The Marquette M Club, the student-athlete alumni group, bestows the award annually to "someone who has demonstrated loyal and dedicated service to Marquette athletics over a long period of time." Baker worked for Marquette Athletics for 19 years and was promoted to assistant Athletic Director in 2007 before passing away on October 2, 2022.
Grant Evans is a Division 3 grad transfer who is joining Marquette this spring, and this video shows how his ability to win faceoffs can turn into quick offense.
There will be rally towels at the game in the appropriate color for your section, but there will not be shirts. If you want to participate, you have to make sure that you know your section's color and wear a shirt you already own. No, I don't think this is a very good plan.
Friend Of The Show Jaden Daly reports in from Carnesecca Arena after MU's victory over St. John's.
Former Marquette defenders Liam Byrnes and Jake Richard have been named to the Team USA roster for the 2023 World Lacrosse Championship. The event will take place in late June of 2023 in San Diego.
The link is to the tweet with links to both All Session and single session tickets. All Session gets you Thursday and Friday, so that's the smart move imo.
Offensive Player of the Week went to Yadhira Anchante:
Anchante generated a Marquette offense that went 2-0 this week, including a straight sweep of previously undefeated Creighton, to claim a share of the BIG EAST Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s BIG EAST Volleyball Championship. The sophomore led all conference competitors in assists, averaging 11.86 per set. In Friday’s 3-1 victory over third-seeded Xavier, Anchante produced a match-high 49 assists alongside six kills, three digs and a service ace. Against Creighton, she totaled 34 assists, 12 digs, four kills and a pair of aces.
Defensive Player of the week went to libero Carly Skrabak:
This week, Skrabak led the BIG EAST in digs (6.14/set) while contributing to a Marquette defense which conceded just one set to third-seeded Xavier before blanking second-seeded Creighton. Against Xavier, the senior defensive specialist recorded a match-high 31 digs with five assists and two service aces. In Saturday’s showdown against the Bluejays, Skrabak logged 12 digs, two assists and a service ace.
Rookie of the Week went to outside hitter Ella Foti:
In a 2-0 week, Foti hit .314, good for tenth in the conference, while averaging 3.00 kills per set and logging four service aces. Against Xavier, the redshirt freshman contributed 14 kills, three digs, three blocks and two aces, hitting .423. In Saturday’s sweep of Creighton, she tallied seven kills with a pair of service aces.
Aaaaaaand middle blocker Hattie Bray is on the Weekly Honor Roll:
In a 2-0 week, Bray totaled 19 kills with six blocks. The redshirt freshman hit .342, good for eighth overall this week, as Marquette claimed the top seed in the 2022 BIG EAST Volleyball tournament.
Here's how the MU press release wrote it up, because it's always more detailed than the Big East press release:
Murray hit a combined .594 in the two contests with zero hitting errors and averaged 3.17 kills and 0.83 blocks per set. She totaled 19 kills and five blocks over six sets as the Golden Eagles hit .314 as a team on the East Coast. She began her weekend with seven kills and three blocks on .583 hitting in Friday's sweep of the Friars. And followed that up with 12 kills on 20 errorless swings (.600) against the Huskies, along with a pair of blocks and three assists.
In addition to Murray's honor, libero Carly Skrabak was named to the Weekly Honor Roll. Here's the MU writeup:
Skrabak averaged 5.17 digs per set in the two matches and notched team bests of 19 digs at Providence and 12 digs at UConn. She currently sits fourth in the BIG EAST in digs per set (4.45) and has previously earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week twice this season.
Head coach Andrew Stimmel has added three attackers, four midfielders, one short stick defensive midfielder, two long stick midfielder/defenders, and one goalie for the fall of 2023. These 12 men will be joining the Golden Eagles for the first time in the 2024 season. You can click the above link for details on each player and their accolades heading into their senior years of high school.
Midfielders Matthew Iriarte and Nico Pendleton along with Brazilian goalkeeper Renan Salum will be freshmen for the Golden Eagles and head coach Louis Bennett in the fall of 2023. You can click the link up above for details on their prep careers.