Volleyball Adds UNLV Thanksgiving Classic To 2002 Schedule
July 10, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona State University volleyball has added two matches to the 2002 schedule announced head coach Patti Snyder-Park. The Sun Devils will participate in the annual UNLV Thanksgiving Classic in Las Vegas Nov. 29-30 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Devils will face Oral Roberts (Mid-Continent Conference) in the first match of the tournament and then face either the winner or loser of the Weber State/UNLV match. The addition of the tournament fills the void that was left when the annual Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge was canceled due to numerous teams unable to participate.
The 2002 edition of Sun Devil volleyball opens the season Friday, August 30 with the Alumnae exhibition match at Wells Fargo Arena (7 p.m.). The Devils officially open the 30th season of Sun Devil volleyball Sept. 6 vs. South Carolina at the USC Volleyball Classic. Heading into her 14th and final season at the helm of the program, Snyder-Park returns 11 letterwinners, six starters and adds the AVCA Junior College Player of the Year (Juliana Escobar) to her arsenal.