Aug. 21, 2008
The Eastern Washington University volleyball team will take on an alumni squad at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 23) in an exhibition contest to be played at Reese Court on the EWU campus.
Ten former Eagles will comprise the alumni roster. These include players who were members of Eastern teams in the late 1980s to recent Eagles who are just a couple years removed from varsity competition.
Not only will this serve as an opportunity to watch great Eagles of the past, but it will also be the first and last chance to see the 2008 squad play competitively in Cheney for more than a month.
The team will begin its season at the Hilton Classic from Aug. 29-30. First up on the slate will be Denver, a squad that went 22-12 last season. The Eagles will play the Pioneers at 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Aug. 29 before facing Arkansas and the 17th-ranked host Colorado State the next day.
Following two more non-conference tournaments and a Big Sky road trip, the Eagles will play its initial home contest of 2008 on Sept. 25 against Montana State.
The Eagles are coming off yet another successful season, as the team finished third in the Big Sky Conference with a 12-4 mark, marking its 12th-straight top-three season, and advanced to the league semifinals for the 11th-consecutive campaign. Eastern Washington returns all six starters plus the libero from that squad.
2008 Alumni Team Roster (maiden name in parentheses, followed by years on roster)
- Stephanie Baker, 2006
- Raelynn Chaffee, 2006
- Jaime Dotson, 1993-96
- Toni Egger (Pascua), 1992-93
- Tiffaney Golden (Schwinn), 1992-96
- Keva Humbert (Sonderen), 2001-04
- Juli Jones (Argotow), 1987-89
- Angela Newcomb (Grant), 1989-92
- Sara Reilly, 2002-05
- Heather Wilson (Hosheit), 1991-93