Women's Volleyball Opens Practice

Aug. 8, 2003

LOS ANGELES - The 2003 UCLA women's volleyball season is underway, with players reporting on Friday and the team heading to Mammoth, CA, for a week of altitude training to open practice. UCLA opens the season with 17 players on its roster, including five newcomers.

Returning players include team captains Heather Cullen (Jr., OH), Krystal McFarland (Jr., S) and Chrissie Zartman (Jr., L). Zartman earned first-team All-Pac-10 notice last season, and was a first-team All-Region selection by AVCA member coaches.

UCLA's five freshmen, Katie Carter (Steamboat Springs, CO), Becky Green (Huntington Beach, CA), Rachell Johnson (San Diego, CA), Laura Kroneberger (Los Alamitos, CA) and Colby Lyman (Los Altos Hills, CA), all participated in the Junior Olympic Championship in Atlanta, GA, June 29-July 2.

Lyman's Vision volleyball club was undefeated in the tournament until being upset in the quarterfinals of the 18-Open competition. Green and Kroneberger played together with the Golden West volleyball club, which also reached the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Johnson's Sunwest club were the runners-up in Flight 2. Finally, Carter's Colorado Juniors club competed in the 17-and-Under Open Division, picking up valuable championship level experience.

UCLA opens its 2003 schedule on Friday, August 29 when the Bruins play Louisville at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic in Honolulu, HI. The team's first home match will be on Friday, September 19, against defending NCAA Champion USC. The 7 pm match will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by FOX Sports Net.

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Saturday, Aug 29 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Aug 30 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ