Posted: Sep 13, 2018
COUGAR CLASSIC SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 14
Northern Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech, 10:30 a.m.
Louisiana Tech vs. Oral Roberts, 3:30 p.m.
Northern Kentucky vs. SIUE, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Louisiana Tech vs. SIUE, 11 a.m.
Oral Roberts vs. Northern Kentucky, 1:30 p.m.
Oral Roberts vs. SIUE, 6 p.m.
SERIES: This is the 25th meeting between SIUE and Northern Kentucky. NKU has won the last two meetings. SIUE met Louisiana Tech back in 2015. This is the first meeting between SIUE and Oral Roberts.
ALL-TOURNAMENT: Annie Ellis was named to the All-Tournament team at the Kangaroo Klassic after hitting .312 against Providence, UMKC and Arkansas State.
MORE ALL-TOURNEY: Ellis was the third different player to earned All-Tournament honors this season. Hope Everett was named All-Tournament for the Cowtown Classic. Rachel McDonald was tabbed All-Tournament at the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational.
TOP BLOCK: SIUE is third in the OVC in blocks per set (2.06).
TOP BLOCKER: Everett leads SIUE and is tied for fourth in the OVC in blocks per set (1.00). Her season high is eight against Arkansas State in her last outing.
AROUND THE COUNTRY: SIUE has players on the roster from nine states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Texas.
NEWCOMERS: SIUE has a handful of new faces on the 2018 roster, including freshmen Ellen LeMasters (Greenwood, Indiana), Grace Hurst (McCordsville, Indiana), Hannah Bagley (Superior, Colorado), Savannah Christian (Washington, Missouri), and Leila Manaois (Glendale, California). Hope Everett (Norris City, Illinois) sat out last season and is a redshirt freshman this season.
HALL OF FAME: Former SIUE All-American Heather (Bonde) Ohlau (2002-05) will be inducted Oct. 13 into the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame. Bonde is No. 1 all-time at SIUE in hitting percentage at .324 and was an All-American in both 2004 and 2005.
HEAD COACH KENDALL PAULUS: Coach Paulus is in her second season as head coach and eighth season at SIUE, having previously worked as an assistant coach. Paulus broke the school record for wins by a first-year head coach with 23.