Volleyball's Kayla Walton Named First Team All-Big East, Erin Fairs Big East Freshman of the Year


It was an up and down season for USF Volleyball with the later-than-usual transition to new head coach Courtney Draper. But the team certainly finished strong, winning three of their last four to make it to the Big East Tournament. And these two players return next year as the projected starters on each pin for a team that will enter 2013 with high expectations. Fairs is becoming a dynamic 6 rotation player, and Walton hits as hard a ball as any right side in the league, using her 6'3 frame to also help as a force at the net. But they've got unfinished business to attend to in 2012 at 3:30pm today as they take on Notre Dame in the opening round of the conference tournament in Milwaukee. The match will be broadcast live on, so mentally check out at your cubicle about 90 minutes early today and stream away. Should be a good one: If the Bulls pass the tough serving Irish effectively, they should head back to the semifinals for the first time since 2009.