CU set to host No. 21 Lions


October 21, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means - Sports Information Director


LAWTON, Okla. – The Aggie volleyball team faces a tough task on Tuesday, as they host the No. 21 ranked Texas A&M-Commerce Lions for a mid-week contest.

Texas A&M-Commerce vs. Cameron | Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. | Aggie Gym | Live Stats | Live Video

First Serve:
- Cameron snapped a 14 match losing streak with their 3-1 win over UT Permian Basin last Friday, which was also their first Lone Star Conference win of the season.
- CU had a season-high 16 blocks in their 3-1 loss to Western New Mexico on Saturday, with Jazmin Luster and Brandy Carreach chipping in seven rejections.
- Senior libero Brittnee Altic is now just 59 digs away from being the eighth recorded player in program history to notch 1,000 digs for their career.
- Texas A&M-Commerce enters the contest with CU on a three match winning streak and in second in the LSC Standings with a 12-3 league mark.
- The Lions are ranked top-5 in the nation in total kills and assists, and are led by Celeste Vela who has recorded five triple-doubles in 2018.

About the Aggies:
- Cameron is now 3-22 overall this season and 1-14 in league contests after splitting last weekend's matches.
- The Aggies are third in the conference with 2.12 blocks per set and 210 total blocks, which is good for 19th best in Division II.  
Paige Dixon now sits at a team best 244 kills, while Carr has 178 and freshman Shantalle Demirjian has 150.
Katherine Manning surpassed the 500 assist mark and averages 5.22 per set, while Bailee Smith and Kirsten Evans each average over three assists per set.

Scouting the Lions:
- Texas A&M-Commerce is 20-5 on the season and 12-3 in LSC matches, which has them ranked No. 21 in the AVCA Poll.
- TAMUC averages a league best 13.2 assists and 14.0 kills per set while attacking at a .224 percentage.
- The Wacker sisters, Jaslyn and Jaryn, lead the team with a combined 480 kills, while Shelly Chapron is right behind them with 228 of her own and Bina Nijkam and Vela also have over 200 kills.
- Vela, who has the second most triple-doubles in the conference, averages 4.28 assists, 2.24 kills, and 2.06 digs per set, while Rylie Fuentes owns the team lead in assists with 509.

Up Next:
- Cameron will travel to face the other two of the top-3 teams in the LSC as they take on Angelo State on Friday, Oct. 26 and Tarleton State on Saturday, Oct. 27. 


Kenton Means

Sports Information Director - Cameron University

2800 W. Gore Blvd., South Shepler 512

Lawton, OK 73505

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Cell – (580) 583-2210

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