Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tornado set sights on third straight division crown

Photo Credit to Earl Carter
Photo Credit to Earl Carter

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Court (capacity) – Student Center Complex (1,200)
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic DirectorDavid Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic TrainerShelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

First Year of Volleyball – 1974
Overall NCAA Record – 977-334 (.745)
Overall Conference Record – 241-33 (.880)
Conference Titles / Last – 20 / 2015

NCAA History
First Year of NCAA Membership
– 2011
Overall NCAA Record – 80-53 (.602)
Overall Conference Record – 45-21 (.682)
Conference Titles (division) / Last – 3 (2) / 2015

COACHING STAFF

Head CoachMorris Cephas
Record at School, Years – 41-24 (.631), 2 seasons
Career Record, Years – 41-24 (.631), 2 seasons
Conference Carolinas Record, Years – 23-9 (.719), 2 seasons
Women's Volleyball Office Phone – (423) 652-4342
Assistant CoachesCaitlin Bullock, Casey Williams, Chandler Wellmann

TEAM INFORMATION

Overall Record Last Year – 19-13
Conference Record / Finish – 11-5 / 1st north division
Starters Returning / Lost – 2 / 5
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 5 / 7

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Senior MB Ashton Beckner (177 kills [.273], 43 blocks [0.38])
Junior DS/OH Amy Serowski (led team with 486 digs [4.15], 40 service aces [0.34], third team all-conference)
Sophomore OH Cathy Scaniffe (80 kills [.146], 51 digs [1.65])
Sophomore S Haley Roe (125 assists [3.68], 82 digs [2.41])

KEY PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION

OH Lauren Willoughby (949 career kills, 31 aces, 568 digs, 45 blocks, first team all-conference 2015)
OH Ashleigh Manke (2015 stats: 304 kills [.170], 36 aces [0.27], 141 digs [1.06], 20 blocks [0.15], third team all-conference 2015)
MB Grace Underwood (906 career kills, hit .304, 156 aces, 225 digs, 240 blocks, second team all-conference in 2013 and 2014)
MB Sarah Collins (404 career kills in three years, hit .257, 143 blocks [0.61], third team all-conference)
S Olivia Underwood (4,482 career assists, 311 kills, 113 aces, 864 digs, 118 blocks, first team all-conference in 2013, second team in 2014 and third team in 2012)
DS Casey Williams (873 career digs, 221 assists, 72 aces, 19 kills)

NEWCOMERS

Emma Carico, Kingsport, Tenn. (Sullivan South HS)
Victoria Gause, Leesburg, Fla. (First Academy-Leesburg)
Rebekah Hill, Harrison, Tenn. (Chattanooga Central HS)
Becca Huddleston, Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)
Tristyn Lozano, Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman HS)
Sydney Pigage, West Columbia, S.C. (White Knoll HS)
Jenna Sturgeon, Clermont, Fla. (Lake Minneola HS)
Remi Thele, Boca Raton, Fla. (Spanish River HS)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- Tornado open season with a home tournament on September 2-3
- King is slated to play 14 matches in the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex, including seven straight from September 13-October 1
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled for November 8 with the semifinals and finals on November 11-12

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620

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