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Quade continues to reach new heights

Quade continues to reach new heights

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

When a program is as prominent as No. 7 Illinois volleyball is in 2018, it’s hard to pick any one player who stands out. But week after week, one name continues to rise to the top of the box score — junior Jacqueline Quade has played a crucial role throughout the 2018 volleyball season. Whether...

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Just one week after losing to Wisconsin in Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team had a chance to flip the script. The No. 7 Illini headed to Madison to battle the No. 8 Badgers and picked up their first win of the year against a top-10 Big Ten team. The game started the same way as the last one, w...

Illinois embraces road game challenges

Illinois embraces road game challenges

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Balancing a competitive schedule and an intense academic career often involves one more challenging aspect — the reality of road games and all that they entail. Illinois is on the road this weekend to Minnesota and Wisconsin after consecutive weekends at home. The team's return to Huff Hall was fille...

Coaching staff brings professional energy

Coaching staff brings professional energy

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

In the summer after Illinois volleyball’s first Sweet 16 berth under Chris Tamas, the Illini needed an assistant coach whose focus would be passing and defense. Tamas knew who he wanted, bringing Alfred “Alfee” Reft on as the Illini’s second assistant coach. Reft and Tamas worked together i...

Illini back on track after win

Illini back on track after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

After the Illini sustained their first two losses of the year last weekend back-to-back against No. 3 Nebraska and No. 6 Wisconsin, two of the top teams in the Big Ten, Saturday’s match was more than just another run-of-the-mill sweep. “In practice after Wisconsin, we got in the gym and really ...

Volleyball falls to No. 5 Wisconsin

Volleyball falls to No. 5 Wisconsin

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illini faced off against fellow top-10 ranked Wisconsin Badgers and fell to the Badgers in four sets. Illinois got off to a strong start in the first set, passing the ball effectively to allow six different players to land crucial kills against Wisconsin. Redshirt junior Beth Prince led the Illi...

Illinois regroups before taking on fifth-ranked Wisconsin

Illinois regroups before taking on fifth-ranked Wisconsin

By Brian Binz

October 4, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

After taking its first loss of the season against No. 3-ranked Nebraska, Illinois has a second chance against a top-five-ranked team, welcoming fifth-ranked Wisconsin into Huff Hall on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Illinois has a 5-1 record against ranked teams so far this year, with one of those wins bei...

Illini bring top 10 battle to Stuff Huff

Illini bring top 10 battle to Stuff Huff

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Like in years past, the Illini received an outpouring of support for this year’s team during the annual Stuff Huff event. On Saturday 3,569 fans came to watch the game, most of them rooting for the Illinios volleyball team to continue its undefeated streak. Among those several thousand were a ...

Loss to Nebraska prepares Illinois for Big Ten

Loss to Nebraska prepares Illinois for Big Ten

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

It was a weekend of highs and lows for the Illinois volleyball team. Back home after successful road games at both Indiana and Purdue, Illinois managed to snag another conference win against Iowa on Friday. However the team fell for the first time this season against former NCAA champion Nebraska ...

Prince brings impact on and off court

Prince brings impact on and off court

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Illinois volleyball’s Beth Prince has always been a Big Ten-level talent; however, her health aspect hasn’t always matched her top-recruit pedigree. The redshirt junior has capitalized on regaining good health and turned it into her most productive period of the year yet for the Ill...

Quade rules the court

Quade rules the court

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Jacqueline Quade is no stranger to competition. As a junior on the Illinois volleyball team, Quade knows her way around the block as far as Big Ten and NCAA competition are concerned. But she sets herself apart, given she plays all six rotations during a match. This versatile skill set means that Quade ca...

Volleyball shoots hoops in free time

Volleyball shoots hoops in free time

By Rachel Spencer, Staff writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

There’s a competition going on between the members of the Illinois volleyball team. But it’s a friendly one that takes place on another court — the basketball court. Playing basketball happens to be a commonality among a handful of Illini volleyball players. It isn’t unusual, of course, for...

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