By Kailey Preece, Assistant Coach
Brock women’s volleyball program has selected a roster full of talent for the 2013-2014 season. New to the team this year are Brianna Hamilton, Glenna Raycroft and Ally Pomputus.
“The business program here is great. It made me want to come to Brock,” Hamilton said. “I am really looking forward to playing volleyball with this group, learning from them and growing together as a team will be a great experience.”
“I really like my program. It’s really small, so I am really glad I got in. I think it will really challenge me,” said Pumputis. Her major is in Health Sciences and she is really enthusiastic about Brock so far. “I am excited about being on the team this year. I think it will be an amazing experience, making new friends, travelling, and playing the sport that I love.”
Returning Varsity team members this year include seniors Tori Stirling, Lucy McLay, Tess Newey and Shenise Power. Returning juniors include Hayley Orr, Lauren Stirling, Katie Murray and Nicole Arthurs. Returning sophomores include Karlinna O’Leary, Maddie Brown, Maddie Elit and Linnea Davis.
“I am very excited that my final time at Brock will be spent with such an amazing group of girls. The hard work and dedication the girls showed through the summer will definitely show in season,” Power said.
In her fifth season with Brock University is Tori Sterling. “I am so excited about all the new talent our team has this year. I think we are in for a winning season, which is perfect way for me to go out!” Sterling said optimistically.
Also joining the team this year is new Assistant Coach Steve Stone. Stone will be alongside Trainer Tauri Caputo, Assistant Coach Kailey Preece, and Head Coach Dale Melnick.
“I am really happy to be a part of this new team, especially because Brock is my home team,” Stone said after informing us that he is from St. Catharines. “I think we will surprise a lot of teams and will show that Brock women’s volleyball is a force to be reckoned with.”
Dale Melnick who enters her third season as Head Coach shared a few thoughts. “We have so much potential this year. The girls are excited and eager to work hard. They have all embraced each new member of the team and have their eyes on one golden goal.”
For the full season schedule, please visit the website at http://gobadgers.ca/schedule.aspx?path=wvball.