It was a history making night for the No. 14 seed Marquette University volleyball team as the Golden Eagles swept Cincinnati (25-19, 25-21, 25-16) to reach the round of 16 in the 2018 NCAA Championship for the first time in program history.
American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will begin their November slates on Thursday, as home teams went 11-1 through the final weekend of October.
Although they are sure to get some more company over the coming weeks, there are just six active players in the 1,000-kill/1,000 dig club with the two newest members joining the party last weekend.
Iona’s Claire Archibald surpassed the 1,000 dig milestone to join the elite 1,000-kill/1,000 dig club. Five players reached 1,000 kills and four others posted their 1,000th dig on opening weekend.
First set of the 2018 season for all 12 American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will get underway on Friday, August 24, with the teams combining for 34 matches.
It was a close race to the top in the 2018 American Athletic Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as reigning conference champion Wichita State was chosen as the favorite for a second-straight year. Meanwhile, Cincinnati right side/outside Jordan Thompson was tabbed as Preseason Player of the Year.
MATCH STATS Cincinnati def. UCF 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-21) Cincinnati moves to 4-10, 2-0 American; UCF falls to 8-6, 1-1…
Wolverine senior middle Claire Kieffer-Wright had team highs in both kills (10) and blocks (7) to lead Michigan to a straight-set victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Wichita State outside hitter Tabitha Brown collected the week two AAC Offensive Player of the Week as the Shockers have now won both week’s awards.