Volleyball Opens Spring Play at Sacramento State Tournament
April 7, 2010
The California volleyball team will see action in its first official spring tournament on Saturday (April 10) in the Sacramento State Spring Tournament at the Nest in Sacramento, Calif. The Golden Bears will face Pacific in a 9 a.m. PT match to begin the day. Cal will then take on Fresno State at 11 a.m. followed by a 45-minute break for all competitors. In the afternoon, the Bears draw San Jose State at 2 p.m. before they close the day with a 3 p.m. match against host Sacramento State. All matches will be two sets in length. Chico State, Montana State, Nevada, Saint Mary's College, San Francisco, Sonoma State and UC Davis are among the other competitors in the one-day tourney that will not face the Bears.
Cal's spring roster features two-time All-American setter Carli Lloyd. She is flanked by outside hitter Tarah Murrey. The two were USA A2 teammates in the summer of 2009 and helped guide the Bears to their third consecutive NCAA regional final appearance last fall. Defensive specialist Meagan Schmitt is the third of three upperclassmen on the roster. Rounding out the ten-member team are six sophomores and one early-enrollee. In the middle, the Bears will have Shannon Hawari, Kat Brown and Tia Gaffen. Attacking from the opposite position is Correy Johnson; with Elly Barrett at setter and Robin Rostratter at defensive specialist. The first early-enrollee in Cal history is incoming freshman outside hitter Lauren Loerch.