2013 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW PART 2: SETTERS
Aug 22, 2013
Tulsa, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team returns one setter and adds another one for the 2013 season.
Junior Bailey Clampitt is returning for her third season. Clampitt was second on the team last season with 627 assists.
"The one thing I've really seen during the offseason and into this season is her growth as a setter and decision making," TU head coach Steven McRoberts said about Clampitt. "I'm really pleased the way she's come in this fall. She's been leading her rotations really well and setting a good game. She also has a good spot serve and that's something that helps us a lot that we can give her spots and she can hit those.
"It's the most solid that I've seen her play in the three years she's been here. I'm real excited for the type of season she's going to have."
Clampitt has totaled 1,167 assists and 310 digs in two seasons at Tulsa. She has compiled at least 20 assists in 22 career matches.
Newcomer Genesis Viera enters the program as a freshman. Viera was a three-time Bright House Network Player of the Year in Orlando, Fla.
The Toa Baja, Puerto Rico native was a four-year letterwinner at Harmony High School and led the Longhorns to four state quarterfinal appearances.
"The one thing we are working on is on decision making that she's doing, but she delivers a great ball," McRoberts said. "When she starts picking up the offense, more towards the outside on the left side. She's developed a good connection with the middles and the right side."
Viera collected 2,117 assists, 317 kills, 218 service aces, 183 blocks and 409 digs during her four-year high school career.
In 2011, Viera recorded 557 assists, 85 kills, 65 service aces, 36 blocks and 74 digs and was named to the All-Central Florida Second Team.
"Between the two of them, I'm really excited about the season and what they're going to bring," McRoberts said. "We really feel like the two of them can keep our hitting percentage at a high level. Both of them are good at taking some back balls and doing good things with them."
Last season, Jordan Clampitt led the team with 922 assists.
The Hurricane has the Blue and Gold scrimmage on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Donald W. Reynolds Center.
TU starts the regular season on Friday, Aug. 31 in Dayton, Ohio in the Dayton Invitational with a match against the No. 22 Flyers at 6 p.m.
Tulsa picks up the next day with two matches against Missouri State at 9 a.m. and Northeastern at 4:30 p.m.
The Golden Hurricane begins the home campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 3 against cross-town rival Oral Roberts.
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