Aggie Volleyball Begins 2010 Season With First Practice Monday

LOGAN, Utah ­ Utah State’s volleyball team, picked fourth in the Western Athletic Conference preseason poll by the league’s coaches, will begin the 2010 season on Monday, Aug. 9 with its first practice of the year at 9:00 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.Fifth-year head coach Grayson DuBose welcomes back six starters, plus its libero, and 10 letterwinners from last year’s team that finished 15-14 on the season and in seventh-place in the WAC with a 6-10 league record.Five of those players returning for Utah State have earned all-WAC honors during their careers including junior outside hitter Liz McArthur who was named to the league’s second-team in 2009. Senior setter Chelsea Fowles, senior middle blocker Katie Astle and senior libero Christine Morrill all earned second-team all-WAC honors in 2008, while junior opposite side hitter Emily Kortsen was named to the league’s all-freshman team in 2008.Utah State opens the 2010 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Utah Classic in Salt Lake City against UC Davis at 1 p.m., before facing host and in-state foe Utah at 7 p.m. The Aggies host another in-state team in their home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 31 when Weber State visits the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. (MT). -USU-

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