Nevada's Willoughby Named to Conference All-Star Volleyball Team

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The Mountain West is sending an all-star women's volleyball team to Europe, July 8-19, 2014. Leading the trip will be San Diego State women's volleyball coach and 2012 MW Coach of the Year Deitre Collins-Parker.

Twelve Mountain West student-athletes make up the team which includes two setters, one libero, four middle blockers and five outside hitters from eight of the 11 MW member institutions. New Mexico's Julia Warren is one of three team members named All-Mountain West last season. Warren, the 2013 MW Freshman of the Year, is joined by Conference honorees Kelsey Snider of Colorado State and Hanah Blume of San José State. Assisting Collins-Parker on the coaching staff is New Mexico assistant coach JJ Glavan and SDSU director of operations Julie Parker.

Snider and her teammates will be providing periodic updates throughout the trip on and will be using the social media hashtag #MWVBAllStar14.

The Mountain West all-star team will travel to Bologna, Italy for two days of training and three days of friendly matches before competing in the 2014 European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia. From July 13-17, the team will play against Junior National teams from Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia as well as club teams from Italy, Serbia, Austria and Romania.

Bring It Promotions, under the ownership of Tim Kelly, is managing the Mountain West all-star trip and has been running the Global Challenge tournament for 10 years. BIP has been coordinating overseas University tours since 1997.

2014 Mountain West Global Challenge All-Star Volleyball Schedule
July 8 - Travel to Bologna, Italy July 9 - Practice Day, Bologna, Italy
July 10 - Match vs. Mixed Slovenia National/Junior National Team, Bled, Slovenia
July 11 - Match vs. Croatia National Team, Maribor, Slovenia
July 12 - Match vs. Slovenia Junior National Team, Braslovce, Slovenia
July 13 - 2014 Global Challenge Opening Ceremonies, Pula, Croatia
July 14-17 - 2014 Global Challenge, Pula, Croatia July 19 - Return to the United States

2014 Mountain West Global Challenge All-Star Volleyball Team

Name Institution Height ’14 Year Position
Sarah Baugh Boise State 5-9 Jr. S
Marlee Reynolds Colorado State 6-2 Jr. OH
Kelsey Snider Colorado State 6-1 Jr. MB
Maci Murdock Fresno State 6-0 Sr. MB
Sam Willoughby Nevada 6-1 So. MB
Cassie House New Mexico 6-2 So. OH
Julia Warren New Mexico 6-1 So. OH/L
Johnna Fouch San Diego State 5-10 Gr. S
Baylee Little San Diego State 6-0 So. Opp
Alexa Saba San Diego State 5-5 R-Fr. L
Hanah Blume San José State 6-0 Gr. OH
Reese Plante Wyoming 6-2 Gr. MB/Opp

Head Coach: Deitre Collins-Parker, San Diego State
Assistant Coaches: JJ Glavan, New Mexico; Julie Parker, San Diego State