2007 Volleyball outlook: Defensive specialists
There is always strength in numbers, and for the 2007 UT volleyball team, the team's strength and depth is indicated at all positions -- especially at the defensive specialist spot. Texas enters 2007 with its largest corps of defensive specialists in recent memory. The Longhorns boast five DS's -- three veterans and two freshmen -- forming one of the most formidable back rows in the country.
Kiley Hall (#11, 5-8, Jr.-2L)
Heather Kisner (#19, 5-9, So.-1L)
Alexandra Lewis (#12, 5-9, Fr.-HS)
ELLIOTT'S OUTLOOK: DEFENSIVE SPECIALISTS
Heather Kisner had a great freshman year last fall and she will be competing for the libero spot. If she's not at the libero position she will be one of our primary DS's. Again, she is another exceptional competitor with good ball control. Heather is a quality person who is fun to have in the lineup. She is a player who would run through a wall for any of her teammates.
Kiley Hall is another defensive specialist with an exceptional jump-serve, which is a nice asset coming off the bench for us. Her ball control and her serve/receive have improved every year. Kiley works hard and I'm sure she'll find a niche in our lineup. Alexandra Lewis is a new addition to our team, a local product. We're excited to have her in our program and we'll see how she develops and is able to push the other defensive specialists. Chelsey Klein came in to the program in January and I think she gained a lot of confidence from being here and really got to know the team. She had a good performance in the last spring match and she is another one who can contend for one of the starting spots on the defensive side."