In the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University has a little bit of the Midwest Athletic Conference helping out the Dukes' volleyball team.
DU, which is coached by New Bremen native Steve Opperman, is 12-10 overall and 4-5 in the Atlantic 10 conference thanks to a pair of former St. Henry standouts.
Senior Diana Wuebker has been a key to the Dukes having a strong program the past several years. Wuebker is second on the team in kills with 3.33 per game and leads the team with 23 service aces. Wueb-ker also averages 2.77 digs per game.
Sophomore Lindsay Hess will help keep the St. Henry tradition strong at DU after Wuebker's graduation. Hess has appeared in 54 of the 75 games this season for the Dukes, contributing 2.33 kills per game.
Poling solid for Raiders While Wright State is struggling through the season at 7-14 overall and 3-6 in the Horizon League, junior hitter Sarah Poling has been solid.
The St. Henry graduate leads the Raiders in hitting with 3.54 kills per game.
The Raiders are home this week as the Badger State invades McLin Gymnasium. Wisconsin-Green Bay plays Friday night with UW-Millwaukee playing Saturday at 4 p.m.
Lefeld solid with the Splitters
The Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee are coming through with a solid 20-10 season and a 5-5 mark in the Great South Conference.
Splitter freshman Cami Lefeld is having a solid year, appearing in 81 games, averaging 1.07 kills per game and has added 0.63 blocks per game.
Siefker big contributer at U of the C
Freshman Jamie Siefker, who overcame severe injuries in a car accident during volleyball season her senior season is enjoying a strong first year at the Unversity of The Cumberlands.
Siefker, a signee for both softball and volleyball, has seen plenty of playing time for the Patriots this season, which sees the team at 12-14 and 2-3 in the Mid-South Conference.
Siefker has played in 76 games this season, averaging 1.74 kills per game, good for fourth on the team.
Scahefer sees time for Red Foxes
Marist freshman Kelsey Schaefer (Marion Local) is seeing time for the Red Foxes, who are struggling through a 5-13 season, including a 0-3 mark in the Metro Atlantic Conference.
In 37 games, Schaefer is averaging 0.92 kills per game.
Moeller contributing to Flyers' success
The University of Dayton is a solid 15-9 this season and 8-1 in the Atlantic 10.
Junior Margo Moeller (Marion Local) is seeing time off the bench for the Flyers. In 25 games, Moeller is averaging 0.96 kills per game.
Oilers striving with local talent
The University of Findlay is having another strong season, going 17-9 overall and 9-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Helping provide the offensive attack is junior Erin Puthoff (Marion). Puthoff is second on the team with 4.00 kills per game and adds 2.55 digs per game. Puthoff has played in all 94 games this season for the Oilers.
Sophomore Jackie Kahlig (Coldwater) has appeared in 88 games this season, tallying 0.94 kills and 0.82 blocks per game in 24 starts.
Libero Lana Beckstedt (Celina) has seen time in 58 games this season, averaging 1.05 digs per game.
Lions stay in rankings
The College of Mount St. Joseph continues to be a national power in Division III, ranking 11th in the most recent poll.
Senior co-captain Beth Fledderjohann (New Knoxville) and junior Ashley Langenkamp (Marion Local) have been key contributors in all 101 games this season for the Lions.
Langenkamp, an outside hitter, leads the team with 3.24 kills per game and is second in digs at 3.51 digs per game
Fledderjohann, a middle hitter, is averaging 2.51 kills per game and leads MSJ with 1.03 blocks per game.
Linton rising on Lancer leader list
Grace College junior Juli Linton (Celina) is climbing the ladder on the career wins list for the Lancers.
This season, Linton went 5-7 in singles matches, advancing to the semifinals in fourth singles in the Mid-Central Conference tennis tournament held in Fort Wayne. Her five wins ties her for fourth most in a season, the record being nine set by Jodi Stewart in 2003-04.
Linton also competed in doubles, finishing 5-8, tying her for fifth for season wins.
In her career at Grace, located in Winona Lake, Illinois, Linton is 10-38 in doubles, ranking her third for all-time doubles wins. Her overal record of 19-55 is fourth all-time in Lancer history.
Smalley completes all-around season
University of Toledo junior Claire Smalley (Celina) completed the fall portion of the tennis season for the Rockets.
Coming off hand surgery last fall, Smalley was 1-2 in singles play and 1-4 in doubles play this season.