Pack Volleyball starts 2018 run at Washburn Invitational

Pack Volleyball starts 2018 run at Washburn Invitational

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 23, 2018)  Colorado State University-Pueblo Volleyball will start its 2018 season with four matches at the Washburn Invitational. The Pack will play their season opener Friday at 11 a.m. (MTN) when they face  Northwest Missouri State University.

Live Stats Matches 1&3

Live Stats Matches 2&4

CSU-Pueblo will then face the host institution Washburn University at 5 p.m. (MTN). On Saturday, the ThunderWolves will square off against Southeast Oklahoma State University at 10 a.m. They will wrap up play in the Washburn Invitational Saturday at 2 p.m. with a battle against Henderson State University.

The ThunderWolves were picked to finish No. 10 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coaches Poll. They finished 13th in the conference a year ago.

Pack Notes:

Active Roster composition:

Seniors: 0, Juniors: 4, Sophomore: 6, Freshman: 5

Returners: 9, Newcomers: 6

Key returners:

Kelsey Bell (Jr., Los Lunas, N.M.):3.82 career assists/set, 19 career service aces

Page Heller (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.): 2.08 career digs/set

Grace Miles (So., Parker, Colo.): 1.69 kills/set, 0.35 blocks/set

Mallorie Post (So., Federal Way, Wash.): .237 hitting percentage, 1.59 kills/set, 0.34 blocks/set

Bayley Ricottone (So., Pueblo, Colo.): 1.10 career digs/set

ShiAnn Rodriguez (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.): 2.24 career digs/set, 1.04  career kills/set

Brooke Schilling (So., Platteville, Colo.): 1.99 kills/set, 2.68 digs/set (both 3rd on the Pack in 2017)

Newcomers:

Sarah Vang (Jr., Parker, Colo.):Transfer from Southern Utah University 2.65 digs/set (2017), 125 kill (2016).

Maddy Wisniewski (So., Highlands Ranch, Colo.):Transfer from Henderson State, 0.98 kills/set

Madelaine Haynie (Fr., Richland, Wash.): Second Team All-Mid-Columbia Conference. Hit. 328

Berkley Hays (Fr., Dallas, Texas): Averaged 2.0 blocks/set.

Grace Hern (Fr., Omaha, Neb.): 22 service aces as a senior.

Sam Novak (Fr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.): First Team All-State as a senior

The Pack will host Angelo state in its home opener Tuesday Aug. 28. First serve at Massari Arena is set for 1 p.m.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.