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Liberty Volleyball to Report on Monday

August 7, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Lady Flames will hold their first practice of the 2009 season Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Vines Center. (Photo courtesy Scott Bruhn)

The Lady Flames will hold their first practice of the 2009 season Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Vines Center. (Photo courtesy Scott Bruhn)

The Liberty volleyball team, recently tabbed as the favorite to win its third consecutive Big South championship, will report to campus Monday to begin preparation for the 2009 season. The Lady Flames have a team organizational meeting slated for Monday evening, followed by the team's first official practice Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Vines Center.

Tuesday morning's session is the first of 20 practices head coach Shane Pinder has scheduled, prior to the first day of fall semester classes on Aug. 24. All practice sessions are open to the public, and a complete volleyball preseason practice schedule is listed below. Please note that all practice times and locations are subject to change.

The Big South Conference head volleyball coaches unanimously picked the Lady Flames to successfully defend their conference title this fall. Three of Liberty's five returning starters—Kallie Corbin (Sr., S, Beaverton, Ore.), Chelaine McCarty (Sr., MB, Houston, Ala.) and Nicki Scripko (Jr., OH/RS, Fayetteville, N.C.)—were voted to the preseason All-Big South team. Corbin was also recognized as Big South Preseason Player of the Year.

Pinder's 2009 roster also includes five newcomers—Hannah Anderson (Fr., OH, Rocklin, Calif.), Lauren Bosché (Fr., S, Roanoke, Va.), Erica Manor (Fr., OH, Bunker Hill, W.Va.), Kendle Rollins (Fr., MB, Lebanon, Ohio) and Loren Thomas (Fr., MB, Ocoee, Fla.).

Lady Flames fans will have one of their best opportunities to see this year's squad in action on Aug. 25, when Liberty plays its annual Blue-White Scrimmage at the Vines Center. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Three days later, Liberty will officially begin the 2009 season at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. The Lady Flames will face UNC Greensboro at 4 p.m. on Aug. 28, in their first of three tournament matches at Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum.

Liberty will then open its 11-match home schedule the following weekend, with the Liberty Invitational. The Lady Flames' first contest during the two-day event will be a 7 p.m. match against East Tennessee State on Sept. 4.

Keep an eye on LibertyFlames.com throughout the preseason, for complete coverage of the Liberty volleyball team leading up to the Aug. 28 season opener versus UNC Greensboro.

2009 Liberty Volleyball Preseason Practice Schedule
Practice times and locations subject to change

Tuesday, Aug. 11
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Wednesday, Aug. 12
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Thursday, Aug. 13
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Friday, Aug. 14
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
7-10 p.m. (Vines Center)

Saturday, Aug. 15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Vines Center)

Monday, Aug. 17
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
7-10 p.m. (Vines Center)

Tuesday, Aug. 18
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Wednesday, Aug. 19
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Thursday, Aug. 20
8:30-11:30 a.m. (Schilling Center)
3-6 p.m. (Vines Center)

Friday, Aug. 21
9 a.m.-Noon (Vines Center)
7-10 p.m. (Vines Center)

Saturday, Aug. 22
9 a.m.-Noon (Schilling Center)

Monday, Aug. 24
Fall semester classes begin

Tuesday, Aug. 25
7 p.m. - Blue-White Scrimmage (Vines Center)