(Lawrence, KS) – The Haskell Indian Nations University Lady Indians volleyball team is in full swing at pre-season fall camp and eager to continue to build upon a strong spring.
The Lady Indians return 5 starters for head coach Nana Allison-Brewer’s second season at Haskell Indian Nations University. Also, all three top hitters return, including leading hitter Sophomore Tiffany Runs Through, from Fort Worth, Texas, who averaged 2.3 kills per set last season for the Indians.
“It’s been a good fall camp so far,” head coach Allison-Brewer said. “I think we’re definitely further than we were last year.”
Runs Through will be joined on the court by other top hitting returners Alyssa Curley (1.3 k/set) and Lisa Atcity (1.1 k/set).
The Lady Indians finished 7th in the Midlands Collegeiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) last season and this years pre-season camp will afford Allison-Brewer a chance to work with the several newcomers, including five transfers this season. “I’m really excited about depth we have right now” Allison-Brewser added.
One of those not so newcomers is Chamisa Edmo, who previously played for Haskell before transfering a year ago, but is now back with the program who coach says is doing a great job as well as newcomer Makayla King. “Also, I think Leah Brown is able to give us some depth in the middle,” coach said. “But I am impressed with her (Leah) athleticism and it’s exciting to see them all come together.
Another one of those newcomers this season is transfer Senior Rhonda Tree-Mangan, who is a 5-11 right side hitter who will look to make an immediate impact for the Indians. “She (Rhonda) is a solid and a standout player,” Allison-Brewer said.
The Lady Indians open the season on the road at the Sterling College Tournament in Sterling, Kansas on August 24th where they will have six mathces before returning to Coffin Sports complex for their August 28th home opener against Ottawa University.
MCAC conference play opens for Lady Indians on September 14th against Oklahoma Wesleyan University at Coffin sports complex and finishes on October 27th at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. The top six teams in the final conference standings advance to the MCAC conference tournament which is scheduled for November 9th and 10th at a site yet to be announced.
To see a full athletic schedule for Haskell volleyball this season please visit: http://www.haskellathletics.com/schedule/10/12.php