Niemann is BIG EAST Player of the Week; Louis is BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Golden Eagles win Cyclone Invitational
Louis and Niemann each record 20-plus kills
Golden Eagles compete in Cyclone Invitational at Iowa State
Golden Eagles Sweep Wildcats in Lone Home Match of Spring Calendar
With week one of preseason practice complete, coach Bond Shymansky, Erin Lehman and Meghan Niemann tell us what's going on with Marquette volleyball on the court and behind the scenes.
2012 Marquette women's volleyball season highlights
Honors and Awards
BIG EAST All-Academic (2012, 2013)
2014 (R-So.):All-BIG EAST First Team ...All-BIG EAST Preseason Team ... Finished the 2014 season with a program record of 150 blocks ... One of three MU players to play in all 120 sets this season ... Finished with a hitting percentage of .316 (225 kills), second best on the team with anyone over 200 attack attempts ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Rams Volleyball Classic in the first weekend of the year at Colorado State ... Hit .600 with six kills and seven blocks in the season opener versus UC Santa Barbara (Aug. 30) ... Also registered seven blocks and hit .500 (4-0-8) against VCU (Aug. 30) ... Registered nine kills during five-set victory at No. 7 Florida (Sept. 19) ... Hit .500 and recorded 11 kills in win at UCF (Sept. 20) ... Landed 7 kills and hit .583 in sweep against Jacksonville (Sept. 21)...Recorded 10 kills hitting .833 in a three-set sweep of Georgetown (Oct. 3)...Posted five kills in a win over Creighton (Oct. 4)... Followed that match up with 11 kills against Xavier and a .579 hitting percentage, her second best mark of the season (Oct. 8) ... Two matches later she posted a season high in kills, 12, and blocks, 8, in a loss to Butler (Oct. 15) ... Tallied 11 kills in a four set win over St. John's (Nov. 7) ... Seven blocksagainst Providence (Nov. 8) ... Posted a career-high 10 blocks in the BIG EAST semifinals against Seton Hall (Nov. 28).
2013 (R-Fr.): AVCA All-America (honorable mention) ... AVCA All-East Coast Region ...All-BIG EAST First Team selection ... All-BIG EAST Championship selection ... Picked up 10 kills while hitting .368 (10-3-19) at Bowling Green (Aug. 30), seeing action for the first time in collegiate career... Hit .368 (9-2-19) against TCU (Sept. 7)... Picked up 13 kills while hitting .478 (13-2-23) at Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 13)... Set a new career-high in kills with 14 while hitting .355 (14-3-31) in a win over Illinois State (Sept. 25)... Tied her career high with 14 kills in a win at DePaul (Sept. 28) ... Named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll on Oct. 14 after hitting .500 at Creighton with 12 kills... Picked up 13 for the second time this season in a 3-1 victory over Xavier (Nov. 22)... Notched 11 kills and recorded a service ace in a match win over Butler (Nov. 23) ... Named to the all-tournament squad at the BIG EAST Championship after averaging 3.50 kills per set and hitting .418 in wins over Butler (Nov. 29) and Creighton (Nov. 30) ... Landed 15 kills and hit .467 in the BIG EAST title match against Creighton (Nov. 30).
2012: Niemann did not see action in any matches in 2012.
High School: Niemann earned three letters in volleyball at Kettle Moraine Lutheran ... Was a three-time conference, sectional and regional champion at KML ... Served as team captain as a senior, during which she recorded 374 kills with 106 blocks while hitting .324 ...Named to the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association All-State Third Team as a senior in 2011 ... Also named conference player of the year as a senior ... Listed by PrepVolleyball.com as one of the nation's top-250 collegiate prospects ... Played for head coach Rachel Kuehl at Kettle Moraine Lutheran ... Played club volleyball with the West Bend Power (soph. year) and Fond du Lac Fusion ... Also earned three letters in both basketball and track and field ... Was the Wisconsin Division 2 state high jump champion as a senior and earned all-conference honors in both track and basketball.
Personal: Niemann, who was born in Overland Park, Kan., is the oldest of four children to Randy and Nancy Niemann ... Plans to major in elementary education.