Volleyball Set to Welcome Alumni

TCU Assistant coach Lauren Otto is one of 22 Alumni set to appear at Saturday's match.

TCU Assistant coach Lauren Otto is one of 22 Alumni set to appear at Saturday's match.
 

Aug 23, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU volleyball team is set for its annual Alumni Match on Saturday, Aug. 24 inside the University Recreation Center. Admission is free, with first serve set for 11 a.m.       

The 2013 squad, which includes nine returners and eight newcomers, will take on 22 former Horned Frogs who will make up the Alumni roster. Highlighting the roster are recent graduates Katelyn Blackwood, Kourtney Edwards, Kristen Hester, Megan Munce, Irene Hester and Lauren Otto, who were all starters on the 2009 squad that earned the program's first berth in the NCAA Championship.

Last weekend, TCU hosted the Purple & White Scrimmage - the first of the 2013 season. All-Big 12 Preseason selection Yvonne Igodan led Team White to a four set victory with 18 kills, only two errors and a .457 hitting percentage. Macy Capen and Alexia Heist both recorded a double-doubles, with Capen finishing with 14 kills and 11 digs and Heist chipping in 28 assists and 10 digs.

The Frogs open their regular season on Friday Aug. 20 against Furman at 3 p.m., at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga. TCU will begin their second year in the Big 12 on Wednesday, Sept. 25 by welcoming defending national champion Texas to the URC at 6:30 p.m.

Season tickets are still available for all 15 home matches. Fans can purchase adult tickets for $60 and youth tickets for $45 at GoFrogs.com or by calling the ticket office at 817-257-3764.


Alumni Bios

No. 2 | Kourtney Edwards | MB | 2005-09

  • 2009 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • Holds the school record for career blocks with 525 and is tied for first for matches played in her career with 131


No. 7 | Megan Munce | S | 2008-12

  • 2009 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • One of only five players to record a triple-double in program history
  • Holds the school record for service aces with 177 and finished her career ranked No. 3 in assists with 3,376


No. 4 | Emily Kirby | MB | 2009-12

  • Three-time Academic All-Conference Member and also earned the Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship
  • In her four-year career, appeared in 181 sets and 85 matches, while also recording 54 kills, 41 digs and 56 total blocks


No. 33 | LeMeita Smith | MB | 2004-07

  • First TCU player to be named All-Mountain West Conference in 2007
  • Ranks No. 8 all-time with 1,058 kills and No. 6 in career points with 1,205. 


No. 10| Irene Hester | OH | 2007-10

  • 2010 All-Mountain West Conference
  • Tallied 1,078 kills in her TCU career for No. 7 all-time, while also finishing with 1,253.0 career points for a ranking of fourth all-time 


No. 23 | Anna "Vaughn" Martin | MB| 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 


No. 11 | Emily "Allen" Reader | RS| 2003-06

  • Four-year Academic All-Conference athlete that holds the record for single-season service aces with 59
  • Ranks fifth all-time in service aces with 134, while also recording 14 career double-doubles

 

No. 12 | Julie "Van't Wout" Stewart | OH | 2002-03

  • Two-time C-USA Academic All-Conference
  • Played in 69 sets and 30 matches for the Frogs and tallied 102 digs in her career

 

No.6 | Stacy Olson | DS | 1996-99

  • Three-time WAC All-Academic performer
  • Totaled 89 service aces and 665 digs in her career

 

No. 7 | Hayley "Harmon" Sample | OH | 2002-05

  • Was a three-time Academic All-Conference member
  • Racked up 336 kills in her four years

 

No. 17 | Lauren Otto | OH | 2006-09

  • Ranks No. 4 all-time with 37 double-doubles
  • One of just three Frogs to tally 1,000 kills (1,126) and 1,000 digs (1,115)

 

No. 1 | Katelyn Blackwood | DS | 2006-09

  • 2009 All-Mountain West Conference
  • Ranks second all-time with 1,334 career digs

 

No. 14 | Calli Corley | DS | 2003-07

  • Holds the school record for digs with 1,433
  • Ranks second all-time with 21 20+ dig matches

 

No. 15 | Jenn "Cuca" Vegors | OH | 1999-02

  • Totaled 13 career double-doubles
  • Tallied 862 digs in her career

 

No. 19 | Jordan Raines | OH | 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

 

No. 23 | Sarah Joeckel | DS/L | 2008-11

  • 2011 All-Mountain West honoree who set the single-season record for digs with 640 and digs per set with 5.42 in 2011
  • Finished her four-year career by playing in 246 sets an 79 matches, while also recording 808 digs and 16 service aces

 

No. 7 | Amy "Atamancuk" Patterson | OH | 1997-00

  • Ranks No. 3 all-time with 13 20+ kill matches
  • Holds the sixth spot on the career charts in kills per game (3.07)

 

No. 3 | Tori "Barlow" Rubinson | S | 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)

 

No. 6 | Sloane Sunstrum | OH | 2009-12

  • Four-year letterwinner who played in 107 matches and 329 sets for TCU
  • Three-time Academic All-Conference honoree who recorded 574 kills, 686 digs and 125 total blocks over the course of her career

 

No. 2 | Crissy "Grimm" Archer | DS | 1997-99

  • A 1998 WAC Academic All-Conference performer
  • Totaled 270 digs in her three-year career

 

No. 8 | Agi Nemeth | MB | 2004-06

  • Two-time MWC Academic All-Conference honoree
  • Appeared in 60 matches and 116 sets and racked up 113 kills, 31 service aces and 40 total blocks in her career

 

No. 5 | Kristen Hester | MB | 2008-11

  • 2011 AVCA All-West Region Honorable Mention and All-Mountain West honoree
  • Played in 373 sets and 114 games and also collected 887 kills
  • Sits at No. 3 all-time in career hitting percentage with .320 and also ranks No. 5 in total blocks with 288 and No. 8 in points with 1,160.

 


 

 


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