Volleyball Begins Fall Camp
Aug. 8, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Head coach Steven McRoberts said this past spring was the best he’s seen in his four years as the leader the of Ole Miss volleyball program. The continuation of that began Wednesday with the first official practice, and in 16 days, the Rebels will kick off the 2018 season.

After team meetings on Tuesday afternoon, the Rebels participated in their favorite part of fall camp, “Nike Christmas.” The day concluded with a team dinner on the square.

The entire team was on campus for the second summer term, but Wednesday marked the first time for the coaches to see the 2018 team practice together. The Rebels did individual work in the morning and then held the first full team practice in the afternoon. Following a break, the entire squad returned for an evening practice.

Adams Digs on Day One…
The Rebels boast four seniors including returning libero Caroline Adams. She talked after practice of beginning her final campaign.

“It’s weird to think that after this year I won’t be playing volleyball anymore, so I am just trying to enjoy everything as much as possible and have fun this year,” Adams said. “I am trying to be a positive role model for the younger players, especially the freshmen, someone they can look up to for advice and aspire to be when they are a senior.”

On the newcomers…
“They really impressed me today. You couldn’t really tell that they were freshmen. They put in a lot of work in the summer to get ready for this first day, and it showed. They did great.”

Meet the Rebels…
Ole Miss fans should make their plans for 2018 Meet the Rebels Day Saturday. Members of the squad will be autographing new team posters and visiting with fans from 1 until 3 p.m., at the Manning Center. Fans posting on social media about their Meet the Rebels Day experience should use the hashtag #MeetTheRebels.

Fan Appreciation Day…
After meeting the team on Aug. 11, come out to the Gillom Athletics Performance Center Aug. 18 for the annual Red-Blue Scrimmage at 2 p.m. The day begins with a Kids Clinic at 11 a.m. followed by Volleyball 101 with Coach McRoberts at 12:30 p.m. Sign up here for the Kids Clinic and or Volleyball 101.

Ole Miss opens the 2018 season Aug. 24-25 at the Iowa State Invitational in Ames, Iowa. The Rebels will kick off the tournament Aug. 24 against Virginia at 10 a.m.

For more information on Ole Miss Volleyball, follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissVB, on Facebook at OleMissVolleyball and on Instagram at OleMissVB. Also follow Coach McRoberts on Twitter, @CoachMcRoberts.






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