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2014 Volleyball Preview: Setters

Clampitt leads the group of setters in 2014.

Clampitt leads the group of setters in 2014.
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Aug. 14, 2014

TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team is in good hands with senior setter Bailey Clampitt, who enters her final season with the sixth-most assists in program history.

Adding depth behind her 2,016 careers assists is sophomore transfer Alissa Apecechea and freshmen Ashton Anderson and Wesley Crowdus.



A senior out of Plano, Texas, Clampitt has averaged 5.93 assists per set over 340 sets and 95 matches in her career, playing primarily in a two-setter system. She finished the 2013 season with career highs in assists, 849 (7.02/set), and digs with 275 (2.25/set). She recorded 20-plus assists in 25 of the 31 matches a year ago.

"Bailey always does a good job delivering the ball and putting it in a place where the attackers can go hit it," Wills said. "She has a consistent delivery and set. We are working on getting her as many reps as we can and we are developing her decision-making process with the new systems that come with the new coaching staff."

Apecechea enters her sophomore seasons as a transfer from The University of California, Riverside. While at Riverside, she totaled 112 assists, 33 digs and five service aces.

"Alissa brings a level of maturity to this team," said Wills. "She comes here with a level of understanding and knowing what it takes to put themselves into a new situation. From a volleyball perspective, she's had some injuries in the past so she's working through getting some of the rust off. We have plenty of time for her to get the reps before we start the season."

Anderson, one of the two freshmen setters, is out of Park Hill South High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and soccer, and led the volleyball team to a 123-19-6 record in her career. She totaled 2,624 digs, 718 digs and 125 service aces and was a two-time Missouri all-state selection. Anderson was also a three-time all-region selection, a three-time all-conference member, and was named to the all-district team four times. Anderson led her high school to a runner-up finish in the Class 4A title in her senior season.

"Anderson is a great athlete. She's played other sports and she has a level of understanding of body movement that other people don't," Wills said. "She can potentially help us in a couple of different positions." Crowdus, a freshman from Wichita, Kansas, was a three-year letterwinner in volleyball at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, leading her team to a combined 86-20 record. During her senior season, she was named to the all-city first team while totaling 523 assists and 46 service aces, both team highs. Crowdus was also named all-city first team her junior year and all-city second team her sophomore season.

Tune in next week to see reports on TU's middle blockers and liberos.

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