2013 LSU Volleyball
Photo by:Hilary Scheinuk, LSU Athletics Student Photographer
Volleyball Scrimmage, Kids Clinic Set for Aug. 24
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Published: August 06, 2013, 02:34 PM (CT)
by Matt Dunaway, Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – Fans will have a chance to get their first glimpse of the LSU volleyball team as the Tigers play host to its annual Purple & Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. inside the Maravich Center as announced Tuesday by head coach Fran Flory.

Admission to the scrimmage and the entire 2013 home schedule which features 13 matches beginning with the Tiger Classic on Aug. 30-31 are free compliments of The Advocate’s “Geaux Free” program.

Prior to the Purple & Gold Scrimmage, LSU will hold a free Kids Clinic where the Tigers will instruct basic skills beginning at 4 p.m. for children eighth grade and under. To reserve your spot, contact Lauren at promotions@lsu.edu by Friday, Aug. 23 and include how many children will be attending the event. Check-in for the Kids Clinic starts at 3 p.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to get their 2013 LSU volleyball poster autographed by the players and coaching staff following the Purple & Gold Scrimmage. The Tigers also will appear for an autograph signing at 2013 LSU Fan Day on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 4-5 p.m. at the Maravich Center. 

“There’s always a lot of excitement surrounding our Purple & Gold Scrimmage,” head coach Fran Flory said. “Our players and coaching staff can’t wait to interact with our young fans at the Kids Clinic and are looking forward to sharing a family-friendly night of entertainment.”

LSU welcomes back starters Helen Boyle, Desiree Elliott, Khourtni Fears, Cati Leak and Malorie Pardo for the 2013 season. Elliott has been named a two-time All-SEC selection during her career.

LSU has earned 171 victories, an average of 21.4 wins per season, to go along with seven of the last eight SEC Western Division titles since 2005. The Tigers also are one of 34 programs to appear in six NCAA Tournaments during the previous eight-year stretch.

LSU will square off with Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 30 – 7 p.m.), UC Davis (Aug. 31 – 10 a.m.) and San Diego State (Aug. 31 – 7:30 p.m.) for the season-opening Tiger Classic at the Maravich Center. Admission is free courtesy of The Advocate’s “Geaux Free” program. 

For all of the latest news and information on Tiger volleyball, visit www.lsusports.net/volleyball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuvolleyball along with @lsuvolleyball and @lsucoachfran on Twitter.

 

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