Once again, High Performance alumni put in great performances across the country. In Peoria, IL, Bradley University hosted the CEFCU Classic. Bradley OH Jamie Livaudais (2014) was named to the All-Tournament team after racking up 38 kills in 3 matches against UMKC, North Dakota State and Miami, OH.
Brennan Delsing (2012) OH for Fordham University was named to the Hofstra University All-Tournament team, pacing the Rams with highs in both kills and digs on the weekend.
In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Purdue participated in the Holiday Inn Invitational at Western Kentucky University. Sam Epenesa (2012) continued her hot play racking up 29 kills, 5 blocks, and 15 digs in wins against Austin Peay and Western Michigan.
In D2 action, High Performance alums represented well as the GLVC opening weekend took place. UMSL, coached Ryan Young and Mike Walsh (alums as players and coaches themselves) got the conference season started off right with 2 home wins against Illinois-Springfield and McKendree. Lindsay Meyer (2012) led the offense dishing out 43 assists against UIS and racking up a double/double against McKendree with 22 assists and 12 digs. Jory Siebenmorgen (2013) had a breakout game against UIS totaling up her own double/double with 15 kills and 11 digs while hitting a blistering .538.
In NAIA action, #21 Missouri Baptist stayed undefeated as they beat D2 Maryville in Straight sets. MoBap's defense was paced by Haley Pouliezos' (2012) 30 digs! This was her second 30+ dig performance in 4 days. Way to go Haley and MBU!!!
Lots of great action to come this week as many conference schedules begin to heat up. Be sure to check your TV listings for great volleyball across the country.