Centenary Volleyball Opens Season at Aggie Invitational
Thursday, August 23, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Centenary volleyball team opens its 2007 season this weekend when it travels to College Station, Texas, to participate in the Aggie Invitational hosted by Texas A&M University. The Ladies will begin the tournament with a 4 p.m. match on Friday against Prairie View A&M. On Saturday, Centenary will battle the host Aggies at 12:30 p.m., before concluding the event with a 4 p.m. match with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.


Centenary is led by senior setter Lindsay Bekelja, who looks to guide the Ladies to their best season yet in her final year of play. Bekelja owns program records for most career assists (3,561), most assists in a single season (1,268), and most assists in a single match (67 vs. Texas Southern).


Juniors Danielle Bochat and Ashlee Freeman are also back to add to the Centenary attack. Bochat, an outside hitter, has collected 773 kills throughout her first two seasons wearing the Maroon and White. In addition to her offensive contributions (627 kills), Freeman has developed into an intimidating blocker and has become the all-time Centenary leader in total blocks (200) and block assists (167) in just two seasons.


Sophomores Rebekah Hill and Christina Nichols will also play a major role in the Ladies success in 2007. Both contributed heavily as freshmen last year with Hill tallying 83 block assists (second all-time in a single season) and Nichols leading the team with 51 service aces (fourth all-time in a single season).


Newcomers Stephanie Hobaugh, Yvonne Ramirez, and Elise Sisson will be expected to help carry the load as well under first-year head coach Patrick Maiden.


Live stats of all three matches this weekend will be provided by Texas A&M University. A link icon to where the live stats can be found is located on the Centenary Volleyball Schedule/Results page under the Media heading on the www.GoCentenary.com website. Saturday’s contest against Texas A&M can be viewed through streaming video for free by following the same links.