With the win, Xavier earned the last berth into the BIG EAST Championship.
Xavier needs one more win to clinch BIG EAST Tournament berth.
Xavier beats Butler, 3-1, Johnson earns his 100th Xavier Win
Four Musketeers had eight or more kills in the match
Abbey Bessler posted her 13th double-double of the year in the loss
Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson has a nickname for nearly everyone, especially his players. Some of the players have multiple nicknames, some of them have changed over the years. Mike and several of his players took the time to speak with GoXavier regarding the nicknames, including how some of the nicknames were earned and how they related to the FBI.
GoXavier.com sat down with Xavier volleyball head coach Mike Johnson to discuss the team's success during the 2012 campaign and take a look ahead at the 2013 season.
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2013: Registered 241 kills while seeing action in 109 sets in 30 matches ... Opened the season with five service aces against No. 7 Michigan in the Xavier Invitational, a total that ranks 10th in XU's record books ... Hit .520 with 14 kills in XU's sweep of Clemson in the Xavier Invitational ... Notched a career-high 16 kills at Duquesne ... Had an outstanding match against crosstown-rival Cincinnati with 10 kills and eight blocks. Also had double-digit kill performances against SEMO (13), Butler (13), Seton Hall (15), St. John's (11), Villanova (10) and Georgetown (10).
2012: Saw action in 48 sets throughout 18 matches ... Registered 46 kills, 5 aces, 16 digs and 37 blocks ... Averaged .96 kills per set and .77 blocks per set ... Played in first contest as a Musketeer against South Carolina State... Recorded first two kills of Xavier-career against Tennessee Tech ... Notched a career-high nine kills and a career-high tying five blocks against Temple ... Had a season-high two aces twice this season against Butler and La Salle ... Posted a career-high four digs with three kills against Butler.
Prior to Xavier: Was a four-year varsity letter winner under Bill Bonham at Buckeye Central High School ... helped lead her team to a North Central Conference title in 2008 and 2011 as well as a state semifinal appearance in 2008 ... named to the All-NCC, All-District 6 and All-Ohio First Team ... also earned All-County All-Star honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... was named a Gatorade Top Ohio Volleyball Recruit ... earned three varsity letters in basketball and two in track ... graduated from Buckeye Central with honors, was a member of the National Honor Society and earned four academic letters.