Noteworthy: Marquette's Sept. 21 Notebook
Sept. 21, 2017
The Weekend Ahead (all times Central):
Thursday, Sept. 21
Friday, Sept. 22
Saturday, Sept. 23
Sunday, Sept. 24
Marquette University student-athletes and athletics staff continued the department’s involvement in one of the city’s longest running traditions by participating in the 40th Annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital on Saturday morning.
Volleyball kicks off BIG EAST play with sweep at Butler
The women’s volleyball team kicked off its 2017 campaign on Wednesday night with a three-set sweep at Butler, a squad picked ahead of them in the league’s preseason poll. Junior Anna Haak recorded a season-best 13 kills in the victory, while Jenna Rosenthal added 12 and hit .550. The squad returned to Milwaukee after Wednesday’s match and will host St. John’s and Seton Hall this weekend at the Al McGuire Center.
Men’s basketball holds annual video shoot
The men’s basketball squad held its annual preseason video shoot on Tuesday at the Al McGuire Center in preparation for Marquette’s 30th and final campaign at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Tri Marq Communications was on hand along with MU’s marketing and fan engagement staff to shoot content for MU’s digital assets at the arena and online.
Men’s lacrosse releases its 2017-18 schedule
The men’s lacrosse team became the first NCAA Division I squad to release its schedule for the upcoming season on Wednesday afternoon. The two-time defending BIG EAST tournament champions will play a pair of fall scrimmages in California over MU’s fall break and host six home games during the regular season. The home slate includes the first two BIG EAST contests against Georgetown and Villanova as well as Notre Dame’s first trip to Milwaukee since 2014 on April 11.
First Blue & Gold honorees recognized
Each month, Marquette’s Academic Support Staff picks four student-athletes that consistently excelled academically, athletically and in the community. The first four winners of Blue & Gold Status, recognizing their off-field contributions, are Ryley Bugay (women's soccer), Nick Singleton (men's lacrosse), Daniel Pederson (men's cross country), and Cameron Marotta (men's basketball).
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Women’s soccer begins defense of BIG EAST regular season title
Women’s soccer heads to Butler this weekend to take on Butler, a squad receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches’ Poll, in its BIG EAST Conference lid-lifter. The Golden Eagles (7-2-1), lost just their second match of the season on Sunday at Milwaukee and are looking to bounce back against the Bulldogs. MU topped BU, 2-1, late last season at Valley Fields on its way to the BIG EAST’s No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and a share of its 10th regular season conference crown.
Milwaukee Tennis Classic at the Town Club
The men’s and women’s tennis teams will open play in the 42nd Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic, starting Thursday. The women’s draw will be held at the Town Club in Fox Point, Wisconsin, and for the first time, be co-hosted by Western Racquet Club (men’s draw) and UWM Panther Arena (finals).
Another major change for 2017 will be the return to an at-large, individual competition. The MTC was founded over four decades ago by Chas Mulcahy, George Gaspar and John Roethle to promote Marquette tennis, as well as the university’s then-new Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Marquette will send four from the men’s side (Greg Anderson, Luis Heredia Gomez, Luke Smrek and Alvaro Verdu) and two from the women’s squad (Fleur Eggink and Natalija Popovic) to compete in this year’s MTC.
Maui Invitational packages on sale Friday
The Maui Jim Maui Invitational announced All-Day Ticket Packages for the 2017 Tournament will go on sale Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. ET (9 a.m. HT). These specialized ticket packages grant admission to all four games on a single day of the Tournament, allowing fans greater flexibility to experience all that Basketball in Paradise has to offer.
All-Day Ticket Packages can be purchased at www.mauiinvitational.com/tickets. At this time, along with All-Tournament ticket packages, an all-day ticket package is the only opportunity to guarantee admission to Tuesday’s semifinal contests and Wednesday’s Tournament championship game, as well as each game of Monday’s exciting opening-round. The 34th annual Maui Jim Maui Invitational will take place Nov. 20-22.
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