The Memphis volleyball team is set to tip off the 2014 campaign as it hosts FanFest on Friday evening at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
Highlighting today's feature are outside hitters McKenzie Hayes, Kate Gibson, Catlin Lilly, Michaella Moss and Oluchi Agomuo.
Tigers prepping for second season in American Athletic Conference.
Prior to MemphisFour-year volleyball letterwinner at Valor Christian High School ... The Eagles played in the Jefferson County League in 2010 and 2011, and played as an independent in 2012 and 2013 ... Valor Christian posted a 69-34 overall record her four seasons ... Team went 17-3 in conference play in 2010 and 2011, including a perfect 10-0 league record and the Jefferson County League crown in 2011 ... For her career, posted 949 kills, 649 digs, 152 total blocks and 116 service aces ... Helped the Eagles to an 18-9 record and the 2013 Region 12 championship ... The squad advanced to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) state tournament ... Named to the 2013 CHSAA Class 4A All-State first team ... Selected Valor Christian's Female Athlete of the Year ... Senior statistics were 376 kills, 273 digs, 52 service aces and 49 total blocks ... Set school mark for most kills in a season in 2013 ... As a junior in 2012, Valor Christian posted a 20-8 record and advanced to the CHSAA Class 4A state tournament semifinal round (final four) ... Squad won the Class 4A Region 5 championship ... Earned 2012 All-Colorado honorable mention and Colorado Community Media All-Star accolades ... Had 323 kills, 221 digs, 55 total blocks and 26 service aces as a junior ... As a sophomore in 2011, named to the 2011 All-Jefferson County League second team ... Recorded 165 kills, 101 digs, 27 total blocks and 15 service aces ... In her first season on the varsity squad in 2010, had 85 kills, 54 digs, 23 service aces and 13 total blocks ... Also lettered for the Valor Christian High School track and field team ... Competed in the triple and high jumps ... Played club volleyball for the Colorado Juniors ... In 2013, helped her squad to a fifth-place finish at the USA Junior Nationals/17 Open ... The previous year (2012), her team placed 13th at the USA Junior Nationals/16 Open and won the Puerto Rico 16 Open Nationals ... Earned Puerto Rico 16Open Nationals All-Star honors.
At Valor Christian
Passed 300 kills in both her junior and senior years, averaging 3.6 and 4.2 kills per set respectively ... averaged 2.5 digs per set during her junior year and 3.0 digs as a senior.
Daughter of Don and Gaylen ... Has three siblings, Hayden, Sara, and Charleigh ... Birthday is April 25 ... Major is undeclared.