Fairchild, Morris Attend USA Volleyball Tryouts This Weekend
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/22/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 22, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sophomore Jeanne Fairchild and freshman Rose Morris were two of the 110 athletes on a tentative roster announced by USA Volleyball who will participate in the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team tryouts Feb. 23-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

The tryout runs from 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, through 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007. Throughout the tryout process, USA Volleyball will be identifying prospective athletes for the U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team, U.S. Women's A2 Team and U.S. Women's Junior National Team.

The tryout will use two waves called Blue and Red Groups. The Blue Group will go through physical testing and triples between 5-6:20 p.m. on Friday, while the Red Group follows between 6:30-7:50 p.m. Saturday's first session focuses on defense, serve/pass and position work. The Blue Group participates in the drills between 8-9:55 a.m., while the Red Group takes the court between 10 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. All setters, liberos and outside attackers will participate in setting and serve receive drills between 1:30-2:10 p.m.

Freshman Rose Morris

The second Saturday session, a combination of drills and a controlled scrimmage, begins at 2:15 with the Blue Group followed by the Red Group at 4:45 p.m. Tournament-type action will close out the tryouts on Sunday with the Blue Group going from 8-10 a.m., while the Red Group plays between 10 a.m. and noon.

Among the list of 110 athletes include 28 outside hitters, 22 setters, 23 middle blockers, 21 liberos and 16 opposites from 53 different colleges. The Lobo duo are two of eight Mountain West Conference members who were invited to tryouts. The other MWC athletes are Utah's Sydney Anderson, Airial Salvo and Emillie Toone, BYU's Chelsea Goodman and Erica Lott and Colorado State's Katelin Batten.

Female volleyball players who are United States citizens were eligible to tryout for the U.S. National Team, provided they have completed high school or are high school athletes born in 1987 or earlier. College athletes born in 1988 and 1989 will be evaluated for both the Junior National Team and National Team programs.

Thursday, August 20
6:30 PM - 
vs. Cherry vs. Silver
Friday, August 28
8:00 AM - 
at Belmont
3:00 PM - 
at Albany
Saturday, August 29
5:00 PM - 
at Ball State