Wednesday, September 3, 2014

UIS volleyball team hopes to start, finish strong this season

There’s lots of enthusiasm and confidence as far as the University of Illinois Springfield volleyball team is concerned.

With seven freshmen on last year’s roster, the Prairie Stars experienced growing pains. They believe that’s behind them.

“They’ve just grown exponentially,” UIS coach Noelle Rooke said. “As I say, they’ve blossomed. It’s night and day, they’ve improved so much.”

A year older and more experienced, Rooke and her players expect more this season. UIS produced an 8-21 overall record and 4-14 Great Lakes Valley Conference mark in 2013.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on September 2, 2014.

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