2022 Volleyball Season Recap – Creighton College Athletics

January 19, 2023


2022 Creighton Volleyball Recap

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    A ninth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title and Eleventh straight NCAA Event bid highlighted the 2022 season for Creighton Volleyball. The Bluejays completed 27-5 total and noticed Norah Sis named BIG EAST Participant of the 12 months, Ava Martin tabbed BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months and Kendra Wait acknowledged as an Tutorial All-American. Sis and Wait had been additionally named Honorable Point out All-Individuals by the AVCA.

    On the heels of a 31-4 season and sweep of BIG EAST regular-season and event titles, the Bluejays entered the autumn ranked 18th nationally and garnered 9-of-11 first place votes within the preseason ballot of league coaches.

    CU opened the season with wins over Iowa State, Wichita State and Wyoming on the Rumble within the Rockies Event in Laramie, Wyo., with Sis bringing dwelling MVP honors.

    The Bluejays returned dwelling to host the Bluejay Invitational, kicking off its season in D.J. Sokol Enviornment with a 3-1 win over No. 25 USC. A 3-1 setback towards then-No. 16 Kentucky preceded a sweep of eventual Missouri Valley Convention champion Northern Iowa.

    Creighton then moved a mile down the road for its annual match-up towards 2021 NCAA runner-up Nebraska. In entrance of a then-record NCAA regular-season volleyball-only crowd of 15,797, the Bluejays and Cornhuskers battled 5 units in entrance of a nationally-televised viewers on FS1 earlier than NU finally prevailed.

    Days later CU performed its first matches at Baxter Enviornment for the Omaha Invitational, outlasting each Florida State and host Omaha in 5 units for its second tourney title of the autumn.

    Creighton closed out non-conference play with a visit to Houston, Texas. CU knocked off longtime nemesis Kansas State earlier than falling to host Rice in 5 units to drop its report to 8-3.

    The Bluejays opened league play with 4 straight sweeps for the primary time earlier than overcoming an 0-2 deficit at UConn to put up its third 3-2 win of the autumn. Throughout that stretch of 3-0 wins Jaela Zimmerman returned to the courtroom in a restricted function after the All-American had suffered an ACL damage final December. One week later after taking down UConn, CU would as soon as once more need to rally from an 0-2 gap to defeat No. 16 Marquette. The Jays picked up a 3-2 win vs. DePaul two days later, enhancing to 16-3 total and 8-0 in BIG EAST motion.

    The scares solely appeared to push CU to higher heights, as CU would sweep its subsequent 9 opponents to compile a school-record 29-set win streak. CU’s eighth win in that streak was a memorable Senior Day for seven ladies that noticed senior Keeley Davis set the CU profession report for aces and classmate Zimmerman attain the 1,000-kill milestone in a 3-0 win vs. Seton Corridor.

    Creighton’s bid for an ideal 18-0 league report fell brief with a loss at No. 16 Marquette to finish the regular-season, dropping CU to the No. 2 seed after each applications completed with similar 17-1 convention information. Nonetheless, it was nonetheless CU’s unprecedented ninth consecutive BIG EAST regular-season title.

    Creighton hosted an expanded BIG EAST Championship over Thanksgiving week. CU swept third-seeded Xavier within the semifinals earlier than yet one more epic 3-2 win over No. 14 Marquette. Sis was named MVP of the BIG EAST Event, and was joined on the All-Event Staff by each Martin and Wait.

    The league event title, CU’s eighth up to now 10 years, additionally clinched an Eleventh consecutive NCAA Event bid. Creighton as soon as once more earned a internet hosting function and offered out D.J. Sokol Enviornment, solely to be upset by a freshman-laden Auburn crew with Wait sidelined resulting from damage within the First Spherical of the NCAA Event.

    Creighton completed the season with a 27-5 mark and ranked twenty first within the year-end AVCA ballot.

Creighton Coaches

Creighton was coached by Kirsten Bernthal Sales space (Truman State, 1997), who owns a 441-184 report after her twentieth season with the Bluejays. She’s led Creighton to 9 straight BIG EAST titles (2014-21), and 10 league crowns within the final 11 years. Sales space led the Bluejays to their first two Candy 16’s (2015, 2016) and first Elite Eight  (2016) in program historical past. In 2016  she was acknowledged as VolleyballMag.com Nationwide Coach of the 12 months, BIG EAST Coach of the 12 months and AVCA East Area Coach of the 12 months. Sales space was tabbed BIG EAST Coach of the 12 months for the third time in 2019.

    The winningest coach in class historical past, Sales space has taken Creighton to its solely 12 NCAA Event bids in this system’s fashionable historical past (together with 2022). She’s additionally coached CU into the top-25 every of the final 11 seasons (together with 2022), one other program first.

    Sales space got here to Creighton after going 112-41 in three years at Kirkwood Group School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A local of Lincoln, Neb., Sales space performed volleyball at Truman State, the place she was named convention MVP, an Tutorial All-American and Missouri’s 1997 NCAA Lady of the 12 months. She ranked third in Division II historical past with 6,077 assists when she graduated.

    Sales space was assisted by Angie Oxley Behrens, Brian Rosen and Elise Fulcher.

All-BIG EAST Quartet

4 members of the Creighton Volleyball program earned All-BIG EAST honors, with Norah Sis being chosen as Participant of the 12 months and Ava Martin acknowledged as Freshman of the 12 months.

    Sis joined Lydia Dimke (2016) and Jaali Winters (2018) as Creighton ladies named BIG EAST Participant of the 12 months. Sis lived as much as the hype as Preseason BIG EAST Participant of the 12 months as she led the league in kills per set (4.33) and factors per set (4.72). The Papillion, Neb., product was a three-time BIG EAST Offensive Participant of the Week and had single-match highs of 30 kills (vs. Auburn), 19 digs (vs. Florida State and at Rice) and 9 blocks (vs. DePaul). Sis was additionally an All-BIG EAST choice in 2021, when she introduced dwelling Freshman of the 12 months accolades from the BIG EAST.

    Martin turns into Creighton’s fourth BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months, becoming a member of Jaali Winters (2015) in addition to present teammates Keeley Davis (2019) and Norah Sis (2021). A four-time BIG EAST Freshman of the Week this season, Martin ranked ninth within the BIG EAST in hitting share (.309) throughout league play and the Bluejays had been 13-1 when the Overland Park, Kan., native owned eight or extra kills.

    One of many league’s most improved gamers, Kiana Schmitt earned her first All-BIG EAST plaudit after an enormous season that noticed her prime the convention in BIG EAST play with 1.23 blocks per set and rating fourth with a .361 hitting share. Creighton is 20-0 all-time when the senior owns 4 or extra blocks and 42-6 when the Waunakee, Wis., center blocker generates six or extra kills. The 2-time BIG EAST Defensive Participant of the Week this fall had her greatest match in a 3-2 win vs. DePaul when she completed with career-highs of 16 kills and 13 blocks.

    Kendra Wait was named All-BIG EAST for the second straight season after as soon as once more main the BIG EAST in assists per set. The Gardner, Kan., native was the nation’s solely participant to common a minimum of 11.00 assists and three.00 digs per set. Wait led the Bluejays with 18 double-doubles this fall.

    This 12 months marked the Tenth time in as a few years as a member of the BIG EAST that Creighton has had a number of all-conference choices, and eighth straight season with three or extra First Staff choices.

Postseason Honors

Norah Sis and Kendra Wait had been each named Honorable Point out All-Individuals at season’s finish by the American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation.

    It is the second straight Honorable Point out accolade for Wait, whereas Sis was a Third Staff All-American final fall. Creighton was the nation’s solely crew with a number of sophomores to be named All-Individuals in 2022.

    This 12 months marks the Eleventh straight season that Creighton has had a minimum of one All-American, with a number of All-Individuals in seven of the previous eight campaigns.

    Creighton now owns 27 all-time AVCA All-America accolades in program historical past, which have been earned by 15 completely different ladies.

    Sis and Wait had been additionally named All-East Area by the AVCA, whereas Kiana Schmitt was an Honorable Point out all-East Area choice.

    This 12 months’s awards mark the eighth straight 12 months that Creighton has had two or extra student-athletes earn First Staff All-Area acclaim, placing the Bluejays in elite firm with the likes of Texas (22 straight years), Kentucky (13), Minnesota (13), Nebraska (12), Wisconsin (11), BYU (9) and Pittsburgh (8).

    Creighton’s 25 First Staff All-Area choices since 2015 ranks Tenth-most nationally, trailing solely Texas (40), Kentucky (36), Minnesota (35), Nebraska (35), Stanford (30), Florida (29), Wisconsin (28), Pittsburgh (27) and Penn State (26).

Wait An Tutorial All-American

Sophomore Kendra Wait was named a Second Staff Tutorial All-American, as chosen by School Sports activities Communicators.

    The 2022 Tutorial All-America® Volleyball Groups, chosen by School Sports activities Communicators (previously often called CoSIDA), acknowledge the nation’s prime student-athletes for his or her mixed performances on the sphere or courtroom and within the classroom.

    Creighton is one among six colleges with a Girls’s Volleyball Tutorial All-American in every of the previous two seasons, becoming a member of Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Texas, Texas Tech and UCF, however CU and UCF are the one two colleges with completely different honorees every season. Final fall Creighton’s Abby Bottomley was named a First Staff Tutorial All-American.

    Wait is the seventh completely different participant in program historical past to be named an Tutorial All-American, and first sophomore.  The Nursing main owns a 4.00 GPA. She was one among 4 Bluejays on the All-America poll after incomes Tutorial All-District accolades together with teammates Kiara Reinhardt, Kiana Schmitt and Norah Sis.

Again For Extra (Awards)

After incomes an analogous honor final fall, Norah Sis was named Most Excellent Participant of the BIG EAST Championship in 2022 as nicely. She was joined on the All-Event Staff by fellow Bluejays Ava Martin and Kendra Wait.

    No person had been named Most Excellent Participant of the BIG EAST Championship a number of occasions since Creighton’s Jaali Winters (2016, 2018), and no participant had received the award in back-to-back seasons since Notre Dame’s Jaimie Lee in 1996 and 1997.

Sales space’s Haul

With eight titles, Kirsten Bernthal Sales space is one among two volleyball coaches in league historical past to win six or extra BIG EAST Championship titles.

    The one different coach with six or extra was Notre Dame’s Debbie Brown (9).

BIG EAST Event Champions

Creighton Volleyball received the college’s Tenth completely different BIG EAST Event title for since becoming a member of the BIG EAST in the summertime of 2013. All however two of these titles have been received by the volleyball program.

    Creighton (2022) joined Notre Dame (1996), Louisville (2010) and Marquette (2013) as the one applications to win the BIG EAST Event in males’s soccer and girls’s volleyball in the identical 12 months.

Creighton’s BIG EAST Event Titles (10)

Baseball (1): 2019

Males’s Soccer (1): 2022

Volleyball (8): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

9 In A Row

Creighton clinched a share of its ninth straight BIG EAST regular-season title on Nov. 18 with a win at DePaul.

    With its 2022 title, Creighton grew to become the primary crew in BIG EAST volleyball historical past to win 9 straight regular-season titles. The earlier report had been seven by Notre Dame from 1999-2005.

    The Bluejay volleyball crew can be the primary Creighton program in any sport to win 9 or extra straight league titles, surpassing the 5 in a row by the lads’s soccer program (1992-96).

Champions Amongst Champions

Because the begin of the 2012 season, Creighton, Texas and Western Kentucky are the nation’s solely colleges to have received 10 convention regular-season titles (together with 2022). All however two of Creighton’s 9 crowns (together with 2022) had been outright titles, whereas Texas shared one title and WKU shared 5.

    Creighton has additionally received 9 convention event titles since 2012, probably the most within the nation.

Most Convention Titles 2012-2022

Common-Season    League Event

10 (2 shared) Creighton    9 Creighton

10 (1) Texas    8 Dayton

10 (5) Western Kentucky    8 Western Kentucky

9 Fairfield    7 Fairfield

8 BYU    6 American

8 (1) Colorado State    6 LIU

Creighton’s NCAA Event Historical past

Creighton made its twelfth look within the NCAA Event up to now 13 years after incomes an Eleventh straight bid to the Huge Dance. The Bluejays made their NCAA debut in 2010 and have been in each event since then aside from 2011.

    The Bluejays are 12-12 in its first 12 appearances, and have knocked off the likes of Iowa State (2010 and 2019), Marquette (2012), Arkansas (2013), Coastal Carolina (2015 and 2017),  No. 23 North Carolina (2015), Northern Iowa (2016),  No. 4 Kansas (2016), No. 17 Michigan (2016), South Dakota (2018) and Ole Miss (2021).

    Creighton is 9-3 in First Spherical play, 2-7 within the Second Spherical, 1-1 within the Regional semifinals and 0-1 within the Regional finals. The Bluejays are 3-4 at dwelling, 7-3 in neutral-site matches and 2-5 in true street matches.

    Kirsten Bernthal Sales space is 12-12 all-time within the NCAA Event and is the one Bluejay head coach to steer this system into the postseason. Sales space’s twelfth appearances within the NCAA Event as Creighton’s coach are greater than some other coach in some other Bluejay sport ever.

NCAA Tourney Streak

The NCAA Event run for Creighton males’s soccer, in addition to the inclusion of Creighton Volleyball into the 2022 NCAA Event,  prolonged a formidable  streak for Bluejay athletics.

    This 12 months marked the thirty sixth straight tutorial calendar 12 months that Creighton has had a minimum of one NCAA Event crew.

    Solely 11 colleges made the NCAA Event in each ladies’s volleyball and males’s soccer this fall.

    The group consists of Creighton, Fairleigh Dickinson, Excessive Level, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Quinnipiac, San Diego, Stanford and Washington.

    Creighton, Kentucky, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Washington are the one colleges with groups in each occasions every of the previous two seasons.

Towards NCAA Event Groups

Creighton went 6-5 towards groups within the area of 64, together with two victories vs. Marquette and one win every vs. Northern Iowa, Iowa State, USC and Florida State.

    In 11 matches this fall towards NCAA Event groups, Norah Sis averaged 4.19 kills per set, Kendra Wait averaged 10.55 assists and three.90 digs per set and Allison Whitten averaged 3.83 digs per set. The Jays hit .221 and averaged 13.81 kills, 1.21 aces, 17.47 digs and 1.62 blocks per set.

vs. NCAA Event Groups

Opponent    CU Rating    

Auburn    L 2-3

Florida State    W 3-2    

Iowa State    W 3-0    

Kentucky    L 1-3    

Marquette    W 3-2    

Marquette    L 0-3    

Marquette    W 3-2    

Nebraska    L 2-3    

Northern Iowa    W 3-0    

Rice    L 2-3    

USC    W 3-1    

Seed Worth

Creighton was a prime 16 nationwide seed within the NCAA Event for the fifth time up to now eight seasons. Solely 12 colleges within the nation can say that, as seen under:

    Rk.    College    Prime 16 Seeds Since 2015

    1.    Minnesota    8

        Nebraska    8

        Texas    8

    4.    BYU    7

        Florida    7

        Penn State    7

        Wisconsin    7

    8.    Washington    6

        Kentucky    6

        Stanford    6

    11.    Creighton    5

        Baylor    5

11 Straight NCAA’s

Creighton Volleyball has made the NCAA Event in every of the final 11 seasons. They’re the primary ladies’s crew in any sport at Creighton to make 11 straight NCAA Event appearances.

    The one different sport in Creighton historical past to make 11 straight NCAA Event appearances is the lads’s soccer program, which certified in 17 straight seasons from 1992-2008.

     Creighton is one among 9 groups nationally to have appeared in every of the final 11 NCAA Tournaments (2012-22). That group options BYU, Creighton, Florida, Kentucky, Nebraska, Penn State, San Diego, Texas and Washington.

    There are additionally 13 colleges which have appeared in 12 of the final 13 NCAA Tournaments, a gaggle that features Creighton, Florida State, Hawai’i, Minnesota, Purdue and Stanford.

    Florida, Kentucky, Nebraska, Penn State, San Diego, Texas and Washington have appeared in each NCAA Event since a minimum of 2010.

A Bunch of Winners

Creighton owns 58 wins over the last two seasons, fourth-most within the nation in that span and trailing solely Closing 4 qualifiers Louisville (63), Pitt (61) and Wisconsin (59).

    The one groups with 27 or extra wins every of the previous two campaigns are Creighton, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Texas, UCF, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Nation’s Hardest Sub-Regional?

The information of the groups that got here to Omaha for the NCAA Event definitely made a robust case that it is the nation’s hardest sub-Regional.

    The 105 mixed wins on Choice Sunday between Creighton, Auburn, South Dakota and Houston are six greater than some other website (Marquette hosted Ball State, Georgia Tech and Wright State).

    The 18 mixed losses for the Creighton sub-Regional had been a part of a three-way tie for the fewest together with Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh hosted BYU, Colgate and James Madison) and Penn State (Penn State hosted UCF, UMBC and Yale).

    The successful share of the 4 groups (.854) on Choice Sunday was additionally one of the best of any website, topping the Pittsburgh sub-Regional (Pittsburgh hosted BYU, Colgate and James Madison).

Match That!

Solely 10 groups within the nation owned 27 or extra wins on Choice Sunday, and three of them had been within the Omaha sub-Regional. It was the one sub-Regional website with three 27-win groups, whereas 9 of the 16 websites (Stanford, Oregon, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Louisville, Florida and Baylor) did not have a single crew with 27 victories.

    Rank    W-L    College

    1.    29-1    Towson

        29-3    South Dakota

    3.    28-3    Houston

        28-3    Western Kentucky

        28-3    Wright State

    6.    27-1    San Diego

        27-1    UCF

        27-3    Pittsburgh

        27-4    Creighton

Setting The Tempo

Solely 9 groups within the nation had received 86 or extra units by Choice Sunday, and three of them had been in Omaha for the sub-Regional.

    South Dakota led the nation with 90 units received. Houston was tied for fifth with 87 units received, whereas Creighton was tied for seventh with 86 units received. For those who’re curious, Auburn had received 68 units by then.

    Rank    Units Received    College

    1.    90    South Dakota

    2.    89    Wright State

        89    Drake

        89    Towson

    5.    87    UCF

        87    Houston

    7.    86    Creighton

        86    Marquette

        86    Western Kentucky

The. Finest.

Regardless of the way you slice it, Creighton and Marquette have dominated BIG EAST Volleyball since 2013.

Stat    CU    MU    Everybody Else

BIG EAST Reg.-Season Titles    9    3    0

BIG EAST Play Win Proportion    .917    .830    .408

BIG EAST Tourney Titles    8    1    1

BIG EAST Participant of the 12 months    3    5    3

BIG EAST Libero of the 12 months    2    0    8

BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months    4    3    4

BIG EAST Coach of the 12 months    3    2    5

AVCA All-Individuals*    6    2    0

AVCA H.M. All-Individuals    16    8    14

AVCA Area Freshman of 12 months    3    1    2

AVCA Area Coach of 12 months    3    0    2

CoSIDA Tutorial All-Individuals    6    3    0

*First/Second/Third Groups solely

Thorn In Marquette’s Facet

Marquette is 237-73 because the begin of the 2013 season, however simply 5-22 in that point towards Creighton.

    In different phrases, the Golden Eagles personal a .185 successful share towards Creighton (5-22) in comparison with a .820 mark (233-51) towards everybody else.

    No different crew has crushed Marquette greater than 5 occasions up to now decade (2013-22), with in-state rival Wisconsin (5) next-closest. Amongst BIG EAST groups, Xavier owns 4 wins to prime these colleges not named Creighton.

    For those who needed to interrupt it down to simply the previous 5 seasons, Marquette is 2-12 towards Creighton (.143) and 119-14 (.895) towards everybody else.

BIG EAST’S Finest

Because the reconfiguration of the BIG EAST within the  summer time of 2013, Creighton, Marquette and St. John’s are the one groups to win any type of BIG EAST volleyball title.

    Marquette received the regular-season and event title in 2013, whereas Creighton swept each titles in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. CU received the 2019 regular-season crown, whereas St. John’s upset nationally-ranked Creighton and Marquette to carry dwelling the 2019 event title. In 2020, Creighton received the Midwest Division regular-season title, whereas St. John’s claimed the East Division crown. In each 2021 and 2022, Creighton and Marquette shared the regular-season title and CU received the event title.

    Beneath is a take a look at the report of every BIG EAST crew since league realignment in 2013:

BIG EAST VB Standings Since 2013

             BIG EAST solely    All     matches

Staff (NCAA Bids)    W    L    W    L

Creighton (10)    154    14    254    65

Marquette (9)    137    28    238    73

Xavier    97    69    152    139

Butler    90    78    157    138

Villanova (1)    84    84    155    134

St. John’s (1)    79    89    172    139

Seton Corridor (1)    71    96    143    156

DePaul    45    123    109    173

Georgetown    35    125    86    186

Connecticut#    27    17    45    32

Windfall*    27    125    94    165

*Windfall rejoined the league for volleyball in 2014 and

its 2013 total report (12-20) isn’t included above.

#Connecticut rejoined the league in 2020 and

its report from 2013-19 (96-121) isn’t included above.

The Avengers

Throughout its nine-year run of BIG EAST Event titles from 2014-22, Creighton has simply 10 regular-season league losses. In almost each case, Creighton would avenge that loss with a league event victory over the opponent that beat them beforehand.

    This 12 months’s Creighton crew owned one league loss, and avenged that loss towards Marquette within the last.

Date    Loss    Tourney Rematch Consequence

10/10/14    at Seton Corridor    

11/23/14    Seton Corridor    W 3-1

10/30/15    at Villanova    W 3-0

10/05/17    at Marquette    W 3-2

11/17/17    at Villanova    W 3-0

11/08/19    at Villanova    Did not Meet

02/06/20    Marquette    W 3-1

10/01/21    at St. John’s    Did not Meet

10/16/21    at Connecticut    Did not Meet

11/19/22    at #16 Marquette    W 3-2

Not One, Not Two…

With a win on Nov. twenty sixth, Creighton grew to become the sixth completely different program to win three straight league event titles.

    The others to do it:

3 Straight BIG EAST Tourney Titles

    1988-94 (7)    Pittsburgh

    1995-98 (4)    Notre Dame

    2000-02 (3)    Notre Dame

    2008-10 (3)    Louisville

    2014-18 (5)    Creighton

    2020-22 (3)    Creighton

JZ Wins Once more

Jaela Zimmerman tied a college report on Nov. twenty sixth when she performed in her fourth BIG EAST Event title match victory.

    She is the fifth Bluejay to play in 4 convention event championship wins, becoming a member of Marysa Wilkinson (2014-17), Jaali Winters (2015-18), Taryn Kloth (2015-18) and Naomi Hickman (2017-18, 2020-21).

    Creighton received every of the final 21 matches that Zimmerman has appeared in.

No Stoop Right here

Norah Sis and Kendra Wait had been two of the nation’s greatest freshmen final 12 months, and confirmed no signal of a sophomore hunch this fall.

    Sis completed final season with 435 kills. With 30 kills within the NCAA Event, she ended with 489 kills. That ranked fourth-most in CU single-season historical past.

    Wait had 1,213 assists final season, which ranked Tenth most in CU single-season historical past. This 12 months she owned 1,272 assists, tied for eighth-most in program historical past.

D.J. Sokol Enviornment Data Fall

Three completely different present Bluejays personal D.J. Sokol  Enviornment season or profession information.

    Keeley Davis owns the profession mark for service aces (66), 13 greater than the earlier mark held by Kate Elman.

    Norah Sis owns the profession mark for each kills per set (4.19) and factors per set (4.65), simply forward of Jaali Winters (3.86 kps., 4.24 pps.) in each classes. Sis additionally set the single-season kills per set report (4.25 kps.) this fall.

    Kendra Wait tied for the single-season enviornment report with 588 assists, matching Madelyn Cole’s output in 2018 in an similar 53 units performed.

    This 12 months is the 14th season of D.J. Sokol Enviornment, which opened in 2009 and has hosted 196 Bluejay matches.

Not A Freshman Anymore

The season-high 22 kills by Creighton’s Ava Martin on Nov. 26 had been probably the most by a freshman within the BIG EAST Event last since Louisville’s Lola Arslanbekova had 25 vs. Cincinnati in 2009.

    Martin is Creighton’s fourth BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months. The opposite three additionally stepped up of their NCAA Event debuts.

    Jaali Winters (2015) had 20 kills and 10 digs in a 3-1 win vs. Coastal Carolina. Keeley Davis (2019) had 15 kills and hit .448 in a 3-0 win vs. Iowa State. Norah Sis (2021) had 16 kills and 10 digs on .444 hitting in a 3-0 win vs. Ole Miss. Martin owned 14 kills, 4 assists and three digs in her NCAA Tourney debut vs. Auburn.

Break Out The Brooms

Previous to a Nov. nineteenth 3-0 loss at Marquette, Creighton had received 29 straight units over the course of 33 days.

    It was the longest streak of units received in program historical past, 4 greater than the earlier excessive. Three of CU’s longest eight units received streaks have now been snapped by Marquette.

Consecutive Units Received

    Set Wins    Dates    Snapped By

    29    Oct. 16, Nov. 18, 2022    at #16 Marquette

    25    Oct. 22-Nov. 20, 2016    Villanova

    25    Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 2018    #16 Marquette

    22    Nov. 7-Dec. 2, 2021    Kansas

    19    Oct. 12-Nov. 3, 2019    at Villanova

    15    Oct. 7-21, 2016    at Marquette

    15    Sept. 28-Oct. 13, 2018    at Villanova

    15    Sept. 11-24, 2021    at Butler

Prime 25 Historical past

Creighton is 172-40 all-time when enjoying as a ranked crew, and in addition 18-23 all-time towards ranked groups when ranked itself. That mark improves to 2-1 when each Creighton and its opponent are ranked within the prime 10.

    Because the begin of the 2012 season, 38 of Creighton’s 69 losses have come towards ranked groups. In that very same interval, Creighton is 262-31 towards unranked groups. Creighton has received all however three of its previous 94 dwelling matches over unranked groups and all however 10 of its final 121 matches in any respect websites towards unranked groups.

    After a complete of three whole top-25 wins from 1994-2014, Creighton has earned a minimum of one top-25 win every of the final eight seasons (2015-22). That features a record-tying 4 top-25 victories in 2019.

    Creighton is 23-84 all-time towards ranked groups and 13 of these prime 25 wins all-time have come towards both Marquette (8) or Kentucky (5).

    The best ranked groups that Creighton has ever crushed at any website had been No. 3 Washington (8/26/17 in Seattle) and No. 3 Kentucky (9/4/21 in Lexington). CU’s highest-ranked opponent it has defeated at dwelling was a 3-1 win over then-No. 9 Marquette on Nov. 22, 2019.

Ranked vs. Ranked (CU is 18-23)

Residence: 8-9    Away: 5-8     Impartial: 5-6

Date    Winner    Loser    CU Rating

11/19/12    #11 Minnesota    #21 Creighton    1-3

08/30/13    #25 Creighton    #13 BYU    3-1

09/14/13    #11 UCLA    #24 Creighton    1-3

09/16/13    #7 Hawaii    #23 Creighton    2-3

08/30/14    #22 Kansas    #23 Creighton    1-3

09/03/16    #23 Kentucky    #22 Creighton    0-3

12/02/16    #21 Creighton    #4 Kansas    3-2

12/09/16    #21 Creighton    #17 Michigan    3-2

12/10/16    #5 Texas    #21 Creighton    0-3

08/26/17    #9 Creighton    #3 Washington    3-1

09/01/17    #7 Creighton    #13 Kentucky    3-0

09/02/17    #18 USC    #7 Creighton    0-3

09/08/17    #17 Purdue    #9 Creighton    1-3

09/09/17    #9 Creighton    #7 Kansas    3-0

09/16/17    #19 Iowa State    #8 Creighton    2-3

12/12/17    #12 Michigan St.    #15 Creighton    1-3

08/24/18    #13 Creighton    #5 Kentucky    3-2

08/25/18    #10 USC    #13 Creighton    2-3

09/06/18    #7 Nebraska    #14 Creighton    2-3

09/15/18    #8 Illinois    #10 Creighton    1-3

09/23/18    #10 Creighton    #21 Marquette    3-0

10/26/18    #10 Creighton    #18 Marquette    3-1

11/24/18    #9 Creighton    #16 Marquette    3-1

12/01/18    #22 Washington    #9 Creighton    0-3

08/30/19    #2 Nebraska    #18 Creighton    1-3

08/31/19    #20 Baylor    #18 Creighton    0-3

09/06/19    #23 Creighton    #12 Kentucky    3-1

09/07/19    #23 Creighton    #15 USC    3-1

09/14/19    #12 Washington    #17 Creighton    1-3

10/12/19    #13 Creighton    #10 Marquette    3-2

11/22/19    #12 Creighton    #9 Marquette    3-1

12/07/19    #7 Minnesota    #15 Creighton    2-3

02/05/21    #19 Creighton    #25 Marquette    3-2

02/06/21    #25 Marquette    #19 Creighton    0-3

09/08/21    #3 Nebraska    #19 Creighton    0-3

09/02/22    #17 Creighton    #25 USC    3-1

09/03/22    #16 Kentucky    #17 Creighton    1-3

09/07/22    #2 Nebraska    #17 Creighton    2-3

10/14/22    #21 Creighton    #16 Marquette    3-2

11/19/22    #16 Marquette    #11 Creighton    0-3

11/26/22    #15 Creighton    #14 Marquette    3-2

Block File Falls

Creighton set a school-record for whole blocks and block assists the final time it met DePaul on Oct. 16.

    Creighton’s 22.0 blocks broke the report of 21.0 achieved twice earlier than (in 2003 and 2012), and probably the most by any BIG EAST crew since 2018.

    Creighton’s 40 block assists had been two greater than the earlier mark set in 2009 and 2012, and eight greater than the earlier mark for a five-set match achieved 3 times.

    Individually, Kiana Schmitt’s 13 whole blocks had been probably the most by a Bluejay since Kelli Browning in 2012, and tied for fifth-most ever by a Bluejay.

Most Complete Blocks, Particular person

    17    Ashley Williams (3-14) vs. Wichita State (5s)    10-10-03

    16    Ashley Williams (4-12) vs. Southern Illinois (5s)    9-19-03

    15    Kelli Browning (0-15) vs. Tulsa (4s)    9-8-12

    14    Jessica Houts (0-14) vs. Lipscomb (4s)    9-4-09

    13    Laurel Sanford (1-12) vs. Southern Illinois (5s)    10-21-11

    13    Kiana Schmitt (1-12) vs. DePaul (5s)    10-16-22

Most Complete Blocks, Staff

    22    vs. DePaul (2-40)    10-16-22

    21    vs. Southern Illinois (8-26) (5s)    9-19-03

    21    vs. Tulsa (2-38) (4s)    9-8-12

    20    vs. Lipscomb (1-38) (4s)    9-4-09

    20    vs. Indiana State (3-34) (3s)    10-24-09

    20    at Kansas (4-32) (5s)    9-19-12

Most Block Assists, Staff

    40    vs. DePaul (5s)    10-16-22

    38    vs. Lipscomb (4s)    9-4-09

    38    vs. Tulsa (4s)    9-8-12

    36    vs. Southern Illinois (4s)    10-27-12

    35    at Bradley (4s)    11-19-05

Towards The BIG EAST

Because the BIG EAST was restructured in 2013, Creighton owns a report higher than .500 towards every of the opposite groups at the moment within the BIG EAST.

    The Bluejays personal 171 wins towards BIG EAST competitors (together with BIG EAST Championship play) since 2013, 28 extra wins than Marquette for many within the league.

    CU nonetheless has not misplaced to 4 league foes (DePaul, Georgetown, Windfall, Xavier) since becoming a member of the BIG EAST, and Marquette (5), Villanova (3), Seton Corridor (3) and St. John’s (3) are the one BIG EAST applications to prime the Bluejays a number of occasions since 2013.

Opponent    Reg. Season    BE Tourney    Complete

Butler    18-1    –    18-1

Connecticut    2-1    1-0    3-1

DePaul    20-0    1-0    21-0

Georgetown    18-0    –    18-0

Marquette    16-4    6-1    22-5

Windfall    15-0    –    15-0

Seton Corridor    15-3    2-0    17-3

St. John’s    16-2    0-1    16-3

Villanova    15-3    3-0    18-3

Xavier    19-0    4-0    23-0

Complete    154-14    17-2    171-16

X Marks The Spot

Creighton owns 23 straight matches towards Xavier, its greatest streak towards any crew.

Most Consecutive Match Wins Over One Staff

    Wins    Opponent    Dates

    23    Xavier    2013-Current

    21    DePaul    2013-Current

    19    Southern Illinois    2003-11

    19    Georgetown    2013-Current

    18    Butler    2013-Current

    16    Indiana State    2005-Current

5 For Preventing

Creighton received back-to-back 5 set dwelling matches towards Marquette and DePaul on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Extremely, it was the primary time in 10 years of regular-season BIG EAST play that Creighton had performed back-to-back 5 setters in convention matches at any website.

    The final time it occurred was CU’s last two league matches as a member of the Missouri Valley Convention in 2012 when it received street matches at Wichita State and Missouri State.

    Paradoxically, Creighton honored the league champion 2012 Volleyball crew that weekend throughout its victory over Marquette.

    Creighton had not received a number of five-set dwelling matches on the identical weekend since October of 2010 when it beat Missouri State and Wichita State on consecutive days.

Depth, Depth and Extra Depth

Solely 9 energetic gamers all through the 11-team BIG EAST had a minimum of 800 profession kills, 500 profession digs and 100 profession blocks, and 5 of these ladies had been Creighton Bluejays.

800 Kills, 500 Digs, 100 Profession Blocks, BIG EAST

Identify, College    Kills    Digs    Blocks

Rachele Rastelli, SJU    1,865    609    401

Caylee Parker, UConn    1,705    1,221    210

Bethany Clapp, CU    1,214    879    166

Brooklyn Cink, XU    1,156    781    230

Jazz Schmidt, CU    1,022    744    212

Jaela Zimmerman, CU    1,000    796    165

Keeley Davis, CU    962    842    155

Norah Sis, CU    924    627    116

Jasmine Davis, UConn    897    830    151

Streak Reached 17

Earlier than Nov. nineteenth, Creighton had received 17 straight matches, its Tenth double-digit successful streak since 2012. The win streak was tied for the third-longest in program historical past.

    When Kirsten Bernthal Sales space was employed, the Jays had by no means had a win streak longer than 5. Every of the 17 longest win streaks in program historical past have come below Sales space’s steerage.

Most Consecutive Wins, Creighton Historical past

    Wins    Dates    Snapped By

    23    Sept. 23-Dec. 9, 2016    at #5 Texas, 3-0

    21    Sept. 21 – Nov. 30, 2018    #22 Washington, 3-0

    17    Sept. 29-Nov. 30, 2012    at #11 Minnesota, 3-1

    17    Sept. 23 – Nov. 18, 2022    at #16 Marquette, 3-0

    14    Sept. 19-Nov. 3, 2019    at Villanova, 3-0

    14    Oct. 17-Dec. 2, 2021    Kansas, 3-1

    12    Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2015    at Villanova, 3-2

    11    Oct. 11-Nov. 21, 2014    Seton Corridor, 3-0

    11    Oct. 6-Nov. 12, 2017    at Villanova, 3-0

    10    Oct. 31-Dec. 5, 2015    vs. #2 USC, 3-1

Spectacular Sis

Norah Sis owns 10 or extra kills in every of CU’s final 15 matches.  That ranks because the fifth-longest in program historical past, however is barely simply one-quarter of the best way to Leah Ratzlaff’s Beamonesque report.

Consecutive Matches, 10 or Extra Kills

    58    Leah Ratzlaff, Sept. 13, 2003-Sept. 9, 2005

    21    Jaali Winters, Oct. 6, 2015 – Aug. 28, 2016

    19    JoDe Cieloha, Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 1997

    18    Jaela Zimmerman, Nov. 16, 2019 – March 27, 2021

    15    Norah Sis, Oct. 7, 2022-Current

    14    Kelly Goc, Sept. 8-Oct. 19, 2007

    13    JoDe Cieloha, Sept. 7-Oct. 18, 1996

    13    Jaali Winters, Nov. 12, 2016-Sept. 1, 2017

    12    Amanda Cvejdlik, Aug. 25-Sept. 19, 2006

Seniors Main The Approach

Creighton acknowledged seniors Emily Bressman, Bethany Clapp, Keeley Davis, Jazz Schmidt, Allison Whitten and Jaela Zimmerman following its Nov. Thirteenth win vs. Seton Corridor.

    Clapp (Incarnate Phrase), Schmidt (Palm Seaside Atlantic) and Whitten (Morehead State) are all graduate transfers of their first 12 months within the Bluejay program.

    Bressman missed this season resulting from damage however owns 38 kills, 138 digs and 4 aces in her profession as a defensive specialist and out of doors hitter.

    Davis is a two-time All-Area and All-BIG EAST choice who burst onto the scene in 2019 because the league’s Freshman of the 12 months. She owned 962 kills, 842 digs and ranks first in CU historical past with 148 aces.

    Zimmerman is a three-time All-BIG EAST selection, two-time AVCA Honorable Point out All-American and a four-time occasion MVP. She closed her profession with 1,000 kills, 796 digs and 77 aces.

    All instructed, the group mixed for five,688 digs, 4,255 kills, 2,057 assists, 698 blocks and 558 service aces on the collegiate stage.

NCAA Crowds

Creighton attracted 4,803 followers on the opening weekend of the NCAA Event. That determine ranked Eleventh-best among the many 16 host websites nationally.

NCAA Spherical 1/2 Attendance

Rk.    Host    Rd. 1    Rd. 2    Complete

1.    Nebraska    8062    8235    16297

2.    Wisconsin    7229    7229    14458

3.    Minnesota    4489    4671    9160

4.    Texas    4172    4812    8984

5.    Oregon    3474    3014    6488

6.    Ohio State    3492    2874    6366

7.    Stanford    2866    2797    5663

8.    Florida    2563    2936    5499

9.    Pittsburgh    2667    2814    5481

10.    San Diego    2667    2228    4895

11.    Creighton    2653    2150    4803

12.    Penn State    2403    2389    4792

13.    Kentucky    2293    2387    4680

14.    Marquette    2064    2066    4130

15.    Baylor    1402    1007    2409

16.    Louisville    933    984    1917

Attendance Replace

Creighton ended the 12 months ranked Thirteenth nationally in whole dwelling attendance (41,805) and Sixteenth in followers per dwelling match (2,459).

    Creighton has led the BIG EAST in common dwelling attendance in each non-COVID 12 months since becoming a member of the league.

    Creighton’s 41,805 dwelling followers this fall had been second-most in program historical past. The two,459 followers per dwelling match had been additionally second-most ever.

Most Residence Followers, Season

    Rk.    Followers    Dates    12 months

    1.    47,632    17    2018

    2.    41,805    17    2022

    3.    30,211    14    2021

    4.    29,905    18    2015

    5.    25,615    13    2019

Highest Residence Attendance Common, Season

    Common Rk.    Followers    Dates    12 months

    1.    2,802    47,632    17    2018

    2.    2,459    41,805    17    2022

    3.    2,158    30,211    14    2021

    4.    1,970    25,615    13    2019

    5.    1,873    24,346    13    2017

Come On Down

Whereas the highest seven dwelling crowds in program historical past have occurred at CHI Well being Middle Omaha, D.J. Sokol Enviornment has additionally attracted 33 crowds of two,000 or extra.

Largest Residence Crowds, Creighton Historical past

    Att.    Opponent    Date    CU Consequence    Facility

    15,797    #2 Nebraska    09/07/22    L 2-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    14,022    #7 Nebraska    09/06/18    L 2-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    13,081    #18 Cal Poly    09/02/07    L 0-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    12,112    #1 Nebraska    09/24/06    L 1-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    11,279    #3 Nebraska    f09/08/21    L 0-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    10,131    #4 Nebraska    09/15/15    L 0-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    8,037    #2 Nebraska    10/05/08    L 0-3    CHI Well being Middle Omaha

    2,653    Auburn    12/02/22    L 2-3    Sokol

    2,578    #13 Kentucky    09/01/17    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,552    South Dakota    11/30/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,517    Coastal Carolina    12/01/17    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,514    #7 Nebraska    08/31/10    L 0-3    Sokol

    2,509    #22 Washington    12/01/18    L 0-3    Sokol

    2,504    #9 Marquette    11/22/19    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,415    #12 Michigan St.    12/02/17    L 1-3    Sokol

    2,389    Kansas    12/03/21    L 1-3    Sokol

    2,351    Ole Miss    12/02/21    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,325    Northern Iowa    10/05/12    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,290    Iowa State    09.07/18    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,285    Texas Tech    08/28/09    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,242    #16 Marquette    11/24/18    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,241    #21 Marquette    09/23/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,225    Georgetown    11/09/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,222    Marquette    11/04/17    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,206    Xavier    10/18/18    W 3-2    Sokol

    2,195    Seton Corridor    10/05/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,194    Wyoming    09/21/19    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,135    Bradley    10/14/11    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,134    Nebraska-Omaha    09/13/19    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,113    #25 USC    09/02/22    W 3-1    Sokol

    2,109    Marquette    10/13/13    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,084    #18 USC    09/02/17    L 0-3    Sokol

    2,073    Seton Corridor    11/03/19    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,067    Villanova    11/21/14    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,064    Villanova    09/27/19    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,054    #16 Marquette    10/14/22    W 3-2    Sokol

    2,041    DePaul    09/21/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,037    #14 Marquette    11/26/22    W 3-2    Sokol

    2,013    Villanova    11/23/18    W 3-0    Sokol

    2,006    Butler    10/18/19    W 3-0    Sokol

Crowded Home

Creighton averaged 2,459 followers per dwelling match this season, which ranked Sixteenth-most nationally. That attendance common determine ranks second-most in program historical past, trailing solely 2018 (2,802).

    Creighton’s 41,805 whole dwelling followers ranked Thirteenth-most nationally. That determine ranked second-best in program historical past, trailing solely 2018 (47,632).

    Common Attendance Leaders

1.    Nebraska    8,190

2.    Wisconsin    7,761

3.    Hawaii    5,963

4.    Minnesota    4,758

5.    Texas    4,364

6.    Ohio State    3,609

7.    BYU    3,218

8.    Michigan State    3,208

9.    Florida    3,138

10.    Iowa State    2,991

11.    Colorado State    2,885

12.    Washington    2,728

13.    Penn State    2,699

14.    Stanford    2,694

15.    Illinois    2,566

16.    Creighton    2,459

Complete Residence Attendance Leaders

1.    Nebraska    155,618

2.    Wisconsin    139,701

3.    Hawaii    89,450

4.    Minnesota    80,886

5.    Texas    74,196

6.    Florida    59,623

7.    Michigan State    51,320

8.    Ohio State    50,530

9.    Colorado State    49,052

10.    Penn State    48,578

11.    BYU    48,277

12.    Stanford    43,101

13.    Creighton    41,805

14.    Kentucky    40,137

15.    Iowa State    38,882

Decade of Dominance

Ten years within the BIG EAST offers Creighton a reasonably good set of information to check its yearly efficiency in league matches. Here is how the 2022 marketing campaign compares to earlier seasons:

Creighton’s 12 months-By-12 months BIG EAST Stats

12 months    W-L    KPS    HIT%    SAPS    DPS    BPS

2013    12-4    13.75    .213    1.00    16.20    3.13

2014    16-2    14.89    .242    1.30    17.09    2.86

2015    17-1    15.02    .271    1.33    16.97    2.47

2016    18-0    15.37    .317    1.69    16.08    2.41

2017    16-2    14.81    .302    1.31    16.62    2.05

2018    18-0    14.45    .294    2.13    15.67    2.38

2019    17-1    14.61    .269    2.07    15.80    2.25

2020    7-1    12.93    .249    1.30    14.17    2.75

2021    16-2    13.95    .242    1.82    18.02    2.86

2022    17-1    14.80    .299    1.85    16.10    2.33

Sis Is Rolling

Sophomore Norah Sis owned 489 kills this season and now has 924 in her profession.

    The 924 kills is second-most ever by a Bluejay of their first two seasons, trailing solely Jaali Winters’ 994.

    The 489 kills this season ranks second-most ever by a Bluejay sophomore. That report of 516 is held by Leah Ratzlaff.

Most Kills, After 2 Seasons at Creighton

    Kills    Yr1    Yr2    Identify    12 months

    994    546    448    Jaali Winters    2015 & 2016

    924    435    489    Norah Sis    2021 & 2022

    769    341    428    Melissa Walsh    1998 & 1999

    733    270    463    Alicia Runge    2009 & 2010 (Jr. & Sr.)

    696    180    516    Leah Ratzlaff    2002 & 2003

    653    267    386    Jessica Houts    2005 & 2006

    640    225    415    Amanda Cvejdlik    2005 & 2006

Most Kills, Creighton Sophomores

    Kills    Identify    12 months

    516    Leah Ratzlaff    2003

    489    Norah Sis    2022

    448    Jaali Winters    2016

    428    Melissa Walsh    1999

    415    Amanda Cvejdlik    2006

    390    Taryn Kloth    2016

    386    Jessica Houts    2006

    376    Leah McNary    2012

    350    Kelli Browning    2012

No Losers Right here

Creighton has been almost pretty much as good as anybody at avoiding losses in current seasons.

    Creighton, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Texas, Towson, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin are the nation’s solely groups with 5 losses or much less within the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons.

    For those who return two years extra, the nation’s solely groups to lose six occasions or much less within the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons are Creighton, Pittsburgh and Texas.

President Elect Sales space

Creighton coach Kirsten Bernthal Sales space has been voted the President-Elect of the American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation.

    Sales space will start her service on January 1, 2023 then develop into AVCA President in 2024. She is going to be part of the 17-member AVCA Board of Administrators, which incorporates elected representatives, appointed voting members for Range Improvement and Laws, and non-voting members for Schooling and Awards.

     Sales space will function President-Elect in 2023, be President in 2024 and 2025, after which end out her time period as Previous President in 2026.

    Sales space is in her twentieth season as the top ladies’s volleyball coach at Creighton.

Placing The 0 In October And November

Creighton completed the month of October with an ideal 8-0 report, which included 5 sweeps and three 3-2 victories.

    It is the fourth time up to now six fall seasons that Creighton has been unbeaten in October.

    All instructed since October of 2014 Creighton is 65-5 within the Tenth month of the 12 months.

    Creighton’s been awfully good within the month of November too. Because the begin of 2014, CU is 61-5 within the Eleventh month of the 12 months.

    Creighton has received 37 straight October dwelling matches (since 10/15/11) and 33 consecutive dwelling matches in November (since 11/23/14).

20/20 Imaginative and prescient

Creighton earned its Tenth season of 20 or extra wins up to now 11 seasons with a 3-0 win at St. John’s on Oct. thirtieth. The one exception in that span was the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season (when CU solely performed 16 matches).

    All 13 of Creighton’s 20-win seasons since its 1994 reinstatement have come below the management of Kirsten Bernthal Sales space. Earlier than her arrival, CU had by no means received greater than 16 matches in a single season.

Most Matches Received, Creighton Season

        12 months    MP    W    L    Pct.    Coach

    1.    2021    35    31    4    .886    Sales space

    2.    2012    33    29    4    .879    Sales space

        2018    34    29    5    .853    Sales space

        2016    36    29    7    .806    Sales space

    5.    2022    32    27    5    .844    Sales space

        2015    36    27    9    .750    Sales space

    7.    2017    33    26    7    .788    Sales space

        2019    31    25    6    .806    Sales space

        2014    34    25    9    .735    Sales space

    10.    2013    32    23    9    .719    Sales space

    11.    2006    31    21    10    .677    Sales space

        2007    31    21    10    .667    Sales space

        2010    31    21    12    .636    Sales space

    14.    2004    29    18    11    .621    Sales space

        2008    27    18    9    .667    Sales space

League Streak Reached 28

Earlier than its Nov. 19 loss at No. 16 Marquette, Creighton had received 28 consecutive regular-season BIG EAST matches. That tied this system’s second-longest win streak ever in league play.

    Throughout CU’s 28-match league win streak, the Bluejays received 84-of-92 units.

Consecutive Common-Season League Wins

    Wins    Dates    Snapped By    League

    31    Nov. 18, 2017 – Nov. 3, 2019     at Villanova, 3-0    BIG EAST

    28    Oct. 31, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2017    at Marquette, 3-0    BIG EAST

    28    Oct. 17, 2021- Nov. 18, 2022    at #16 Marquette, 3-0    BIG EAST

    14    Sept. 29, 2012 – Finish of 2012    By no means (left MVC)    MVC

    12    Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 2015    at Villanova, 3-2    BIG EAST

    11    Oct. 11-Nov. 21, 2014    Seton Corridor, 3-0    BIG EAST

    11    Oct. 6-Nov. 12, 2017    at Villanova, 3-0    BIG EAST

    9    Nov. 4, 2005-Sept. 30, 2006    Northern Iowa, 3-2    MVC

Dealing Up Aces

Keeley Davis had 9 aces within the last regular-season dwelling weekend of her profession (Nov. 11-13), serving to her break a 21-year old style report for profession aces that had been held by Molly Moran.

    Davis reached 100 profession aces in her 82nd profession contest on Aug. 26 vs. Wichita State, which ranked third-fastest in Bluejay historical past.

    Davis is the primary participant in Creighton historical past with a number of seasons of fifty or extra service aces.

    It is also price noting that three of Davis’ teammates entered the 12 months having owned greater than 100 profession aces, although they’ve achieved so at different colleges. Bethany Clapp owned 103 aces in 97 matches at Incarnate Phrase, Jazz Schmidt had 103 aces in 96 matches at Division II Palm Seaside Atlantic and Allison Whitten had 103 aces in 115 contests at Morehead State.

Service Aces, Profession

        Identify    Units    No.    Years

    1.    Keeley Davis    383    148    2019-22

    2.    Molly Moran    341    145    1998-01

    3.    Melissa Weisensee    411    125    1994-97

    4.    Brittany Witt    471    122    2016-19

    5.    JoDe Cieloha    398    113    1994-97

    6.    Kate Elman    464    105    2012-15

    7.    Shelly Kapler    388    104    1996-99

    8.    Jaali Winters    494    101    2015-18

    9.    Madelyn Cole    225    93    2018-19

    10.    Carolyn Decker    300    89    2004-08

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 100 Aces (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Molly Moran    73    08/31/01    vs. DePaul

Melissa Weisensee    77    11/01/96    Southern Illinois

Keeley Davis    82    08/26/22    vs. Wichita St.

JoDe Cieloha    85    09/06/97    at UNLV

Shelly Kapler    95    10/15/99    Bradley

Brittany Witt    107    10/05/19    Seton Corridor

Kate Elman    120    11/15/15    Butler

Jaali Winters    135    11/17/18    Windfall

Schmitt A Ki Participant

Kiana Schmitt entered the 2022 season with three profession matches (of 60 performed) with 10 or extra kills, however the senior had 12 matches in double-figures this fall.

    Schmitt owns a career-high with 16 kills vs. DePaul on Oct. 16.

    Creighton is 42-6 all-time when Schmitt has six or extra kills. CU can be 20-0 all-time when she owns 4 or extra blocks.

Ballot Highway Forward

Creighton has been ranked in every of the final 30 AVCA Prime 25 polls. With little motion from week-to-week, nonetheless, CU is one among 18 groups to be ranked every of these polls, a gaggle that features Baylor, BYU, Creighton, Florida, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Stanford, Texas, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

    Creighton has been ranked in all however six of the previous 99 weeks the AVCA has put out a Prime 25 ballot.

107 Weeks As A Ranked Staff

Creighton is ranked in the latest AVCA ballot for the 107th time in program historical past. That is Forty third-most of all applications in NCAA historical past.

    All 107 rankings have occurred since 2012 and below the course of Kirsten Bernthal Sales space.

Whitten Finishes At 531

Allison Whitten completed her profession having appeared in 536 profession units, although the primary 417 of these got here at Morehead State from 2018-21.

    By comparability, the one Bluejay in historical past to play in 500 or extra units was Lauren Smith, who appeared in a program-record 511 units with the Jays from 2013-16. Final 12 months Abby Bottomley accomplished her profession with 517 units performed, together with 403 at Excessive Level.

Whitten Surpasses 2,000 Digs

Creighton libero Allison Whitten surpassed 2,000 profession digs on Sept. 18 at Rice, as she had 24 digs on the afternoon.

    The grad switch had 1,823 digs in 4 seasons at Morehead State and led CU with 466 digs this season, giving her 2,289 in her profession.

    By comparability, the highest two ladies in digs at Creighton (solely) are Brittany Witt (2,079 from 2016-19) and Kate Elman (2,054 from 2012-15).

    Final 12 months’s Bluejay libero, Abby Bottomley, completed her profession seventh in NCAA historical past with 2,711 profession digs, although the primary 2,158 digs got here whereas at Excessive Level from 2017-20.

    Whitten had seven or extra digs in all 32 contests this fall.

Bouncing Again

The Creighton employees is fast to credit score athletic efficiency coach Brad Schmidt for serving to the crew get stronger throughout the low season and preserve that energy throughout the season.

    Want proof of that? Creighton has performed eight five-set matches to this point this season. Not solely was Creighton 6-3 in five-setters this fall, however the Jays are additionally 7-1 this 12 months within the contest after a five-setter..

    Since Aug. 25, 2018, Creighton is 17-2 within the match following a five-setter since Aug. 25, 2018.

Taking The Fifth

Creighton is 68-36 in five-set matches below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space. That is spectacular since Creighton had by no means completed a season with a successful report in fifth units previous to Sales space’s arrival.

    Creighton has received 18 of its final 25 true street matches to go 5 units, together with wins in 2012 over league rivals Northern Iowa, Wichita State and Missouri State, wins in 2013 at Denver and at Wichita State, wins in 2014 at Butler and at St. John’s, a win at Georgetown in 2015, an NCAA Event win at No. 4 Kansas in 2016,  2017 victories at Butler, Georgetown and Marquette, a 2018 win at Butler, wins at UNI and No. 10 Marquette in 2019, at South Dakota within the 2020 marketing campaign and at Omaha and UConn in 2022.

    It is also price noting that Creighton is 18-5 all-time in five-set dwelling matches at D.J. Sokol Enviornment.

    Creighton’s six victories in five-set matches this season breaks this system report of 5 beforehand achieved in 2003, 2011 and 2015. The 9 five-set matches in 2022 was additionally a report.

    Beneath is a listing of Creighton’s report in five-set matches on a yearly foundation:

12 months    Set 5 W-L    Complete W-L

1994    0-2    5-20

1995    0-2    11-19

1996    2-6    9-19

1997    3-5    15-13

1998    2-3    7-18

1999    3-3    13-15

2000    3-3    16-12

2001    1-1    14-13

2002    1-3    3-23

2003    5-1    12-18

2004    4-0    18-11

2005    3-1    16-14

2006    4-2    21-10

2007    2-0    21-10

2008    2-3    18-9

2009    1-4    14-17

2010    3-3    21-12

2011    5-2    17-14

2012    4-1    29-4

2013    3-2    23-9

2014    3-2    25-9

2015    5-2    27-9

2016    4-3    29-7

2017    4-1    26-7

2018    3-2    29-5

2019    2-1    25-6

2020    4-2    12-4

2021    1-1    31-4

2022    6-3    27-5

Complete    83-64    534-336

2-0 Higher Than 0-2

Creighton is 365-11 (.971) all-time when main a match 2-0, together with a 308-5 mark (.984) below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space. CU is 232-3 when up 2-0 relationship to September of 2009, and 120-1 all-time at D.J. Sokol Enviornment when up 2-0 on the break.

    Per RichKern.com, Division I groups that received the primary two units received 95.0 p.c of their matches from 2009-18.

    Conversely, the Jays are 17-204 (.077) all-time when trailing a match 0-2, and 15-105 (.125) below Sales space.

    A type of comebacks got here on Oct. 7, 2022 at UConn, which was CU’s first comeback win on the street in league play after trailing 0-2 since 2015. CU then overcame an 0-2 dwelling deficit on Oct. 14, vs. No. 16 Marquette, the primary such comeback towards a ranked foe. Mixed, the UConn and Marquette comebacks mark the primary time in program historical past the crew has posted a number of reverse sweeps in the identical month.

    These 17 comebacks in program historical past from down 0-2 are listed under.

Date    Opponent    Units 3-5 scores    Coach

09/19/97    at Bradley    15-11, 15-13, 15-8    Wallace

10/01/99    at Drake    15-6, 17-15, 15-11    Wallace

09/03/04    vs. Montana    30-20, 30-21, 15-11    Sales space

10/15/04    at Bradley    30-22, 30-23, 15-11    Sales space

10/15/05    at So. Illinois    30-25, 30-24, 15-8    Sales space

09/21/07    at No. Iowa    31-29, 30-26, 15-12    Sales space

11/16/12    at Wichita St.    25-16, 25-20, 16-14    Sales space

09/05/14    vs. No. Iowa    25-16, 25-22, 15-5    Sales space

11/08/14    at Butler    25-16, 25-20, 15-13    Sales space

09/20/15    Kansas State    25-23, 26-24, 15-13    Sales space

10/09/15    DePaul    25-21, 25-12, 15-11    Sales space

11/20/15    at Georgetown    30-28, 26-24, 15-7    Sales space

10/13/17    Butler    25-21, 25-23, 15-9    Sales space

10/18/18    Xavier    25-17, 25-17, 15-13    Sales space

01/31/21    at So. Dakota    25-20, 25-23, 15-7    Sales space

10/07/22    at UConn    25-15, 25-12, 15-13    Sales space

10/14/22    #16 Marquette    25-19, 25-16, 15-8    Sales space

Did not Have To Wait Lengthy

Creighton sophomore Kendra Wait grew to become the ninth participant in program historical past to succeed in 2,000 profession units when she did so on Oct. 16 vs. DePaul.

    Wait wanted 54 matches to succeed in the milestone, sixth-fastest in program historical past. The 5 ladies forward of her mixed to win First Staff All-Convention honors 9 occasions.

    Wait reached 1,000 assists this season on Nov. 4 in CU’s twenty fourth match of the autumn.

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 2,000 Assists (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Korie Lebeda    43    09/22/06    Drake

Brittany Coleman    45    10/02/04    Southern Illinois

Kailey Reyes    49    09/01/00    at Iowa State

Lydia Dimke    52    10/13/17    Butler

Madelyn Cole    53    10/25/19    at Windfall

Kendra Wait    54    10/16/22    DePaul

Megan Bober    55    11/05/10    at Wichita State

Melissa Weisensee    66    09/15/96    at UMKC

Michelle Sicner    109    11/23/14    Seton Corridor

Single-Season Matches to 1,000 Assists

    Identify    MP    Opponent    12 months

Korie Lebeda    21    at Drake    2006

Brittany Coleman    22    at Southern Illinois    2004

Korie Lebeda    23    Missouri State    2005

Brittany Coleman    23    Northern Iowa    2003

Kailey Reyes    23    at Southern Illinois    1999

Melissa Weisensee    23    at Evansville    1996

Kailey Reyes    24    at Wichita State    2000

Melissa Weisensee    24    at Evansville    1997

Kendra Wait    24    Windfall    2022

Kailey Reyes    25    Wichita State    2001

Korie Lebeda    25    Southern Illinois    2007

Korie Lebeda    26    Bradley    2008

Lydia Dimke    26    Xavier    2016

Madelyn Cole    26    at Seton Corridor    2018

Megan Bober    27    Evansville    2010

Lydia Dimke    27    Georgetown    2017

Madelyn Cole    27    #9 Marquette    2019

Megan Bober    28    at Northern Iowa    2009

Megan Bober    28    at Wichita State    2012

Michelle Sicner    28    Xavier    2013

Kendra Wait    29    at Villanova    2021

Maggie Baumert    32    vs. Seton Corridor    2014

Not A lot Center Floor

Of Creighton’s final 26 matches, there’s been 9 five-set matches and 16 sweeps. Solely a kind of contests has been precisely 4 units.

    Creighton was 6-3 this 12 months in five-set matches, 4-1 in four-setters and 16-1 in sweeps.

    Creighton averaged 17.96 digs per set and 14.04 kills per set in contests to go 5 units this season. Kiara Reinhardt hit .318 in these matches, whereas Norah Sis averaged 4.40 kills per set and Kendra Wait averaged 11.05 assists and three.97 digs per set.

    Creighton is 46-2 in its final 48 matches to final precisely three units.

Welcome Again Jaela

Jaela Zimmerman made her 2022 debut on Sept. 30 when she checked in to serve set level in Creighton’s 25-15 set one victory over Butler.

    She made her second look on Oct. 8 on match level at Windfall, and promptly dialed up her first ace of the season.

    The strain stage upped a notch on Oct. 16 when she was inserted into the fifth set with the rating tied at 7-all. She earned her first dig of the season instantly and served a 3-0 run because the Jays took the lead for good within the 15-11 win.

    Zimmerman noticed her first entrance row motion of the season on Oct. 22 at Georgetown and earned her first kill of 2022 on Oct. 28 at Seton Corridor, the 998th of her profession.

    A two-time AVCA Honorable Point out All-American and three-time All-BIG EAST choice, Zimmerman tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in Creighton’s NCAA Event win vs. Ole Miss on Dec. 2, 2021 and underwent surgical procedure 5 weeks later.

Jae-Z Performs The Hits

Jaela Zimmerman owns 1,000 kills, good for a tie for 14th in Creighton historical past. She reached the milestone in her 111th profession match on Nov. 13 on her Senior Day vs. Seton Corridor.

Profession Kills

        Identify    Units    No.    Years

    1.    Jaali Winters    494    1,843    2015-18

    2.    Leah Ratzlaff    409    1,622    2002-05

    3.    Melissa Walsh    394    1,596    1998-01

    4.    Taryn Kloth    462    1,427    2015-18

    5.    Kelly Goc    394    1,414    2004-07

    6.    Jessica Houts    451    1,385    2005-09

    7.    JoDe Cieloha    398    1,375    1994-97

    8.    Leah McNary    458    1,257    2011-14

    9.    Marysa Wilkinson    499    1,183    2014-17

    10.    Lauren Smith    511    1,160    2013-16

    11.    Allie Oelke    445    1,126    2007-10

    12.    Kelli Browning    424    1,104    2011-14

    13.    Amanda Cvejdlik    343    1,029    2005-08

    14.    Shelly Kapler    388    1,000    1996-99

        Jaela Zimmerman    357    1,000    2018-Pr.

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 1,000 Profession Kills

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Melissa Walsh    70    10/15/00    Jap Illinois

Jaali Winters    73    08/25/17    vs. Saint Mary’s

Leah Ratzlaff    76    10/22/04    Missouri State

JoDe Cieloha    83    09/13/97    at Drake

Kelly Goc    87    11/24/06    vs Northern Iowa

Jessica Houts    90    11/08/08    Illinois State

Leah McNary    96    09/12/14    Pepperdine

Amanda Cvejdlik    99    11/15/08    at Evansville

Shelly Kapler    103    11/18/99    vs. Missouri St.

Taryn Kloth    103    08/31/18    vs. NC State

Allie Oelke    107    10/09/10    Wichita State

Kelli Browning    110    10/26/14    DePaul

Jaela Zimmerman    111    11/13/22    Seton Corridor

Lauren Smith    119    10/07/16    at Villanova

Marysa Wilkinson    120    09/30/17    at St. John’s

Residence Candy Residence

Creighton is in its Tenth season as a member of the BIG EAST since becoming a member of the league in the summertime of 2013.

    Since then, the Bluejays are 92-4 in dwelling matches towards BIG EAST groups (83-3 within the regular-season, 9-1 within the BIG EAST Event).

    Since November of 2014, Creighton is 76-1 inside D.J. Sokol Enviornment towards BIG EAST groups, which features a 68-1 league mark and a 8-0 mark within the convention event. The one setback (on Feb. 6, 2021 vs. Marquette) was performed as a non-conference match, solely to be flipped to a league contest 19 days later.

    Put one other method, since enrolling at Creighton in 2018, Bluejay fifth-year senior Jaela Zimmerman went 47-1 in dwelling matches towards BIG EAST groups, and 141-24 in units.

Corridor Name

Megan (Bober) Varasteh entered the Creighton Athletics Corridor of Fame on Saturday, Oct. fifteenth, at a banquet at Hilton Omaha.

    Varasteh was a part of the 54th class of inductees (together with Renae Sinkler-O’Gorman and Carol Ketcham) and provides the Creighton Athletics Corridor of Fame 94 inductees, plus the 1991 Creighton Baseball Staff. The Athletics Corridor of Fame began in 1968 with the induction of Bluejay nice Bob Gibson.

    Varasteh starred as a member of the Creighton Volleyball program from 2008-12, changing into this system’s first participant in earn AVCA All-America honors a number of occasions. She grew to become the volleyball program’s first lady named Missouri Valley Convention Participant of the 12 months in addition to MVC Event MVP, serving to the Bluejays to their first regular-season and convention event titles and a then-record 29 victories. She closed her profession with a school-record 15 triple-doubles (second in MVC historical past) and because the solely participant in league historical past with a minimum of 4,000 assists, 1,000 digs, 800 kills and 400 blocks.

    She joined Melissa Walsh (2009), Korie Lebeda (2014) and Kelli Browning (2021) as the one Creighton Volleyball gamers to be inducted.

    Along with being named Creighton’s Feminine Athlete of the 12 months, she was additionally acknowledged because the Carl M. Reinert, S.J., Feminine Scholar-Athlete of the 12 months, repeated her spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Staff and was named a CoSIDA Tutorial All-American Second Staff choice as a senior.

     The final win of Bober’s profession was a 3-0 sweep over Marquette within the 2012 NCAA Event.

Down For The Rely

Creighton outscored groups 1,443-1,031 in league play this season and allowed a BIG EAST opponent rating greater than 18 factors in simply 20 of the 60 units performed.

 

20 Kills At A Time For Sis

Norah Sis had a career-high 30 kills within the NCAA Event match vs. Auburn.

    Sis is one among 5 gamers in program historical past with three or extra matches of 25 or extra kills. Her 13 profession matches of 20 or extra kills ranks tied for fourth-most.

Most Matches With 25+ Kills, Creighton Profession

    25+Okay    Identify    Years

    8    Melissa Walsh    1998-01

    6    Leah Ratzlaff    2002-05

    6    Jaali Winters    2015-18

    3    Taryn Kloth    2015-18

    3    Norah Sis    2021-Current

    2    Jessica Houts    2005-09

    1    Michelle Prorock    1994-96

    1    JoDe Cieloha    1994-97

    1    Shelly Kapler    1996-99

    1    Melanie Keolanui    1997-00

    1    Kelly Goc    2004-07

    1    Alicia Runge    2009-10

    1    Keeley Davis    2019-22

Matches With 20+ Kills, Profession

    20+Okay    Identify    Years

    23    Melissa Walsh    1998-01

    20    Leah Ratzlaff    2002-05

    18    Jaali Winters    2015-18

    13    Kelly Goc    2004-07

    13    Norah Sis    2021-Current

    10    JoDe Cieloha    1994-97

    7    Taryn Kloth    2015-18

    5    Jessica Houts    2005-09

    5    Leah McNary    2011-14

Matches With 20+ Kills, Season

    20+Okay    Identify    12 months

    11    Leah Ratzlaff    2003

    9    Leah Ratzlaff    2004

    9    Jaali Winters    2015

    9    Norah Sis    2022

    8    Melissa Walsh    2000

    7    Melissa Walsh    1999

    6    Kelly Goc    2006

    6    Jaali Winters    2016

    5    Kelly Goc    2007

    5    Taryn Kloth    2018

Wait, How Is That Doable?

Solely 17 gamers within the nation averaged 11.00 assists per set. Of these 17, solely Creighton’s Kendra Wait averaged greater than 3.00 digs per set.

    Wait averaged 11.16 assists and three.23 digs per set this fall.

Let’s Get It Began

Creighton received its first 17 league matches  in 2022 and has now began 11-0 (or higher) in league play in 5 of the previous eight  seasons.

     Throughout 5 of the final eight seasons, Creighton began BIG EAST play 11-0 or higher.

12 months    League Wins Earlier than First Loss    Misplaced To

2013    0    at Butler

2014    5    at Seton Corridor

2015    11    at Villanova

2016    18    —

2017    4    at Marquette

2018    18    —

2019    12    at Villanova

2020    1    #25 Marquette

2021    2    at St. John’s

2022    17    at #16 Marquette

Set Streaks

How typically had Creighton beforehand received every of its first 12 units of a BIG EAST season earlier than this 12 months? How about by no means?

    Solely as soon as beforehand had Creighton even received its first six units in league play, and that got here throughout the 2018 season the place CU went 18-0 and dropped simply 6-of-60 units in league play all season.     Probably the most league units received in a row to start out a season had are available in 2011, when Creighton received its first eight units performed. That crew completed 12-6 in Missouri Valley Convention motion.

12 months    Set Wins Earlier than First Set Loss    Set Misplaced To

2013    1    at Butler

2014    5    Butler

2015    1    Seton Corridor

2016    4    DePaul

2017    2    Georgetown

2018    7    at Butler

2019    5    Georgetown

2020    1    #25 Marquette

2021    2    at Butler

2022    12    at Connecticut

BIG EAST Preseason Ballot

Creighton Volleyball was picked to win the BIG EAST in a preseason ballot of league coaches.

    Creighton earned 9-of-11 first place votes and 99 of a attainable 100 factors. That was simply forward of Marquette’s 90 factors and the opposite two votes for first place.

    DePaul (72) was picked third, simply forward of UConn (71) and St. John’s (66). Rounding out the underside half of the ballot had been Villanova (54), Butler (47), Xavier (42), Georgetown (25), Windfall (25) and Seton Corridor (14).

    Creighton additionally had three ladies among the many 12 members on the BIG EAST’s preseason all-conference crew in Jaela Zimmerman and Kendra Wait in addition to unanimous choice Norah Sis. Sis was additionally tabbed the BIG EAST’s Preseason Participant of the 12 months.

    Creighton has completed within the spot predicted of it or higher within the preseason ballot in 18 of 20 years below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space (together with 2022) together with 11 years the place it is completed precisely the place it was picked.

12 months    Preseason Decide    End    Transfer

1994    Eleventh    ninth    #2

1995    ninth    Seventh    #2

1996    ninth    sixth    #3

1997    eighth    third    #5

1998    sixth    eighth    i2

1999    T-Seventh    Fifth    #2

2000    4th    T-4th    – –

2001    2nd    4th    i2

2002    Seventh    ninth    i2

2003    ninth    T-Fifth    #4

2004    Fifth    Fifth    – –

2005    Fifth    Fifth    – –

2006    4th    4th    – –

2007    third    T-2nd    #1

2008    third    2nd    #1

2009    4th    T-4th    – –

2010    4th    third    #1

2011    third    4th    i1

2012    4th    1st    #3

2013    1st    T-2nd    i1

2014    1st    1st    – –

2015    1st    1st    – –

2016    1st    1st    – –

2017    1st    1st    – –

2018    2nd    1st    #1

2019    2nd    1st    #1

2020    1st (MW)    1st (MW)    – –

2021    1st    T-1st    – –

2022    1st    T-1st    – –

Wait Making Historical past

Simply 9 days after she had 59 assists and 36 digs towards Florida State, Kendra Wait had 56 assists and 24 digs on Sept. 18 at Rice. On Nov. twenty sixth, she had a career-high 60 assists in addition to 20 digs in a 3-2 win vs. No. 14 Marquette.

    Wait is the primary Bluejay with a match of a minimum of 50 assists and 20 digs in a match since Korie Lebeda in 2006, and first Bluejay ever to put up three matches of a minimum of 50 assists and 20 digs in the identical season.

50 Assists, 20 Digs In A Match

A    D    Identify    Opp.    Date

51    21    Melissa Weisensee    at Wichita State (5s)    9/14/96

53    24    Melissa Weisensee    at Indiana State (5s)    10/18/96

65    22    Melissa Weisensee    at Evansville (5s)    11/8/97

55    28    Kailey Reyes    Evansville (5s)    9/11/99

65    24    Kailey Reyes    Illinois State (4s)    9/24/99

64    23    Kailey Reyes    at Evansville (5s)    11/4/00

54    22    Brittany Coleman    at Illinois State (4s)    10/18/03

62    21    Brittany Coleman    at So. Illinois (4s)    10/29/04

71    20    Korie Lebeda    at Evansville (5s)    11/18/06

59    36    Kendra Wait    vs. Florida State (5s)    9/9/22

56    24    Kendra Wait    at Rice (5s)    9/18/22

60    20    Kendra Wait    #14 Marquette (5s)    11/27/22

All That Jazz

Jazz Schmidt had simply 25 kills in Creighton’s first 10 matches of the season earlier than she erupted for a season-high 17 kills on Sept. 18 at Rice.

    Schmidt’s 17 kills had been probably the most by a left-handed Bluejay since Megan Bober owned 19 kills at Southern Illinois on Oct. 21, 2011.

Sis Swings Away

Norah Sis obliterated Creighton’s school-record of 77 assault makes an attempt in a match (held by Jaali Winters) when she had 93 swings in CU’s 3-2 win vs. Florida State on Sept. 9.

    Sis’ 93 assaults had been the third-most within the nation by a participant in a match this season.

    Sis completed her season with 77 assault makes an attempt vs. Auburn, tying the D.J. Sokol Enviornment report.

Extra From Sept. 9

Creighton’s 129 digs vs. Florida State had been two shy of its college report and second-most within the nation this 12 months for a single match. CU’s solely match with extra was 131 vs. Illinois State on Oct. 13, 2000.

    Creighton’s 254 assault makes an attempt rank as its second-most in program historical past. The one match with extra got here Oct. 14, 2000 vs. Indiana State (296).

    Norah Sis’ 28 kills vs. Florida State had been tied for fourth-most in program historical past, and 4 away from Michelle Prorock’s college report set in 1996.

My Favourite Martin

Ava Martin opened her BIG EAST profession with 10 kills (Sept. 23 vs. Georgetown), 11 kills (Sept. 25 vs. Villanova), 14 kills (Sept. 28 vs. Xavier) and 14 kills (Sept. 30 vs. Butler), serving to her earn back-to-back BIG EAST Freshman of the Week accolades.

    She was the primary Bluejay freshman to open her BIG EAST profession with 4 straight matches of 10 or extra kills, and simply the third in program historical past to take action in any convention.

    Martin had her first profession double-double vs. No. 16 Marquette when she had 18 kills and 12 digs on Oct. 14.

    Allie Oelke did it in 4 straight matches in 2007 and JoDe Cieloha set the report that also stands with 5 straight matches in 1994. Each of these got here within the Missouri Valley Convention.

CU Freshmen With 10+ Kills to Begin League Play

    Streak    Identify    12 months

    5    JoDe Cieloha    1994

    4    Allie Oelke    2007

    4    Ava Martin    2022

    3    Rachelle Von    1997

    3    Melissa Walsh    1998

    3    Jaali Winters    2015

    2    Michelle Prorock    1994

    2    Carolyn Decker    2004

    2    Jessica Houts    2005

    2    Melanie Jereb    2012

15,797 Followers!

No. 17 Creighton hosted 15,797 followers on Sept. 7 towards No. 2 Nebraska, setting a report for the most important regular-season volleyball-only crowd in NCAA historical past. The mark stood for all of 9 days earlier than Wisconsin hosted 16,833 followers for a match vs. Florida.

    Here is a take a look at the highest volleyball-only regular-season crowds in NCAA historical past. Of observe, 13 of the highest 14 figures of 11,000 or extra have been within the state of Nebraska.

Largest Common-Season Volleyball-Solely Crowds in NCAA Historical past

    Att.    Opponent, Consequence    Date    Web site

    16,833    Florida def. Wisconsin    9/16/22    Madison, WI

    15,797    Nebraska def. Creighton, 3-2    9/7/22    Omaha, NE

    14,022    Nebraska def. Creighton, 3-2    9/6/18    Omaha, NE

    13,870    UCLA def. Nebraska, 3-2    9/13/09    Lincoln, NE

    13,412    Nebraska def. LSU, 3-0    9/12/08    Lincoln, NE

    13,396    Nebraska def. Hawai’i, 3-0    10/21/07    Lincoln, NE

    13,081    Cal Poly def. Creighton, 3-0    9/2/07    Omaha, NE

        Nebraska def. Penn State, 3-0    

    12,504    Nebraska def. Colorado, 3-0    11/4/00    Lincoln, NE

    12,112    Nebraska def. Creighton, 3-1    9/24/06    Omaha, NE

    11,892    Dayton def. W. Michigan, 3-0    9/11/10    Lincoln, NE

        Nebraska def. Illinois, 3-2    

    11,529    Nebraska def. Colorado, 3-0    10/22/95    Lincoln, NE

    11,279    Nebraska def. Creighton, 3-0    09/08/21    Omaha, NE

    11,076    Nebraska def. UCLA, 3-1    8/25/07    Omaha, NE

        Tennessee def. Utah, 3-2    

    11,032    UCLA def. Nebraska, 3-1    9/14/91    Lincoln, NE

    10,927    Minnesota def. Illinois, 3-1    10/16/04    Minneapolis, MN

    10,645    Purdue def. W. Michigan, 3-1    10/29/85    W. Lafayette, IN

    10,576    Penn St. def. Hawai’i, 3-0    8/27/05    Omaha, NE

        Nebraska def. Stanford, 3-0

    10,570    Purdue def. Wisconsin, 3-2    10/17/08    W. Lafayette, IN

Sis Races Previous 500, 600, 700, 800 & 900 Kills

Sophomore Norah Sis is without doubt one of the quickest gamers in CU historical past to 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 profession kills.

    She’s acquired 924 kills in 65 matches, changing into the second-fastest ever to 900 throughout the NCAA Event..

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 500 Kills (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Jaali Winters    34    12/04/15    vs. Coastal Carolina

Melissa Walsh    37    09/25/99    Indiana State

Norah Sis    40    09/03/22    #16 Kentucky

JoDe Cieloha    43    10/15/95    at Indiana State

Keeley Davis    43    03/28/21    Xavier

Amanda Cvejdlik    44    10/13/06    at Wichita State

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 600 Kills (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Jaali Winters    41    09/03/16    at USC

Melissa Walsh    42    10/09/99    at Wichita State

Norah Sis    45    09/17/22    vs. Kansas State

Leah Ratzlaff    52    11/14/03    Illinois State

JoDe Cieloha    53    08/30/96    Murray State

Amanda Cvejdlik    53    11/17/06    at Southern Illinois

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 700 Kills (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Melissa Walsh    49    11/06/99    Missouri State

Jaali Winters    50    09/25/16    DePaul

Norah Sis    53    10/14/22    #16 Marquette

Leah Ratzlaff    57    09/03/04    vs. Montana

JoDe Cieloha    61    09/14/96    at Wichita State

Alicia Runge    62    11/27/10    at Northern Iowa

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 800 Kills (Profession)

Identify    MP    Date    Opponent

Melissa Walsh    56    09/02/00    vs. UNCG

Jaali Winters    59    10/28/16    at Seton Corridor

Norah Sis    59    11/04/22    Windfall

Leah Ratzlaff    64    09/14/04    at Iowa

JoDe Cieloha    68    10/11/96    Bradley

Creighton’s Quickest Gamers To 900 Kills (Profession)

Identify    MP     Date    Opponent

Melissa Walsh    63    09/29/00    at Bradley

Norah Sis    65    12/02/22    Auburn

Jaali Winters    68    11/26/16    vs. Xavier

Leah Ratzlaff    70    10/01/04    Evansville

JoDe Cieloha    76    11/09/96    at Bradley

Preseason Rating

Creighton was ranked 18th within the AVCA preseason ballot. It is the eighth time up to now 10 years that the Jays have been ranked within the preseason.

    The No. 18 slotting was tied for the fourth-best preseason rating in program historical past.

    Over the past 15 seasons (together with 2022), 275-of-375 groups (73.3 p.c) of groups have been in each the preseason and last polls, and since 2008 340-of-375 groups (90.7 p.c) within the preseason top-25 polls would go on to succeed in the NCAA Event (together with 2022), as all however No. 12 UCLA, No. 17 Illinois and No. 22 Utah reached the 2022 NCAA Event.

    This 12 months marked the Eleventh straight season that CU has been ranked a minimum of one week, extending a program report.

    12 months    Preseason Rank    Closing W-L    Closing Rank

    2013    twenty fifth    23-9    NR

    2014    twenty third    25-9    NR

    2016    18th    27-9    ninth

    2017    ninth    26-7    Sixteenth

    2018    Thirteenth    29-5    Thirteenth

    2019    18th    25-6    Sixteenth

    2020    Sixteenth    12-4    NR

    2022    18th    27-5    twenty first

Some Fab Freshmen

Together with Sky McCune on Aug. 26 vs. Iowa State, Creighton has began 15 completely different true freshmen in its season opener since 2009, and 19 such gamers since 2000.

    Since 2000, the one true freshmen to start out CU’s season-opener have been Brittany Coleman (2003), Carolyn Decker (2004), Korie Lebeda (2005), Allie Oelke (2007), Brooke Boggs (2009), Heather Thorson (2009), Julianne Mandolfo (2010), Katie Neisler (2011), Michelle Sicner (2011), Melanie Jereb  (2012), Ashley Jansen (2012), Jess Chook (2013), Jaali Winters (2015), Naomi Hickman (2017), Emily Bressman (2019), Kiara Reinhardt (2020), Kendra Wait (2021), Norah  Sis (2021) and Sky McCune (2022), with Coleman, Lebeda and Wait the one freshmen to start out at setter within the season-opener.

    As well as, CU additionally began redshirt freshmen Lauren Smith (2013) and Brittany Lawrence (2015), in addition to transfers Maggie Baumert (2014), Lydia Dimke (2016), Madelyn Cole (2018), Erica Kostelac (2019) and Mahina Pua’a (2020) in season-openers.

    Eleven of these ladies (Martin, Sis, Wait, Reinhardt, Coleman, Decker, Lebeda, Oelke, Mandolfo, Sicner and Jereb) went on to land a spot on the MVC or BIG EAST’s All-Freshman Staff (although the BIG EAST had no such crew from 2013-19). Winters was named BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months in 2015, Dimke was named BIG EAST Participant of the 12 months in 2016, Davis was BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months in 2019, Sis acknowledged as BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months in 2021 and Martin named BIG EAST Freshman of the 12 months in 2022.

    Final 12 months marked the primary time that Creighton began a number of true freshmen in a season-opener since 2012, when Ashley Jansen and Melanie Jereb each incomes a beginning nod. The 2012 and 2021 groups are the 2 winningest single-season groups in program historical past.

Consider The Hype

Creighton’s recruiting class of freshmen Morgan Colangelo, Ava Martin, Sky McCune and Ann Marie Remmes was acknowledged because the nation’s No. 24 class by PrepVolleyball.

    Martin was listed because the nation’s No. 47 recruit, whereas McCune was tabbed 52nd-best. Creighton now owns eight gamers on its 2022 roster who had been Prime 100 recruits.

Prime-100 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces

(listing began in 2004)

Rank    12 months    Participant

68    2004    Carolyn Decker

55    2008    Laurel Sanford

60    2011    Michelle Sicner

73    2013    Jess Chook

50    2014    Lydia Dimke*

18    2015    Taryn Kloth

41    2015    Jaali Winters

77    2016    Erica Kostelac#

98    2017    Naomi Hickman

99    2017    Steph Gaston

49    2018    Jaela Zimmerman

42    2018    Keeley Davis

46    2020    Kiara Reinhardt

97    2020    Ellie Bolton

7    2021    Kendra Wait

28    2021    Norah Sis

31    2021    Eve Magill

47    2022    Ava Martin

52    2022    Sky McCune

* signed with Purdue and later transferred to Creighton

# signed with Cincinnati and later transferred to Creighton

PrepVolleyball.com Recruiting Rankings

(listing began in 2004)

12 months    Rank    Freshman Recruits

2004    Better of the Relaxation    (Baumann, Decker, Goc, Lahm, Mehal)

2005    Honorable-Point out    (Cvejdlik, Houts, Lebeda)

2006    None    (Bloemke, Schulze, Workman)

2007    None    (Feldman, Oelke, Vrbicky)

2008    Highest Honorable-Point out    (Almgren, Bober, Sanford)

2009    Highest HM    Boggs, Greisch, Moon, Templeton, Thorson)

2010    Excessive HM    (Fliss, Hackbarth, Malm, Mandolfo, S. Smith)

2011    Highest HM    (Browning, McNary, Neisler, Sicner, Stivers)

2012    Excessive Honorable-Point out    (Elman, Jansen, Jereb, L. Smith)

2013    None    (Chook, Crawford, Foje)

2014    Highest Honorable-Point out    (Lawrence, Tupper, Wilkinson)

2015    Eleventh    (Ballenger, Bohnet, Kloth, O’Connell, Winters)

2016    Excessive Honorable-Point out    (Conlon, Taylor, Witt)

2017    twenty fifth    (Gaston, Hickman, Roumeliotis)

2018    Tenth    (Davis, Welty, Zimmerman, Zumach)

2019    Highest HM    (Bressman, Krause, Schmitt, Van Eekeren)

2020    twenty seventh    (Bolton, Maser, Reinhardt, Skovsende)

2021    Fifth    (Magill, Milner, Sis, Wait)

2022    twenty fourth    (Colangelo, Martin, McCune, Remmes)

Set 1 Consequence A Sturdy Indicator

Creighton is 372-34 (.916) total below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space when it wins set one. In that very same time span, CU is simply 69-150 (.315) below Sales space when it drops the primary set.

    Per RichKern.com, Division I groups that misplaced the primary set in 2018 received simply 20.7 p.c of their matches that season, and 20.2 p.c of their matches from 2009-18.

    Since Aug. 29, 2010, Creighton has gone 136-5 in its final 141 dwelling matches when taking a 1-0 lead, shedding solely on Sept. 12, 2015 to Pacific, on Sept. 6, 2018 to No. 7 Nebraska and on Jan. 29, 2021 to South Dakota, on Sept. 3, 2022 to No. 16 Kentucky and on Dec. 2, 2022 to Auburn.

    Creighton has gone 104-4 in its final 108 matches in any respect websites when successful the primary set, in comparison with an 12-16 report in that very same span when dropping the opener.

    Creighton has gone 145-3 in its final 148 matches towards unranked foes when successful the opening set.

Eleventh Heaven

Kirsten Bernthal Sales space is in some choose firm, as she has directed her crew to 12 NCAA Tournaments. That is greater than some other coach in Creighton historical past.

Identify    Sport    NCAA’s @CU

Kirsten Bernthal Sales space    Volleyball    12

Bob Warming    Males’s Soccer    11

Dana Altman    Males’s Basketball    7

Greg McDermott    Males’s Basketball    7

Brent Vigness    Softball    7

Elmar Bolowich    Males’s Soccer    6

Towards NCAA Event Qualifiers

Final season Creighton performed 4 matches towards 2020 NCAA Event qualifiers, going 3-1 towards such groups.

    This 12 months’s crew performed 9 matches (Iowa State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Florida State, Kansas State, Rice and Marquette 3x) scheduled towards groups that made the 2021 NCAA Event, and CU went 5-4 towards these foes.

    After going 3-35 towards groups coming off NCAA Event bids previous to Kirsten Bernthal Sales space‘s arrival, the Jays are 94-105 since.

12 months    W-L vs. Earlier Season NCAA Groups

1994    0-4

1995    0-2

1996    0-2

1997    0-3

1998    0-5

1999    2-4

2000    0-4

2001    1-6

2002    0-5

2003    0-3

2004    2-2

2005    0-6

2006    4-6

2007    4-9

2008    6-8

2009    1-11

2010    4-7

2011    2-6

2012    8-3

2013    6-6

2014    4-5

2015    11-5

2016    10-7

2017    8-6

2018    8-5

2019    5-4

2020    3-1

2021    3-1

2022    5-4

TOTAL    97-140

TOTAL Below Sales space    94-105

Marian Pipeline

That is the twentieth straight season that Creighton Volleyball had a minimum of one product of Omaha Marian Excessive College on the roster, as senior Emily Bressman retains the streak alive.

    Apparently, the Bluejays had by no means had a volleyball participant from Marian between 1994-2002. Here is a take a look at Creighton’s pipeline of gamers from Marian.

2022: Emily Bressman

2021: Emily Bressman

2020: Emily Bressman

2019: Emily Bressman, Brittany Witt

2018: Kelsey O’Connell, Brittany Witt

2017: Kelsey O’Connell, Brittany Witt

2016: Kelsey O’Connell, Brittany Witt

2015: Kate Elman, Ashley Jansen, Kelsey O’Connell

2014: Kate Elman, Ashley Jansen

2013: Kate Elman, Ashley Jansen

2012: Kate Elman, Ashley Jansen

2011: Julianne Mandolfo

2010: Lisa Greisch, Julianne Mandolfo

2009: Lisa Greisch

2008: Emily Crowley, Korie Lebeda

2007: Korie Lebeda, Katie Mehal

2006: Korie Lebeda, Katie Mehal, Emily Greisch

2005: Korie Lebeda, Katie Mehal

2004: Katie Mehal, Emily Greisch

2003: Emily Greisch

Survival of the Fittest

Creighton has received 9 matches below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space after surviving an opponent’s match level, together with season-opening wins over No. 5 Kentucky in 2018 and vs. UTSA in 2011. Three of these different comeback wins have come towards Wichita State.

    Alternatively, Creighton is 441-3 below Sales space when it reaches a match level alternative, falling solely when it wasted two match factors on Sept. 4, 2010 to Iowa, two match factors on Nov. 1, 2013 in a loss to St. John’s, and two match factors on Dec. 7, 2019 in an NCAA Event loss at No. 7 Minnesota.

Surviving Match Factors, Below Sales space

Date    Opponent    MP(s) Confronted    Closing Set 5

08/30/03    vs. McNeese State    13-14, 15-16    18-16

10/10/03    Wichita State    13-14    16-14

10/13/06    at Wichita State    12-14, 13-14, 14-15    17-15

09/11/07    at Drake    13-14, 14-15    17-15

08/26/11    vs. UTSA    12-14, 13-14    16-14

11/16/12    at Wichita State    13-14    16-14

09/20/15    Kansas State    23-24 (4th set)    15-13

11/20/15    at Georgetown    23-24, 26-27 (4th set)    15-7

08/24/18    vs. #5 Kentucky    16-15, 19-18    22-20

Climbing The Listing

Kirsten Bernthal Sales space grew to become Creighton Volleyball’s winningest coach in this system’s fashionable historical past on August 26, 2007, and hasn’t let up. Sales space owns 441 victories on the Bluejay sideline to rank fifth in class historical past throughout all sports activities.

Coach, Sport    Victories (via 12/31/22)

Brent Vigness, Softball    819

Ed Servais, Baseball    618*

Mary Higgins, Softball    564

Tom Lilly, Males’s & Girls’s Tennis    498*

Kirsten Bernthal Sales space, Volleyball    441*

Jim Flanery, Girls’s Basketball    388*

Ed Hubbs, Males’s & Girls’s Tennis    347

Dana Altman, Males’s Basketball    327

*nonetheless energetic teaching at Creighton

League Opener Histories

Together with its Sept. 23 sweep of Georgetown, Creighton owns a 21-8 report all-time in convention openers, together with an 18-2 report below Kirsten Bernthal Sales space. That features a 9-1 mark in BIG EAST lid-lifters, and 9 straight wins.

    Together with 2022, every of the final 10 occasions that Creighton received its league opener (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022), the Bluejays went on to win the regular-season title, going a mixed 161-11 in regular-season league motion. Creighton additionally received 9 of the ten convention event titles  (together with 2022) throughout these years, going 18-1 in these seasons.

    Within the 20 seasons that Creighton has received its convention opener, it has by no means completed worse than .500 in league play and it owns a mixed .775 (290-84) successful share (together with 2022) in league matches.

    Within the eight years by which Creighton misplaced its league opener, the Bluejays have had a shedding report on 5 events and owns a mixed .363 (53-93) successful share throughout league contests.

    In convention dwelling openers, Creighton is 24-5 total and 18-2 below Sales space, with 12 straight wins.

    In league street openers, Creighton is 20-9 total and 17-3 below Sales space, with 9 straight wins.

12 months-By-12 months In Non-Convention Play

Regardless of yearly going through one of many nation’s hardest non-conference schedules, Creighton has continued to excel towards elite competitors.

    Creighton is 8-12 towards ranked non-conference foes during the last 5 seasons after going 2-43 all-time vs. ranked groups in regular-season non-conference matches.

    Creighton owned 12 non-conference wins final season to set a program report for a regular-season. It is really additionally the primary season with 10 wins previous to league play.

Non-Convention Data, By 12 months, Below Sales space

12 months    Non-Con W-L    vs. Ranked Non-Con    Closing W-L

2003    3-8    0-0    12-18

2004    8-2    0-1    18-11

2005    6-5    0-3    16-14

2006    8-3    0-1    21-10

2007    6-5    0-3    21-10

2008    3-5    0-3    18-9

2009    3-8    0-3    14-17

2010    5-5    0-1    21-12

2011    5-7    0-1    17-14

2012    9-2    0-1    29-4

2013    9-3    1-2    23-9

2014    7-6    0-5    25-9

2015    6-7    1-4    27-9

2016    6-6    0-4    29-7

2017    7-4    3-3    26-7

2018    8-4    1-3    29-5

2019    7-3    2-3    25-6

2020    3-2    0-0    12-4

2021    12-1    1-1    31-4

2022    8-3    1-2    27-5

Manufacturing Returns

Creighton returns 11-of-16 letterwinners to the courtroom from final season, together with 4 starters

    From final 12 months’s crew, solely Abby Bottomley, Naomi Hickman, Eve Magill, Ally Van Eekeren, Annika Welty should not again.

    All instructed, of the seven classes listed under, Creighton returns 511.8 of a attainable 700% again (73.1 p.c).

    Beneath is a breakdown of the manufacturing that’s again:

Stat    Returners    Departures

Assists    1,331 (87.4%)    192 (12.6%)

Kills    1,307 (80.2%)    323 (19.8%)

Factors    1,627.0 (75.6%)    526.0 (24.4%)

Matches Began    154 (73.3%)    56 (26.7%)

Digs    1,460 (70.6%)    607 (29.4%)

Aces    128 (66.7%)    64 (33.3%)

Blocks    192 (58.0%)    139.0 (42.0%)

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