Thursday, July 15, 2004JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 15, 2004) - East Tennessee State University head volleyball coach Lindsey Devine has finalized the 2004 roster with the addition of Brittany Kessel (Lake Barrington, Ill.) to the team, it was announced today. Kessel, a transfer student-athlete from Kent State University, will add depth and experience to the 2004 Lady Bucs squad bringing a solid volleyball background to ETSU. "I am very happy to welcome another experienced and quality player to our team for the fall," Devine said. "Brittany is a strong competitor and will bring a high level of skill and passion for the game every time she steps on the court. Everyone has worked extremely hard to improve throughout the spring and summer and we are looking forward to an exciting year." Competing in 42 games for the Golden Flashes, Kessel posted a .353 hitting percentage adding 38 assists, one ace, four total blocks and three digs from the setter position. A native of the Chicago area, Kessel competed for the Sports Performance Volleyball Club organization, one of the most highly regarded club organizations in the nation, while also attending Mundelein High School throughout her prep career. The Lady Bucs volleyball squad will open their 2004 season with a trip to Auburn, Ala. to compete in the Mizuno/Auburn Challenge Sept. 3-4 where they will face host Auburn Sept. 3 at 7:00 pm. ETSU will open the 2004 home season with a Sept. 24 match versus Southern Conference foe Appalachian State, game time is set for 7:00 pm.
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