Benson, Stone Take on Athletes Unlimited
EUGENE, Ore. – Former UO standouts Amanda Benson and Ronika Stone are back on court this week as part of Athletes Unlimited, the only professional indoor women's volleyball league in the United States. The four-team league is in its second season and the first of a five-week schedule begins Wednesday.
Benson, one of two players in program history to eclipse 2,000 career digs, is a member of Team Lowe (captain: Karsta Lowe). Stone, the UO career leader in hitting percentage, will line up with Team De La Cruz (captain: Bethania De La Cruz) in week one. The other week-one captains are Aury Cruz and Deja McClendon.
Wednesday, March 16
3:00 p.m. | Team Lowe (Benson) vs Team Cruz – YouTube
5:30 p.m. | Team De La Cruz (Stone) vs Team McClendon – Bally Sports
Friday, March 18
6:30 p.m. | Team De La Cruz (Stone) vs Team Lowe (Benson) – FS2
Saturday, March 19
4:00 p.m. | Team Lowe (Benson) vs Team McClenson – FS2
7:00 p.m. | Team De La Cruz (Stone) vs Team Cruz – Bally Sports
The top four players become new captains each week and will draft their teams from scratch for next week's games. In the league's scoring system, every player can lose or win points during every game.
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