By Emily Rogers / Fresno State Athletics Communications
The Fresno State women's volleyball team is back at the Save Mart Center for another exciting day of the Fresno State Classic. The 'Dogs are 1-0 in the tournament after defeating UC Riverside 3-0 last night and face-off against Santa Clara at noon and No. 20 Oregon at 7 p.m. today.
The Bulldogs starting setter this season, is a 5-10 freshman from Colorado, Erin Stock. In her debut as a college player, Stock displayed an immense amount of energy and after shaking off the early nerves played extremely well. Her biggest challenge in transitioning from the high school level to the college level is time management. But with team advocating as a great support system she's been able to keep on top of school and volleyball.
Head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell believes Stock is the perfect player for the position.
"Erin is a setter that has played at a high level within an intense training program for years," Netherby-Sewell said. "She has no fear possibly starting in our quarterbacking role as a freshman. She's a tremendous athlete that knows the game and will allow us to create the high-tempo game we need to get to the next level."
Her teammates are on the same page, including sophomore middle blocker Marissa Brand.
"Erin is awesome. She is the best setter I have ever had on a team," said Brand.
Stock came to Fresno State because she loves the team and its high level of play. Her goals for the team this season is to finish as high as they possibly can by giving maximum effort on every ball, and staying extremely composed. Stock's ambitions for the next four years as a competitor are to eventually move into a captain role and be an asset to the Bulldog volleyball program.
In her spare time, Stock enjoys camping, hanging out with friends, and being outside. Prior to coming to California, she raced motorcycles on ice.
Stock is ready for the challenging season ahead of her and with the support of her teammates and coaches is ready to succeed at the college level.
Come out to the Save Mart Center today to watch the 'Dogs take on Santa Clara at noon and No. 20 Oregon State at 7 p.m. Admission is free for Fresno State students, $3.00 for youth and seniors, and $5.00 for general admission. Come out today and support your Bulldogs and join in the spirit of the centennial season!