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Hale announces 10 recruits for 2010 XU volleyball season
July 21, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Al'lisa Hale, first-year women's volleyball coach at Xavier University of Louisiana, announced Wednesday 10 signed recruits for the 2010 season. They are:
     • Iva Bobkova, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Brno, Czech Republic, SG Ludvika Danka and New Mexico Military Institute.
     • Kerris Crier, a 5-8 middle blocker/outside hitter from Houston and Westfield High School.
     • Allison Dawson, a 6-foot middle blocker from Houston and Dekaney High School.
     • Danielle Jones, a 5-9 outside hitter from Baton Rouge, La., and Episcopal High School.
     • Joyy Joseph, a 5-2 defensive specialist from Donaldsonville, La., and Ascension Catholic High School.
     • Sierra Lyons, a 6-1 outside hitter/middle blocker from Houma, La., and Terrebonne High School.
     • Celeste Poe, a 5-4 defensive specialist from Cerritos, Calif., and Gahr High School.
     • Dayane Souza, a 5-8 setter/outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Laramie County (Wyo.) Community College.
     • Erin Vincent, a 5-9 outside hitter from The Woodlands, Texas, and Oak Ridge High School.
     • Shelby Williams, a 5-10 right-side hitter from Brusly, La., and Brusly High School.
     Jones — who played basketball for Xavier the past three seasons — and Vincent will be seniors. Bobkova, Joseph, Poe and Souza will be juniors, and Crier, Dawson, Lyons and Williams will be freshmen.
     This will be XU's third season of intercollegiate volleyball. The university fielded teams in 2003 and 2004, then suspended the program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Gold Nuggets, who compete in the NAIA and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, will begin their regular season in late August.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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