Annual Varsity/Alumni Match Set for Saturday

Prentice Lewis is just three wins from 200 entering the 2012 season.

Aug. 17, 2012

FORT WORTH – TCU’s volleyball team opens the 2012 season Saturday when it hosts the annual Varsity/Alumni match inside the TCU University Rec Center. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

The Horned Frogs return eight letterwinners, including five starters, from last year’s squad that posted the second-most wins in TCU history with 25.

Highlighting the returners are Yvonne Igodan, Megan Munce and Stephanie Holland. Igodan, a junior, was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team on Aug. 7. Munce is in her fifth year with the Frogs after gaining a medical redshirt following the 2012 season. A year ago, Holland was named the Mountain West’s top freshman.

TCU won 25 matches in 2011, including opening the season on a school-record 13-match winning streak. The 25 wins ran coach Prentice Lewis’ win total to 197 wins in her 10 seasons as the head coach of the Frogs.

Seventeen alumni players make up the Alumni team roster, with 10 committed to a playing capacity. Among the alumni are recent players Jordan Raines, Kourtney Edwards, Kristen Hester, Irene Hester and Katelyn Blackwood.

TCU opens its regular season Aug. 24 against Northern Colorado in Nashville for the Belmont Invitational. Its first match in Big 12 play is set for Sept. 22 at West Virginia.

Below is a look at the TCU Alumni roster:

#1 Katelyn Blackwood - 2006-09
*2009 All-Mountain West
*2nd all-time at TCU in digs (1,334)

#14 Calli Corley - 2003, 2005-07
*Three-time Academic All-Mountain West and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete
*All-time leader at TCU in digs with 1,433

#2 Kourtney Edwards - 2006-09
*2009 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
*Holds the school record for career blocks with 525

#10 Irene Hester - 2007-10
*2010 All-Mountain West
*Tallied 1,078 kills in her TCU career for No. 7 all-time

#5 Kristen Hester - 2008-11
*2011 All-Mountain West and AVCA All-West Region Honorable Mention
*Third all-time with a .322 attack percentage

#23 Anna Vaughn Martin - 2003-06
*2004 Third Team All-Conference USA
*Ranks fourth all-time with 1,458 kills and second all-time with an attack percentage of .328

#6 Stacy Olson - 1996-99
*Three-time WAC All-Academic performer
*Totaled 89 service aces and 665 digs in her career

#17 Lauran Otto - 2006-09
*Ranks fourth all-time with 37 double-doubles
*One of just three Frogs to tally 1,000 kills (1,126) and 1,00 digs (1,115)

#7 Amy Atamanczuk Patterson - 1997-00
*Ranks third all-time with 13 20+-kill matches
*Holds the sixth spot on the career charts in kills per game (3.07)

#12 Allison Lynch Pent - 1998-01
*Holds the No. 2 spot all-time with 445 blocks
*Ranks 10th all-time with 986 kills

#19 Jordan Raines - 2010-11
*2011 All-Mountain West and AVCA All-West Region Honorable Mention
*Second on the team in 2011 in total points and third in digs

#13 Ellen Rehme - 2003-04
*Notched 501 kills in 2004, third-best at TCU for kills in a season
*Scored the most points in a season in TCU history with 551.0 in 2004

#3 Tori Barlow Rubinson - 2000-03
*Played in every match of her TCU career (127) to top TCU’s list for consecutive matches played
*Holds the TCU school record for most assists in a season (1,485)

#7 Hayley Harmon Sample - 2008-10
*Was a three-time Academic All-Conference member
*Racked up 336 kills in her four years

#33 LeMeita Smith - 2004-07
*2008 All-Mountain West Conference
*Ranks eighth all-time with 1,058 kills

#17 Skye Tacker – 2003
*Played in 26 matches in her one season
*Came back and served as a manager during the 2008 season

#15 Jenn Cuca Vegors - 1999-02
*Totaled 13 career double-doubles
*Tallied 862 digs in her career



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