May 3, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - This Saturday, Ohio Volleyball will welcome back some of the best players to ever don the Green and White for the annual alumni match. A contingent of former student-athletes responsible for a decade of dominance will square off against the current crop of 'Cats.
"I'm really excited to see all the familiar faces this weekend," Head Coach Ryan Theis said. "It should be a great weekend and we hope to have a real nice turnout from the community on Saturday at 5 p.m."
Bobcats that have compiled three AVCA All-American awards, six AVCA all-region awards, four MAC Player of the Year awards, 16 All-MAC awards, three MAC Tournament MVP's, and 10 Academic All-MAC honors will grace the floor of the Convocation Center for this fantastic event.
The group of Ohio players are all part of the success the program has enjoyed these last 10 seasons as Bobcat Volleyball is 265-69, including a 143-19 record in MAC play.
The Green and White have won seven MAC Tournament titles during that time span and reached the NCAA Tournament eight times with a Sweet 16 berth in 2005, and two second round appearances in the last three years.
List of Ohio players attending (last year of participation)
Laura [Hageman] Cobb - Cleveland, Ohio ('03)
Krissy Kaminski - Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. ('05)
Stephanie Blackburn - Cincinnati, Ohio ('07)
Whitney Maiden - Nelsonville, Ohio ('08)
Molly Mangan - Claire, Ill ('08)
McKenzie Mauck - Muncie, Ind. ('08)
Ellen Herman - Toledo, Ohio ('09)
Meghan Simons - Lancaster, Ohio ('09)
Jane Sytsma - Madison, Wisc. ('09)
Sarah Petrulis - Westlake, Ohio ('09)
Meryl Bender - Yorktown, Ind. ('10)
Mandy Nichols - Greenwood, Ind. ('10)
Katie Post - Streamwood, Ill. ('11)
Nicole Staverman - Edgewood, Ky. ('11)