Ball State Daily News Photo and Visuals Editor Amber Pietz takes photos at a men's volleyball MIVA Quarterfinals April 16 at Worthen Arena. Pietz is a freshman photographic storytelling and journalism graphics major at Ball State. Jacy Bradley, DN
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

A journal from a photojournalist: My first year

The more I shot sports, the more I seemed to find myself. When I came to college I felt lost. Not because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but because I didn’t really know who I was anymore. I lost myself in high school and being at the Daily News helped me find my place and my people.



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VOLLEYBALL

Hawai'i wins second consecutive NCAA National Championship

364 days after winning the NCAA National Championship, Hawai'i Men's Volleyball (27-5, 7-3 BWC) is back on top of the collegiate game. The Rainbow Warriors are now consecutive champions and have appeared in three of the last four NCAA Tournament finals (no tournament held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic). 


Junior Amy Kaplan prepares for the ball to be served in a MAC Championship doubles match against Toledo May 1 at Cardinal Creek Tennis Courts. Amber Pietz, DN
TENNIS

Women's Tennis exits NCAA Tournament in opening round

Ball State Women's Tennis (19-4, 8-2 MAC) traveled to Austin, Texas for the first-round NCAA Tournament against the University of Texas (21-4, 8-1 BIG12) May 6 as the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament Champions. The Longhorns swept the Cardinals in the doubles and singles matches to end Ball State's postseason run. 


Ball State Men's Volleyball in a huddle during practice in Pauley Pavillion May 4. The Cardinals were selected as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face Hawaii May 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET in the semifinals. Samantha Blankenship, photo provided.
VOLLEYBALL

Cardinals prepare for rematch against Hawai'i in national semifinal

Ball State Men's Volleyball (23-3, 12-2 MIVA) has played the University of Hawaii (25-5, 7-3 BWC) twice already this season, running out winners Jan. 29 (3-0) and Jan. 31 (3-2). In less than 24 hours the Cardinals will play the Rainbow Warriors for the third time in 2022, this time with a trip to the National Championship match on the line.








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