Preseason Practice Report
Aug. 17, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLVRebels.com asked volleyball head coach Cindy Fredrick to give us her assessment of how the preseason practices have been going in preparation for the 2012 season.
Coach Fredrick's Thoughts
Our outside hitters are all hitting the ball with a lot of heat. We've been working on running different plays and getting the freshmen accustomed to new sets. Daryn Glenn, Sekola Falemaka and Siga Appelgate are all hitting well. They are being pushed by freshmen Ceannia Kincade and Bree Hammel. When the season begins, we should have good depth at the outside hitting position.
Madeline Westman and Candice Thomas continue to excel in the middle, with Katlin Winters stepping up her game as well. Their transition game continues to improve, and they are packing some heat in the middle as well as controlling the net. Freshman Tanja Ranilovic is fitting in well, and is adjusting to our offense and practices.
Our defense has been led by sophomore Allison Davies and redshirt sophomore Layne Wilson. I like their pursuit and ball control in the back row, and I've been impressed with the progress Taylor Blackmun. These three will help bring solid defense and passing to the team.
Scarlet & Gray Scrimmage / Season Opening Tournament