Thursday, November 10, 2011

Two players sign with KU volleyball


The Kansas University volleyball team received two letters of intent for its 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Coach Ray Bechard announced the signings of Tiana Dockery, an outside hitter from Richmond, Texas, and Janae Hall, a middle blocker from Centennial, Colo.

Hall was named one of the top-25 players in the class of 2012 by ESPN Rise.


js_jhwk 10 years, 6 months ago

Maybe she believes she can start next year. Maybe she'll be good enough to start opposite of Jarmoc next year and help with our blocking and be a good hitter from the middle. It would be good if we can find more players like Riley who are as good in their position as she is at Libero. Riley is very aggressive and will do everything she can to make sure the ball doesn't hit the floor. Hopefully Janae Hall will turn out like that (i.e. aggressive player).

vballHawk06 10 years, 6 months ago

Seriously? Do you watch must volleyball? She is probably the worst serve reciever on the team. She hustles, but that doesnt make her a good player. She's part of the problem with this team this year.

texashawk10 10 years, 6 months ago

This team has some talent, you don't beat a top 10 team without having talent period. The biggest problem I've seen with any of Bechard's teams is that they don't have the ability to mentally overcome the little mistakes and refocus and get the wins in the sets. When one little thing goes wrong, whether it be a serve into the net, bad placement on a set, or lack of communication when the other team spikes it between two KU players, it snowballs and KU can't recover from it. Bechard is terrible at getting his team to refocus after small mistakes and that leads to KU making big mistakes. I can comfortably say that I don't see KU ever finishing higher than 7th or 8th with Bechard as head coach.

bjejayhawk69 10 years, 6 months ago

The problem with volleyball and most other womens sports at KU is the coaches don't recruit locally much. Both volleyball and soccer have great local high school female athletes that do well nationally at club events. Basketball is the same. KSU has basketball success with local Kansas athletes. Look at the KC star today and see where kids are going. If you recruit locally for womens sports you also get much more support from fans who watch them grow and play locally.

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