Volleyball 2019
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Author:  Saul Goodman [ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm ]
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Congratulations to Michelle and Courtney on signing today! Welcome to the family! #EEUC

Author:  Saul Goodman [ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm ]
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Michelle Foster - DS/L - Allen, TX ... le-foster2 ... efault.htm ... xas-state/

Her HS (Lovejoy) plays Dripping Springs for the ticket to the State Championship on Friday (Finals on Sat).

Author:  Saul Goodman [ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm ]
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Courtney Heiser - OH - The Woodlands ... -stats.htm

Her team lost in the Regional Finals: ... 380854.php

Author:  Saul Goodman [ Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:36 pm ]
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looks like this one is verballed, but maybe didn't sign her nli today?

Kayla Tello - DS/L - Hays ... efault.htm ... xas-state/

Author:  Saul Goodman [ Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:04 pm ]
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txstvb social media folks w/ a bit of a weak showing yesterday, but here's the writeup on the 4 signees: ... paign.aspx

Texas State volleyball coach Karen Chisum announced the addition of four student-athletes for the 2019 season on Wednesday's National Signing Day.

The newest Bobcats who officially committed during the early period all hail from Texas and include two outside hitters, one defensive specialist and one middle blocker.

"After signing one of the top-rated classes in school history in 2018, the coaching staff had fewer spots to fill with the 2019 class. We were able to hone our focus on finding the right fit to mix in with our returners," Chisum said. "When we started building this class we thought we only had two middle blocker positions to fill, but we ended up needing a pair of outside hitters due to injuries to Amy (Pflughaupt) and Megan (Porter). We are extremely excited about the four we are adding. They all bring something special to the table, and we believe they will all contribute to our depth and strength as we continue climbing up the mid-major ladder."

Texas State is set to add to an already successful program that has so far posted a 24-6 record this season. The maroon and gold own a 15-1 Sun Belt Conference record and will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming 2018 Sun Belt Championship. The postseason tournament will be contested Nov. 15-18 inside GSU Sports Arena in Atlanta.

Caitlan Buettner – OH – 6-2 – El Paso, Texas (Eastwood HS)
Caitlan Buettner is set to become a Bobcat after embarking on a successful four-year career under the tutelage of Aaron Bajek at Eastwood High School. She helped the Troopers compile 101 victories over the past four years, which includes 60 in the last two campaigns. She served as team captain in 2018 and was honored as the Class 2-5A District Most Outstanding Outside Hitter. EHS finished second in the district with a 16-2 record and won the bi-district championship. Buettner played in 415 sets in her career and compiled 1,360 kills, 855 digs, 200 blocks and 78 aces. She was named to the all-district first team each of the last three years and was an all-district second team honoree as a freshman. She was also a four-time academic all-state award winner. She plays her club volleyball for 915 United. The team finished fifth at the national tournament, and she was named to the all-tournament team. She is the daughter of John Buettner and Amber Clark.

Coach Chisum on Buettner: "Caitlan is a very good athlete. She has the potential to be a big-time player for us after she gains a little more experience. After finding out that Amy (Pflughaupt) and Megan (Porter) were going to be graduating early, the pursuit began for another top offensive outside hitter. Coach Tracy (Smith) found exactly what we were looking for this past April at the Lone Star Classic Tournament in Dallas. She had been highly recruited, but luckily decided that she wanted to be a Bobcat. She is a total sweetheart. She is a focused, hard worker with a fun personality. She has a large family who loves San Marvelous. We are very excited to have her in the maroon and gold."

Michelle Foster – DS – 5-5 – Allen, Texas (Lovejoy HS)
Michelle Foster is a three-year letterwinner for coach Jason Nicholson at Lovejoy High School. The Leopards are 31-6 this season and are the No. 13-ranked team in the nation, according to They are set to play in the 2018 UIL Class 5A State Semifinals on Nov. 16 against Dripping Springs. LHS has compiled 113 victories over the last three years, and that mark includes a third-place finish in the state tournament in 2016. Foster has accumulated 759 career digs and 60 aces in 290 sets, which includes 424 digs and 25 aces so far this season. She is an all-district honoree and was once selected as the district defensive MVP. She has played her club volleyball for Skyline Juniors and Excel since 2012, advancing to the national tournament every year during that span. She is the daughter of Ralph and Amy Foster.

Coach Chisum on Foster: "Michelle has played for great high school and club programs, and that experience will give her a leg up early in her Bobcat career. We knew we needed to find a libero in this class who could train with Micah (Dinwiddie) and potentially take the reins once she graduates. Michelle fits that mold, and we expect her to challenge for the libero jersey from day one. Her reaction time and pursuit speed will help us immediately. She plays with an effortless, laid-back demeanor that she makes look easy."

Courtney Heiser – OH – 5-11 – The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS)
Courtney Heiser is a four-year letterwinner for The Woodlands High School, playing for Terri Wade. The Highlanders are the No. 51-ranked team in the nation and the No. 10-ranked team in the state of Texas according to Heiser's squad posted a 46-5 record this season and advanced to the Class 6A regional semifinals. In her four-year career, TWHS has accumulated 159 victories and has made appearances in three regional finals and one state semifinal (2017). She has amassed 1,309 kills, 851 digs, 129 blocks and 51 aces in 442 career sets. She was a second team all-state honoree in 2017 and was also a TGCA All-Star. She captained the team in 2018 and was named to the all-district first team all four years. She plays her club ball for Woodlands Revolution, and they won the 2016 national championship. Her team has competed in the USAV Nationals every year she has been a member of the program. She is the daughter of Craig and Cindy Heiser.

Coach Chisum on Heiser: "Courtney always wanted to be a Bobcat. She committed to us her sophomore year. She is very vocal and has a high energy that fans and teammates will love. She is the complete package and will add needed depth in our full-rotation players. She has played at a high level both in high school and for her club. She is a top academic standout, which earned her an academic scholarship here at Texas State. We have always seen her as the perfect replacement for Megan (Porter) when she graduated. We'd hoped she would have a year to train with Megan, but due to her injury Courtney could see the court immediately. Her ability to pass, play defense and attack at the net will give us great depth at the position. But it's her leadership, work ethic and vocal court presence that really stands out to us. We expect her to fill a huge void in that area with Halee (Brewer) graduating."

Tessa Marshall – MB – 6-1 – Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point HS)
Tessa Marshall played for three seasons at Stony Point High School under the guidance of Tara Hatfield. She helped lead the Tigers to 68 victories and a bi-district championship in 2017. She is a two-time all-district performer, which includes being named to the first team this past year. She has also received three academic all-district honors. She played in 294 sets in the last three seasons and has 504 kills, 147 blocks and 17 aces. She played her club volleyball for Austin Juniors, and the team competed at the national tournament each of the last two years. She is the daughter of Kevin and Julie Marshall.

Coach Chisum on Marshall: "I see great potential in Tessa. She is a hard worker who loves the game. She fell in love with the Bobcats early. She made a big jump in her junior season and earned a starting spot. Her blocking will be a strong suit at first, but we expect her to become another offensive middle threat that Texas State is always known for. Tessa doesn't know yet how good she can be, and we're going to have fun showing her. She has similar characteristics to Madison (Daigle) and Amber (Calhoun), which is a huge compliment. Now we just have to get her to see it, feel it and do it."

Author:  juan [ Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 am ]
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It is usually tough to go from indoor to beach volleyball. Found a nice article how to do it... ... olleyball/

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