Oct. 25, 2005
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After leading their teams to perfect 2-0 records on the weekend, Kari Stacy of UTEP and Tulsa's Julia Silva garnered this week's Conference USA volleyball honors. Stacy helped the Miners post wins over UCF and Southern Miss this weekend, while recording her sixth and seventh double-double of the season. Silva earned her third C-USA's Setter of the Week accolade after pulling off her second triple-double performance and 13th double-double of the season. The weekly honor is Stacy's second.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK (10/24)
KARI STACY, UTEP
OH, Sr., Duncan, Ariz. (Duncan)
Stacy recorded her sixth double-double performance of the season, as the UTEP volleyball team defeated UCF, 3-0, on Friday. The senior totaled 14 kills and 12 digs for the match, while adding two assists and one block. In the 3-1 win over Southern Miss on Sunday, the Arizona native hit a career-high .440, going 26 of 50 while committing just four errors. Stacy recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 26 kills and 12 digs. Her total kills mark the sixth time this season she has hit over 20 kills in a match. For the weekend, the senior totaled 40 kills and hit .309. She contributed 24 digs while tallying a team-high 41.0 points over the weekend. Stacy leads the team in kills with 353 and points with 399.5 and is second on the team in aces with 30 ands digs with 200. She needs just 84 more kills to boost her into second on UTEP's all-time career kill list. Up next, the Miners take on Rice on Friday and Houston on Sunday in Houston, Texas.
SETTER OF THE WEEK (10/24)
JULIA SILVA, Tulsa
S, So., Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Jefferson College)
Silva's 12.0 assists per game last week helped the Golden Hurricane move into second place in the league standings. Tulsa defeated UCF, Memphis and UAB on the week. The sophomore pulled off her second triple-double and 13th double-double of the season over the weekend. Against Memphis, Silva recorded 11 kills, 57 assists and 23 digs, for the first time since 1998 that a TU player has posted two triple-doubles in the same season. The setter averaged a double-double with 48 assists per match and 15.3 digs per match on the week. She was third on the team for blocks on the week and has reached the 50-assist mark nine times this season, including 72 last week against UTEP. Silva currently ranks third on the team with 53 total blocks on the year. Silva also had totaled 980 assists on the season, which is the fifth best single-season total in school history. The Golden Hurricane will get a few days of rest before traveling to league-leading Marshall on Friday. TU will conclude the Eastern swing with a match at East Carolina on Sunday.
2005 PLAYERS/SETTERS OF THE WEEK
A29 P- Kariny Ritter (Houston)
S- Julia Silva (Tulsa)
S6 P- Olaya Pazo (Rice)
S- Laura Cote (Memphis)
S12 P- Ivana Bozic (UAB)
S- Julia Silva (Tulsa)
S19 P- Kari Stacy (UTEP)
P- Olaya Pazo (Rice)
S- Heidi Krug (East Carolina)
S26 P- Kelly-Anne Billingy (Marshall)
S- Katie Stein (Marshall)
O3 P- Brooke Peugh (UTEP)
S- Laura Cote (Memphis)
O10 P- Kariny Ritter (Houston)
S- Kristina Hoban (Rice)
O17 P- Kelly-Anne Billingy (Marshall)
P- Kariny Ritter (Houston)
S- Katie Stein (Marshall)
O24 P- Kari Stacy (UTEP)
S- Julia Silva (Tulsa)
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
PAM FERRIS, ECU
Ferris recorded her 300th kill of the season during Friday's match against Rice making her the first Pirate to record over 300 kills in a season since Sarah Vick finished the 2002 season with 306. The outside hitter led ECU with 20 kills in a win over Rice on Friday and 11 kills in a losing effort Saturday night against Houston.
HEIDI KRUG, ECU
Krug reached the 1,000 assist mark on the season in a 62-assist effort at Rice on Friday, marking just the eighth time in school history a player has reached 1,000 assists in a single season. Her 62 assists versus Rice also marks the sixth time this season that Krug has recorded at least 60 in a single match. Krug picked up her sixth double-double of the season, adding 12 digs in the win over the Owls. On the week, Krug collected 103 assists, 19 digs, two kills, three service aces and one block assist.
KELLY-ANNE BILLINGY, MARSHALL
Billingy had another solid weekend for the Herd as she led Marshall in kills on both Friday and Saturday's wins over Houston and Rice, respectively. For the week, Billingy hit .316 with 5.14 kills per game. She had 24 kills and 14 digs against the Cougars on Friday to help propel the Herd to victory. She then posted 12 kills on Sunday against the Owls.
KATIE STEIN, MARSHALL
Stein was just one kill away from a triple-double in the Herd's four-game win over Houston Friday. Stein finished with 54 assists, 12 digs and nine kills. She also had three service aces on the night and five block assists. Against Rice, Stein broke the Marshall career assists record of 5,344 held by Nicole Frizzo dating back to 1999. Stein finished with 37 in the three-game shutout of Rice. She also had three service aces in the win over the Owls.
SHELBY BURTON, MEMPHIS
Burton led the Memphis attack this weekend with 31 kills and a .368 hitting percentage on 68 total swings. In addition, the sophomore made nine total blocks (1 solo, 8 assisted) for a 1.12 blocks per game average. She opened the weekend with a career-high 17 kills to go along with a .343 hitting percentage, 20 points and five blocks at Tulsa. The middle blocker followed that performance with a 14-kill, four-block outing at SMU.
NANCY NELLANS, MEMPHIS
Nellans moved into second on Memphis all-time kills list with 21 kills in the weekend's two matches. She notched her 14th and 15th double-doubles of the year with an 11-kill, 20 dig outing at Tulsa and 10 kills and 15 digs at SMU. She leads the team with 330 kills and now totals 1,532 career kills.
NATALIE PETERS, SMU
Peters paced SMU to another 2-0 weekend averaging 3.38 kills per game and recording an attack percentage of .300. Against UAB, she tied her career high with 17 kills, hitting .314 and adding eight blocks (5 assist, 3 solo). In Sunday's 3-0 win over Memphis, Peters again led SMU in points with 13 and tallied 10 kills, four blocks and an ace. On the season, Peters has recorded 111 blocks and continues to lead C-USA in blocks. Her 28 solo blocks already place her in a tie for fifth on SMU's all-time career solo blocks list and are tied for the most in a single-season in SMU history. She currently sits in 8th place on SMU's list for single-season total blocks.
STEFANIE KONS, SMU
Kons averaged 10.88 assists and 2.12 digs per game over the week. Against UAB, Kons notched her third career double-double with a career-high 56 assists and added 10 digs. In SMU's 3-0 rout of Memphis, the freshman tallied 31 assists, seven digs and an ace.
SARA RADOSEVIC, TULANE
Radosevic averaged 5.88 kills, 2.62 digs and 6.56 points per game as Tulane split a C-USA weekend vs. Southern Miss and UCF. Against the Golden Knights, Radosevic posted a career-high 31 kills, which ranks tied for fourth in Tulane single-match history, while hitting .367. She osted a pair of double-doubles with 16 kills and 10 digs vs. Southern Miss and 31 kills and 11 digs vs. UCF.
KASSIANA URNAU, TULSA
Urnau averaged 4.17 kills per game, while helping TU move into second place in the league standings. The outside hitter led the team in kills on the week (50) and also leads the team on the year (273). Urnau has recorded 10-or more kills in seven of TU's nine C-USA matches this season and has recorded 12 double-doubles on the season.
BROOKE PEUGH, UTEP
Peugh hit a remarkable .519 after pounding 15 kills on 27 tries, while committing just one error in the 3-1 win over Southern Miss on Sunday. The feat ranks fourth in UTEP record books for hitting percentage in a four-game match. Against UCF, she notched five kills and led the team in blocks with seven, including one solo and six assisted. The freshman put up 11 blocks (two solo, nine assisted) to average 1.57 per game for a total of 29.5 points. This season, Peugh is UTEP's block leader with 79 blocks (seven solo) and has tallied 238 kills.
East Carolina (www.ecupirates.com) - East Carolina (13-9, 4-5 C-USA) split two matches on the weekend, defeating Rice 3-2 on Friday before falling to Houston in straight sets. Pam Ferris and Kelley Wernert combined on 38 kills Saturday as East Carolina defeated Rice, 3-2, Friday night at Autry Court. For the winning effort, Heidi Krug recorded a double-double with 62 assists and 12 digs. Ferris, in addition to her 20 kills, added one set assist, eight digs, one block assists and a team-high three aces. The Pirates fell to the Cougars, 3-0 on Saturday at the Athletics/Alumni Center. Ferris and Mignon Dubenion recorded 11 and 10 kills, respectively, for ECU. The Pirates will take the week off before returning home to host SMU and Tulsa this weekend inside Minges Coliseum. The Pirates will play SMU Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) before taking on Tulsa on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Houston (www.uhcougars.com) - Houston (11-9, 6-2 C-USA) split a pair of league contests at the Athletics/Alumni Center this weekend. Playing the first of five consecutive matches at home, Houston had its five-match winning streak snapped at the hands of Marshall on Friday, but bounced back to its winning ways with a 3-0 defeat of East Carolina. Kariny Ritter led the Cougars with 12 kills and nine digs, while Jaci Gonzalez stretched out for a team-best 23 digs going over the 2,200-dig plateau for her career. Against the Pirates. Ritter powered home 22 kills on a season-best .452 hitting percentage. Houston continues a five-match homestand this weekend against Tulane and UTEP at the Athletics/Alumni Center. First serve against the Green Wave gets underway at 7 p.m. (CT).
Marshall (www.herdzone.com) - Marshall's (17-5, 9-1 C-USA) Kelly-Anne Billingy and Amber Sims combined for 25 kills and connected at a .298 clip on Monday evening in a sweep of C-USA foe Tulane. Senior setter Katie Stein broke Nicole Frizzo's school career assist record Sunday in Houston, but more importantly the Thundering Herd secured another key victory to remain atop of the C-USA standings as it downed preseason favorite Rice, 3-0. In game two, Stein set Billingy for her 23rd assist of the afternoon to break the old record of 5,344 which had stood since 1999. The Thundering Herd picked up another big win in the Lone Star State Friday night as it downed Houston, 3-1, at the Den. The Herd will be back in action on Friday against Tulsa. First serve against the Golden Hurricane is set for 7 p.m. (CT).
Memphis (www.gotigersgo.com) - Memphis (13-9, 5-1 C-USA) dropped a pair of Conference USA matches this weekend. Sophomore Shelby Burton nailed 14 kills and hit .394 on 33 swings, but the Tigers combined to hit just .094 as SMU cruised to a sweep of the U of M Sunday afternoon in C-USA action. Senior Nancy Nellans recorded her 15th double-double and moved into second-place all-time on the Memphis career kills list with 10 kills and 15 digs. Burton added four total blocks for the Memphis defense, while freshman Laura Côtè chipped in with three blocks to go with 31 assists. Against Tulsa on Friday night, Burton downed a career-high 17 kills and junior libero Christen Clayton logged a career-best 23 digs, before suffering a 3-2 loss tothe Golden Hurricane. Memphis returns to action on Wednesday, when the squad hosts SEC foe Ole Miss at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Match time is set for 7 p.m. (CT).
Rice (www.riceowls.com) - Rice (13-7, 4-5 C-USA) dropped a trio of Conference USA matches this weekend. The Owls fell to league-leader Marshall, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Autry Court. Senior Olaya Pazo led the squad with 13 kills and 14 digs against the Thundering Herd. On Thursday and Friday, Rice showcased two marathon matches against UAB and East Carolina, respectively. Against the Pirates on Friday, Pazo led all hitters with 23 kills, while Tessa Kuykendall and Karyn Morgan both posted career highs with 21 and 19 kills, respectively. Kristinia Hoban recorded her third triple double of the season with 12 kills, a season-high 61 assists and 13 digs. Rice continues its current five-match homestand on Friday, hosting UTEP at 7 p.m. (CT).
SMU (www.smumustangs.com) - SMU (10-11, 6-3 C-USA) extended its winning streak to four matches on Sunday afternoon with a dominating 3-0 win over Memphis at Moody Coliseum. The Mustangs have won their last six matches at Moody. Rachel Giubilato hit .312 against the Tigers and recorded the only SMU double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs. Natalie Peters was also a force for the Ponies, notching 10 kills, four blocks and an ace. Peters has 28 solo blocks on the season, tied for the most all-time in SMU single-season history. Friday night the Mustangs defeated UAB. For the match, SMU tied a team record with seven solo blocks. Caitlin Rainbird and Giubilato paced SMU with 19 kills each and both recorded double-doubles. Rainbird finished with 19 kills, 16 digs and four blocks, while Giubilato totaled 19 kills, 20 digs, two blocks and an ace. SMU returns to the court this weekend when it takes on East Carolina on Friday and Marshall on Sunday.
Southern Miss (www.southernmiss.com) - Southern Miss (6-12, 0-9 C-USA) dropped two league matches against Tulane and UTEP this weekend. The Golden Eagles fell to the Miners in four games. Amber Bloom led the team in kills with 14, while Jazzmien Stephens and Stevi Cherry had 13 each. Cherry also added a team-high 17 digs. Southern Miss also dropped a 3-0 decision to Tulane on Friday at the G. Rollie White Coliseum on the campus of Texas A&M University. Morgan Johnson led Southern Miss with 11 kills while Bloom, Stephens and Ashley Petrinec had six each. Southern Miss continues its road swing with matches at Memphis, UAB and a rescheduled match against Tulsa. First serve against the Tigers is set for Friday at 7 p.m. (CT).
Tulane (www.tulanegreenwave.com) - Tulane (2-9, 1-7 C-USA) earned its first C-USA victory of the season in a sweep of Southern Miss Friday evening at the G. Rollie White Coliseum on the campus of Texas A&M University. But the Green Wave then dropped back-to-back matches Sunday and Monday to C-USA foes UCF and Marshall, respectively. Freshman outside hitter Sara Radosevic posted a double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs for the winning effort over the Golden Eagles. The rookie then posted a career high 31 kills in a 3-0 loss to UCF Sunday afternoon. Also in the match, classmate Luna Rebrovic posted a career high 65 assists, which is tied for the eighth most in the Green Wave record book. Radosevic's 31-kills effort tied for the fourth most in Tulane single-match history. Tulane returns to action on Friday, when the Green Wave travel to Houston for the first of two contests in the city. The Green Wave will take on Houston at 7 p.m. (CT) at Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday, followed by Rice on Sunday at 1 p.m. before returning to White Coliseum on Wednesday, Nov. 2, vs. UTEP.
Tulsa (www.tulsahurricane.com) - Tulsa (20-3, 7-2 C-USA) remained undefeated at home with wins over Memphis and UAB this weekend. The Golden Hurricane needed the one-two punch of sophomore Kassiana Urnau and junior Germana Hilario to fend off UAB for a 3-0 C-USA victory at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Sunday. Urnau led all players with 14 kills, while Hilario posted 13 kills in the match. Conference USA Setter of the Week Julia Silva added 35 assists and 10 digs for her 13th double-double of the season, the third most in C-USA this season. Senior Evyn Wills posted 22 digs in the contest to lead that category. Tulsa also captured a thrilling 3-2 victory over Memphis on Friday. Against the Tigers, Silva recorded her second triple-double of the season with 11 kills, 57 assists and 23 digs to lead the Golden Hurricane. It is the first time since 1998 a player has posted multiple triple-doubles in the same year. After winning all three of its matches this week, TU will get a few days rest before traveling to league-leading Marshall on Friday. Tulsa will conclude the Eastern swing with a match at East Carolina on Sunday.
UAB (www.uabsports.com) -UAB (13-6, 4-5 C-USA) went 1-2 for the weekend, picking up a five-game league victory over Rice, but falling to SMU and Tulsa. The Blazers dropped a 3-0 decision to Tulsa Sunday and a 3-2 loss to SMU Friday, marking the Blazers' first back-to-back losses this season. SMU edged out UAB, 3-2, Friday in Dallas after the Blazers knocked off Rice Thursday afternoon. Isabel Oquendo and Casey Dent each posted 10 kills for the Blazers against the Golden Hurricane, while Nicole Bowland led the way with 18 digs. Against the Mustangs, Ivana Bozic, who contributed another 20-plus kill match, led the Blazers. The freshman finished with 22 putaways and added 16 digs. The Blazers return home to host a pair of C-USA matches this weekend. UAB squares off against UCF Friday evening at 7 p.m. (CT) before taking on Southern Miss at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
UCF (www.ucfathletics.com) -UCF (4-13, 3-8 C-USA) went 1-1 on the weekend, improving its overall record to 5-13. Junior outside hitter Maina Heming totaled a career-high 22 kills as the UCF Golden Knights held on for a 3-2 Conference USA victory over host Tulane at the G. Rollie White Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. Junior setter Leah Alexander had a career-high 60 assists. The victory snapped an eight-match losing skid for UCF. The Golden Knights dropped an earlier 3-0 decision to UTEP on Friday evening at Memorial Gym. Sophomore outside hitter Schanell Neiderworder posted her third consecutive double-double for the Golden Knights, finishing with 11 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore setter Kim Clonan registered a team-high 19 assists in the losing effort. The Golden Knights return to the court on Friday, visiting UAB. First serve in Birmingham, Ala. is scheduled for 8 p.m. (ET).
UTEP (www.utepathletics.com) - UTEP (15-7, 5-4 C-USA) posted a flawless 2-0 record over the weekend, including wins over UCF and Southern Miss. The Miners pounded 71 kills to hit a season-high .344, as they defeated Southern Miss 3-1 on Sunday in Memorial Gym. Brooke Peugh led the Miners, hitting .519 to rank fourth in UTEP record books for hitting percentage in a four-game match. She notched 15 kills with one error and added four blocks. Conference USA Player of the Week Kari Stacy hit .440 and recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 26 kills and 12 digs in the winning effort against the Golden Eagles. Her kill total marked the sixth time this season she had more than 20 in a match. The Miners go on the road to take on Rice on Friday and Houston on Sunday in Houston, Texas.
2005 C-USA VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY
The 2005 C-USA Volleyball Tournament will be held November 17-20 in Houston, Texas. Rice will serve as the host institution for the four-day event, with the champion receiving the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. All 12 C-USA institutions will participate in the tournament, while the top four seeds receive first round byes. CSTV will televise the championship game live on Sunday, November 20.
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2005 C-USA PRESEASON POLL
The Conference USA volleyball coaches have selected Rice as the preseason favorite to win the 2005 C-USA Championship. The Owls return four starters and six letterwinners from a club that is coming off its most successful season in program history after receiving their first NCAA tournament bid with a 25-5 (12-1 WAC) record in 2004. Marshall's KELLY-ANNE BILLINGY was named the C-USA Preseason Player of the Year after earning All-American honorable mention honors as well as being named the 2004 MAC Freshman of the Year.
The 2005-06 season will see the introduction of six new programs to Conference USA. Marshall University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University (SMU), the University of Tulsa, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) will all begin competition in C-USA. These six schools will join East Carolina University, University of Houston, University of Memphis, University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss), Tulane University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
The four Owl returnees include starters Tessa Kuykenall, Kristina Hoban and Olaya Pazo, who was first team All-WAC in 2004, and libero Yvette Kirk. Head coach Genny Volpe enters her second year at the helm for Rice after guiding the Owls to a 25-5 record in 2004, including a perfect 11-0 mark at Autry Court where they won every match 3-0. Autry Court will be the site of this year's Conference USA Volleyball Tournament, a four-day event beginning Nov. 17.
Marshall is picked to finish second as the Thundering Herd comes off of its third straight 20-plus win season since head coach MITCH JACOB's arrival and two appearances in the Mid-American Conference finals. Marshall returns all of its starters and every player on scholarship from 2004, including Billingy, who was named the 2005 C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. The Trincity, Trinidad native was not only named the 2004 MAC Freshman of the Year, but shattered several records at Marshall in her first season. Her 694 single-season kill tally dwarfed the former mark of 502 set in 1996 by Alisha Bable. Billingy also set the new record for kills in a match with 34, her 65 service aces led the team and league, her 694 kills was the third highest total in the nation, she was sixth in the nation with 5.64 kills/game, she was the only freshman in the country in the top 25 in kills, her .318 hitting percentage set a school record and she was named the Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week on Oct. 12.
Memphis, which returns eight letterwinners from its 27-10 2004 squad, is third in the preseason poll. The Tigers will see the return of senior outside hitter Nancy Nellans, who led the team in kills against C-USA opponents in 2004. Nellans reached the 1,000-kill mark last year and is 12 digs shy of the 1,000-dig plateau. She would become just the 10th Tiger to record 1,000 kills and digs in a career.
SMU and Houston follow in a tie for fourth place. The Mustangs claimed their first consecutive .500 season with a 37-21 record over the last two seasons. Senior middle blocker KELLY LARKIN is one of SMU's three returning starters, averaging 2.43 kills per game and hitting .269 in 2004. The Cougars return five starters, including the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Year JACI GONZALEZ. Gonzalez is expected to spearhead the defense after setting school and C-USA single-match records with 43 digs and single-season records with 698 digs in 2004.
The Green Wave is slated at sixth in the poll despite having a very different look to the squad in 2005. Liz Kritza will begin her first year as the head coach of the Green Wave in 2005. Kritza, however, is no stranger to the program as she was a standout middle blocker during her playing career with the Green Wave from 1995-98 and served as an assistant coach from 1999-2004.
Tulsa was chosen to finish seventh in Conference USA action as the Golden Hurricane welcomes back two starters and its libero, Evyn Wills. The senior currently stands second all-time on the TU charts with 1,059 and owns the second and third most digs for a single-season in school history. Head coach Matt Sonnichsen owns the best winning percentage in the program's history with a current mark of .490. UCF follows in eighth place as the Golden Knights return three starters from a year ago, including senior setter/libero Katie Kohnen. Kohnen averaged a team-high 4.09 digs per game last season. Her 33 digs in a match against Florida Atlantic last season made her the second player in Golden Knights history to record at least 30 digs in a contest.
Rounding out the final four positions are UTEP, Southern Miss, East Carolina and UAB. The Miners will be looking to improve their 10-15 overall record in 2004 as they welcome the return of five starters and the libero for 2005. Southern Miss' six returnees accounted for 81 percent of their offense, 75 percent of the digs and 66 percent of the blocking from the previous session. Four of the returning players recorded over 100 or more kills during the 2004 season. East Carolina enters 2005 with a new coaching staff as Chris Rushing became the Pirates' 10th head coach in Pirate history. UAB's addition of seven newcomers and its four returning starters should help the Blazers improve their 1-24 record from last season.
2005 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
1. Rice (25-5, 12-1 WAC in 2005)
2. Marshall (22-11, 11-5 MAC)
3. Memphis (27-10, 9-4 C-USA)
T4. Houston (11-21, 5-8 C-USA)
T4. SMU (14-14, 5-8 WAC)
6. Tulane (17-12, 6-7 C-USA)
7. Tulsa (17-10, 5-8 WAC)
8. UCF (8-15, 5-5 Atlantic Sun)
9. UTEP (10-15, 2-11 WAC)
10. Southern Miss (7-20, 2-11 C-USA)
11. East Carolina (11-18, 5-8 C-USA)
12. UAB (1-24, 0-13 C-USA)
2005 PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST
Jaime Bevan, ECU, Jr., MB, Geneva, Ill.
Heidi Krug, ECU, Jr., S, Kildeer, Ill.
Jaci Gonzalez, HOU, Sr., L, San Antonio, Texas
Kariny Ritter, HOU, Sr., MB, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Kelly-Anne Billingy, MAR, So., OH, Trincity, Trinidad
Katie Stein, MAR, Sr., S, Sussex, Wisc.
Ashley Liford, MEM, So., OH, San Antonio, Texas
Nancy Nellans, MEM, Sr., OH, South Bend, Ind.
Olaya Pazo, RICE, Sr., OH, Caracas, Venezuela
Kristina Hoban, RICE, Sr., S, San Diego, Calif.
Tessa Kuykendall, RICE, Jr., MB, Brighton, Mich.
Kelly Larkan, SMU, Sr., MB, Amarillo, Texas
Ashley Zener, SMU, Sr., MB, Tempe, Ariz.
Jazzmien Stephens, USM, Sr., MB, Lakewood, Calif.
Morgan Johnson, USM, So., MB, Benton, Ill.
Kelli Dickson, TLN, Sr., L, New Orleans, La.
Dana Weddle, TLS, Sr., MH, Arlington, Texas
Evyn Wills, TLS, Sr., L, Tulsa, Okla.
Isabel Oquendo, UAB, Sr., OH, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Schanell Neiderworder, UCF, So., OH, Aurora, Colo.
Kari Stacy, UTEP, Sr., OH, Duncan, Ariz.
Brittany Stowers, UTEP, Fr., L, Peoria, Ariz.
PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kelly-Anne Billingy, Marshall