Aug. 18, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The 2006 edition of Horned Frog Volleyball gets under way Saturday night with its annual contest against the alumni. Head Coach Prentice Lewis
begins her fifth season at the helm of the program. TCU returns 10 letterwinners from last season and welcomes four newcomers to the court, while the alumni team will feature nine former Frogs. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the University Rec Center.
Coming back to their alma mater for the match will be nine talented athletes that helped get this program started: Ellen Rehme, Erin Estep, Tori Barlow-Rubinson, Stacy Olson, Jenn Cuca, Allyson Lynch, Hayley Harmon, Bethany Toce-Powers and Amy Atamanczuk-Patterson.
Coach Lewis took some time to talk about the upcoming season and her team.
On how preseason practices have gone:
"Double days have been going well. Our kids have worked really have really worked hard, especially our defense. They have really stepped it up. I am excited for this season."
On the team:
"I am enjoying coaching this team. They have good team chemistry and the communications between the players is good. As a team and individuals, we always need to get better technically and they have been very diligent in their efforts to change their old ways. As a coach, its hard to always be pleased because I want them to continue getting better and to keep going in the right direction."
On expectations for the alumni game:
"Our alumni is going to be very good. Players like Jenn Cuca, Amy Atamanczuk, Ellen Rehme and Tori Barlow, just to name a few, are great players and did great things here. We are really excited to see the things we have been working on in practice translated onto the court. This is not going to be a walk in the park for us, We are going to have to play well to beat them. It should be a great match."
On expectations for the upcoming season:
"After a season in the Mountain West, I think the athletes now understand what we were telling them about the conference. I believe they are ready to tackle the challenges that lay in front of them. We have great athletes out here that will be playing. I am excited to see what they can do this year."