Utah State volleyball to compete in three tournaments this spring

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State’s volleyball team will compete in three tournaments this spring, to go along with a single match on the USU campus, Aggie head coach Grayson DuBose announced Tuesday. Utah State will begin its spring schedule on Saturday, April 2 at a tournament hosted by Utah, before playing in a tournament hosted by Utah Valley on Saturday, April 9. USU will then host Utah in a scrimmage on Wednesday, April 13 in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, before concluding its spring schedule at a tournament hosted by Idaho State on Saturday, April 16. Utah State returns three starters and six letterwinners from last year’s team that went 24-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. USU finished in third-place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 9-7 league mark and then won its first-ever WAC Tournament title as it defeated Nevada (3-1), New Mexico State (3-2) and No. 3 Hawai’i (3-0) in the championship match. Leading the way for Utah State in 2011 will be senior outside hitter Liz McArthur (St. George, Utah/Snow Canyon HS) who earned honorable mention All-American honors following her junior season as she finished the year ranking first in the WAC in service aces per set (0.33), third in kills per set (4.00) and third in points per set (4.59). Nationally, she ranked 32nd in points and 34th in kills. McArthur also earned first-team all-WAC honors as a junior, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 WAC Tournament, and received Academic All-District VIII third-team accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Joining McArthur as returning starters for Utah State in 2011 is a pair of junior hitters in Shay Sorensen (North Ogden, Utah/Weber HS) and Josselyn White (Smithfield, Utah/Sky View HS), as Sorensen joined McArthur on the 2010 WAC All-Tournament team. -USU-

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