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Men's Soccer Adds NAIA Transfer Abdoul Karim Pare

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The 5'7" forward was a freshman at LSU Shreveport in 2021 where he recorded 11 goals and two assists in 18 matches played. Three of his goals went as game winners for the Pilots.

Pare is the second transfer to join the Golden Eagles this offseason after grad transfer Ben Barkley made the move from Tulsa in December.

Marquette announces plans to remodel Helfaer Tennis & Recreation Center

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It would appear that the university plans on closing the Rec Center sometime soon, as the building will be gutted for an $80 million renovation plan that will add a three story tower to the building to house the Marquette Counseling Center as well as the Medical Clinic.

"The facility will combine completely renovated portions of the Rec Center, including significantly updated facades with added windows, with a newly constructed three-story wellness tower that will sit in the core of the facility. All interior building systems will be replaced. Using an existing building footprint and some of its structures supports sustainability and fiscal responsibility.

President Lovell says the goal is to complete the estimated $80 million, 180,000-square-foot facility by the end of 2024, contingent on funding."

Marquette Women's Soccer signs 10 players

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There will be nine new faces and one returning face on the Golden Eagles' roster in the fall. Five of the 10 total players are transfers into the program, including defender Katie Koker who is returning to Marquette after two seasons at Minnesota and sitting out the 2021 fall season. Transfers Aislinn Boyle, Molly Keiper, and Isabella Cook have already completed their transfer and are enrolled at MU and training with Frank Pelaez's team.

Justin Lewis on Naismith Award Mid-Season Team

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The Marquette sophomore forward is one of 30 players honored by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, which hands out the Naismith Award to the player determined to be the best player in the country at the end of the season.

Big East Honors Black Fives Era

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Marquette's conference is paying tribute to the barnstorming era of basketball, in particular the important contributions of black athletes.

"During the month of February, the BIG EAST Conference will celebrate Black History Month by partnering with the Black Fives Foundation, a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to research, preserve, showcase, teach, and honor the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball, to host 22 games honoring Black athletes, coaches, and communities who played a critical part in America's basketball history."

On Wednesday, February 2, Marquette's men's team will be honoring the Milwaukee Colored Panthers, while on Sunday, February 6, Marquette's women's team will be honoring Smarter Set.

Marquette Volleyball finalizes four 2022 signings

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Three members of the recruiting class are in the Prep Volleyball top 150, led by Ella Holmstrom, a 6'1" outside hitter from Rockford, Illinois, who is the #42 recruit in the class. Natalie Ring, a 6'1" outside hitter from Madison, Wisconsin, was a AVCA high school Second Team All-American this past fall.

Taylor Wolf earns All-American honors

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The fifth year grad student was named Honorable Mention All-American by the AVCA at the end of the 2021 women's volleyball season. Here's the MU rundown of what Wolf accomplished in her final year at Marquette:

"Wolf led all of NCAA Division I volleyball with eight triple-doubles on the year and was among the BIG EAST's leaders in hitting percentage (ninth, .300), kills (10th, 2.86/set), assists (12th, 5.41/set), service aces (32 total aces), and digs (2.81/set). The graduate student rarely left the court, serving as both a right side hitter and setter in MU's 6-2 offense on her way to BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Year honors. She was also a two-time Horizon League Player of the Year during her tenure at Green Bay. "

Marquette Madness set for October 1

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The official kick off to the men's and women's basketball season will start at 7pm, but doors will open at 4:30pm for the volleyball match against Connecticut. Admission is free, but space in the arena is limited.

Marquette President Dr. Michael Lovell diagnosed with sarcoma

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From his official statement/announcement: "I have begun working with a team of oncologists on a treatment plan and will start chemotherapy next week. You will still see me around campus as my doctors are confident that I will be able to continue my role as president, exercise, and undertake many of my normal activities."