Mustangs prepare for season
Baylor Invite in Waco to open Mustangs' 2010 volleyball season
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustangs women's volleyball team hosted their final team scrimmage last night at Moody Coliseum, just days away from their season opener Aug. 27. The scrimmage was open to the public, though few attended.
Last year, the Mustangs ended the season 19-12.
Head coach Lisa Seifert will begin her 15th year with the Mustangs after helping the team come off their first ever winning season in the program's history in Conference USA.
Last year's Mustangs were arguably the most successful volleyball team SMU has had in the past. Six of eight major score holders return this year, including junior Dana Powell, who was recently named to the All-Conference USA Pre-season Volleyball Team Aug. 12, and also as an Honorable Mention AVCA All-American last season.
Also returning this year is senior outside hitter Kathryn Wilkerson, who ranked third in last year's Conference USA with 36 service aces. Last season she also ranked in 333 kills on the season.
"Kathryn Wilkerson anchors us with her ball handling ability," Coach Seifert told SMU in a current press release.
The team will travel to Waco on Friday to play against the Butler Bulldogs in the Baylor Invite this weekend, where the team will also face Stephen F. Austin on Sunday.
This year the Mustangs will compete in 13 home games at Moody Coliseum, including the Doubletree Invite that SMU will be hosting Sept. 3-4. UC Davis, Texas Tech and Texas State will all be in attendance.