Volleyball team looks for fresh start

By: Ryan O’Toole ~Staff Writer~ Xavier women’s volleyball is ready to get things started. After a disappointing loss to Creighton in the Big East championship, the team is looking toward an even better 2014 season. Xavier was picked to finish third in the Big East by conference head coaches in the preseason poll, with three of their players making the All-Big East preseason team: sophomore Abbey Bessler and seniors Aubree Smith and Alex Blair. Bessler lead the team in kills as a freshman last season with 454 and was a 2013 Big East first team honoree. She wowed the league … Continue reading Volleyball team looks for fresh start

Club Volleyball season reaches peak in Reno

By: Tim Wilmes ~Staff Writer~ The women’s club volleyball team captured a 3rd place finish in Division II of the National Club Volleyball Foundation (NCVF) Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships over the weekend of April 3-5 in Reno, Nev. After earning a bye in the first round of the championship weekend by only losing to Duke in the preliminary round of the national tournament, the Musketeers defeated Iowa State then Winona State to earn a match against Kansas State in the semifinals. However, due to their defensive mindset and superb blocking abilities, the Wildcats proved to be too much for Xavier. … Continue reading Club Volleyball season reaches peak in Reno