ADRIAN, Mich.- The Adrian College Women's Volleyball Team has their 2013 schedule set, and they cannot wait to start their season. The team will open their season on August 30th in the Elmhurst Classic against University of Chicago, who is ranked 14th nationally. The Bulldogs will play four games over this opening weekend in non-conference competition. The team will then open both at home and in conference on September 6th against Kalamazoo at 7 p.m.
The 2013 schedule is highlighted by two matches against both #1 Calvin and #4 Hope. These conference matches will define the team's season. The Bulldogs have also highlighted the October 15th home match against Alma. The loss in last year's contest prevented Adrian College from seeing postseason action.
The Bulldogs have some tough competition, but Head Coach David Kwan welcomes the opportunity, "We play three nationally ranked teams, but that is what we want. We look forward to the teams labeled as the best. We use these matches to show everyone how hard we compete, and we use these moments to prove ourselves."
The Bulldogs will be led in 2013 by their captains: senior libero Kristi Walker, senior setter Carly Tyson, and sophomore setter Nicole Motz. The team is returning several impact players from 2012 including Second Team All-MIAA outside hitter sophomore Jordan Brisson. Brisson was the focal point of the offense in 2012. She totaled 309 kills and almost three kills per set. In 2013, she will be asked to continue this offensive presence to help Adrian College build on the successes of 2012. She will be accompanied by junior middle hitter Linnea Berriman, sophomore right side hitter Chelsea Jordan and senior outside hitter Ellie Mindick. Each of these women was a contributor a year ago and will be asked to have an even bigger impact in 2013.
These key returners will be joined by a recruiting class that has coach Kwan excited and one that he believes will have an immediate impact.