Cowgirl Volleyball Set To Begin Pre-Season Practice

Aug. 7, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Third year head coach Pat Stangle and the University of Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball team will open up with their first practice of the 2006 pre-season on Tuesday, August 8th at 9:00 a.m., in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Stangle welcomes back five starters and eight letterwinners from the 2005 squad.

"We're excited to get started," said Stangle. "It's always nice to get to finally work with the freshmen, as we've recruited some of them as far back as 2004. This year's class has a chance to be special. Combine that with a motivated group of returning players and anticipation runs high for the 2006 season."

The Cowgirls' first practice will begin on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Regular weekday practices will mainly run Monday through Friday with one practice beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a second at 3:00 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday's. All practices are open. Coach Stangle and a few Cowgirl players will be available at media day from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., on Friday, August 11.

The Cowgirls, who finished 12-16 overall and 7-9 in the Mountain West Conference in 2005, will open up the 2006 volleyball season on the road, Friday and Saturday, August 25-26, as they face North Texas, Texas Pan AM and the host school Texas State at the CenturyTel/Honda Classic Premier in San Marcos, Texas. They will begin play at home by hosting the UniWyo Cowgirl Classic, Friday and Saturday September 1-2 in Laramie, with matches against Birmingham Southern, New Orleans and Southern Illinois. Mountain West Conference play will kick off, Thursday, Sept. 14 and 16 on the road against New Mexico and TCU.