Volleyball promotions schedule announced

Greg Goral (Courtesy of Bennett Scarborough)
Greg Goral (Courtesy of Bennett Scarborough)

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2014 Volleyball Promotion Schedule

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell has announced its 2014 home promotions schedule for volleyball.

Each of Campbell's 12 home games will have a promotion associated with it, featuring Camels for a Cure, Daddy-Daughter Night, and Orange Out for Leukemia events.

The Camels open at home in the Hampton Inn & Suites of Holly Springs Invitational. CU hosts South Carolina on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the teams' first game of the tournament. Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to join the team for a poster signing session.

The following day, Sept. 13, CU plays twice, taking on North Florida at 12:30 p.m. and Elon at 7 p.m. to round out the tournament. Free popsicles will be offered to fans who attend the North Florida match, and CU will host its Camel Volleyball Camp reunion night during the Elon game.

Campbell will play High Point on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in its Orange Out for Leukemia match. Fans are encouraged to wear orange in support of Leukemia awareness and to cheer on the Camels. CU students will also receive free pizza before the game.

CU's annual Camels for a Cure match will be held Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., as the Camels face Charleston Southern. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of cancer awareness, and the first 100 fans will receive a free pink t-shirt. Also, donations will be accepted to benefit the Harnett Health Foundation.

The Camel Kids' Club will hold its Daddy-Daughter Day on Oct. 4, when Campbell hosts Coastal Carolina at 2 p.m. All Camel Kids' Club members are invited to attend the game and stick around for a post-match clinic.

Campbell takes on Northeastern on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. for Campbell Volleyball Youth Day. All youth 15 and under will be invited to the court to participate in a promotion.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night will be Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. A pre-match social with free pizza will be held for CU faculty and staff before the Camels take on North Carolina A&T.

In its Halloween game on Oct. 31, CU will take on Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. and fans are invited to participate in the costume contest. Candy will be tossed into the crowd and the fan with the best costume will win a $100 gift card.

Military Appreciation Day is Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. as CU hosts UNC Asheville. All active and retired military and their families are invited to the game to be recognized for their service. Also, fans who bring their football ticket stub to the match will be entered to win a CU Volleyball prize pack.

Fans are encouraged to dress up in their 80's gear on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. for 80's NIght and watch CU play Radford. Students will receive double Camel Rewards points and free pizza will be available.

In the final home game of the season, Campbell takes on Liberty at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8. The match will be Senior Night, and the CU seniors will be recognized before the game. Corndogs will be on sale for $1 as a "Franks for coming" to CU Volleyball in 2014.

All games will be held in Gore Arena.

The team returns seven players from 2013, while welcoming five freshmen to the Creek. The Camels will look to redshirt senior Jessica Groen, who led CU with 317 kills (2.54 per set) last season, to pace the offense, while Crema should bolster the Campbell defense.

Campbell will also depend on senior Lorin Thomas to secure the net after tallying 14 solo blocks and 33 block assists, second for CU, in 2013.

Redshirt junior outside hitter Alexis Hein, junior outside Katelyn Layden, sophomore blocker Jenny Tait, and sophomore setter Rebecca Ramirez will also provide valuable experience for the CU squad.

The Camels add a strong freshman class to the roster in middle blocker McKenzie Fell, setter Summer Schuitema, outside hitters Amelia Armstrong and Ali Hartyand libero Kayla Schanback.