CWRU Volleyball to Co-Host 19th Annual Marcia French Invite

CWRU Volleyball to Co-Host 19th Annual Marcia French Invite

The Case Western Reserve University women's volleyball team will serve as co-host of the 2017 Marcia French Invitational alongside Baldwin Wallace University this weekend. The Spartans play Eastern Mennonite University on Friday, September 8th at 5:30 PM. CWRU then plays two matches on Saturday, September 9th. The first match is against North Carolina Wesleyan College at 11:00 AM and the second is against John Carroll University at 3:00 PM.

Tournament Website


Last Week's Results

Friday, September 1st: Ohio Northern 3, CWRU 1
                                    CWRU 3, Thomas More 1

Saturday, September 2nd: Ohio Wesleyan 3, CWRU 1
                                           CWRU 3, Defiance 0

Live Coverage

Against Eastern Mennonite:

Against N.C. Wesleyan:

Against John Carroll:

A broadcast for all games can be found here:

CWRU Spartans (2-2)

The Spartans claimed wins in two of the four matches played this past weekend at the Ohio Northern Tournament in Ada, Ohio. CWRU earned a 3-1 win against Thomas More College on Friday and picked up a 3-0 win over Defiance College on Saturday. Sophomore outside hitter Brianna Lemon was named to the All-Tournament Team, as she led the team with 41 kills (2.73 per set) and 57 digs (3.80 per set) during the four matches.

During the team's 3-1 win over Thomas More on Friday, sophomore middle hitter Haley Sims tallied a season 13 kills on a .414 attack percentage, while sophomore setter Faith Ellis totaled a career-high 55 assists.

Eastern Mennonite Royals

2017 Record: 2-2 (2-2 home, 0-0 away, 0-0 neutral)

Head Coach: Carrie Bert
Statistical Leaders: Maria Yoder (Junior Middle Blocker), Jasmine Johnson (Senior Setter), and Skyler Johnson (Senior Defensive Specialist)

N.C. Wesleyan Battling Bishops

2017 Record: 1-0 (0-0 home, 1-0 away, 0-0 neutral)

Head Coach: Vicky Gentile
Statistical Leaders: Emily McLain (Senior Middle Hitter), Kelly Ammons (Sophomore Setter), and Callie Cline (Freshman Outside Hitter)

John Carroll Blue Streaks

2017 Record: 1-4 (0-1 home, 0-1 away, 1-2 neutral)

Head Coach: Michele Benoit
Statistical Leaders: Julianne McGervey (Senior Outside Hitter), Shannon Atwell (Freshman Setter), and Caitlin Cianciolo (Junior Defensive Specialist)

Spartan Notes

Sophomore Faith Ellis currently leads all University Athletic Association players with 8.47 assists per set…Last season, the Spartans earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over John Carroll…Brianna Lemon and Haley Sims racked up 20 and 15 kills, respectively, while Christine Tamura led the Spartans with 15 digs…CWRU is averaging 12.20 kills per set, 11.33 assists per set and 1.60 blocks per set this season.