April 2010 Archives

Golden Eagle Spotlights (April 30, 2010)

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In the newest installments of the Golden Eagle Spotlights, MUTV sits down with Jayne Grebinski, Aaron Cranfill, Ryan Prickette and Christina Ruiz.

MU's Seniors Continue To Prep For Pro Ranks

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Marquette seniors Lazar Hayward and David Cubillan were joined by former Golden Eagle Steve Novak and former Louisville player Jerry Smith on the Kasten Gym floor in the Al McGuire Center Wednesday afternoon.

Each of the players is hoping to continue his respective playing career in 2010-11 and working out on a daily basis.  A trip to the dentist kept Maurice Acker from his usual participation.

The group went through a variety of shooting drills and competitions, leaving the nets worn through following an impressive display from behind the 3-point line.

Recent grad Dwight Burke made a late appearance, having recently returned from the Czech Republic where he completed his first season as a professional.  Burke's team won five of its last six games, but was unable to secure a playoff spot.

Alumni Awards - Bob Harlan Acceptance Speech

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Friday, April 23 during the Marquette University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics National Alumni Awards, Bob Harlan accepted his award as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Harlan discussed his time at Marquette as a student and employee, as well as his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. He also reflected on his dealings with legendary MU basketball coach Al McGuire.

Sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Kulla has returned to Milwaukee from a successful showing at her third United States U23 Women's National Team Camp in Corvallis, Ore. April 18-25. 

Kulla started in all three games against Oregon State, a boys U16 club team and Portland. The U.S. women won all three matches, 1-0, 7-0 and 2-1, respectively. 

Kulla will look for another invite to a fourth camp during the month of June and a possible opportunity to play for the United States in the Four Nations Tournament in July.  

Bennett To Be Guest On ESPN 540 "Soccer Saturday"

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Marquette head men's soccer coach Louis Bennett will be a call-in guest for "Soccer Saturday" this Saturday, April 24. It can be heard locally on ESPN 540 AM or online at

Bennett will be part of the live segment at 8:15 a.m. Central Time. Fans can listen in to find out his thoughts on the 2010 Golden Eagles and learn about the D1 Wisconsin Spring Cup this Sunday at Valley Fields which will feature MU, Wisconsin, Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay.

Pyzdrowski Plays in First Professional Game

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Former Marquette University goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski last night saw his first action between the posts as a professional soccer player. "Pyz," who signed a contract this past offseason with the Portland Timbers (USSF Division 2), helped his squad to a 3-0 decision over visiting AC St. Louis at PGE Park.

Pyzdrowski played the final 10 minutes of the match earning the combined shutout. After the match he tweeted, "Got my first professional regular season time tonight in our 3-0 victory. Thanks for an amazing night Portland, lets get another one Sunday!"

Golden Eagle Spotlights (April 21, 2010)

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In the newest installments of the Golden Eagle Spotlights, MUTV sits down with Chris Otule, Darius Johnson-Odom, Lauren Acree and Jay Emmer.

MU Men's Tennis To Appear On Sports32 Weekly April 20

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The Marquette University men's tennis team will be featured on Sports32 Weekly, which debuts on Tuesday nights on Time Warner Cable.

This week's show airs April 20 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. CT and will also be available throughout the remainder of the week.

Host JP Cadorin, a former high school tennis standout, visited practice Monday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium as the team prepared for the upcoming BIG EAST Conference Championship (April 23-25 in South Bend, Ind.).

The Golden Eagles earned the No. 4 seed in the nine-team event and will face No. 5 seed DePaul at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Golden Eagle Spotlights (April 16, 2010)

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In the newest installments of the Golden Eagle Spotlights, MUTV sits down with Angel Robinson, Andy Huftalin, Carrie Schmid and Ashley Beyer.

Lazar Hayward Named NSCA All-American

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Senior Lazar Hayward of the Marquette men's basketball team has been named a National Strength & Conditioning Association All-American, recognizing the student-athlete's dedication to strength training and conditioning.

This year, the NSCA awarded 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools with this esteemed award. Hayward was selected by the strength coach Todd Smith, CSCS, who said,

"Four years ago Lazar came in the weight room for the first time as a strong kid with very little pop. He has increased his vertical from 28.5in to 34in. He has worked on his movement training and kept up his strength to help him become an All Conference player in the Big East. It has been a privilege to work with Lazar over his career at Marquette. He is one of the hardest workers and best person I have had the opportunity to ever work with."

Robert Jursnick, NSCA's Executive Director adds, "The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics. These student-athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication."

The NSCA All- American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.

For a complete list of All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes, contact the NSCA at 800-815-6826, or


2009-10 MU Men's Basketball Highlight Video

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Sports32 captures all of the memorable moments from the 2009-10 campaign.

Busy Wednesday For MBB Includes Signing Day, Banquet

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The Marquette men's basketball program will have a busy Wednesday with the opening of the national signing period in the morning and the team banquet at night at the Al McGuire Center.

The Golden Eagles are expected to add to their already nationally ranked recruiting class and the banquet crowd is expected to surpass 500 people.

Head coach Buzz Williams and the players and staff will host a social hour before the "academy awards" presentation format, new for the first time this year. will have exclusive coverage of the event, including the 2009-10 highlight video, list of award winners and behind-the-scenes video.

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Sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Kulla will be a featured guest on 540 AM ESPN Radio's Soccer Saturday Presented by the Milwaukee Wave, Saturday, April 10 at approximately 8:30 a.m. 

Kulla will talk about her experiences while at the U.S. U-23 Women's National Team training camps over past few months and what is ahead for the St. Louis. Mo. native. 

The Soccer Saturday Show runs from 8-9 a.m., and is hosted by Matt Salmon and former Wave assistant coach Art Kramer. 

In celebration of the Portland Trail Blazers' 40th anniversary, The Oregonian, is running a series on the 40 greatest Blazers of all time. Former Marquette great Maurice Lucas checks in at No. 5 on their list. 

Lucas helped Marquette and head coach Al McGuire to the 1974 NCAA Championship Game before losing to North Carolina State. Lucas then led Portland to the 1977 NBA Championship.

"He was an exceptionally skilled power forward, with both an inside and outside game, which helped Marquette reach the NCAA title game in 1974. "

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