April 5, 2013
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL BACK ON THE COURT IN SPRING 2013
The Cougar volleyball team members will put on their Crimson and Gray competitive uniforms again this Saturday, April 6, to compete at the Spring Tournament in Cheney, Wash...Washington State plays host team Eastern Washington University at 9 a.m. and then plays Idaho at 11 a.m...all matches are at Reece Court...the other spring tournament for the Cougars will be Saturday, April 13, at Idaho with matches taking place in Memorial Gym on the Moscow campus.
COUGAR COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Jen Stinson Greeny (25-39 at WSU, 2 years; 137-63 in career, 6th year)...Burdette Greeny completed his second year...Shannon Hunt moved to assistant coach this spring after two seasons as a volunteer coach...Katie Hinrichs is the coordinator of operations and in her second year at WSU.
WASHINGTON STATE VOLLEYBALL SPRING 2013 ROSTER
|No.||Name||Pos.||Ht.||Yr.||Exp.||Hometown (Previous School)|
|1||Shawna Lum||DS||5-6||SO||1V||Westchester, Calif. (El Segundo HS)|
|2||Kate Sommer||L||5-4||FR||HS||Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Lighthouse Christian Academy)|
|3||Stephanie Logan||RS||6-2||RsFR||RS||Pullman, Wash. (Pullman HS)|
|4||Bekah Young||MB||6-2||JR||TR||Federal Way, Wash. (Beamer HS/Highline CC)|
|5||Jaicee Harris||OH||5-11||SO||1V||Chelan, Wash. (Chelan HS)|
|8||Alyssa Wold||S||5-10||JR||TR||Spokane Valley, Wash. (West Valley HS/LC State)|
|10||Marcelina Glab||MH||6-2||JR||2V||Watertown, South Dakota (Watertown HS)|
|11||Camryn Irwin||S||5-11||JR||1V||Brush Prairie, Wash. (Prairie HS / Oregon)|
|12||Chelsey Bettinson||OH||6-1||SO||1V||Richland, Wash. (Richland HS)|
|15||Ver'Leea Hardaway||MB||6-1||SO||1V||Mission Viejo, Calif. (Mission Viejo HS)|
JOINING COUGAR VOLLEYBALL THIS FALL
Six exceptional high school senior volleyball players will play at Washington State this fall: Emmy Allen, a 6-2 outside hitter from Mill Creek, Wash. - One of 24 seniors nationally named to 2012 Under Armour High School All-America First Team...a PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 players...MVP of winning Team West and Best Server at the 2012 Under Armour Volleyball Match & Skills Competition. Hailey Bethune, a 6-0 outside hitter from Stockton, Calif. - named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...her 5.5 kills per set led Lincoln HS to an undefeated 2012 season and the San Joaquin Athletic Association championship, the third title in four years. Taylor Ellingsen, a 5-7 defensive specialist from Spokane, Wash. - Mead HS won three Greater Spokane League championships and competed in three 4A state tournaments was a runner-up finish in 2012, and third place in 2010...Valedictorian of the 440 students in Mead Class of 2013. Kyra Holt (pronounced kai-rah), a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif. - named to the 2012 Under Armour High School national All-America honorable mention team...ranked 44th in PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 players in the nation...named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace. Haley MacDonald, a 5-11 setter from Bothell, Wash. - named to the 2012 Under Armour High School national All-America honorable mention team...named a PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Ace. Tani Stephens, a 5-7 defensive specialist from Albany, Ore. - Gatorade State Player of the Year for the state of Oregon...led West Albany HS to 2012 Oregon 5A state championships after being runners-up in 2011, and third and fourth place her freshman and sophomore years.
NOTEABLE WSU STATS FROM THE 2012 SEASON:
WSU's 2012 overall team stats improved in six of seven areas over 2011: hitting percentage, opponent hitting percentage, assists, kills, blocks and digs...in conference only matches, WSU's 2012 team stats improved in opponent stats, assists, kills, blocks and digs. WSU tallied under 10 errors in three 2012 matches: vs. Alabama State (5), vs. Seattle Univ. (7), and vs. Colorado (8 - lowest error total in conference matches since 1995). Team hitting percentage (.209) second highest for WSU in 10 years.