right-side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger is one of two returning
All-Americans for NKU this fall. Eisenmenger finished No.
2 in the GLVC in hitting percentage last season at .392.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University opens its 2008 volleyball schedule
in Florida against three teams that advanced to the NCAA Division
II Tournament last season.
NKU begins the
University of Tampa Classic against Central Oklahoma on Aug. 29.
Central Oklahoma posted a 32-7 last season and advanced to the semifinals
of the NCAA II Southwest Regional.
On Aug. 30,
NKU plays both Florida Southern and Tampa. A year ago, Florida Southern
finished with a 26-9 record and was runner-up in the NCAA II South
Regional. Tampa defeated Florida Southern for the regional championship
and posted a 31-3 record.
NKU opens its
home season Sept. 2 against Lindsey Wilson. The Norse then hit the
road against for three matches in the University of Charleston (W.
Va.) Tournament before beginning Great Lakes Valley Conference play
at Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 9.
NKU visits two-time
defending GLVC champion Lewis on Sept. 13, and the Flyers make their
yearly trip to Regents Hall on Nov. 8. The Norse meet Saint Joseph’s
on Sept. 19 in Regents Hall, followed by a match against Indianapolis
the next day.
NKU will participate in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference/GLVC Crossover Oct. 17-18 at Indianapolis, Ind.
with a 26-9 record last year and extended its streak of 20-win seasons
to 15 straight. The Norse welcome back three starters, including
honorable mention All-Americans Kristina Eisenmenger and Natalie
a senior right-side hitter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy,
finished second in the GLVC in hitting percentage (.392) last season
and fourth in kills (4.15 kpg). She also joined the NKU 1,000-kills
club last season and enters her senior year with 1,276 career kills.
Forbes, a senior
setter and a Highlands High School graduate, directed the NKU offense
to the top of the GLVC statistics in hitting percentage at .296.
She averaged 13.70 assists per game and recorded 14 double-doubles
as a junior.
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