Head coach Chad Callihan and the Wyoming volleyball team will conclude preseason practices with the annual Brown and Gold scrimmage on Friday evening.
The match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., in the UniWyo Sports Complex and will be free and open to the public. Since Aug. 9, the Cowgirls have held preseason practices to prepare for the upcoming season. Following the match, fans will be able to receive autographs from their favorite Cowgirls.
Callihan welcomes back five starters and six other letterwinners from last year’s team that finished with a 23-7 overall record and 13-5 mark in the Mountain West. Of the returning starters, senior’s Laura Beach and Kayla Slofkiss were each named All-MW selections after their junior campaigns. Additionally, Beach was named to the 2016 Preseason All-MW team for the upcoming season. Beach and Slofkiss will be joined by fellow senior Courtney Chacon, as well as last year’s Freshman of the Year, Reed Copeland. In all, the Cowgirls consist of three seniors, four juniors, five sophomores, and five freshman.
To begin the season, Wyoming will travel to the Purdue Mortar Board Premier on Aug. 26-27, and will challenge Purdue, Kentucky and Washington State. The Cowgirls will open the season next Friday against the Boilermakers at 8:00 a.m. MT.