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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Women’s volleyball preview

Event: Fresno State Invitational

Teams: UC Davis vs. Saint Mary’s; Fresno State; Cal State Bakersfield

Records: Aggies, 0-0; Gaels; 0-0; Bulldogs, 0-0; Roadrunners, 0-0

Where: North GymFresno, Calif.

When: Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday at noon, 5 p.m.

Who to watch: Avreeta Singh is two digs away from becoming the fifth Aggie to reach the 1,000-dig plateau. She ranked fifth in the Big West Conference with 4.85 digs per game last season.

Did you know? All 17 members of the UC Davis roster may be from California, but it’s Cal State Bakersfield that’s doing the home cooking. Eight of the 13 players on theRunners roster hail from Bakersfield.

Preview: The Jamie Holmes era begins Friday.

After being named the head coach of UC Daviswomen’s volleyball program in March, Holmes officially takes the helm against St. Mary’s.

The Aggies went 1-15 in Big West play and 4-24 overall in 2007, but those records are in the past.

“The players should feel that they deserve to win because they’ve put in the time and the effort,Holmes said.The Big West Conference is a great conference. Two of its schools are ranked in the Top 25, so it’s going to be an everyday process.

The process begins with the Gaels, who posted a 15-13 record a season ago. The Aggies then face the Bulldogs andRunners on Saturday, who were 5-26 and 8-19 last year, respectively.


Adam Loberstein


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