Lee in Four Games, Headed to Iowa"

(North Canton, OH) No. 21 Walsh (29-10) defeated Lee University (29-10) in four games in a NAIA National Tournament opening round match before 562 at Alumni Arena tonight. The Cavs will now head to Sioux City, Iowa, to begin Pool Play on December 2.

All four games were tight, with Lee winning game one 25-21. Walsh's 9-6 early lead would be their biggest of the game. Walsh's last lead came at 17-16, and the last tie was at 19-19. Lee took the lead for good at 21-20 and their 25-21 win marked their largest lead of the game. The Cavs knotted the match with a 25-22 win in game two. In another tight game that featured eight ties and four lead changes, it would be Walsh who would rally down the stretch to even the match at 1-1. Walsh led 19-16 when Lee rallied to take a 21-20 lead. Lee also led 22-21 when the Cavs' Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS) put the ball down to tie the game at 22-22. Walsh would then score the next three points to record the win.

The Cavs used a 12-point run to take control of the match in game three. With Lee leading 12-9, an Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) kill continued a run that led to a 25-18 Walsh win. Game four was tight as well, with neither team leading by more than two points, until Lee took a 16-13 lead. Walsh would tie the game at 16, with additional ties a 17-17 and 18-18. Walsh took a 19-18 lead on a Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) kill, and then ran off four more points to lead 23-19. Walsh led 24-20 when Lee came to life with a four-point rally that tied the game at 24-24. Lee took their final lead at 26-25, when the Cavs tied the game at 26-26. A Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) kill put Walsh up 27-26, which was followed by a Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt) kill that gave Walsh a 28-26 win and the match.

Erica Parker led the Cavs with 16 kills. Megan McDonald added 13 and Caitlin Whealy 11. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 47 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led with 18 digs. Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) added 16 digs and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) 10. Stephanie Todd (5-10, Fr., Colorado Springs, CO/Air Academy) led Lee with 14 kills. Gretchen Higdon (5-6, Fr., Ooltewah, TN/HS) handed out 27 assists and Milica Krsmanovic (6-0, Jr., Bosnia) 23. Christeena Bertinetti (5-11, Sr., Midlothian, TX/HS) had 17 digs.

Final site pool assignments and schedule will be announced on Sunday, November 23 by 1 p.m. (CST).
The final 24 teams are placed into six pools and will play a round robin pool play Dec. 2-4. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the single elimination bracket, which begins Friday, Dec. 5 and will end with the championship match on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"McDonald Named AMC Player of Year; Schmidt Freshman of Year; Singleton Coach of Year; Three Others on All-Conference Teams"

Senior outside hitter, Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) has been named the American Mideast Conference Player of the Year and to the AMC First Team for the 2008 season. McDonald had a stellar senior season, finishing the regular season averaging 4.1 kills per set for a total of 548 kills. McDonald also added 280 digs (2.1 digs/set), 51 total blocks, 15 service aces, and hit .233. She earned AMC Player of the Week honors four times during the season and ranks 11th in the NAIA in kills per set.

Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) earned the AMC Freshman of the Year honor. This is the third Freshman of the Year award under the direction of head coach, Krista Singleton. Schmidt is averaging 10.73 assists per set and has also added 27 service aces, 39 kills, 138 digs, and 35 total blocks. She was also named to the AMC Third Team.

Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) also joined McDonald on the AMC First Team. Parker is averaging 2.68 kills per set (362 total kills) and has also added a team-high 52 service aces and 106 total blocks, along with 115 digs. Her .320 hitting percentage for 2008 ranks 47th in the nation in the NAIA. Parker earned All-AMC Second Team honors in 2007 and 2006, All-AMC Honorable Mention and AMC Freshman of the Year in 2005.

Ashley Yuhas (5-9., So, Elyria, OH/HS) was named to the AMC Second Team and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) earned AMC Honorable Mention. Yuhas has a total of 559 digs on the season, for an average of 4.23 digs per set. She has also added 21 service aces and a .955 passing percentage for 2008. Whealy has contributed 236 kills (1.98 kills/set), 30 assists, 43 digs, and 60 total blocks for the Cavaliers. This is the first honor for both Yuhas and Whealy in their careers at Walsh.

Head Coach, Krista Singleton, has been named the AMC Coach of the Year by her coaching peers. This is the second coach of the year honor for Singleton. She last earned the award in 2006. Singleton is currently 139-47 in her coaching career at Walsh University. She has led her team to a #21 NAIA National final ranking in 2008 and the Cavaliers first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament since Singleton took over the helm in 2004.

Singleton and the Cavalier host the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament this Saturday at 8pm in Alumni Arena. The Cavaliers face Lee University (29-9) out of Cleveland, Tennessee. The winner will move on to the final site of the NAIA National Tournament held in Sioux City, Iowa from December 2-6.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Cavs to Host Lee University (TN) in Opening Round NAIA National Tournament Match-Up"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh University (28-10, 13-1 AMC) will play host to Lee University (TN) (29-9) at Alumni Arena, on Saturday, November 22, in an opening round NAIA National Tournament match at 8 pm. There are 12 on-site matches.

Winners of each opening round match will advance to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa.The tournament will be held at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena from Dec. 2-6, 2008 in Sioux City.

Lee finished the regular season 29-9 and won the Southern States Athletic Conference. This will be their seventh trip to the National Tournament. The Flames are 5-18 all-time at nationals. They come into the tournament on a five-match win streak, which includes their victory over Shorter College in the Southern States Athletic Conference championship match.

Walsh won the American Mideast Conference championship and will be making their fourth national tournament appearance. The Cavs are 6-7 all-time at nationals, with their last appearance in 2003. The Cavs have won two straight matches and six of their last seven matches.

Tickets will be priced &$8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"McDonald Earns AMC Player of the Week Honors for Fourth Time"

Senior outside hitter, Megan McDonald, has been named the AMC Player of the Week for November 3-9. This is the fourth time this season McDonald has earned the honor.

Megan averaged 4.2 kills per set, a .252 hitting percentage, and 1.8 digs per set in three matches last week. She also added one solo block and seven block assists. McDonald currently has 546 kills (4.1 kills/set), 280 digs (2.1 digs/set), 51 total blocks, 15 service aces, and a .233 hitting percentage on the season.

McDonald and the Cavaliers earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament this past weekend and will play in the opening round on November 22.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Walsh Receives Second Commitment for 2009"

Walsh and head coach, Krista Singleton, has announced the second commitment for the 2009 recruiting class. Jenna Golic has made a verbal commitment to continue her athletic and academic career at Walsh University in the fall of 2009. Golic is a 5-10 outside hitter from Mentor High School, located in Mentor, Ohio.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Cavaliers at #24 in NAIA"

Walsh (28-10, 13-1 AMC) are currently ranked #24 in the nation in the NAIA. The Cavaliers won the AMC this past weekend and await the release of the NAIA National Tournament bracket this Sunday at 9pm. Walsh will play on November 22 in the opening round of the National Tournament. Time, place, and opponent will be known on Sunday.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

"Cavs Win AMC; Clinch National Tourney Berth"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (28-10, 13-1) captured the American Mideast Conference championship, and their first NAIA National Tournament bid in five years, when they defeated Roberts Wesleyan in three games last Friday night. The selection process and bracket announcement will be made on Sunday, November 16. The first round of the national tournament will be played on campus sites. Walsh is hoping to host on November 22.

Ohio Dominican University (21-10, 11-3) handed the Cavs its first conference loss of the season in Columbus on Tuesday night. Walsh captured game one 25-17, before the Panthers evened the match with a 25-19 win in game two. The Cavs took control of the match in game three, winning 25-20, but fell flat in game four losing 25-12. The Panthers then prevailed on their home floor in game five winning 16-14. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led the Cavs with 17 kills and 2.5 blocks. Marie Jubak (5-7, Fr., Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) dished out 24 assists and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) 22. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led the defense with 35 digs.

Walsh earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament with a sweep of Roberts Wesleyan College on Friday. Set scores were 25-16, 25-17 and 25-10. The Cavaliers were paced by Megan McDonald with 16 kills and Jessica Schmidt with 31 assists. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a match-high four aces, while and also adding six digs. Ashley Yuhas had a team-high 15 digs and added two aces. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS) added one block and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) contributed six kills.

Walsh finished the regular season with a sweep of Point Park University on Saturday. Set scores were 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21. Walsh was led by Megan McDonald with 13 kills. Erica Parker had a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Jessica Schmidt had 37 assists, Ashley Yuhas had a team-high 14 digs and two service aces. Hilary Dattilo added 3.5 blocks and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) had 1.5 blocks and eight kills.

Megan McDonald, who has been named AMC Player of the Week three times this season, leads the conference in kills per game (4.1). Erica Parker is 9th in attack percentage (.320) an Ashley Yuhas in 8th in digs (4.2).

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Cavaliers Finish Regular Season with Win Over Point Park, AMC Regular Season Champions"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (28-10, 13-1 AMC) finished the regular season with a win over Point Park University today. Set scores were 25-22, 25-17, 25-21. The Cavaliers earn the AMC Championship and move onto the NAIA National Tournament, beginning on November 22.

Walsh was led by Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 13 kills. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) had 37 assists, Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) had a team-high 14 digs and 2 service aces. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS) also added 3.5 blocks on the day. Senior, Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) added 1.5 blocks and 8 kills.

Walsh also paid tribute to their five seniors, Jennifer Carona, Hilary Dattilo, Megan McDonald, Erica Parker, and Caitlin Whealy, prior to the match.

Walsh is idle until November 22 for the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament. The selection process and bracket announcement is held on Sunday, November 16.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

"Walsh Earns Bid to National Tournament with Sweep of Roberts Wesleyan"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (27-10, 12-1 AMC) earned an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament tonight with a sweep of Roberts Wesleyan College. Set scores were 25-16, 25-17, 25-10. The Cavaliers were led by Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 16 kills and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 31 assists. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a match-high four aces and also added six digs. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) had a team-high 15 digs and added 2 aces. Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS) added one block and Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) contributed 6 kills.

The Cavaliers finish their regular season tomorrow at 2pm when they host conference foe, Point Park University. Walsh will pay tribute to their five seniors, Jennifer Carona, Hilary Dattilo, Megan McDonald, Erica Parker, and Caitlin Whealy, prior to the match.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"ODU Hands Cavs First AMC Loss, Delays NAIA Party"

(Columbus, OH) Ohio Dominican University (21-10, 11-3) handed NAIA No. 25 Walsh (26-10, 11-1) its first American Mideast Conference loss of the season, and delayed the Cavs clinching of a NAIA National Tournament berth, with a five-game win in Columbus tonight. The Cavs now have a chance to clinch the national tournament berth, at home, on Friday night against Roberts Wesleyan College at 7 pm. Walsh needs one win in its final two matches to clinch the AMC title and automatic tourney berth.

Walsh captured game one 25-17, before the Panthers evened the match with a 25-19 win in game two. The Cavs took control of the match in game three, winning 25-20, but fell flat in game four losing 25-12. The Panthers then prevailed on their home floor in game five, winning 16-14.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led the Cavs with 17 kills and 2.5 blocks. Marie Jubak (5-7, Fr., Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) dished out 24 assists and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) 22. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led the defense with 35 digs.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

"Cavs Remain Undefeated in AMC Play/Can Clinch National Tourney Berth with Win"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh captured three American Mideast Conference matches last week, to remain undefeated in conference play and inch closer to the NAIA National Tournament. The Cavs have won five straight matches and are 26-9 overall and 11-0 in the AMC with three regular season matches to play. The Cavs can clinch the AMC regular season championship, and NAIA National Tournament berth with a win at Ohio Dominican University (20-10, 10-3) on Tuesday night (7 pm). Later in the week, the Cavs host Roberts Wesleyan (16-17, 5-7) on Friday (7 pm) and Point Park (19-17, 7-6) on Saturday (2 pm) to close the regular season.

Walsh defeated Cedarville University in four games (25-19, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-15) on Friday night at Alumni Arena. The Cavs were led by freshman setter, Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS), with 45 assists and Megan McDonald's (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) 15 kills and 11 digs. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led the defense with 21 digs. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added 12 and 11 kills respectively. Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) added two aces and Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Kent Roosevelt), starting her first match in the middle, had a team-high 3.5 blocks.

Walsh then downed Carlow College and the University of Northwest Ohio at home on Saturday. The Cavaliers swept Carlow in the first match of the day (25-20, 25-14, and 25-11). Megan McDonald paced the attack with 13 kills, and Ashley Yuhas with 14 digs. Jessica Schmidt handed out 32 assists, Erica Parker contributed eight kills, one block, and eight digs. Yuhas and Natalie Phillips each had two aces.

Walsh then defeated UNOH in four games (26-24, 25-19, 27-29, and 25-22). Marie Jubak (5-7, Fr., Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) led with 38 assists and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) had a team-high 18 kills. McDonald added 15 kills and 11 digs, while Yuhas had a team-high 34 digs. Phillips, Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS), and Jubak were also in double-digit digs with 17, 14, and 10, respectively. Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt/Kent State) added three blocks.

Megan McDonald, who has been named AMC Player of the Week three times this season, leads the conference in kills (4.1). Erica Parker is 8th in attack percentage (.315) an Ashley Yuhas in 9th in digs (4.1).

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Cavaliers Win Two, Remain at Top of AMC"

Walsh (26-9, 11-0 AMC) remain unbeaten and at the top of the AMC with two wins today over Carlow College and University of Northwest Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated Carlow in three. Set scores were 25-20, 25-14, 25-11. Walsh was led by Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 13 kills and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) with 14 digs. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) had 32 assists. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added 8 kills, 1 block, and 8 digs. Yuhas and Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) each had 2 aces.

Walsh defeated UNOH by the scores of 26-24, 25-19, 27-29, and 25-22. Marie Jubak (5-7, Fr., Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas) led with 38 assists and Megan Kelly (5-10, Fr., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) had a team-high 18 kills. McDonald added 15 kills and 11 digs. Yuhas had a team-high 34 digs. Phillips, Police, and Jubak were also in double-digit digs with 17, 14, and 10, respectively. Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/HS/Kent State) added 3 blocks.

The Cavaliers travel to Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday, November 4, for a 7pm conference matchup. Walsh is then home on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, for their final homestand of the 2008 season.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

"Cavaliers Beat Cedarville, Stay Undefeated in Conference"

Walsh (24-9, 9-0) defeated Cedarville (17-10, 8-4) in four games tonight. Scores were 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 25-15. The Cavaliers were led by freshman setter, Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 45 assists and Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) with 15 kills and added 11 digs. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) led the defense with 21 digs. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added 12 and 11 kills. Natalie Phillips (5-10, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) added two aces and Natalie Borland (6-0, Jr., Kent, OH/Kent Roosevelt), starting her first match in the middle, had a team-high 3.5 blocks.

The Cavaliers are back in action tomorrow in Alumni Arena. They host Carlow College at 11am and University of Northwest Ohio at 3pm. Carlow and UNOH will play at 1pm. All matches are AMC Conference matches.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

"Cavs Reach 20-Win Mark/McDonald Named to All-Tourney Team at Madonna/Cedarville Showdown on Friday"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (23-9, 8-0) won four out of five non-league matches last week. This week, they return to American Mideast Conference action, at home, on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Cavs host Cedarville University (17-8, 8-2) at 7 pm, and host Carlow University (7-20, 1-11) and the University of Northwestern Ohio (25-8, 8-3) on Saturday at 11 am and 3 pm respectively. Cedarville downed the Cavs in five games in non-league match on October 4. Walsh leads the AMC; Shawnee State (9-2) is second place and Cedarville (8-2) third.

Walsh reached the 20-win mark with a three-game sweep (26-24, 25-21, and 25-12) at Lake Erie College on Tuesday night. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the Cavs attack with 10 kills apiece. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 28 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) added 18 digs. Parker also added two aces.

Walsh split matches at the Madonna Invitational in Michigan on Friday. The Cavs lost in three to NAIA No. 7 Madonna in the early match, by the scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-19. Megan McDonald led the Cavs with 13 kills, Jessica Schmidt handed out 36 assists and Ashley Yuhas added 16 digs and two aces. In the second match, the Cavs downed Trinity International in three, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-19. McDonald recorded 11 kills, Schmidt 34 assists, Natalie Phillips (5-11, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) 16 digs and Erica Parker four blocks.

Walsh won both of their matches on Saturday in the final day of the Madonna Invitational. The Cavs defeated Berry University in four games (25-23, 20-25, 25-18 and 25-14) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn in four games (22-25, 25-12, 25-11, 29-27) as well. Megan McDonald, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, recorded 20 kills in the Berry match and 21 against UM-Dearborn. Setter Jessica Schmidt dished 45 assists against Berry and 57 versus UMD. Natalie Phillips had 12 kills and 19 digs in the Berry match. Ashley Yuhas had 20 digs in the Berry match and 23 against UMD. Erica Parker had two aces and two blocks against Berry and 16 kills, three aces and four blocks in the UMD match.

Megan McDonald leads the AMC and is 10th in the NAIA, averaging 4.0 kills per game. Erica Parker is sixth in the AMC in hitting percentage (.333) Ashley Yuhas is tied for 10th in digs (3.8).

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Final Day at Madonna, McDonald Named to All-Tournament Team"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (23-9) won both of their matches on the final day of the Madonna Invitational today. The Cavs defeated Berry University in four games (25-23, 20-25, 25-18 and 25-14) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn in four games (22-25, 25-12, 25-11, 29-27) as well.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran), who was named to the All-Tournament Team, recorded 20 kills in the Berry match and 21 against UM-Dearborn. Setter Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) dished 45 assists against Berry and 57 versus UMD. Natalie Phillips (5-11, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) had 12 kills and 19 digs in the Berry match. Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) had 20 digs in the Berry match and 23 against UMD. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had two aces and two blocks against Berry and 16 kills, three aces and four blocks in the UMD match.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

"Cavs Split at Madonna Tournament"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (21-9) split matches at the Madonna Invitational in Michigan today. TheCavs lost in three to NAIA No. 7 Madonna in the early match, by the scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-19. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led the Cavs with 13 kills, Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 36 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) added 16 digs and two aces.

In the second match, the Cavs downed Trinity International in three, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-19. McDonald recorded 11 kills, Schmidt 34 assists, Natalie Phillips (5-11, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) 16 digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) four blocks.

Tomorrow the Cavs meet Berry University at 11:30 am and the University of Michgan-Dearborn at 1:30 pm.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Cavs Reach 20-Win Mark"

(Painesville, OH) NAIA No. 25 Walsh (20-8) reached the 20-win mark, with a three-game non-league sweep at Lake Erie College tonight. The Cavs won by the scores of 26-24, 25-21 and 25-12. This weekend the play at the Madonna Tournament in Michigan.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the Cavs attack with 10 kills apiece. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 28 assists and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) added 18 digs. Parker also added two aces.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Cavs Take Malone in Four, Remain Unbeaten in AMC"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (19-8, 8-0) remained unbeaten and atop the American Mideast Conference, by besting rival Malone College (16-9, 5-2) in four games (25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19) at Osborne Hall tonight. The win was the fourth straight for the Cavs. Walsh is idle until next Tuesday, when they travel to Lake Erie College.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led the Cavs attack with 15 kills. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 37 assists and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) recorded 12 digs.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

"Cavs Lead AMC/at Malone on Wednesday"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (18-8, 7-0) has taken over sole possession of first place in the American Mideast Conference, after winning three conference matches, coupled with Malone's (16-8, 5-1) loss in five games to Cedarville last week. This week, the Cavs and Pioneers meet at Malone's Osborne Hall in a big AMC match at 7 pm on Wednesday. The Pioneers bested the Cavs, in a non-conference match on September 9 at Walsh.

Walsh swept NAIA #RV Mount Vernon Nazarene University in three games (25-19, 25-22, and 25-11) on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers were led by middle blocker Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS), with 14 kills and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 43 assists. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) each added nine digs. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) contributed 13 kills. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added eight kills and a match-high five service aces.

Walsh then won twice in upstate New York on Friday (Daemen) and Saturday (Houghton). Walsh defeated Daemen College in four games (25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15) to start the weekend. Megan McDonald paced the Cavs with 13 kills and 16 digs. Jessica Schmidt handed out 43 assists and Amy Police led with 19 digs. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) and Megan Kelly (So., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) each had 11 kills. Whealy also added 3.5 blocks. Walsh then swept Houghton in three games (25-9, 25-17, and 25-23) on Saturday. Megan McDonald paced the Cavs with 16 kills and two blocks. Jessica Schmidt handed out 33 assists and Amy Police led with 15 digs. Erica Parker added four aces. Walsh also earned a forfeit win over SUNY-Canton on Saturday.

Megan McDonald leads the AMC, averaging 4.0 kills per game. Erica Parker is fifth in attack percentage (.350).

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

"Cavs in New York State of Mind"

Walsh completed its sweep in upstate New York, with a win in three games (25-9, 25-17, 25-23) at Houghton College today. Walsh also earned a forfeit win over SUNY-Canton today. The Cavs are 18-8 overall and 7-0 in the American Mideast Conference. Walsh has won 12 of their last 13 matches and play at rival in Malone University in an AMC match on Wednesday at Osborne Hall at 7 pm.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 16 kills and and two blocks. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 33 assists and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) led with 15 digs. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added four aces.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

"Cavs Remain Unbeaten in AMC"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh remained unbeaten in the American Mideast Conference, by defeating Daemen College in four games (25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15) in four games tonight. Walsh is now 6-0 in the AMC and 16-8 overall and has won 10 of their last 11 matches. The Cavs continue their New York swing on Saturday, as they meet Houghton College in an AMC match at noon on Saturday.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 13 kills and 16 digs. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 43 assists and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) led with 19 digs. Caitlin Whealy (6-2, Sr., Avon Lake, OH/HS) and Megan Kelly (So., Brook Park, OH/Holy Name) each had 11 kills. Whealy also added 3.5 blocks.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Cavaliers Sweep Mount Vernon"

NAIA #25 Walsh swept NAIA #RV Mount Vernon Nazarene University in three sets tonight. Scores were 25-19, 25-22, and 25-11. The Cavaliers were led by middleblocker, Hilary Dattilo (5-10, Sr., Mason, OH/HS), with 14 kills and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 43 assists. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) both added 9 digs. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) contributed 13 kills. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) added eight kills and a match-high five service aces.

The Cavaliers travel to Daemen College on Friday, October 10 for a conference match at 7pm and Houghton College on Saturday at 12pm.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Cavaliers Split at Cedarville"

NAIA No. 25 Walsh (14-8, 4-0) split a pair of matches today at Cedarville University. The Cavaliers defeated Shawnee State in an AMC match by the scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16. Walsh was led by Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 56 assists. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) had a team-high 21 kills to go along with seven digs and six block assists. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) added 16 kills and 15 blocks. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) contributed 24 and 21 digs.

In the second match of the day, Walsh was defeated by Cedarville University in five games. Scores were 25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 9-15. McDonald led with 20 kills and also added 10 digs. Parker was right behind with 19 kills on a .429 hitting percentage. Police had a team-high 25 digs and Yuhas added 20. Schmidt led the offense with 59 assists. The Cedarville match was not a conference match, leaving the Cavaliers undefeated in conference play.

Walsh returns to action on Tuesday, October 7 at home against AMC rival, Mount Vernon Nazarene. The home match is "Prize Giveaway Night". Come support your Cavaliers for a chance to win prizes from our local sponsors.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

"Volleyball 25th in Latest NAIA Poll"

Walsh's (13-7,3-0 AMC) volleyball team fell one place to 25th in the latest NAIA rankings. The Cavs, who have won their last seven matches, have a duel match play at Cedarville University (8-7, 1-1) (3 pm) on Saturday, with unbeaten Shawnee State University (23-0, 5-0 AMC) (1 pm).

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Cavs Remain Perfect in AMC"

(South Euclid, OH) NAIA No. 24 Walsh (13-7, 3-0 AMC) won its seventh straight match and remained undefeated in the American Mideast Conference, with a win in four games (26-24, 27-25, 24-26 and 25-19) at Notre Dame College (13-6, 2-2 AMC) tonight.

The Cavaliers were led by Jessica Schmidt's (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) 54 assists. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) led with 21 kills, with Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) adding 14. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) and Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) each had a team-high nine digs and Hilary Dattilo (Sr., Mason, OH/HS) had 2.5 blocks.

The Cavs are at Cedarville University on Saturday. The Cavs meet Shawnee State University at 1 pm in an AMC match and the host Yellow Jackets at 3 pm.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

"Cavaliers Increase Win Streak to Six with Sweep of Rio Grande"

NAIA No. 24 Walsh (12-7, 2-0) continued their win streak with a sweep of Rio Grande (6-7, 0-1) tonight. The scores were 25-17, 25-10, and 25-19. The Cavaliers were led by Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) with 37 assists and 3 service aces. Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the team with 9 kills and 2.5 blocks. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) had a team-high 10 digs. Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Jamie Kapferer (5-11, Fr., Jefferson, OH/St. John and Paul) each added 7 kills.

Walsh travels to Notre Dame College on Tuesday, September 30 for an AMC matchup at 7pm.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Cavaliers Step Off the Court for ALS"

This past Sunday, the Walsh Volleyball team stepped off the court and participated in a walk for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Cavaliers have been a part of the fundraiser for the disease.

Senior defensive specialist, Jennifer Carona, knows first hand about ALS. Kathy Carona, Jennifer's mother, has ALS and was at the walk to participate with the team.

Click on 2008 ALS to the right to learn more.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Cavs Return to NAIA National Rankings"

Walsh has returned to the NAIA National Rankings at No. 24 for the week of September 22. The Cavaliers defeated #19 Campbellsville in four and #RV Taylor in five this past weekend at the Taylor Invitational.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Cavs Win AMC Opener, Extend Win Streak to Five"

Walsh (11-7, 1-0) won its fifth straight match, and American Mideast Conference opener, with a three-game sweep at Ursuline College tonight. The Cavs won by the scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-17. The Cavs are home to the University of Rio Grande for an AMC match on Friday night at 7 pm.

Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) led the attack with 14 kills. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 38 assists and Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) had 23 digs, with Ashley Yuhas (5-9, So., Elyria, OH/HS) adding 22.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"McDonald Named AMC Player of the Week For Second Time"

Walsh outside hitter Megan McDonald has been selected the AMC Player of the Week in women's volleyball for the second time this season.

McDonald, a 5-10 senior from Kirkland, Illinois, averaged 4.94 kills with a .356 attack percentage while leading the Cavaliers to a 4-0 performance at the Taylor Invitational. Their effort included a four set victory over NAIA #19 Campbellsville as well as a five-set win over the host Trojans, who were receiving votes in last week's poll.

In 16 sets played, McDonald registered 79 kills out of 174 attacks with 17 errors. She added 21 digs, six blocks, and a service ace while being named to the all-tournament team.

McDonald hammered 25 kills with 12 digs and a block against Taylor. She buried 24 kills in a four-set victory versus Spring Arbor.

Walsh has won five of its last six matches to enter the week 10-7 overall.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Cavs Win Taylor Tournament, McDonald, Schmidt Named to All-Tourney Team"

Walsh won twice more today, to improve to 10-7 after winning the Taylor University Tournament. The Cavs swept Davenport University in three games (25-7, 25-13, 25-21) and host Taylor in five games (25-15, 20-25, 25-23, 14-25 and 15-9). Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) and Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) were named to the All-Tournament Team.

McDonald had 16 kills and Schmidt 30 assists and three aces in the Davenport sweep. Amy Police (5-5, Jr., Perry, OH/HS) and Natalie Phillips (5-11, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) each had eight digs and Erica Parker (6-0, Sr., Concord, OH/Mentor) two blocks. In the five-game match win against Taylor, McDonald again led the Cavs with 25 kills, while Schmidt handed out 50 assists. Police had 20 digs.

Walsh is at Ursuline College for an American Mideast Conference match on Tuesday at 7 pm.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

"Cavs Sweep at Taylor, Upset 19th Ranked Campbellsville"

(Upland, IN) Walsh improved to 8-7 on the season, after defeating Spring Arbor College (25-19, 24-26, 25-16, 25-16) and NAIA 19th ranked Campbellsville University (29-27, 23-25, 28-26, 25-14) in four games each at the Taylor Invitational today. The Cavs return to the court on Saturday morning against Davenport (9:30 am) and at 1:30 pm against host Taylor.

Megan McDonald (5-10, Sr., Kirkland, IL/Rockford Lutheran) paced the Cavs with 24 kills against Spring Arbor and 14 against Campbellsville. Jessica Schmidt (5-8, Fr., Michigan City, IN/HS) handed out 81 assists in the two matches, 36 against Spring Arbor and 45 against Campbellsville. Natalie Phillips (5-11, Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) had 11 digs in the