Falcons Set to Open Season with AF Invitational
Aug. 21, 2007
The Air Force volleyball team opens the 2007 campaign this weekend (Aug. 24-25) by hosting the Air Force Invitational. The Falcons will welcome Bucknell,
For the second consecutive season, the Air Force volleyball team will be playing all of its home matches in Clune Arena, which is located in the Cadet Field House.
A PREVIEW IN 60 WORDS OR LESS
The Air Force volleyball team opens the 2007 season with a strong blend of veteran talent and impressive newcomers. With all members of the starting rotation back in the lineup for a second consecutive season and a strong group of fresh incoming talent, head coach Penny Lucas-White and the Falcons gear up for an exciting season of competition.
TAKING CARE OF "BIG BAD BASIC"
While many have heard of the infamous "Freshman-15", Air Force has the "Freshman-14", recognizing the number of newcomers that joined the program with the new academic year. Backed by solid careers at both the prep and club levels, this promises to be a well-balanced class.
Kim Kallabis and Jasamine Pettie were selected as captains of the 2007 squad. They are the 10th pair of captains in the program's 30-year history. Kallabis served as captain last year, becoming the first non-senior to hold the captaincy outright since 1997.
Check back at GoAirForceFalcons.com all season for special features on the Falcons' volleyball team. Select Air Force players will be spotlighted throughout the season, as well as behind the scenes journals that take you off the court with the Blue and Silver.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
For Air Force fans that can't make it to Clune Arena ... GameTracker will be available for every home match on GoAirForceFalcons.com. GameTracker will also be available at select road contests.
HERE'S SOMETHING FOR THE BULLETIN BOARD
The Falcons were selected to finish ninth in the Mountain West Conference, according to a preseason poll conducted by the nine head coaches and selected media members. BYU collected 119 points to enter the season as the favorite. With 113 points,