Aug. 23, 2012
Below is a position-by-position preview for UConn’s upcoming season.
Quayle provides three years of starting experience to a young group of outside hitters. She set a career-high in kills with 323 last season, averaging 3.05 per set, while hitting .184. Quayle brings a competitive energy combined with experience that will have a major impact on the team’s success. She enters her final season as a Husky prepared to lead the squad on and off the court as head coach Holly Strauss-O’Brien will rely on her to be a major point scorer and help guide Connecticut back to the post season.
Sophomore Devon Maugle (Plymouth Meeting,
Fellow sophomore Karson Ratliff (
Junior middle blocker Jackie Wattles (
A pair of freshmen will be given the opportunity to contribute immediately with Wattles in the middle. Immanuella Anagu (
“We have depth at our setting position this year which will automatically increase the level of play in our gym,” stated Strauss-O’Brien. Angela Roidt (
Sophomore Katie Robinson (
Freshman Marissa Prinzbach (
Kelsey Maving (
“I believe that the 2012 schedule will provide us with many challenges and prepare this team for the competitive goals we have for the season,” said Strauss-O’Brien.
The season gets underway at the LMU Invitational in
BIG EAST play kicks off when Villanova visits
Strauss-O’Brien welcomes a pair of fresh faces to the program as Kristin Kenney and Steve Yates embark on their first season as assistant coaches in the program. Kenney, a 2007 graduate of