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YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Ursuline Irish are coming down the home stretch of a very successful regular season on the volleyball court, and a large part of the success this season has been due to the experience on the court this year for the Irish. Liza Barbato has been one of the standouts on the court this year, as she has shown consistency and strength during all facets of the game.

Grace Durkin has done a great job setting up Irish attackers all season long, as she currently ranks second on the team in assists with 130, which is just five assists off of the team lead. The Irish currently hold a 13-6 record with just two regular season matches remaining, before what they hope is a long playoff run to follow. Ursuline will need Barbato and Durkin to continue to succeed offensively for the Irish to go as far as they want.

In this week’s Player Profile, Barbato and Durkin talk about their family life off the court, what this season has been like so far, what their journey has been like at Ursuline, and much more!

* Contributed by Anthony Romo *