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.16.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Abraham Ties Wins Record In Sweep At Aquinas

Madonna volleyball coach Jerry Abraham made history on Tuesday, winning his 859th career match, tying him with Paul Swanson of Mt. Vernon Nazarene for the top spot on the all-time wins list. MORE

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.12.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Down 2-0, Volleyball Comes Back For 3-2 Road Win

After being down two sets to none, the Madonna volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 win at Findlay on Friday night. Lubovj Tihomirova had 21 kills for MU while Whitney Fuelling added 15 more. MORE
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.09.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
No. 7 Volleyball Sweeps Cards In WHAC Opener

With 12 kills each from Whitney Fuelling and Lubovj Tihomirova (Both pictured) the seventh ranked Madonna volleyball team swept its conference opener at Concordia on Tuesday night, 3-0. MORE
09.08.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Tihomirova Named WHAC Player Of The Week

Senior All-American Lubovj Tihomirova was named Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending September 7, 2008. This is the first WHAC award of the season.  MORE
09.06.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Take Home Martin Memorial Title

Senior All-American Lubovj Tihomirova took home MVP honors and was joined on the all-tournament team by fellow senior Whitney Fuelling and junior Inta Grinvalds as Madonna took home the 2008 Julie Martin Memorial Tournament Championship on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Windsor and a 3-1 win over Spring Arbor.  MORE
09.05.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Sweeps To Open Martin Memorial

The 10th-ranked Madonna volleyball team swept through day one of the 2008 Julie Martin Memorial Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 win over Davenport and a 3-1 win over Cedarville. MU is now 10-1 on the season. MORE
08.30.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Splits Pair Of Top-10 Battles At Point Loma
The 10th-ranked Madonna volleyball team upset ninth-ranked College of Idaho to pen the day but fell to No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene in the finals of the Seaside Invite in San Diego. Whitney Fuelling and Lubovj Tihomirova were named to the all-tournament team after the match.   MORE
08.29.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Opens Seaside With Pair Of Sweeps
Seniors Whitney Fuelling and Lubovj Tihomirova led the offense with a combined 43 kills in two matches as the 10th-ranked Madonna volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win over Ashford to open play at the Point Loma Nazarene Seaside Invite and then improved to 7-0 on the season With a sweep of Mt. Marty in the night cap. MORE | TOURNEY HOME
08.23.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Captures Early Bird Title With Wins
The 10th-ranked Madonna volleyball team used a 12 kill performance from Mary McGinnis to knock off No. 25 Mount Vernon Nazarene and clinch the 2008 Early Bird Challenge championship on Saturday at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The win marks the first Early Bird title for MU since 2006. The Crusaders’ 27-25, 25-17 and 25-16 win improves the squad to 5-0 on the season. MORE
08.22.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Cruises On Day One Of Early Bird
The 10th-ranked Crusader volleyball squad continued its season opening win streak with two wins to kick off day one of the Early Bird Classic at UM-Dearborn. MU took down Marian 3-0 in the opener and dispatched with Robert Morris by a same 3-0 score. MU returns to action with two games Saturday starting with an 8:30am match with Point Park University. MORE
08.20.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Roll In Season Opener 3-0 Over SAU
Behind 15 kills from All-American Lubovj Tihomirova and 13 more from Mary McGinnis, the 10th-ranked Madonna volleyball team opened the season with a 3-0 sweep. MORE
08.19.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Ranks 10th In NAIA Preseason Poll

The Madonna University volleyball team is ranked 10th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) preseason coaches’ poll released by the national office today. The Crusaders debut in the top-10 for the fourth straight season and will play nine teams who received votes in the poll, including five top-25 teams.
07.30.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Honored For Academic Excellence

The 2007 Madonna University volleyball team was among 21 NAIA schools recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association today with the AVCA Team Academic Award. MORE
06.18.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
2008 Volleyball Schedule Announced

The 11-time defending WHAC champion Madonna volleyball team will kick-off the 2008 season August 15th with its annual alumni match, part of a 13 date home slate on its 2008 schedule released today.  SCHEDULE
Pair Of New Crusaders Tabbed By Free Press

A pair of the newest Crusaders have been honored by the Detroit Free Press in the publication's 16th annual Scholar Athlete selections. Women's basketball signee Vanessa LaMay (Taylor, Mich. | Truman HS) and volleyball signing Karie Altman (Taylor, Mich. | Allen Park Cabrini HS) were chosen as the top scholar athlete at their respective schools.  ALTMAN PROFILE | LaMAY PROFILE (PDF Format)
03.19.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Inks Cabrini Standout To Letter Of Intent
The 11-time defending Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference champion Madonna volleyball team added another piece to its 2008 puzzle today as head coach Jerry Abraham announced that Allen Park Cabrini standout Karie Altman has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic careers at Madonna starting this fall. MORE
03.12.2008 | VOLLEYBALL
WHAC Champs Add Another Piece For 2008
Head volleyball coach Jerry Abraham announced his second signing for the 2008 season on Wednesday. Megan Fricke (Wyandotte, Mich.), a 5-9 outside hitter from Wyandotte Roosevelt High School will continue her academic and athletic careers at Madonna starting this fall. MORE
12.3.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Gatt, Tihomirova Named To All-America Squads
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2007 Volleyball All-America Teams, as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee and Madonna junior outside hitter Lubovj Tihomirova earned first team honors, while senior Jacqui Gatt was runner-up for National Libero of the Year and an honorable mention All-America selection. MORE  
12.3.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Has Trio Named To Scholar Athlete Squad

Following the NAIA National Championship, three Madonna University volleyball student-athletes were selected to the 2007 Daktronics NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete Team.
MU's selections included Whitney Fuelling (pictured), Jacqui Gatt and Amy Szymanski. MORE 
12.1.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Tihomirova Named To NAIA All-Tournament Team

Junior All-American Lubovj Tihomirova (pictured) was named to the 2007 NAIA National Championship All-Tournament team following the championship on Saturday. This is the first time Tihomirova has been selected to the team.
11.30.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Stung by Scorpions as Season Ends

The Madonna volleyball team saw their season and national championship run come to an end Friday, falling to Texas-Brownsville 3-1 (30-25, 28-30, 19-30, 30-32) in the round of ten at the NAIA National Championships.  RECAP | BOX SCORE | NATIONAL TOURNAMENT INFO
11.29.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Advance With Win Over Olivet Nazarene

The Madonna volleyball team wrapped up pool play in the 2007 NAIA National Championship with a 30 (30-26, 30-27, 30-26) sweep of Olivet Nazarene on Thursday. With the win MU advances to the round of 10 and will face off with the University of Texas at Brownsville at 11:30am (EST) on Friday with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals.
11.28.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Splits On Day One At National Summit
Tihomirova Sets Single Season Kills Record

The Madonna volleyball team got off on the right foot in pool play with a 3-2 (27-30, 30-24, 30-27, 28-30, 15-11) win over Mount Vernon Nazarene on Wednesday morning.  Match number two of the day was not as successful for the Blue and Gold as MU fell 3-0 to #3 Concordia (Calif.) Lubovj Tihomiova (pictured) led MU in kills in both matches and became the new single season kills record holder, eclipsing the mark established in 1995 by Kelly McCausland.
11.17.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Mission Accomplished - Volleyball Crusaders Headed to Nationals For Sixth Straight Season

The Madonna University volleyball team is headed to the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the 10th time in school history and the sixth consecutive season after a 3-0 win over Indiana Wesleyan in the Region VIII title game Saturday night. 
11.10.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Downs Cornerstone 3-0 In WHAC Final

Led by WHAC Player of the Year Lubovj Tihomirova's 26 kills, the Madonna volleyball team captured the 2007 WHAC Tournament championship on Saturday (Nov. 10) in Dearborn by defeating Cornerstone 3-0. MU will now host the NAIA Region VIII Tournament next Friday and Saturday. STORY |  
11.9.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
MU Survives WHAC Semis with 3-2 Win Over Tech
It took five games, three of which went beyond the 30-point thresh hold, but the top-seeded Madonna volleyball team hung on and downed Indiana Tech 3-2 (31-33, 33-31, 30-24, 33-35, 15-11) on Friday night in Dearborn. MU advances to Saturday's finals against Cornerstone, who upset UM-Dearborn in four games earlier Friday. BOX SCORE
11.8.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Starts Recruiting Class With Martin

Head volleyball coach Jerry Abraham announced today that the MU program has signed Marie Martin, a 6-1 middle hitter, to a letter of intent. Martin, who will join a program that has won 11 straight conference titles, will enroll at Madonna in the fall and begin her collegiate career with the 2008 season. STORY
11.5.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Grinvalds, Tihomirova Garner Weekly WHAC Honors

For the second straight week, the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Confernce honored MU's Inta Grinvalds (pictured) and Lubovj Tihomirova as the league's Setter and Player of the Week respectively. The duo helped the Crusaders go 2-0 last week and claim the program's 11th straight WHAC title. This is the second honor for Grinvalds this season while it is the fourth in a row and fifth this season for Tihomirova.  WHAC RELEASE
11.1.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Closes Regular Season With Sweep

The Madonna volleyball team closed out the 2007 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0 win at Warner Southern in Lake Wales, Fla. MU, the 2007 WHAC regular season champion, wrapped up the regular season at 29-10 and will host the WHAC tournament next Friday and Saturday. RECAP
10.30.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Win 11th Straight WHAC Championship

The MU volleyball team claimed their 11th straight Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 3-1 (30-24, 25-30, 30-25, 30-23) win tonight at Indiana Tech.  RECAP
10.29.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Sweeps Weekly WHAC Honors

The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners and MU swept the volleyball awards as Jacqui Gatt, Inta Grinvalds and Lubovj Tihomirova (pictured) were named the Libero, Setter and Player of the week respectively.  WHAC RELEASE
10.27.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Fall to #4 Biola and Lee Saturday

The MU volleyball team lived the high of defeating #5 National American last night, but turned around and fell to #4 ranked Biola (CA) and Lee (TN) in three games each Saturday to cap the Crusader Classic.  
10.26.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Madonna Upsets #5 National American in Four

The MU volleyball team pulled off its biggest upset of the season, knocking off defending national champion and #5 ranked National American in four games Friday night STORY
10.23.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Send Seniors, Floor Off in Style

The Madonna University volleyball team swept Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference foe Davenport, 3-0 (30-17, 30-20, 30-13), Tuesday night here in the Activities Center on senior night.  With the victory the Crusaders move to 25-8 and 11-2 in league play. 
10.20.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusader Spikers Rebound With Victories

The MU volleyball team defeated Olivet Nazarene (30-28, 30-19, 30-17)and Indiana Wesleyan (30-25, 30-24, 30-23) Saturday to wrap up the IWU two-day tri-match with a 2-1 record.
10.19.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Falls In Five To Georgetown

In a match that took more than 2 1/2 hours to play and went five games, the Madonna volleyball team fell to nationally ranked Georgetown 3-2 (23-30, 30-28, 30-25, 26-30, 18-20) in the opening match at the Indiana Wesleyan Quad-match on Friday night. MU will be back in action with a pair of matches on Saturday BOX SCORE
10.16.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
MU Volleyball Sweeps Siena Heights 3-0
Behind double digit kills from Lubovj Tihomirova and Mary McGinnis (pictured), the Madonna volleyball team dispatched with Siena Heights 3-0 (30-23, 30-20, 30-16) on Tuesday night in Livonia. MU is now 22-7 (10-2 WHAC) and faces off with Georgetown on Friday night at Indiana Wesleyan. BOX SCORE | STORY
10.12.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders Make It Two Straight, 3-0 Over Cards
Lubovj Tihomirova tallied 15 kills and Mary Mcginnis (pictured) added 12 as MU defeated host Concordia 30-21, 30-20, 33-31 in Ann Arbor Friday night.. Inta Grinvalds provided 45 assists and Jacqui Gatt contributed 15 digs in the win.   BOX SCORE
10.11.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Volleyball Gets Back On Track With 3-0 Win Over AQ
Behind 18 kills from All-American Lubovj Tihomirova (pictured), the Madonna volleyball team righted the ship Thursday night with a 3-0 win over visiting Aquinas. MU held the Saints to just a .113 hitting percentage. BOX SCORE
10.09.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Volleyball Falls At Cornerstone 3-0
For the first time since joining the WHAC in 1997, the Madonna volleyball team has dropped back-to-back league matches, falling 3-0 on Tuesday night at Cornerstone. MU is now in a tie with the UM-Dearborn for first place in the WHAC standings at 7-2.  BOX SCORE
10.05.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders on Wrong Side of History Friday
The MU volleyball team found themselves on the wrong side of history Friday night, losing for just the second time ever to Michigan-Dearborn (3-1) and for the first time at home in a regular season conference match since September 30, 1997.  BOX SCORE
10.04.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Volleyball Sweeps Tech To Stay Perfect In WHAC
Double digit kills from Mary McGinnis (12) and Lubovj Tihomirova (14) propelled the Madonna volleyball team to a 3-0 home court win over Indiana Tech on Thursday night. MU is now 19-5 overall and 7-0 in the WHAC. The Crusaders host UM-Dearborn on Friday night at 7pm. BOX SCORE
10.02.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders Stay Perfect in WHAC Play 
Using a .329 hitting percentage, eight services aces and 15 kills from sophomore Mary McGinnis (pictured), the 18th ranked Madonna volleyball team took down Aquinas 3-0 at the AQ Field House in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night. BOX SCORE | STORY
09.27.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders Make Quick Work of Panthers, 3-0
In a match that took barely more than an hour to play, 18th ranked Madonna defeated Davenport 3-0 (30-19, 30-20,30-19) in Grand Rapids on Thursday night . Inta Grinvalds (pictured) handed out 25 assists in the win.  BOX SCORE | STORY
09.26.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Tihomirova Named National Player of the Week
After being named the WHAC and Region VIII Player of the Week earlier this week, Madonna All-American Lubovj Tihomirova has been named the NAIA National Player of the Week.  NAIA RELEASE
09.25.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders Escape Wolves' Den With Five Game Win
It took five games but the Madonna volleyball team stayed unbeaten in WHAC play with a 3-2 win at UM-Dearborn on Tuesday night. Whitney Fuelling (pictured) had 16 kills and made two solo blocks.  BOX SCORE
09.24.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Gatt, Tihomirova Take Home Weekly WHAC Honors
After helping the 18th ranked Madonna volleyball team to a perfect 5-0 week, senior Jacqui Gatt (above right) and junior Lubovj Tihomirova (above left) have been selected as the WHAC's libero and player of the week respectively. WHAC RELEASE
09.22.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Volleyball Sweeps Its Way To Sailfish Classic Title
The 18th-ranked Madonna volleyball team came home with its first tournament title of the season, defeating Southeastern University and its hosts Palm Beach Atlantic 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. Lubovj Tihomirova (pictured) was named tournament MVP while Whitney Fuelling and Jacqui Gatt were named to the all-tournament team.   Match 1 Box | Match 2 Box
09.21.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Volleyball Sweeps Opening Day At Sailfish Classic
The 18th-ranked Madonna volleyball team opened play at the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish Classic with a 3-0  win over Northwood (FL) in the day's first match and closed the night with a 3-1 win over Embry Riddle. Senior Jacqui Gatt (above) posted 50 digs in the two matches.   STORY 
09.18.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Madonna Regroups for Win Over Concordia
After dropping game one to the visiting Cardinals, No. 23 Madonna regrouped for a 3-1 win Tuesday night in the Activities Center. Mary McGinnis (left) posted 12 kills for MU.  BOX SCORE | STORY
09.13.2007 | VOLLEYBALL 
Crusaders Roll Past Saints for Second WHAC Win
Junior Lubovj Tihimorova and sophomore Mary McGinnis combined for 27 kills as MU rolled past host Siena Heights in three games (30-20, 30-18, 30-22) Thursday night in Adrian.   RECAP  | BOX SCORE
09.11.2007 | VOLLEYBALL  24-28-29
Madonna Sweeps #14 Cornerstone in WHAC Opener
The Madonna volleyball team came out strong and never looked back, sweeping #14 Cornerstone behind a balanced offensive attack, 30-24, 30-28, 31-29.   STATS
09.11.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Gatt Named WHAC Libero Of The Week
The WHAC office announced today that MU senior Jacqui Gatt has been picked as the conference's Libero of the Week after her all-tournament  team performance at last week's Julie Martin Memorial Tournament. WHAC RELEASE
09.08.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Split on Day Two of Tournament

The MU volleyball team got a rude awakening Saturday morning, being swept in three games by Georgetown College (KY) to start day two of the Julie Martin Memorial Tournament. But the Crusaders rebounded nicely for a three-game sweep of Cedarville (OH) to end the day.  MATCH 1 STATS | MATCH 2 STATS
09.07.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Win Two on Day One of JM Tourney

In day one action of the eighth annual Julie Martin Memorial Tournament, Madonna came away with a pair of victories boosting their season record to 7-4.  STORY
09.01.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball Wraps Up Seaside Invite With Split

Much like day one in San Diego, the Crusader volleyball team split its matches on day two, downing Hope International 3-0 before falling to host Point Loma 3-0 in the championship match. Following the matches, Jacqui Gatt and Lubovj Tihomirova were named to the all-tournament team.  HOPE BOX SCORE | PLNU BOX SCORE | STORY
08.31.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
#7 Crusaders Split On Day One At Point Loma

It was a tale of two matches as the seventh-ranked Madonna volleyball team split its two Friday matches at the Seaside Invitational hosted by Point Loma. Madonna handled Dominican (CA) in three games (30-12, 30-26, 30-16) to open the day, but fell in the night cap 3-0 to the host Sea Lions (30-19, 30-22, 30-24). The Crusaders are now 4-3 and take on Hope International Saturday at 4pm (EST). STORY
08.25.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
No. 7 Madonna Falls Twice at Earlybird Invite

The 7th ranked Crusaders suffered their first two losses of the season Saturday, dropping a morning contest to No. 21 Cornerstone, 3-2 (18-30, 30-20, 28-30, 30-26, 13-15)  and an afternoon match to Indiana Tech, also in five games.  
08.24.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
Crusaders Survive Scare in Day One of "Bird"

The No. 7 ranked Crusaders survived a scare from unranked St. Francis (IL), winning in five games (30-25, 30-24, 28-30, 27-30, 15-4) to escape day one of the Earlybird Classic with a 2-0 record.  MU defeated Bethel College (IN), 3-0 (30-18, 30-28, 30-26) in match one of the day. The Crusaders will face WHAC foe and No. 21 ranked Cornerstone at 9:30 am Saturday.   MATCH 1 STATS  | MATCH 2 STATS
08.22.2007 | VOLLEYBALL
No. 7 Madonna Rolls in Season Opener

The 7th ranked Crusaders rolled to a 3-0 win in their season opener Tuesday at Spring Arbor University, 30-15, 30-25, 30-16. Lubovj Tihomirova led MU with 17 kills while Inta Grinvalds tallied 44 assists and Mary McGinnis posted 14 digs in her debut.  Whitney Fuelling (top) added 12 kills in the win. BOX SCORE


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