Coach Jason Farr is in his third season at the helm of the Red Lions
volleyball program. Lincoln Christian has made the trip to the Elite
Eight in each of his first three years and garnered second place in
2008 and 2009. In 2009, Farr was honored by the American Volleyball
Coaches Association as the national coach of the year.
This year's roster will have many new faces as the Red Lions
graduated five players in May, and four of the five started in 2009.
The graduates included Adriane Tschantz from Decatur, an
all-American, and Megan Callahan (Donnelly) from Clinton, a
three-time all-American and 2009 national player of the year.
On the positive side of the ledger, LCU will have returning
offensive powerhouses Jamie McFadden of Lincoln and Krystine
Schnautz of Clay City. McFadden recorded 479 kills and Schnautz
tallied 597 kills in the 2009 campaign. Both earned all-American
honors in 2009 as sophomores.
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Junior Lydia Bunting of Ellery will be running the offense from
the setter position. Rachel Langseth of Stewartville, Minn., will
make the transition from the right side to middle hitter.
In a strong group of newcomers are Emily Sheley of Lincoln, Sopha
Hughes of Oblong, Hanna Taylor of Mishawaka, Ind., Anna Devillez of
Pine Village, Ind., and Britney Flora of Heyworth.
LCU volleyball has four home games this week. Two are on
Wednesday, against Grace Bible College at 3:30 p.m. and Eureka
College at 7:30 p.m. The last two are on Saturday, with a 10 a.m.
match against Benedictine University of Springfield and the other at
noon against Hannibal-LaGrange College.
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