Press Release from Wolf Pack Athletics.
The University of Nevada volleyball team will hold its annual Silver & Blue scrimmage at the Virginia Street Gym on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
The Wolf Pack opens the season hosting the five team Marriott Courtyard/Fairfield Invitational on Aug. 28-30. The Pack plays Connecticut in the final match of the first day at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Saturday Nevada will take on UC Irvine at 7:00 p.m. and conclude the tournament on Sunday versus Saint Mary’s at 1:00 p.m.
Head coach Devin Scruggs returns for her 13th season of directing the Nevada volleyball program. The 2009 squad returns 11 letter winners and five starters from last year’s squad that went 12-17 overall and placed fifth in the Western Athletic Conference with a 7-9 mark. Heading the list of returners is junior middle blocker Lindsay Baldwin who earned first team All-WAC honors a year ago and junior outside hitter Kylie Harrington, a second-team All-WAC selection last season. Both were named to the 2009 WAC Coaches’ Preseason Team.
The Pack return three senior starters in setter Sonnie Sei, right side hitter Jorgan Staker and defensive specialist Lauren Kelly. The junior class includes a pair of libero/defensive specialists that earned starts a year ago in Nicole Link and Jessica Daum. Erin Garvey, Kylee Vance, Tatiana Santiago and Brittni Yates are four sophomores that return for their second season in the Silver & Blue and all made at least one start as freshmen. Three freshmen, Kelly Chang, Janelle Batista and Elissa Ji will join the veteran club. The three should see plenty of action in their first season at Nevada.