Aug. 21, 2014
CINCINNATI - Only eight days remain until the start of the 2014 season for the University of Cincinnati volleyball team. The Bearcats open the season on Aug. 29, when they host Duquesne at 7 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena.
// Bearcats Bond at Hueston Woods
The team spent four days at Hueston Woods State Park on a training trip from Aug. 17-20. The purpose of the trip was to build better teamwork and communication amongst the players while continuing the competitive training atmosphere previously established in the gym.
But it wasn't all work for the Bearcats, as demonstrated by the team's @CincinnatiVBall twitter and Cincinnati Bearcats Volleyball facebook accounts.
// Counting Down the Days
UC volleyball has been counting down the days until the first match of the season with quick hit videos to get to know the team better. Today's video focuses on No. 8 Emma Roberson. The other available videos can be viewed below.
Nine days - No. 9 Me'Ashah Nicholson
10 Days - Head Coach Molly Alvey
11 Days - No. 11 Lindsey Dinkelacker
12 Days - No. 12 Madi Lang
13 Days - No. 13 Ciara Hill
14 Days - No. 14 Amelia Wegman
15 Days - No. 15 Macie Pifer
16 Days - Assistant Coach Phillip White
17 Days - No. 17 Alison Kimmel
18 Days - Assistant Coach Kayla Jeter
19 Days - No. 19 Cortnee Bowser
// New Year, New Faces
The Bearcats will enter the 2014 season with nine new faces to the team. Included in the nine are transfers Lindsey Dinkelacker (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Louis) and Emma Roberson (Brooks, Ky./Evansville) along with Caitlin Ogletree (Montgomery, Texas/Houston) who was a member of the Bearcats last season but sat out a year due to transfer regulations.
The team will feature six freshmen, including Cortnee Bowser (Kent, Ohio/Theodore Roosevelt), Christine Chandler (Milford, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame), Corie Flood (Villa Hills, Ky./Saint Henry), Maya Muldrow (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield), Macie Pifer (Euclid, Ohio/Beaumont School) and Parker Shepherd (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Boyd).
// Inaugural Queen City Classic
The Bearcats will team with Xavier University to host the inaugural Queen City Classic on Aug. 29 and 30. The two teams will welcome Duquesne and UC Irvine to Cincinnati for the four-team tournament. Three matches will be played at Fifth Third Arena while three will be played at Xavier's Cintas Center.
The Bearcats will face Duquesne to open the season on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in Fifth Third Arena and will match up against UC Irvine on Saturday, Aug. 30 at noon in Fifth Third. The final match for UC against the Musketeers will be played at the Cintas Center at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30. Duquesne and UC Irvine will play a neutral site match in Fifth Third also at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30.
// 2014 Season Tickets Start at $10
Season tickets for all 15 home matches can be purchased for as little $10. For more information, visit GoBEARCATS.com/tickets or call 1-877-CATS-TIX.