The University of Memphis volleyball team suffered a five-set (25-19, 19-25, 22-25, 25-13, 15-11) heartbreaking loss to ECU on Senior Night at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
Senior Aleksandra Petronijevic set the single-season record for digs by snuffing out 17 attacks on the night, giving the libero three of the top four marks in school history.
The Memphis volleyball team welcomes Cincinnati and East Carolina to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on Wednesday and Friday as the Tigers look to remain in contention for the American Conference title
Junior Alexis Wesley posted her 11th match of the season with at least nine kills and hitting above the .400 mark.
The win marks the first time since 2011 the Tigers (20-9, 10-5 AAC) have entered the 20-win plateau and the first time since 2007 a team has reached the mark with 10 conference victories
Watch highlights of the Tiger volleyball team's annual Blue & Gray preseason scrimmage and hear from head coach April Jauregui as she talks about her outlook on the upcoming season.
Members of the University of Memphis football team as well as Tiger volleyball players joined Special Olympic athletes on Friday, July 27 for bowling at Billy Hardwick's All-Start Lanes.
Memphis Volleyball vs. Tulsa in AAC home opener.
Earned All-Conference second team honors ... Started all 32 matches, appearing in 122 of 126 sets ... Ranked among the conference statistical leaders in hitting percentage (13th) ... Led team with 112 total blocks, 19 solo blocks and 93 block assists ... Second on the team with a 0.92 blocks-per-set average ... Third on the team with 256 kills (2.10 per set) and second on squad with a .247 hitting percentage ... Recorded a career-high seven blocks three times (vs. Gardner Webb (Aug. 31), vs. Tennessee State Oct. 15, vs. USF Nov. 29) ... Had a career-best 20 kills against UCF Nov. 27.
Prior to Memphis
Earned letters as a middle blocker for Central Kitsap ... An all-league second team selection her junior and senior seasons ... Recognized as the Cougars' team MVP after registering 65 blocks, 189 kills and 28 aces her senior season ... Chose Memphis over Gonzaga, George Mason and Miami (Fla.) ... A two-year track and field letterwinner ... Played for club Puget Sound Volleyball Academy under head coach Fehi Tuivai, a former Tigers middle hitter.