Year Three

Year Three


WATERTOWN, Wis. -- For the third time and for the third season in a row, the Sabercats Men's Volleyball Team will take on a new season. The novelty of being an intercollegiate program is beginning to fade, but the resolve of the group to perform remains as strong as ever.

With a solid core of returning student-athletes, the outlook on the 2020 season is bright.


After serving as assistant coach, Regina DeLozier has stepped in as an interim head coach for the 2020 season (STORY). DeLozier will look to build on the solid foundation set by her daughter, Torey Rosen, but she will have to do it without the significant contributions of Derek Wallis, who played his final season in the Blue and Gold in 2019.

All that being said, DeLozier will have nine returning players to work with, including Joel Depue, who last played in 2018. As the team prepares for the NCCAA Invitational at the end of the month, the spirit - as it always is - is high.

The Sabercats will have three tune-up matches before traveling to Palos Heights, Illinois for the NCCAA National Invitational. The Sabercats are the #8 seed for the invitational and will have to open against the #1 seed, Ottawa University, who won the Invitational last year.


  • Maranatha will compete in the NCCAA National Invitational on January 24-25.
  • The Sabercats will host consecutive triangulars on February 15 and February 21.
  • The Sabercats will have 10 home matches for the 2020 season.
  • Maranatha will conclude the season at Trinity Christian, with two matches in two days March 20-21.


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  • 2/15 vs Concordia-Chicago and North Park (Maranatha Triangular/Parents' Day)
  • 2/21 vs Marian and Greenville (Maranatha Triangular)
  • 2/27 vs Concordia-Wisconsin 
  • 3/13 vs Rockford (Senior Night)


Taylor Dafoe - The senior setter will take on an even more important offensive role this year. Dafoe returns as the team captain and had to battle an injury just to get healthy for the season. Dafoe has been with the team in practices and will be able to fill the role of setter this year.

Joel Smith - Smith returns this season after making significant strides over the past two years. Smith finished last season with 114 kills and 122 digs and will look to continue his upward trend.

Joel Depue - The junior returns to his defensive role after not playing last season. In 2018, Depue helped mark the first varsity season for the team with 285 digs and was an undisputed mainstay on defense.

Isaac McKee - Last year, the freshman made a name for himself in his first collegiate season. At 6'5", McKee brings height to the front line for Maranatha, and the sophomore will look to settle into his role after a solid first season.


It all starts Friday night for the Sabercats, who will travel to Marian University to open the 2020 season at 7:00 p.m. 

A Forward Look
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Hosting Hopes
June 19, 2020 Hosting Hopes
Back to Business
June 17, 2020 Back to Business
Remembering History
May 21, 2020 Remembering History
June Camps Cancelled
April 22, 2020 June Camps Cancelled
High Notes
April 4, 2020 High Notes
Unfinished Business
March 28, 2020 Unfinished Business
Close Calls
March 23, 2020 Close Calls
Opening Day Letters
March 20, 2020 Opening Day Letters
Coronavirus Cancellations
March 16, 2020 Coronavirus Cancellations
Depue Makes it Two
March 16, 2020 Depue Makes it Two
Nationals Cancelled
March 12, 2020 Nationals Cancelled
Callie Highlights Honors
March 11, 2020 Callie Highlights Honors
Johnson Honored Again
March 10, 2020 Johnson Honored Again
Wilkerson Awarded
March 6, 2020 Wilkerson Awarded
Nationals Insider
March 4, 2020 Nationals Insider
First Hurdle
February 27, 2020 First Hurdle
For Three
February 26, 2020 For Three
Sizing Up the Seedings
February 19, 2020 Sizing Up the Seedings
Callie Collects
February 14, 2020 Callie Collects
Classroom Competence
February 13, 2020 Classroom Competence
Running Da Show
February 3, 2020 Running Da Show
Inside the Field
January 23, 2020 Inside the Field
Year Three
January 16, 2020 Year Three
DeLozier Steps In
January 3, 2020 DeLozier Steps In
Twice Honored
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Steps Forward
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Lofty Standards
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Looking Back, Looking Ahead
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Home Stretch
December 10, 2019 Home Stretch
Unfinished Business
December 9, 2019 Unfinished Business
Twice Around for Johnson
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Best of the Best
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Nationals Scouting Report
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St. Lawrence Honored
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Revenge Ready
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The Kick
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Looking Ahead
November 11, 2019 Looking Ahead
The Best in the North
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Living to Fight
November 9, 2019 Living to Fight
Two of the Best
November 9, 2019 Two of the Best
Sizing up the Semis
November 7, 2019 Sizing up the Semis
Flying Fopma in Focus
November 1, 2019 Flying Fopma in Focus
Wide Open
October 29, 2019 Wide Open
Work to Do
October 29, 2019 Work to Do
Nelson Gets the Nod
October 28, 2019 Nelson Gets the Nod
In Memory of Terry Price
October 25, 2019 In Memory of Terry Price
Four For Fopma
October 21, 2019 Four For Fopma
Fopma Goes Farther
October 14, 2019 Fopma Goes Farther
Triple Trouble
October 8, 2019 Triple Trouble
Johnson at the Top
October 1, 2019 Johnson at the Top
Hansel Honored
September 30, 2019 Hansel Honored
Kinzler Collects
September 30, 2019 Kinzler Collects
Shepard Snags Award
September 23, 2019 Shepard Snags Award
NCCAA Top 10 - September 17
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A Nod for Johnson
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Fopma in the Spotlight
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Fresh Start
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Off and Running
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Maranatha Memories
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Reynolds Rewarded
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Eyes on the Prize
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Just the Facts
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Dual Purpose
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Borchardt Takes Over
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