Women's Volleyball News - 2008-09
Fall 2008 Athletic Director Honor Roll Announced
Feb. 4, 2009
St. Ambrose Athletic Director Ray Shovlain announced today members of the
Fall 2008 Athletic Director Honor Roll. To be eligible for the award,
student-athletes must have had a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in the fall
There were 306 total Fighting Bee student-athletes named to the honor roll.
Of the group, 138 had GPAs between 3.0-3.49, 131 had GPAs between 3.5-3.99 and
37 had 4.0 GPAs.
Season ending poem
Dec. 15, 2008
Assistant coach Emily Russell said her goodbyes to the team at the fall sports banquet in her own unique way, by writing a poem.
I never thought it would go by so fast, though looking back it sure was a blast.
Volleyball girls came from near and from far, it was clear that these girls would be raising the bar.
Old players happily called to their friends, while new players tried to fit it with the trends.
Some girls were hesitant, some girls were not, but all would agree that gym was so hot.
You girls never thought that preseason would end, and when teammates fell down, a hand you would lend.
The team was chosen and all were excited, it didn’t take long ‘til all were united.
Goals were set and expectations were high, we won our first game and all let out a sigh.
It was not always easy, it was not always fun, but in the end, a championship was won.
I was lucky to have you all on the team; it made all my jobs so much easier it seemed.
Without even one of you, it would not be the same, you all proved to me your love for the game.
Lauren looked effortless making the sets, her rocket hard serve set her apart from the rest.
Emily was quiet but then opened her shell, her hits were unstoppable, and she sure did well.
Kramer’s great serve proved so hard to be passed, we knew that with her that most runs would last.
Martha would cheer and her yells would get loud, and in the back-row she would make us so proud.
Taylor could hit balls to the left and the right; her strong arm made each hit a pretty sight.
Jill kept us laughing trying to run in her boot, but next year watch out, she’ll be hitting the shoot.
Sarah was best at playing every position; she could get the job done in whatever condition.
Amy was awesome at hitting each shot, she is gonna go far with the skills that she’s got.
Molly’s trademark tip kept all teams on their toes, she is the best at that, everybody knows.
Hannah did nothing but give it her all, she ran and she hustled to get every ball.
Megan got comfortable calling the shot; it didn’t take long ‘til her sets were so hot.
Kait was the best one at hitting the “Q”, balls hit the ground and no one could dig you.
Megan blocked balls from the left and the right; she could put a ball down even when it was tight.
Katelyn scared girls when she showed them her arm, it’s surprising her hits didn’t cause girls more harm.
You girls are great and I will miss all your laughter, I’m excited to watch you play next year and after.
~ 2008 – Emily Russell
O'Shea Earns All-Midwest Region Honorable
Dec. 8, 2008
O'Shea earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NAIA All-Midwest
Region honorable mention today.
The junior middle hitter from Palos Heights, Ill., finished with 339 kills in
helping St. Ambrose to a 26-17 overall record. O'Shea led the Bees with a .276
hitting percentage and was second on the team with 107 total blocks.
St. Ambrose won the Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season championship
with a 6-2 league mark. The Bees reached the MCC Tournament championship game
before falling to William Penn.
Aderman, O'Shea Named First Team All-Conference
Nov. 20, 2008
Lauren Aderman and Megan O'Shea were named first team all-conference, and
Kait Gallagher and Amy Royer earned honorable mention as the Midwest Collegiate
Conference handed out its post-season awards on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Aderman, a junior setter from
Chicago, Ill., led St. Ambrose with 1,023 digs and 68 service aces. She was
third on the team with 320 digs.
O'Shea, a junior middle hitter from
Palos Heights, Ill., had 339 kills and a team-best .276 hitting percentage. She
was second with 107 total blocks.
Gallagher, a junior right-side
hitter/outside hitter from Palatine, Ill., finished second on the Bees with 360
kills and was third with 72 total blocks.
Royer, a sophomore outside hitter from
Mokena, Ill., led a balanced attack with 401 kills. She was second with 387 digs
and fourth with 54 total blocks.
The four players helped a young SAU team with no seniors win the MCC regular
season title. The Bees (26-17 overall, 6-2 MCC) ended the season with a loss in
the MCC Tournament championship match.
The complete all-MCC team is available on the
Bees Fall in MCC Tournament Championship Match
Nov. 15, 2008
St. Ambrose grabbed an early lead, let it slip away, and could never recover
in dropping the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament championship match to
William Penn. The Bees rushed to a 15-8 lead in the first set and led 19-16
before William Penn rallied for a 25-22 win. The Lady Statesmen won the final
two sets by identical 25-18 scores.
The Bees end the season 26-17 overall after earning a share of the MCC
regular season championship. William Penn (26-14) wins the MCC Tournament and
earns the automatic berth into the 2008 NAIA Volleyball National Championship.
As they have done all season, a young SAU team with no seniors on the roster
relied on a balanced attack. Katelyn Lilienthal led the team with nine kills.
Megan O'Shea and Kait Gallagher each finished with seven, Amy Royer had six and
Emily Fullenkamp added five. Lauren Aderman had a team-high 18 assists while
Megan Gordon chipped in with 11. Hannah Fischer had 17 digs.
SAU Advances to MCC Tournament Final
Nov. 12, 2008
Kait Gallagher led a balanced attack with 10 kills to help St. Ambrose sweep
Ashford 3-0 in a Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament semifinal match
Wednesday night in Lee Lohman Arena. The Bees won 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 and will
host the MCC Tournament championship match Saturday at 7 p.m.
St. Ambrose will battle William Penn for the MCC Tournament title and an
automatic berth into the NAIA National Tournament. SAU defeated WPU 3-0 in the
early part of the regular season.
Besides a slow start in the second set, where Ashford led 4-0 and 6-2, the
Bees were in control for much of their semifinal match.
Amy Royer finished with nine kills while Katelyn Lilienthal and Megan O'Shea
each added eight. Lauren Aderman had a match-high 29 assists and Megan Gordon
finished with 10. Hannah Fischer led the Bees with 13 digs. O'Shea, Gallagher
and Emily Fullenkamp each assisted with four blocks as SAU finished with eight
total blocks as a team.
Bees Open MCC Tournament with 3-0 Win
Nov. 8, 2008
St. Ambrose opened the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament with a 3-0
win over Iowa Wesleyan Saturday afternoon. The Bees, the top seed in the
tournament, will host a semifinal match Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Ashford, a
3-1 winner over Viterbo in another quarterfinal match Saturday.
After defeating IWC in five sets during the regular season, SAU (25-16
overall) swept the Tigers 25-22, 25-21, 25-23.
Katelyn Lilienthal led the Bees with 12 kills. Kait Gallagher finished with
nine, Megan O'Shea and Amy Royer each had eight, and Emily Fullenkamp added
seven. Lauren Aderman had a team-best 31 assists while Megan Gordon chipped in
with 10. Hannah Fischer finished with a match-high 23 digs.
Video highlights of the match are
available here, courtesy TV-11.
St. Ambrose Drops Final Match of Regular Season
Nov. 5, 2008
St. Ambrose closed the 2008 regular season with a 3-1 loss at Quincy
University, an NCAA Division II opponent. Game scores were 28-26, 23-25, 27-25,
25-22. The Bees are 24-16 overall.
Amy Royer (14) and Emily Fullenkamp (10) each reached double figures in
kills. Megan O'Shea and Kait Gallagher each had seven kills, Katelyn Lilienthal
had six and Molly Byrnes finished with four. Lauren Aderman had 20 assists and
Megan Gordon added 17. Lilienthal had a team-high 17 digs while Hannah Fischer
finished with 14.
SAU will now host a Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament quarterfinal
match on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Bees will face either Iowa Wesleyan or Mount
Mercy. The complete MCC Tournament bracket is available
SAU Earns Home-Court Advantage Throughout
Nov. 4, 2008
Due to head-to-head victories over Waldorf and William Penn, St. Ambrose will
have home-court advantage throughout the Midwest Collegiate Conference
The Queen Bees, Warriors and Lady Statesmen shared the regular-season
conference crown with matching 6-2 MCC records, but the Bees earned the
tournament's top seed by virtue of a 3-0 win over William Penn and a 3-1 victory
over Waldorf during the season.
St. Ambrose will host a quarterfinal match in Lee Lohman Arena on Saturday,
Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. SAU will host the winner of the Iowa Wesleyan-Mount Mercy
play-in match on Thursday, Nov. 6.
The MCC Tournament semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, and the
championship match is slated for Saturday, Nov. 15. Times for the final two
rounds of the tournament have yet to be determined.
The complete tournament bracket is available on the
Lilienthal Named MCC Player of the Week
Nov. 4, 2008
Four St. Ambrose student-athletes were named Midwest Collegiate Conference
Players of the Week in their respective sports on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Lilienthal - MCC Volleyball Player of the Week
Lilienthal, a freshman outside hitter, led the Queen Bees to a 4-2 record last
week. She finished with 60 kills, while making only nine attack errors, and 12
total blocks over the six matches. Lilienthal had 13 kills in a 3-0 win over
Concordia (Wis.) and had 11 kills in victories over Saint Xavier and UW-River
Falls. She reached double figures in digs in four matches and finished with five
blocks against Saint Xavier.
Heading into the MCC Tournament which starts on Saturday, Lilienthal is third
on the Bees with 322 kills this year.
Nikki Boland - MCC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Boland, a freshman forward, scored three goals over two matches last week. Since
coming back from injury, she has second in every game. Boland scored a goal in a
3-2 loss to #8 Trinity Christian College on Oct. 28 before notching a pair of
goals in a 6-0 MCC Tournament quarterfinal victory over Iowa Wesleyan on
Despite playing in only nine games this season, Boland is second on the team
with five goals.
Krystina Schmitt - MCC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Schmitt, a senior defender, had two tremendous performances last week. She led a
defense that limited #8 Trinity Christian College to only three goals in a 3-2
loss on Oct. 28. Thanks to her efforts on Saturday, St. Ambrose was able to shut
out Iowa Wesleyan 6-0 in a MCC Tournament quarterfinal match.
Offensively, Schmitt has one goal and four assists for the Queen Bees this
Greg Lehman - MCC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Lehman, a senior forward, scored a pair of hat tricks to help the Bees go 2-0-1
last week. He tallied three goals in a 6-2 win over Trinity Christian College on
Oct. 28. After St. Ambrose earned a 1-1 tie at Illinois-Springfield on Oct. 30,
Lehman finished with three goals and an assist as the Bees opened the MCC
Tournament with a 7-5 win over Clarke on Sunday.
This season, Lehman has scored 26 goals and added three assists while
starting 17 matches.
Bees Win 3-of-4 at UW-Whitewater Tournament
Nov. 1, 2008
St. Ambrose won three of its four matches at the UW-Whitewater Tournament on
Friday and Saturday. The Bees defeated UW-River Falls, Concordia (Wis.) and
UW-Stevens Point before dropping their final match to Lakeland. SAU is 24-15
St. Ambrose 3, UW-River Falls 1 (25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 30-28)
Kait Gallagher finished with a team-best 14 kills to lead SAU to a win in the
team's first match of the tournament. Katelyn Lilienthal added 11 kills while
Megan O'Shea and Amy Royer each finished with nine. Lauren Aderman led the way
with 23 assists. Megan Gordon had 10. Hannah Fischer finished with 21 digs and
Aderman and Royer each added 11.
St. Ambrose 3, Concordia (Wis.) 0 (25-17, 33-31, 26-24)
Royer and Lilienthal had 14 and 13 kills, respectively, to lead St. Ambrose
to a 3-0 win over Concordia (Wis.). O'Shea and Molly Byrnes each finished with
five kills, Emily Fullenkamp had four and Gallagher had three. Aderman had a
team-high 19 assists and Gordon finished with 10. Fischer paced the Bees with 16
St. Ambrose 3, UW-Stevens Point 1 (25-27, 25-13, 26-24, 25-22)
In a balanced attack, O'Shea, Gallagher and Fullenkamp each finished with
nine kills as St. Ambrose got past UW-Stevens Point 3-1. Royer had eight and
Lilienthal added seven. Aderman led SAU with 22 assists. Fischer (15), Royer
(13) and Lilienthal (10) had the most digs. Gallagher and Fullenkamp each also
finished with four blocks.
Lakeland 3, St. Ambrose 2 (27-25, 21-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-6)
Royer finished with a team-best 13 kills as St. Ambrose dropped its final
match of the tournament to Lakeland 3-1. Lilienthal and Gallagher each had nine
kills while Byrnes finished with eight and O'Shea and Fullenkamp added six.
Aderman finished with 26 assists and Gordon added 11. Fischer (30) and Royer
(26) paced the team in digs. Gallagher was credited with five total blocks and
O'Shea finished with four.
SAU Sweeps Saint Xavier
Oct. 30, 2008
Katelyn Lilienthal had a team-high 11 kills, and no attack errors, to help
St. Ambrose defeat Saint Xavier 25-17, 25-17, 25-13 Thursday night. The Bees are
As a team, SAU finished with 32 kills and only four attack errors. Kait
Gallagher finished with seven kills and Megan O'Shea added six. Lauren Aderman
led the way with 16 assists while Megan Gordon finished with 10. Hannah Fischer
had a team-best 10 digs.
The Bees will compete in a two-day tournament hosted by UW-Whitewater on
Friday and Saturday.
Bees Fall in Five at Clarke
Oct. 28, 2008
St. Ambrose closed Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season play with a
five-set loss at Clarke College on Tuesday night. Scores were 25-20, 17-25,
25-27, 25-23, 15-10. The Bees are 20-14 overall and 6-2 in the MCC.
Despite the loss, SAU clinches at least a share of the MCC championship,
which will be head coach Bruce Billingsley's seventh conference crown. The Bees
are a half-game ahead of Waldorf and William Penn, who are both
5-2 with a match remaining. Viterbo has two matches left and is 4-2 in the
Amy Royer led St. Ambrose with 16 kills against the Crusaders. Megan O'Shea
and Kait Gallagher each had 12, Katelyn Lilienthal had nine and Emily Fullenkamp
finished with eight. Lauren Aderman led the Bees with 35 assists while Megan
Gordon finished with 17. Hannah Fischer added a team-high 19 digs.
St. Ambrose will visit Saint Xavier Thursday night before competing in a
two-day tournament hosted by UW-Whitewater on Friday and Saturday.
St. Ambrose Slips Past Viterbo in Five Sets
Oct. 22, 2008
The match lived up to its billing. St. Ambrose jumped to an 8-1 lead in the
decisive fifth set and held on to win the set 15-12 to defeat Viterbo 3-2
Wednesday night in Lee Lohman Arena in a match-up of conference leaders. The
Bees are 20-13 overall and lead the Midwest Collegiate Conference with a 6-1
mark. Viterbo drops to 25-11 overall and 4-2 in the MCC.
After grabbing the early 8-1 lead, the Bees watched the V-Hawks chip away and
get to within two points several times, the last coming at 14-12 after SAU had
already wasted two match points. But Megan O'Shea put away the final kill to
give St. Ambrose a 25-18, 18-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12 victory.
The Bees stormed in front in the first set, taking a 9-1 lead. After Viterbo
closed to within 19-18, SAU won six straight points for the 1-0 lead. Viterbo
won the second set but St. Ambrose quickly took control of the third winning
eight of the first nine points. The V-Hawks took the fourth game setting up the
thrilling fifth set.
O'Shea led St. Ambrose with 14 kills and was involved in six of the team's
nine blocks. Kait Gallagher finished with 10. Amy Royer and Emily Fullenkamp
each added eight and Katelyn Lilienthal had seven. Lauren Aderman finished with
a match-high 31 assists while Megan Gordon chipped in with 14. Hannah Fischer
(13) and Royer (11) led the team in digs.
SAU now controls its own destiny to claim home-court advantage throughout the
MCC Tournament. The Bees will visit Clarke Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the team's
conference regular-season finale. Waldorf (19-7, 5-1 MCC) could tie for the
conference crown but SAU would get home-court advantage thanks to a win over the
Warriors earlier this season.
St. Ambrose Splits Four Matches at Lindenwood
Oct. 20, 2008
St. Ambrose finished 2-2 at a two-day tournament hosted by Lindenwood on
Friday and Saturday. The Bees went 1-1 each day, with victories coming over
Illinois-Springfield and Avila. The team dropped matches to #6 Columbia and
McKendree. SAU is 19-13 overall.
#6 Columbia 3, St. Ambrose 1 (25-12, 25-20, 23-25, 25-14)
St. Ambrose played the sixth-ranked team in the country close before
ultimately falling in four sets. Megan O'Shea led the team with nine kills while
Emily Fullenkamp had eight and Amy Royer had six. Lauren Aderman had a team-high
19 assists and Megan Gordon added nine. Hannah Fischer (14) and Martha Grubisich
(13) led the team in digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Illinois-Springfield 1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-22)
O'Shea (14) and Katelyn Lilienthal (13) each finished with double-digit kills
as SAU recovered from dropping the first game to post a four-set victory over
Illinois-Springfield. Royer, Fullenkamp and Kait Gallagher each finished with
nine kills and Molly Byrnes added eight. Aderman finished with 24 assists and
Gordon had 17. Fischer (11) and Grubisich (10) led the way in digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Avila 0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-17)
Lilienthal led the way with eight kills as St. Ambrose defeated Avila in
three games. Gallagher and Royer each finished with seven, O'Shea had six, and
Byrnes had five in a balanced attack. Aderman paced the Bees with 16 assists.
Sarah Glunz finished with seven assists and Gordon added six. Fischer had 15
McKendree 3, St. Ambrose 1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15)
Gallagher finished with 13 kills as St. Ambrose closed the two-day event with
a 3-1 loss to McKendree. Lilienthal added 11 kills, O'Shea had 10 and Fullenkamp
finished with nine. Aderman had 29 assists and Gordon finished with 12. Fischer
(16) and Grubisich (15) were the dig leaders for the Bees.
SAU Moves to Front of the MCC Pack
Oct. 16, 2008
St. Ambrose moved to the top of the Midwest Collegiate Conference standings
after knocking off Waldorf, who had previously been unbeaten in conference play,
in four games. The Queen Bees are 17-11 overall and 5-1 in the MCC.
SAU opened strong taking the first two games of the match 26-24 and 25-23.
After dropping the third game 25-9, the Bees recovered to post a 25-19 win in
the fourth game.
Amy Royer led all players with 15 kills. Kately Lilienthal also reached
double figures with 13 kills. Megan O'Shea had eight and Kait Gallagher finished
with seven. Lauren Aderman had a team-high 27 assists while Megan Gordon
finished with 10. Hannah Fischer led the way with 13 digs.
Following the victory, St. Ambrose moves a half-game ahead of Waldorf and
Viterbo in the MCC standings. Waldorf and Viterbo are each 4-1 in league play.
St. Ambrose will compete in a tournament hosted by Lindenwood on Friday and
Bees Finish 3-1 at SAU Fall Classic
Oct. 11, 2008
St. Ambrose finished 3-1 at its own Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday. SAU
defeated Park and the Illinois Institute of Technology each in four games on
Friday. St. Ambrose got past Calumet-St. Joseph in three games on Saturday
before dropping the final match of the event to the College of the Ozarks in
five games. Megan O'Shea was named to the all-tournament team.
St. Ambrose 3, Park 1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17)
Amy Royer (11) and Katelyn Lilienthal (10) led the Bees in kills. Megan
O'Shea finished with nine and Emily Fullenkamp and Kait Gallagher each added
seven. Lauren Aderman paced the team with 25 assists while Megan Gordon chipped
in with 14. Aderman (15), Hannah Fischer (12) and Martha Grubisich (11) led the
way in digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Ill. Institute of Technology 1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-20)
Amy Royer led three players with double-figure kills with 13. Megan O'Shea
had 11 and Katelyn Lilienthal had 10. Emily Fullenkamp added nine. Lauren
Aderman finished with a team-best 27 assists and Megan Gordon had 14. Hannah
Fischer finished with 17 digs to lead the Bees.
St. Ambrose 3, Calumet-St. Joseph 0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-14)
Amy Royer led SAU with 13 kills as St. Ambrose coasted past Calumet-St.
Joseph in three games. Katelyn Lilienthal finished with seven and Emily
Fullenkamp had five. Lauren Aderman had a match-high 23 assists. Sarah Glunz
added 10 assists. Hannah Fischer led the way with 14 digs.
College of the Ozarks 3, St. Ambrose 2 (19-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 15-7)
Megan O'Shea had 14 kills as the Bees lost the final match of the Fall
Classic to a tough College of the Ozarks team in five games. Kately Lilienthal
reached double digits with 10 kills. Amy Royer had nine, Emily Fullenkamp had
eight, Kait Gallagher had six and Molly Byrnes finished with five kills. Lauren
Aderman had a team-best 31 assists while Megan Gordon finished with 13. Hannah
Fischer led the team with 20 digs.
St. Ambrose Survives Five-Set Match at Iowa Wesleyan
Oct. 8, 2008
St. Ambrose won nine of the last 12 points of the fifth game to slip past
Iowa Wesleyan Wednesday night by scores of 19-25, 25-18, 26-28, 25-22, 15-10.
The Queen Bees are 13-10 overall and 4-1 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
In the decisive fifth game, SAU fell behind 7-6, but the Bees rolled off six
straight points for a 12-7 lead. Iowa Wesleyan (8-13, 0-4 MCC) got back to
within 12-9 before the Bees closed the match.
Megan O'Shea led the team with 17 kills. Kait Gallagher added 14 and Amy
Royer finished with 11. Katelyn Lilienthal and Emily Fullenkamp each had eight.
Lauren Aderman (37) and Megan Gordon (15) led SAU in assists. Martha Grubisich
led the team with 34 digs.
St. Ambrose will host a two-day, six-team tournament Friday and Saturday.
Bees Win Non-Conference Match at Cornell
Oct. 2, 2008
Amy Royer finished with a team-high 15 kills and Megan O'Shea added 10 as St.
Ambrose defeated Cornell 3-1 Thursday night. The Queen Bees dropped the first
game 27-25 before taking the next three by scores of 25-22, 25-18, 28-26.
Kait Gallagher was third on the team with nine kills and paced the Bees with
15 digs and two solo blocks. Lauren Aderman led the way with 31 assists while
Lauren Kramer added eight. Emily Fullenkamp finished with five total blocks.
SAU (12-10 overall) returns to Midwest Collegiate Conference play on
Wednesday when the Bees visit Iowa Wesleyan.
SAU Drops Five-Game Thriller to Ashford
Sept. 30, 2008
St. Ambrose lost its first Midwest Collegiate Conference match of the season
in a thrilling five-setter to Ashford Tuesday night at Lee Lohman Arena. The
Saints prevailed 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 16-25, 17-15.
The Bees trailed most of the first game and were down 16-13 before rolling
off six straight points to grab a 19-16 lead. St. Ambrose (11-10 overall, 3-1
MCC) held on for the 25-21 win. After Ashford (10-11, 2-2 MCC) won the next two
games, SAU forced a decisive fifth game. Again the Bees trailed most of the way
and were down 11-7 before rallying to tie things at 13-13. St. Ambrose actually
had a match point at 15-14 but Ashford won the final three points to claim the
Amy Royer led the Bees with 13 kills. Katelyn Lilienthal, Megan O'Shea and
Emily Fullenkamp each finished with 10. Lauren Aderman finished with a team-high
35 assists. Hannah Fischer led the way with 21 digs.
SAU will visit Cornell College Thursday night for a non-conference matchup.
Bees Split Four Matches at Indiana Tech Tournament
Sept. 27, 2008
Sophomore outside hitter Amy Royer was named to the All-Tournament Team at a
two-day event hosted by Indiana Tech. The Bees finished 2-2 with victories over
Northwestern (Ohio) and Michigan-Dearborn. SAU lost to #22 Indiana Wesleyan and
to #19 Indiana Tech. St. Ambrose is 11-9 overall this season.
St. Ambrose 3, Northwestern (Ohio) 1 (27-29, 25-21, 25-19, 26-24)
St. Ambrose opened play by defeating Northwestern (Ohio) in three games. Kait
Gallagher led four players with double-digit kills with 13. Katelyn Lilienthal
and Megan O'Shea each had 12 and Royer finished with 11. Lauren Aderman led the
way with 32 assists and Megan Gordon added 20. Hannah Fischer paced the team
with 20 digs.
#22 Indiana Wesleyan 3, St. Ambrose 0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-23)
Royer led the Bees with nine kills in a three-game loss to #22 Indiana
Wesleyan. Lilienthal had six, Gallagher four and O'Shea three. Aderman had a
team-best 13 assists. Martha Grubisich (14), Royer (13) and Fischer (12) reached
double figures in digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Michigan-Dearborn 0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-20)
A week after defeating Michigan-Dearborn in four games, St. Ambrose stopped
UMD again, this time in three games. Gallagher again led the team with 12 kills.
O'Shea, Royer and Emily Fullenkamp each added seven kills. Aderman had 22
assists and Gordon finished with eight. Fischer had a team-high 10 digs.
#19 Indiana Tech 3, St. Ambrose 0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-16)
The Bees ended the tournament with a three-game lose to host #19 Indiana
Tech. Gallagher finished with six kills and Royer had five in the loss. Aderman
had eight assists and Fischer finished with 16 digs.
SAU Moves to 3-0 in Conference Play
Sept. 23, 2008
St. Ambrose improved to 9-7 overall and a perfect 3-0 in Midwest Collegiate
Conference play after a three-game victory at William Penn Tuesday night. The
Bees swept the Lady Statesmen 25-20, 25-21, 25-21.
Kait Gallagher led all players with 15 kills. Katelyn Lilienthal had seven,
Megan O'Shea and Amy Royer each had six, and Emily Fullenkamp finished with five
kills. Lauren Aderman paced the Queen Bees with 25 assists. Hannah Fischer (16)
and Megan Gordon (10) led the team in digs.
The Bees will compete at a tournament hosted by Indiana Tech on Friday and
Gallagher and Lilienthal Named to All-Tournament Team
Sept. 20, 2008
Kait Gallagher and Katelyn Lilienthal were named to the All-Tournament Team
as the Queen Bees finished 2-2 at a two-day tournament hosted by Olivet Nazarene
on Friday and Saturday. St. Ambrose defeated Michigan-Dearborn and the Illinois
Institute of Technology and dropped matches to Trinity Christian and Olivet
Nazarene. SAU is 8-7 overall.
Trinity Christian 3, St. Ambrose 1 (25-17, 25-20, 25-27, 25-22)
Gallagher and Amy Royer led the way with 11 kills as the Bees fell in four
games to Trinity Christian to open play at Olivet Nazarene. Megan O'Shea had
nine kills, Lilienthal had eight and Emily Fullenkamp finished with seven.
Lauren Aderman led the team with 30 assists while Megan Gordon finished with 16.
Hannah Fischer (15), Aderman (13) and Lilienthal (10) led the way in digs.
St. Ambrose 3, Michigan-Dearborn 1 (29-27, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23)
O'Shea (13) and Lilienthal (10) each reached double figures in kills as SAU
defeated Michigan-Dearborn 3-1. Aderman had 27 assists and Gordon finished with
17. Fischer and Martha Grubisich led the team in digs with 16 and 13,
respectively. O'Shea was involved in six of the Bees' 10 total blocks.
St. Ambrose 3, Illinois Institute of Technology 2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-14,
St. Ambrose rallied after dropping the first two games to slip past the
Illinois Institute of Technology 3-2. Gallagher had 12 kills. O'Shea had nine,
Lilienthal eight and Fullenkamp seven in the balanced attack. Aderman and Gordon
each finished with 17 assists. Fischer led the team with 22 digs, while
Gallagher had 17 and Grubisich had 16.
Olivet Nazarene 3, St. Ambrose 0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-14)
SAU dropped its final match of the tournament to host Olivet Nazarene.
Gallagher had seven kills in the loss.
Bees Fly Past Mount Mercy
Sept. 17, 2008
St. Ambrose wasted little time in improving to 2-0 in Midwest Collegiate
Conference play with a three set victory (25-13, 25-9, 25-17) over Mount Mercy
on Wednesday night. The Queen Bees are 6-5 overall.
SAU actually trailed 10-7 in the first game before rolling off 11 straight
points to grab an 18-10 lead. There was less drama in the second and third games
as St. Ambrose grabbed leads of 7-0 and 4-0, respectively.
Amy Royer led the team with 10 kills. Megan O'Shea and Kait Gallagher each
finished with nine kills while Katelyn Lilienthal and Emily Fullenkamp each
added six. Lauren Aderman had a match-high 23 assists. Royer (15) and Hannah
Fischer (11) led the team in digs.
The Bees will compete in a tournament hosted by Olivet Nazarene on Friday and
SAU Falls to Augustana
Sept. 12, 2008
The Queen Bees dropped to 5-5 overall after a 25-16, 25-23, 25-17 loss at
Augustana Friday night.
Katelyn Lilienthal led SAU with six kills. Megan O'Shea, Kait Gallagher, Amy
Royer and Emily Fullenkamp each finished with four kills. Lauren Aderman had a
team-high 14 assists while Hannah Fischer led the way with 11 digs.
The Bees will host Mount Mercy on Wednesday.
Bees Open MCC Play with Victory over Grand View
Sept. 10, 2008
After a slow start, the Queen Bees recovered to post a 3-1 win over Grand
View in the Midwest Collegiate Conference opener for both schools. Game scores
were 19-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-17.
St. Ambrose (5-4 overall) was led by Katelyn Lilienthal's 14 kills. Kait
Gallagher added 13 and Emily Fullenkamp chipped in with 10. Lauren Aderman had a
team-high 29 assists and Megan Gordon finished with 16. Along with eight kills,
Amy Royer finished with 16 digs. Martha Grubisich also had 16 digs while Hannah
Fischer finished with 15.
SAU will visit Augustana on Friday, Sept. 12, for a 7 p.m. match.
St. Ambrose Finishes 2-2 at SXU/IIT Crossover Tournament
Sept. 9, 2008
St. Ambrose moved to 4-4 on the season after splitting four matches at the
Saint Xavier/Illinois Institute of Technology Crossover Tournament on September
5-6. The Bees defeated Trinity International and Illinois-Springfield and lost
to St. Francis, Ill., and Lubbock Christian.
St. Ambrose 3, Trinity International 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23)
Amy Royer, Katelyn Lilienthal and Kait Gallagher each finished with eight
kills as SAU swept Trinity International in three games. Megan O'Shea finished
with six kills and Emily Fullenkamp added five in the win. Lauren Aderman
finished with 21 assists.
St. Francis 3, St. Ambrose 1 (25-21, 27-25, 17-25, 25-19)
Royer and Gallagher led the way with 14 and 12 kills, respectively, as St.
Ambrose fell to St. Francis in four games. Lilienthal added eight kills and
Fullenkamp finished with six. Aderman had a team-high 24 assists.
St. Ambrose 3, Illinois-Springfield 1 (25-23, 25-18, 25-27, 25-20)
The Queen Bees started the second day of the tournament by defeating
Illinois-Springfield in four games. Royer finished with 22 of the team's 60
kills. Lilienthal added 13 and Fullenkamp finished with nine. Aderman (28) and
Megan Gordon (20) led the team in assists. Martha Grubisich had a team-best 12
digs. Fullenkamp added three solo blocks and assisted on four others as SAU
finished with 11 total blocks.
Lubbock Christian 3, St. Ambrose 0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-23)
St. Ambrose closed the tournament by losing in three games to Lubbock
Christian. Fullenkamp paced the Bees with seven kills. Gallagher (6), Lilienthal
(5), Royer (4) and Aderman (4) contributed to the balanced attack. Aderman
finished with 15 assists.
Queen Bees See Record Even at 2-2
Aug. 30, 2008
The Queen Bee volleyball team saw its mark fall to 2-2 on the year after
dropping two matches at the SAU Early Bird Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 30. St.
Ambrose lost to NCAA Division II Upper Iowa and Morningside College, the
13th-ranked team in NAIA.
The Bees first match of the day was a thriller, going to a decisive fifth
set. Upper Iowa claimed a 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 22-25, 17-15 win. Amy Royer led
all players with 18 kills. Kait Gallagher added nine and Katelyn Lilienthal
finished with seven. Lauren Aderman led the team with 28 assists.
Morningside played up to its lofty national ranking in sweeping St. Ambrose
25-12, 25-21, 25-14. Lilienthal had a team-high seven kills. Megan O'Shea
finished with six, Gallagher had five and Royer added four. Aderman recorded 16
O'Shea, a junior middle hitter from Palos Heights, Ill., was named to the
St. Ambrose will compete in the Illinois Institute of Technology Tournament
on Friday, Sept. 5, before competing in the Saint Xavier Tournament on Saturday,
St. Ambrose Earns Comeback Victories to Open Season
Aug. 29, 2008
The St. Ambrose women's volleyball team opened its 2008 season with two
comeback victories at the SAU Early Bird Tournament on Friday, Aug. 29. The
Queen Bees defeated the University of Sioux Falls in four games before defeating
Quincy University in five.
SAU St. Ambrose let a late lead slip away in losing the first game 27-25 to
Sioux Falls but roared back to win the final three games by scores of 30-28,
Megan O'Shea led a balanced attack with 13 kills. Katelyn Lilienthal, Kait
Gallagher and Emily Fullenkamp each had nine kills while Amy Royer added eight.
Lauren Aderman led the Bees with 23 assists and Megan Gordon chipped in with 22.
Fullenkamp paced the team with five blocks.
The Young Bees grabbed late leads in the first two games against Quincy but
dropped them by scores of 26-24 and 25-22. St. Ambrose rallied to win the final
three games 25-20, 26-24, 15-13 to move to 2-0 on the season.
O'Shea again led the way, this time with 11 kills. Lilienthal added nine and
Royer finished with eight. Aderman had a team-high 24 assists.
The second day of the SAU Early Bird Tournament continues Saturday, Aug. 30,
at 9 a.m. The Queen Bees will host Upper Iowa at 11 a.m. and Morningside at 2
p.m. in Lee Lohman Arena.