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Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Volleyball adds depth, works on team bonding

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

August 15, 2017


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Leah Mercer said this year’s volleyball team has something none of her other teams have had. “We have depth this year like we’ve never had before,” the USI head volleyball coach said. “We’re going to have 16 bodies and we’re coming off a season where we had like 12 healthy.” The ad...

Winter earns 1,000 kill

Sarah Loesch

November 3, 2015


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Senior middle blocker Abbey Winter earned her 1,000 career kill in the volleyball team’s game against Drury University. Winter is the third USI volleyball player to earn 1,000 career kills and 500 career blocks. She finished the game against Drury with nine kills to lead the team offensively. ...

Women’s volleyball vs. Saint Joseph’s College

Angela Moore

October 24, 2015


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The USI women's volleyball team defeated St. Joseph College Saturday at the Physical Activities Center on campus. This win gave head coach Leah Mercer her 200th victory with the team. This made her the coach with the most wins in the history of USI volleyball. The team won three sets to one...

Farrell earns defensive honor

Sarah Loesch

September 29, 2015


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Sophomore libero Shannon Farrell was named the Baden/Great Lakes Valley Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after the team's win against Quincy Univeristy and Truman State. She averaged 6.10 digs each set.

Winter sets sights on future honors

Winter sets sights on future honors

Sarah Loesch

September 16, 2015


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Senior middle blocker Abbey Winter received her third GLVC Volleyball Player of the Week honor after the Eagles’s opening tournament. During the Dunn Hospitality Invitational, Winter averaged 3.64 kills and 1.36 blocks per set. The Shield sat down with Winter to talk about the honor and her time at...

Volleyball strong during opening week

Bria Linenburg

September 14, 2015


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  The Screaming Eagles won three out of their four sets this Saturday September 5, 2015. Quin Shoultz, a junior setter, made 45 assists and nine digs. The team lost the third set by only two points. The first and last set were won by over ten points. ...

Volleyball sets season goals

Volleyball sets season goals

Sarah Loesch

September 1, 2015


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Leah Mercer sees the USI volleyball team in the NCAA tournament this year. For the volleyball head coach it isn’t just about making it to the tournament, but about advancing past the first round. The team ended last season 19-11, but Mercer said they underachieved a little bit. During the spr...

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