August 26, 2002

Brown Volleyball to start Practice Tuesday August 27th.

The Brown University Volleyball team starts practicing the morning of Tuesday August 27th with the intentions of defending their Ivy League Title. The returning players for Head Coach Diane Short are gearing up to win their second consecutive Ivy League title and are seeking an NCAA playoff berth this time around.

Three year captain Aneal Helms returns fresh and charged up for her senior season after taking some time off during the Spring. Her enthusiasm and leadership is expected to drive the team. The coaching staff is excited about the amount of competition that will take place for starting positions. With both returning players and incoming freshmen in the mix, it is a situation that should make the whole team stronger and more competitive.

Brown's early non-conference schedule features an early season tournament at Syracuse University on Friday September 13th. The Bear's home opener will be in the Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center on Tuesday September 24th against Northeastern at 7:00 PM. This match-up will be the 7th of the season.