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 MemphisPlayed her entire prep volleyball career (three seasons) at Westfield High School in Houston, Texas ... Attended Westfield High as a student her freshman academic year, but transferred to Wunsche High School in Spring, Texas, for her final three academic years ... Since Wunsche High School did not sponsor athletics, was allowed to play volleyball at Westfield High School ... Enrolled in the pre-med program at Wunsche High School and ranked in the top-10 of her class academically ... Three-year letterwinner for the Westfield Mustangs ... Three-time academic all-district ... Named to the 2013 All-District 13-5A first team as a senior ... Did not play her junior campaign in 2012 ... As a sophomore in 2011, earned All-District 13-5A second team honors ... Finished 2011 season as District 13-5A's No. 3 kills leader ... Westfield High School's 2011 Player of the Year and the team's kills leader ... Served as Mustangs team captain ... In her 2010 freshman season, named the Spring Independent School District Newcomer of the Year ... An All-District 13-5A first team pick as a freshman ... No. 2 kills leader in District 13-5A ... Led Mustangs squad in both kills and digs ... Named team's Offensive Player of the Year ... Played club volleyball for the Willowbrook 18 Red Volleyball Club in Houston ... Coached by current Memphis assistant Kallie Noble ... Squad won the Big South and Lone Star qualifiers ... Team placed fifth at USAV Nationals .. Named to the USAV Nationals All-Tournament Team.
At Wunsche HS
Three-year letter winner at Westfield HS ... led the team in kills during her freshman and sophomore years ... did not play her junior year due to a summer trip to Nicaragua ... transferred to Wunsche academically and enrolled in the pre-med program after her freshman year ... ranked in the top-10 percent of her class academically with a 4.3 GPA.
Daughter of John and Belgica ... Has two siblings, Kurt and Uzonna ... A biology major ... Birthday is April 9.