Mary Wise has won 17 consecutive Southeastern Conference championships. With a young team in 2008, she will have to rely on her top-rated recruiting class to aid a team that consists of only four upperclassmen.
UF volleyball fans got a preview of what’s to come in 2008 on Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center during the team’s annual Fan Day and Orange & Blue scrimmage.
Wise and the team signed posters for fans, then played in an inter-squad scrimmage of 3 game.
The Blue team dominated the first two games, then pulled out a close game in the third game behind strong play from senior Kelsey Bowers, sophomores Elyse Cusack and Callie Rivers and freshman Kelly Murphy and Colleen Ward. redshirt freshman Kristy Jaeckel played very well after sitting out the 2007 season.
The White team got impressive play from freshmen Cassandra Anderson and Betsy Smith, while sophomore Erin Fleming showed why she will be a major contributor this year.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was there to watch his daughter play. He say with several members of the UF men’s basketball team. Every player except Ray Shipman and Dan Werner were present to watch the volleyball scrimmage.