Southern will play two top-20 teams (No. 11 Illinois, No. 20 North Carolina) and Long Beach State, who is receiving votes in 38th place.
Hannah Kaminsky and Taylor Pippen named to MVC Preseason All-Conference Team
The Saluki women will compete in scrimmages on each of the next two Saturdays.
Southern will face 11 schools in 2014 who finished the 2013 season with an RPI within the top-100, including two schools who finished in the top-25: No. 16 Illinois and No. 24 North Carolina.
SIU has added Nellie Fredriksson (Ängelholm, Sweden), Ashley Edelen (Louisville, Ky.) and Alex Rosignol (Mount Carmel, Ill.) for 2014.
MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 11)
MVC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 25)
MVC All-Freshman Team MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 11) MVC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 25) Started and played in 32 of SIU's 33 matches (120 sets) Fourth on SIU's roster with 227 kills (1.89 per set) Second on SIU's roster with 212 assists (1.77 per set) Tied for third on SIU's roster with 24 service aces, which also tied for 21st in the MVC at 0.20 per set Tallied 361 digs (3.01 per set), the second-most for SIU in 2013 Her 361 digs registered as the 13th best in the Valley in 2013 Had 83 total blocks (0.69 per set), the 25th-most in the Valley in 2013 In conference-only play, ranked 13th in digs (213, 3.09 per set), 16th in blocks (52, 0.75 per set) and 21st in service aces (15, 0.22 per set).
Played for the Newcastle Staffs club team, helping her squad to national championships at the under 14, under 15 and under 18 level Also helped Newcastle Staffs to a national Shield championship in 2011 and a runner-up finish at the under 16 level Earned MVP honors at the U16, U18 and Shield national championships Was a member of the England Juniors squad at age 13 and represented Great Britain in beach volleyball at the 2008 Junior Olympics Was selected to the Great Britain squad in the run up to the London Olympics Helped the England Developmental squad win the Novotel Cup in Luxembourg in 2012.
Full name is Megan Elizabeth Viggars Major is criminology and criminal justice Born Jan. 31, 1994 in Stoke-on-Trent, England Has two siblings, Sam and Chelsey Daughter of Anthony and Jennifer Viggars.
|Friday, Aug 29|
|Women's Volleyball||Champaign, Ill.||4:00 PM|
|Saturday, Aug 30|
|Women's Volleyball||Champaign, Ill.||10:00 AM|
|Women's Volleyball||Champaign, Ill.||5:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Sept 2|
|Women's Volleyball||Murfreesboro, Tenn.||6:00 PM|
|Friday, Sept 5|
|Women's Volleyball||Columbus, Ohio||9:00 AM|
|Women's Volleyball||Columbus, Ohio||4:30 PM|
|Sunday, Sept 7|
|Women's Volleyball||Columbus, Ohio||1:00 PM|
|Friday, Sept 12|
|Women's Volleyball||Carbondale, Ill. (SIU Arena)||11:00 AM|
|Women's Volleyball||Carbondale, Ill. (SIU Arena)||1:00 PM|
|Women's Volleyball||Carbondale, Ill. (SIU Arena)||5:00 PM|