2009 Volleyball Season Outlook: Setters
Aug. 18, 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 setters. 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.
Guarding her role as the team’s starting setter is Ah-Hoy. She finished the 2008 season with 1,143 total assists, averaging 10.21 per set, while adding 232 digs and 64 blocks. The coaching staff looks for a better connection with the middles and continued floor leadership.
Junior Kaitlan Locke will see more time in a role as serving specialist in addition to back-up setting after tallying 27 assists, three service aces and 16 digs in 59 sets played. And knocking at the door for time leading the offense will be McBride. As a 6-1 lefty with serious attacking capabilities herself, she will need to acclimate to both the Beaver offense and the speed of Pac-10 volleyball quickly to nab minutes from Ah-Hoy.
“I think Camilla has gotten better every year. This is going to be her year to really take the next step up to be consistent throughout the season,” Liskevych said. “I think Kaitlan has been very good in filling the role as a substitute setter, but we’re really looking at her to be a serving specialist. That’s what’s going to get her on the court more than setting. We think that Megan is someone that could really turn into a very good setter at this level because of her height, setting ability, she’s a lefty, she’s very competitive and a very hard worker. I think we have more depth at the setting position than we’ve had in the past. We’d consider going from a 5-1 to a 6-2. But I think a lot depends on how well Megan adjusts to setting at this level. I think we would definitely not rule out a 6-2.”
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