Monday, July 27, 2015

UIS volleyball adds depth, talent with four recruits

Trey Salinas’ summer tour of coaching at college volleyball camps will wrap next week at Iowa State.

This is what the University of Illinois Springfield first-year volleyball coach and many of his colleagues do in the offseason. These camps allow coaches to get eyes on high school players among other things. Salinas has his recruits locked up for 2015, but has his sights on future classes.

He will welcome four new players to the team when practice starts next month. Right-side hitter Emma Burkle, middle hitter Alyssa Hasler, setter Tiffany Wentworth and libero Isabela Fonseca are all freshmen. They join 13 returning players.

“My logic around recruiting for this year and next year is in preparation for the (seven-player junior) class to go,” Salinas said. “That way the year after they leave, I’m not trying to bring in seven kids to replace that whole squad.”

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on July 24, 2015.

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