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The freshman sports preview 2010-2011

Posted on 31 August 2010 by Warrior Staff

Attention Freshmen Fanatics:

Sports are a big part of campus life for Marquette.  Take advantage of the events and games  own at Valley Fields, the intense games of volleyball and women’s basketball at the Al McGuire Center, and pack the Bradley Center all season long to cheer on our pride and joy—the men’s basketball team.

All students start fresh in the notorious Fanatic’s Points Tally. The Fanatic’s Points Tally keeps track of all the times you

Marquette fan section at basketball game
Marquette fan section at basketball game

attended Marquette Division I sporting events. The stat sheets for our teams are blank for now, but have the potential to be filled in with mind blowing achievements and numbers that will make the history books. There are so many things taking shape in Marquette athletics that give us high hopes for each of our Marquette teams’ respective seasons. We have a lot to look forward to this year in Marquette sports. As you begin a new chapter in your life on campus after your summer vacations, you can’t help but get that “Blue and Gold” fever. So look out, freshmen, it’s contagious!

Even though our men’s basketball team has not started their season yet, Coach Buzz Williams is drawing up the battle plans for what we hope will be another outstanding and exciting season. The team led by senior star Jimmy Butler, the young and talented Vander Blue and the rest of the team, have all been working hard to build a team chemistry that will keep us atop the Big East Conference once again this year.

With a handful of talented new faces for these young Warriors, the sky is the limit for our success this season. Look forward to being part of the sea of blue and gold in the seats of the Bradley Center come November.

The men’s and women’s soccer teams start off their season just as we students start off our semester. Take advantage of the “Bird Cage” down at Valley Fields and cheer them on. The likes of Calum Mallace, Scott Miller and the rest of our men’s soccer squad will not disappoint. Look out for Natalie Kulla, Lindsey Page and all of our women’s soccer squad. With their impressive style of play they may well be the toast of the conference. These two teams and their seasons look quite promising. You do not want to miss a single corner kick.

Bond Shymansky is set to lead the women’s volleyball team through another successful season. With a talented team, loaded with weapons like Nikki Klingsporn, Rabbecka Gonyo and Ashley Beyer-to name a few, the Al McGuire Center should be a hot spot for all Marquette Athletics enthusiasts to catch some great games and see them display their dominance. They have a lot to live up to because of the high standards they set last year. The team finds themselves sitting in fourth place in the Big East coaches’ poll to start off the season.

The women’s basketball team will provide some great entertainment for us this year. Pay close attention to this talented group of women and their head coach, Terri Mitchell, as she begins her 15th season. Angel Robinson and Tatiyiana McMorris, two of the many talented players on the team, are without a doubt getting their team ready to turn some heads this season, whether it is from behind the arc or at the rim.

When their season rolls around, be sure to pack “the Al” to let them see our support.

Look forward to the cross country, track and field, golf, men’s and women’s tennis teams and their performances as well. They are loaded with talent and will give our University an even more respectable name in today’s collegiate sports world through their hard work, leadership and athletic talent. Be sure to keep tabs on all our athletes. Year after year they make us proud!

So, freshmen, you have been accepted and are attending a high quality university and so it is expected that you have a high quality pride for our “Blue and Gold.” Show the rest of the students, the University and the entire world that you have what it takes to be a Marquette fanatic. Wear your blue and gold with pride and show up to as many games and events as  possible. Fill the bleachers, be loud, and take advantage of the top quality of play from your Marquette Athletic teams, whether it be down by the river at Valley Fields, in the heart of campus at the Al McGuire Center, or the one and only Bradley Center just a few blocks away. Most of all do whatever it takes to show that WE ARE MARQUETTE!

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