Aug. 19, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson volleyball team was ranked 19th in the Molten/Volleyball Magazine 2008 Preseason Top 20 Media Poll. Four starters and libero Didem Ege return from the 2007 ACC Championship team to defend their title.
Seniors Danielle Hepburn and Jeannette Abbott are chasing school career records having already made their marks with single season bests. Both were named to the Preseason All-ACC Team along with Ege and setter Kelsey Murphy. The two juniors were also impressive in 2007 with top-five marks in program history for defensive saves and set assists, respectively.
Also returning is two-year starter Lia Proctor, from whom Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover anticipates a big season on the outside in 2008. Meghan Hinemeyer and Cansu Ozdemir are entering their sophomore campaigns while a deep class of newcomers arrived on campus over the summer.
Signees Brittany Fennell, Lacy Hayes and Brooke Kohler enrolled in classes in July, while walk-ons Morgann Mitchell, Katie Sharpe, Juliana Sobczyk have also joined the program. Lisa Jedlicka will look to see action on the court after red-shirting the 2007 season and transfer Jessica Williams will play a vital role in practice and off the court.
The Tigers will kick off the year with the 18th Annual Big Orange Bash on Aug. 29-30. Clemson will face Syracuse at 7:00 pm on Friday night before taking on Florida International and Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Molten/Volleyball Magazine 2008 Women’s College Preseason Top 20 1. Penn State 2. Stanford 3. USC Texas 5. Nebraska 6. UCLA 7. Washington 8. Florida 9. Cal 10. Oregon 11. Hawaii 12. Wisconsin 13. Cal Poly 14. Kansas State 15. St. John’s (NY) 16. Pepperdine 17. Michigan 18. BYU 19. Clemson 20. Long Beach State
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