After an exciting drive during the second round of the NCAA Tournament 2011, the University of Miami women's volleyball team is back on the pitch in homework for their campaign in spring 2012.
The team, which held its annual Awards Banquet in February, grateful team members at the closing ceremony. Emani Sims won the Most Improved Award as well as Award called 100%, Mariel Schofield won the Team Academic Award (with a perfect grade point average of 4.0 for two semesters), Christine Williamson won the unsung hero, while Lane Carico won the MVP and most inspirational awards.
Moreover, had three of the best competitors in the team's honor, breaking the program record in the course of her career, Katie Gallagher (career assists), Ali Becker (career hit percent) and Carico (career kills) All the balls were removed from their services. The four seniors, Becker, Carico, Gallagher and Williamson, T-shirts were for their contributions to the program to rise to the top of the college volleyball framed.
The team has begun the transition from autumn to spring in earnest after she started the practice in the preparation of the four spring competitions. With the addition of transfer Savanah Leaf (San Jose) and the core of returnees, the team has begun what appears to be a promising season in Coral Gables.
The rise of the young Taylor Hollins and Alex Johnson, along with a second increase of talent in the Sims, plays an important role in the replacement of major hurricanes. Johnson and Sims, who flourished ever began all 31 games for the Hurricanes last season, in two of the brightest stars in the conference with his imposing play.
Johnson finished on the third team with 290 kills (2.59 kills per game) and the second on the team with 108 assists for the second year of a strong campaign. Sims, in his first season on the field after redshirting in 2010, recorded 215 deaths and large blocks-105 team. Hollins also play an increasing role after begining 13 of his 27 games in 2011, the fifth in the team with 234 digs.
Another returnee determined to play a central role for hurricanes upcoming young libero Ryan Shaffer raises. A native of California, who built an impressive first season with heading the team in digs as a sophomore (484) competed in every game of the season for the Canes.
The addition of the lower leaf season is the key to Nicole Lantagne Welch and his team. A native Californian, who played his first semester at San Jose State, led the Spartans with 257 deaths in 2011 and finished with 230 digs second.
The team of four contests early battle back home in Miami-Dade College on 10 March (10 a.m), a tournament at UCF since 24 March, 7 April, a game at home, and The team’s four spring competitions include a home battle with Miami-Dade College on March 10 (10 a.m.), a trip to the Siesta Key Fiesta on Siesta Beach Championships April 14.
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