JONESBORO, Ark. (8/8/18) – The Arkansas State volleyball team began its fall practice in preparation for the 2018 campaign with two practices inside First National Bank Arena Wednesday as head coach David Rehr begins his seventh season leading the Red Wolves.

The squad’s first practice focused more on fundamental aspects of the game and individual skills work with a serving session closing the workout. A-State returned for an afternoon practice consisting of mostly intrasquad scrimmages.

The two practices were the first full-team workouts with coaches since the team returned from its foreign tour in Italy in June. The Red Wolves return 10 players from last year’s squad and welcome six freshmen into the fray.

Two days ago, A-State was picked to finished second in the SBC’s West Division, while seniors Carlisa May and Ellie Watkins were named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt squad. Additionally, May took home the Preseason SBC Offensive Player of the Year award, while Watkins nabbed the Preseason SBC Setter of the Year accolade.

Arkansas State opens the 2018 campaign Friday, Aug. 24 against UAPB at the Memphis Invitational.

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