Valparaiso University junior libero Morganne Longoria (Burlington, Wis./Burlington) has been named the preseason Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, while fellow junior Emily Campbell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) was named to the preseason All-League Team as the league announced its awards prior to the start of the 2015 campaign Friday.
With the regular season opening up Friday for the Crusader volleyball team, catch up with a brief primer about this year's squad as Valpo looks to rise to the top of the Horizon League and earn its 14th consecutive 20-win season in 2015. And hear head coach Carin Avery's thoughts on the preseason so far and what she expects from the early part of the season in the attached coaches show.
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced the Crusaders’ schedule for the upcoming 2015 campaign on Tuesday, a slate which features 15 home matches at the ARC – the most home matches in a single season since 2001.
The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year, as announced by the AVCA this week. It marks the 10th time in the last 12 seasons that the Crusaders have earned the award.
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball program will host its annual summer camp from July 7-10, 2015 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 3-12.
The Valparaiso volleyball program has brought in a number of heralded prep performers in the past. But none of them have earned the honor that 2015 incoming freshman Katherine Carlson recently received, as Carlson was named a Second Team High School All-American by Volleyball Magazine, as presented by Mizuno. Just 24 athletes nationwide were named First or Second Team All-Americans by the publication.