Wright Garners Preseason Honors; Tigers Picked to Finish Eighth in American
Aug. 19, 2014
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Memphis women's volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the American Athletic Conference's preseason coaches' poll the conference office announced on Tuesday. Senior Lauren Wright was named to the All-Conference preseason team after tallying 408.5 points in her junior campaign.
SMU was slated as the preseason favorite, receiving 9-of-11 first-place votes and Erin Fairs of South Florida was named the Preseason Player of the Year.
Head Coach April Jauregui begins her seventh-year at the helm of the Tigers volleyball program, returning four starters and eight letterwinners while welcoming seven newcomers. The Tigers will host FanFest on Aug. 22 at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse with the Blue/Gray scrimmage at 6 p.m. and team autographs following at approximately 7:30.
Memphis opens the 2014 season at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic in St. Louis against Southeast Missouri State at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29. Visit GoTigersGo.com and follow @MemphisVolley on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the Tigers.