WMU News

Volleyball Broncos to scrimmage alumnae

April 16, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University volleyball team will square off against some of the program's all-time greats in a scrimmage to be held at University Arena Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Admission to the match is free.

Promotional items will be given out and fans will have the opportunity to see volleyball's new libero rule in place during match play. The libero is a designated back row player that cannot serve, attack, or set inside the attack line. The position will be allowed 12 substitutions.

An autograph session with the players will be held following the scrimmage. WMU volleyball fans will also have the opportunity to place or renew season ticket orders for the 2002 season.

Former Broncos scheduled to play include Alberta Griffin, Kelly Kuharski, M'Myia McQuirter, Monyka Paul and Zakiya Pope--all members of WMU's 2000 Mid-American Conference
championship and NCAA Tournament team. Also scheduled to compete against the current squad is former All-MAC player Mandy Whitfield and four-time letterwinner Heather Sawyer, a member of some of the top teams in program history and a 1984-93 All-Decade Team selection.

Media contact: Geoff Brown, 269 387-4138, geoffrey.brown@wmich.edu

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