SPARTANBURG — The Wofford volleyball team reported to campus Monday. The Terriers have 18 days before their first regular season contest, August 26, against High Point at Clemson’s Big Orange Bash.
Wofford is under the direction of second-year head coach Lynze Roos, who coached the Terriers to 16 wins a year ago, the team’s most since 2009. The Terriers finished the 2015 campaign sixth in the Southern Conference standings, marking the team’s best finish in its 18 years in the conference. Wofford also rolled off five consecutive victories for the first time since 2012, which included a perfect 4-0 record to win the JSU Gamecock Invitational.
“We are extremely excited to be on campus and preparing for the season,” said Roos, whose team will hold its first practice on Tuesday. “We have a lot of talented returners along with a lot of new faces in this program.”
Eighteen Terriers make up the 2016 roster. The team’s lone senior is Ellie Tallman (Clinton, S.C.), with six other juniors making up the upperclassmen. There are 11 underclassmen, which includes eight freshmen.
Two new coaches have joined the Terrier staff this season. Jordan Lay was hired as the associate head coach in May after serving as head coach at NCAA Div. II West Alabama for the past three seasons. Amber Schinzing was hired as an assistant coach within the last month, and most recently was an assistant for the men’s volleyball program at North Greenville.
Wofford’s home opener is Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., when the Terriers welcome Presbyterian College to Benjamin Johnson Arena. It will be the team’s final season competing in the arena, which opened in 1981. The Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium will house the program beginning in 2017.
Tickets for all volleyball home matches can be purchased upon entering Benjamin Johnson Arena. Adults are $5 and children ages 3-12 are $3. Children younger than 3 are admitted for free.
This story courtesy of Wofford College.