Shymansky, Rauch and Bailey discuss the second week of camp
Win is MU's first over UC since 2006
VB welcomes Iowa, Milwaukee and Pacific to the Al.
VB hosts four teams, two ranked in top 25
Volleyball returns a wealth of experience in 2012
The season draws closer for Marquette volleyball, and the team is ready for some new competition as preseason camp wraps up. Plus, Ellie Rauch and Autumn Bailey answer coach Bond Shymansky's tough questions.
2012 Marquette women's volleyball season highlights
Honors and Awards:
BIG EAST All-Academic (2012, 2013)
2013: Collected 10 digs at Bowling Green (Aug. 30)... Recorded 11 digs in a win over Illinois State (Sept. 25) ... Posted 15 digs in five-set win at Seton Hall (Nov. 8) ... Pitched in 15 digs in the 2013 BIG EAST title match victory at Creighton (Nov. 30) ... Played in all 116 sets as a sophomore and recorded 276 digs (2.38/set), the third-best mark on the squad.
2012: Saw action in 25 matches as a first-year player, including a pair of starting assignments ... Ranked sixth on the squad with 1.57 digs per set ...Had a solid back-row performance in MU's victory over Georgetown (Oct. 26), picking up ten digs ...Tallied three assists, one service ace and 17 digs in 3-1 loss to Northwestern (Aug. 26) in title match of te Marquette Challenge ...Started first match of her collegiate career vs. Bowling Green (Aug. 24) and recorded eight digs and a service ace in the three-set sweep. Notched 13 digs, her second highest of the season in a four-set victory over Xavier (Nov. 22)... Tabbed 11 digs in a 3-1 win over Butler (Nov. 23)...
High School: Rauch was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Wahlert Catholic High School under head coach Jan Thyne ... A four-time all-conference selection, including first team honors as both a junior and senior ... Named Class 3A First Team All-State by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association as a senior in 2011, while earning honorable mention honors in 2010 as a junior ... Also named to the 2011 Des Moines Register Elite All-State Team ... Earned all-area honors from the Telegraph Herald in 2010 and 2011 ... Academic all-conference selection ... Named to the Under Armour All-American Watch List prior to her senior campaign ... Averaged over five digs per set as a senior ... Competed for the Iowa Rockets (2008-12) and Iowa High Performance Select (2008-09) on the club circuit.
Personal: Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Rauch is the second of four children to Brian and Marirose Rauch ... Has an older sister, Jen, and two younger brothers, Peter and Joey ... Plans to major in accounting at Marquette.