Friday, August 15, 2008

First week of volleyball practice in the books

You could read an article with several quotes from head coach Kellen Mock about the first week of volleyball practice, and you could read a story describing some of the drills. Instead, check out the links below, an audio interview with Mock about the first week of practice and a photo gallery from Wednesday's practice.

Interview with coach Mock about the first week of two-a-days (9:34)
Practice Photo Gallery from Aug. 13

If you don't have the time to listen to the entire thing, here are some highlights:

• Mock said that the four newcomers and Britni Golden (returning from injury) are fitting in well to the new system
• All-region middle blocker Shawna Hines missed Wednesday-Friday to be with her father who was having surgery, but Mock said that the procedure went well and expects Hines back on the floor Monday
• Erica Dickinson, who was the team's primary setter in 2006, spent last season as the backup, but has shown signs of an emerging defensive player for the Wildcats in 2008
• The team is going to Arlington Saturday and Sunday for a retreat before beginning the last week of full practice before match play Aug. 29 on Monday
• The Wildcats' first tournament Aug. 29-30 is in Canyon on the campus of West Texas A&M ... ACU won't be playing the Lady Buffs but will still have to deal with "The Box," the un-air conditioned volleyball facility ... In order to be prepared, ACU will spend a lot of time in ACU's "Single Gym" next week which also features lack of air conditiong


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