Golden Eagle volleyball adds Alysson Sanders to roster

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -. Tennessee Tech volleyball coach John Blair has announced the addition of a new player to the Golden Eagle roster, as graduate student Alysson Sanders has joined the team in time to compete during the 2008 season.

Sanders played three seasons at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., before graduating. She has one season of eligibility remaining.

"We're fortunate to be getting a player of Alysson's caliber and experience," Blair said. "She will immediately strengthen our team and provide even stronger depth."

Sanders is currently a graduate student at Tech after receiving her B.S. in Exercise Science at Liberty. She played three years on the Liberty volleyball team under coach Shane Pinder.

As a senior for the Flames, she helped Liberty post a 27-9 record in 2007. She played in 34 of the team's 36 matches and averaged 2.02 kills and 1.26 digs per game while playing in the front row. She had 22 total blocks and 16 service aces while posting a .193 hitting percentage.

While at Tech she will also serve as a graduate assistant in the strength and conditioning office under head coach Chip Pugh. Sanders is working toward her M.S. in Kinesiology.

The Golden Eagles begin their season this weekend when they play Marshall Friday night for their first of three matches at the Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational.