Volleyball improves to 16-1 on the year

Volleyball improves to 16-1 on the year
September 22, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

You might say it was a perfect day for the Eagles volleyball team on Saturday at the North Park Quadrangular. Benedictine's squad did not lose a game in its three matches and improved to 16-1 overall in 2007. The Eagles defeated host North Park University (30-21, 30-26, 30-21), Kalamazoo College (33-31, 30-17, 30-28) and Hannibal-LaGrange College (30-22, 30-22, 30-27). Versus North Park, Kayla Leyden and Sarah Ruzicka (pictured at right) had 14 and 11 kills, respectively. Senior setter Angela Vitto gave 29 assists and Sarah Flores had a team-leading 21 digs. In the Kalamazoo match, Leyden pounded down 14 kills, had 22 digs and served up five aces. Danielle Mikos was also in double-digit kills with 10. Ruzicka added nine kills, while Vitto had 39 assists. Flores' 23 digs led the team in that category, while Jessica Judge also had five aces. In the Hannibal-LaGrange bout, defense took center stage as Sarah Porod had five blocks, to go along with her seven kills. Mikos added three blocks and eight kills, while Leyden served five aces. Ruzicka had a game-leading nine kills and Vitto registered 25 assists. Leyden was named to the six-member all-tournament team. It is Leyden's second all-tourney honor of 2007, also earning MVP accolades at the Aurora tournament two weeks ago.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.