Volleyball opens conference with a win

Volleyball opens conference with a win
September 11, 2007

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

Benedictine's volleyball machine kept rolling along on Tuesday evening, winning its Northern Athletics Conference opening match over Concordia University Chicago, 3-1 (30-22, 19-30, 30-23, 30-28). The Eagles improved to 9-1 on the year, overall, and have won five matches in a row. Freshman outside hitter Kayla Leyden led the assault on the Cougars with 19 kills. Senior Danielle Mikos chipped in with 10 kills and two solo blocks. Senior Rachel Sypole, along with sophomores Sarah Porod and Sarah Ruzicka, each had seven kills. Senior setter Angela Vitto added six kills and had 46 assists. Vitto, Leyden and Jessica Judge each had 13 digs on the defensive side of the net. Sarah Flores led the Eagles with 18 digs.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.