2009 Volleyball Season Outlook: Defensive Specialists/Libero

Aug. 17, 2009

The 2009 Oregon State volleyball season is just days away. The start of the 2009 campaign begins Saturday in legendary Gill Coliseum as the team hosts its annual Orange and Black Scrimmage at 12:00 p.m.

Here's a look at the Oregon State defensive specialists/libero. Check osubeavers.com in coming days for a further look into the 2009 season. And purchase your season tickets to see all the excitement in the team’s 12 home matches this season.

Brittney Belshe

Betsy Devich
Dianni Freeman
Alyssa O'Neil


Defensive Specialists/LiBERO


The Beaver defense could see the hottest competition for floor time with senior Brittney Belshe, sophomore Betsy Devich, and freshmen Alyssa ONeil and Dianni Freeman all fighting for minutes.


Belshe, and her wickedly effective serve, will continue to see opportunities at defensive specialist. Devich, primarily a defensive specialist in 2008, won the libero spot in the spring after the graduation of Ashley Evans. ONeil and Freeman will enter the fray for the opposite-colored jersey.


Betsy was the defensive specialist last year but worked her way to being the libero in the spring, Liskevych said. But its really an open battle with Brittney in the middle of it. Those four are going to compete, and well see what happens. Youll never find anyone who works harder or hustles more than Dianni. And then the great thing about Alyssa is she could also be used as an outside hitter in some of our drills, but its really going to depend on that position who comes out to be a very steady passer and serve receiver because thats going to be something we really look at.

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