Senior outside hitter Kara Morgan and the Rebels had a strong first day of practice Saturday.
Aug. 11, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss volleyball team began its 2013 season Saturday with two high-energy practices at the Gillom Sports Center that left head coach Joe Getzin with high praise.
“This is my 12th season at Ole Miss and to have this level of talent, it’s by far the best first day we’ve ever had here,” Getzin said.
Ole Miss welcomes seven newcomers to the team this season, including five freshmen and two junior transfers. The Rebels began their day in the morning at 9:30, took a 4.5-hour break in the early afternoon, and held their second practice at 5:00.
Throughout the entire day, Rebel coaches and players alike kept the energy in the gym high, and left the Gillom Sports Center knowing it was a successful first day.
“We had a lot of high energy out there and I think that speaks volumes to how hard the girls worked on their conditioning all summer long,” Getzin said. “They translated that into practice today, which is what coaches are always looking for.”
In addition to the seven newcomers, Ole Miss also returns 2012 SEC All-Freshman selections Nakeyta Clair and Ty Laporte, and senior outside hitter Kara Morgan, who ranks ninth all-time at Ole Miss in kills during the rally scoring era.
Ole Miss begins the 2013 season on the road at the GW/Nike Invitational in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 30 against UMBC. The Rebels’ first home match will be Sept. 6 against Kennesaw State in the Magnolia Invitational.
Fans can get their first glimpse of the 2013 Rebels at the Red-Blue Scrimmage on Aug. 17 at 3:00 p.m. CT at the Gillom Sports Center.
For all Ole Miss volleyball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissVB and on Facebook at Ole Miss Volleyball.
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