MU picked up its 13th sweep of the season
MU improves to 9-3 on the year
Volleyball practice opens 2012 fall camp
Class ranked 30th by PrepVolleyball.com
2012 Marquette women's volleyball season highlights
Shymansky on Nilles:
"We are very excited about having Mary Nilles in the gym as a competitor, setter, leader and a driving force of energy. She has a tireless work ethic, unbelievably fast feet and a real passion for winning at the game of volleyball. We need two competitive setters in the gym to really advance our overall team play and Mary will help us accomplish that. The competition between setters is always a good thing as they push each other to bigger and better things."
2012:Saw time in MU's regular-season finale vs. NIU (Nov. 24), tallying a pair of assists and a dig...Made an appearance in the sweep vs. Milwaukee (Oct. 30), tallying three assist and a dig ...Saw first action of the season in MU's four-set victory over Milwaukee (Sept. 15) and tallied one dig...
High School: Nilleswon 98 matches at Batavia High School as a four-year letter winner and team co-captain in 2010 and 2011 ... The 5-foot-11 setter was ranked among the nation's top-250 players by PrepVolleyball.com... She was a three-time all-conference performer for the Bulldogs under head coach Lori Trippi-Payne, with whom she captured a regional and conference championship as a junior in 2010 ...Nilles earned first team all-area honors and all-state recognition following both her junior and senior seasons at Batavia and played club volleyball for Sports Performance ... She leaves Batavia No. 2 on the school's all-time blocks list with 192, and fourth all-time in both assists and service aces.
Personal: Nilles was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the youngest of three children to John and Patricia Nilles ... Has two older sisters, Jackie and Karen ... Is a direct admit to Marquette's physical therapy program.