Koberstein is first at MU to make AVCA All-America Third Team
Meghan Niemann earns first recognition of her career
Roughly 100 student-athletes participated Saturday
Lindsey Gosh led MU with 17 kills
Lehman led MU with 16 kills in pool play
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 (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.