Wichita State volleyball plays Iowa State and No. 14 Creighton this weekend in Omaha to continue a challenging non-conference schedule. Associate head coach Sean Carter joins us to talk about the scheduling philosophy, libero Gio Civita’s progess into an elite defender, how the setting position is shaking out and redshirt freshman Megan Taflinger’s growth at outside hitter. Carter also discusses how the move to the American Athletic Conference changes recruiting.
Senior associate athletic director Becky Endicott joins the podcast to talk about landmark year for Wichita State women’s teams – an American Athletic Conference title for volleyball, NCAA appearances for tennis and softball and more. She discusses changes coming to the American volleyball schedule and the addition of a post-season tournament and how membership in the conference is changing how Wichita State evaluates its facilities and programs. She talks about her favorite trip in the new conference and how travel changed for Shocker teams.
Wichita State volleyball coach Chris Lamb wraps up spring practice with updates on new faces such as Michaela Putnicki and Kali Eaken after four tournaments. How might membership in the American Athletic Conference change recruiting at Wichita State? What did sophomores Emma Wright and Regan Stiawalt do in spring workouts to impress coaches? Lamb also gives some highlights of the 2018 non-conference schedule and makes his pitch for why a tournament might help land at-large bids.