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SCSU Volleyball Looks for Early Success in 2017

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08/23/2017 - 3:45 PM

SCSU Volleyball Looks for Early Success in 2017
Senior Setter Kayla Crane

SCSU Volleyball will travel to California on August 31 looking for a hot start to the 2017 season. The Huskies have 5 matches in San Marcos, then will travel to Houghton, Michigan for the Michigan Tech Keweenaw Classic.

SCSU will then return to Hallenbeck Hall for the home opener at 6:00 p.m. on September 14th to do battle with Bemidji State. The match will begin the daunting task of taking on the NSIC. The conference boasts 7 teams ranked in the Top 25, with 5 of those being in the top 10.

The Huskies enter the season with an extremely young roster, with 6 freshmen and 2 redshirt freshmen compared to just 3 seniors. The team will need to replace setter Marissa Kline, who led the team with 979 assists in 2016. Senior Kayla Crane, Sophomore Lexie Duch, and Freshman Maddy Torve will be competing for court time at the position. Crane brings NSIC experience, along with over 1,300 career assists, as she was a top setter for the University of Sioux Falls from 2014-15. The team will also be looking for new contributors on the attacking side, as kill leaders Macy Weller and Shannon Klink both graduated.

Sophomore Libero Clara Krenz will return to solidify the defense after ranking 7th in the NSIC in digs as a freshman. Senior Nicole Miller also returns after ranking 3rd on the team in digs, as does 2016 team block leader Micah Nier.

The Huskies were 8-21 last season, with a 3-17 mark in NSIC play. All SCSU Volleyball home matches can be found on the KVSC Sports Stream.

Fresh Faces Lead SCSU Football into 2017 Season

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08/16/2017 - 7:00 AM

Fresh Faces Lead SCSU Football into 2017 Season
Junior John Pass from Elk Grove Village, Ill.

St. Cloud State Football fans will certainly see a new team take the field when the Huskies kick off their 2017 season on August 31 at Southwest Minnesota State University.

SCSU must find new starters at quarterback, running back, and wide receiver as Nate Meyer, Jaden Huff, and Jameson Parsons graduated after the 2016 season. Redshirt sophomore Dwayne Lawhorn is the lone returning player that took a snap at quarterback last year, and sophomore Joe Blando is the only Husky that totaled more than 40 rushing yards a season ago. Junior John Pass will likely have the daunting task of replacing Parsons as the top receiver, as Pass collected 656 yards and 5 touchdowns on 37 receptions in 2016.

The Huskies do return plenty of experience in the trenches, as all five starting offensive lineman will be back in SCSU colors. On the defensive end, the Huskies return 9 starters to a unit that allowed 4719 yards of total offense in 2016. First Team All-NSIC selection Carvel Graham and second team pick Jerry Duckworth III anchor the defensive secondary, while second team choice Gary Koehring will lead the linebacking corps. SCSU finished 5-6 in 2016 with a 4-3 record in the NSIC North Division.

The Huskies open their season at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 on the road against the Mustangs, and will welcome Winona State University to Husky Stadium at 6:00 p.m. on September 9. St. Cloud State Football enters the season ranked 10th overall, 5th in the North according to the NSIC Preseason Coaches' Poll.