Volleyball team's season gets underway

The Richland College volleyball team’s 2008 season gets underway this weekend on the road at a tournament at Lamar College in Port Arthur.

Head coach Zelda Smith and her squad are coming off a season in which the T-Ducks got off to a slow start but ended the regular season strong, ultimately finishing second in the Metro Athletic Conference.

Additionally, several players received all-conference honors, including Ashalyn Scales and NaKiethia Lampkin, whom both earned First-Team All-Conference and All-Region V Team accolades. Both Scales and Lampkin were sophomores last season and won’t be on this year’s roster.

However, four freshmen players – Jessica Moore, Ronda Ivey, Jocelyn Brown and Krysta Miles – were awarded honorable mention.

Should they all return to play this season, the T-Duck’s, which featured eight freshmen on last year’s roster, will have experience in key positions.

Richland College volleyball fans will get their chance to see coach Smith’s team play at home for the first time this year on Monday, Sept. 22 against Brookhaven College.

For continued Richland College volleyball news, along with other T-Ducks sports, log on to www.rlc8.dcccd.edu/thundersports .