|Cal Poly Pomona's Daniela Sabo gets a spike past Keri Eichenberger during the Broncos three game sweep of Humboldt State Friday in the 2002 Cal Poly Pomona Invitational volleyball tournament.|
|Lindsay Fischer gets a spike past Keri Eichenberger during the Broncos three game sweep of Humboldt State Friday in the 2002 Cal Poly Pomona Invitational volleyball tournament.|
Bolstered by nine returning players ? including four starters ? and a throng of talented newcomers, the Cal Poly Pomona women?s volleyball team is looking to compete with the nation?s best in 2002.
The Broncos head coach Rosie Wegrich, in her 11th year with the program and 27th collegiate season overall, believes this year?s squad can challenge the upper echelon in the always-competitive California Collegiate Athletic Association.
?The unique thing this year is we have depth at every single position,? says Wegrich. ?We have really awesome physical talent this year. This is one of the tallest teams I?ve ever coached.?
Leading the way is junior Lindsay Fischer, an outside hitter who earned all-conference honors in 2000 but missed most of last season with a broken finger. Another returning junior, Kimberly Van Beek, and senior Carina Nusinov provide additional experience and firepower as outside hitters, with middle blocker Kimberly Bullock expecting a solid senior season.
Key newcomers include freshmen Emily Kennedy, a standout setter from Upland High School, and Allison Anderson, middle blocker out of Chino Hills Ayala High School, plus junior Rachel Hastert, a transfer from Long Beach City College.
For additional information on Bronco women?s volleyball, visit the athletic department website at www.cpp.edu/womensvolleyball.
|Daniela Sabo (6) and Kimberly Van Beek prepare to receive serve during the Broncos three game sweep of Humboldt State Friday in the 2002 Cal Poly Pomona Invitational volleyball tournament.|