Women's Volleyball
GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week is Holly Mertens

Mertens had a career match to help MU overcome a slow start Saturday at Notre Dame.


Mertens had a career match to help MU overcome a slow start Saturday at Notre Dame.

Oct. 1, 2012

MILWAUKEE - In addition to earning the first BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week honor of her career, Holly Mertens of the women's volleyball team is the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week.

Mertens recorded career highs of 20 kills and nine blocks in a five-set victory over Notre Dame Saturday and helped Marquette sweep DePaul Sunday with 13 kills, while hitting .667. The Stanley, Wis., native hit .592 (33-4-49) over the weekend while averaging 4.12 kills per set.

Marquette (12-3, 3-0 BIG EAST), one of only two BIG EAST squads to remain perfect in league play, returns to action on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. against Pittsburgh at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles also host USF on Sunday at 2 p.m.

2012-13 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week

Date Student-Athlete Sport Weekly Accomplishments
Oct. 1 Holly Mertens Women's Volleyball Mertens recorded career highs of 20 kills and nine blocks in a five-set victory over Notre Dame Saturday and helped Marquette sweep DePaul Sunday with 13 kills, while hitting .667.
Sept. 24 Amanda Engel Women's Soccer Engel played 156:53 in two shutouts against Seton Hall and Rutgers, recording seven  saves, with five of those coming in the 2-0 win over Rutgers. The Centennial, Colo., native is a perfect 4-0-0 in the first four starts of her collegiate career.
Sept. 17 Axel Sjoberg Men's Soccer Defender Axel Sjoberg, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, scored both goals in a 2-1 win against Michigan Friday. He also had the gamewinner in double overtime in a 2-1 win Sunday at Michigan State. 
Sept. 10 Danielle Carlson Women's Volleyball Carlson helped Marquette knock off No. 23 Michigan Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center and hit .449 on her way to MVP honors in the three-day tournament. The senior middle hitter accounted for just a pair of hitting errors on the weekend in four matches, including two against ranked opponents.
Sept. 3 Charlie Lyon Men's Soccer Lyon was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 3 after posting his second and third consecutive shutouts of the season. He grabbed four saves in a 1-0 win against UIC and four more saves in a victory at Drake to help the Golden Eagles start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 2000.
Aug. 27 Sebastian Jansson Men's Soccer Jansson's third career game-winning goal topped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as time expired in regulation Friday evening to help MU claim the Milwaukee Cup.
Aug. 20 Ally Miller Women's Soccer Miller was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Aug. 17. The senior anchored a defensive unit that allowed two shots, including just one shot on goal. The senior also assisted on the first goal of the match and played 79 minutes.
Aug. 13 Ally Miller Women's Soccer Miller netted the game-winning goal in Marquette's exhibition opener against Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Aug. 6 Jake Thomas Men's Basketball Thomas averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am Tournament to claim MVP honors. The Racine native notched 35 points and 10 assists in the championship game.
July 30 Samantha Kennedy Track & Field Kennedy claimed gold Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
July 23 Axel Sjoberg Men's Soccer Sjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
July 16 Danielle Carlson Women's Volleyball Carlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
July 9 Maegan Kelly Women's Soccer Kelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
July 2 Jae Crowder Men's Basketball Crowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.

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