Whittaker named to SLC Preseason squad

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Sierra Whittaker
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Aug 20, 2013

BEAUMONT – Sierra Whittaker has been a focal point of the Lamar offense over the past few years, and the senior out of Houston is expected to have another strong season, earning a place on the Preseason All-Southland Second Team.

An outside hitter, Whittaker was the only Lady Cardinal to appear in all 118 sets last season, tallying team-best totals in kills and service aces with 326 and 41, respectively. She enters the year just 175 kills shy of becoming the 18th player to join the school’s 1,000 career kill club.

This marks the second straight season that Whittaker has taken home a preseason honor, earning first team accolades prior to last year on the heels of a 345-kill season in 2011.

The Lamar volleyball team will open the 2013 campaign with four matches at the Texas State Classic, set to begin on August 30, before returning to McDonald Gym on September 2 for the home opener against Texas-Pan American.

 

2013 All-Southland Volleyball Preseason Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Class

Pos.

University

Hometown

Deveney Wells-Gibson1

Jr.

OH

Sam Houston State

San Antonio, Texas

Marissa Collins1

Sr.

S

Central Arkansas

Pearland, Texas

Jill Ivy1

Jr.

OH

Stephen F. Austin

Katy, Texas

Stacey DiFrancesco1

Jr.

OH

Northwestern State

The Woodlands, Texas

Bruna Silva1

Sr.

L

Oral Roberts

Niteroi, Brazil

Keelie Arneson1

Jr.

L

Northwestern State

Tomball, Texas

Alicia Dittrich1

Jr.

MB

Central Arkansas

Houston, Texas

Tayler Gray1

Sr.

S

Sam Houston State

Huntsville, Texas

Laura Taylor

Sr.

S

Oral Roberts

Broken Arrow, Okla.

Jessica Nagy

Sr.

RS

Central Arkansas

Carleton, Mich.

Jessica Pancratz

Sr.

MB

Oral Roberts

Tulsa, Okla.

Brianna Brink

Jr.

OH

A&M-Corpus Christi

Corona, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

Name

Class

Pos.

University

Hometown

Sierra Whittaker

Sr.

OH

Lamar

Houston, Texas

Caiti O’Connell

So.

OH

Northwestern State

Friendswood, Texas

Tori Bates

So.

OH

Stephen F. Austin

Allen, Texas

Caiti Wenger

Sr.

MB

Houston Baptist

Allen, Texas

Logen Bourque

Sr.

S

A&M-Corpus Christi

Houston, Texas

Mackenzie Neely

Jr.

RS

Northwestern State

Dripping Springs, Texas

1Returning all-conference selection

 

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