Prep Volleyball Rates SCU's Class Ninth Nationally

June 14, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University volleyball program has recruited the ninth-best class in the country, according to in its annual rankings released in May.

Nebraska received the website's top nod, followed by Florida, USC, Ohio State and Washington in the top five. Michigan, Wisconsin and Hawaii were listed ahead of the Broncos, while Kansas rounded out the top 10. West Coast Conference opponents Pepperdine and San Diego were ranked Nos. 24 and 25, respectively.

Santa Clara is bringing in six newcomers, who are expected to make an immediate impact on the program.

Please Click Here for a release announcing three members of the incoming class.

Santa Clara will open its fall schedule at home for the first time in five years, hosting Sacramento State on Wednesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. The entire slate includes matches against four teams that finished last season ranked in the top 10 nationally by the AVCA. The Broncos completed the 2003 season with a No. 19 national ranking, and reached as high as 12th.

Head coach Jon Wallace will enter his sixth season, and has led SCU to five straight NCAA Championship appearances. Leading the team are returning All-WCC players Toni Muratore and Cassie Perret.

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