Mean Green Volleyball Classic LIVE STATS
DENTON, Texas (8/27/08) North Texas volleyball coach Cassie Headrick knows what it takes to win this weekend’s Mean Green Volleyball Classic. She was the setter on the 1993 Arkansas-Little Rock team that walked away with the trophy, and this year she might have a squad capable of surprising some folks.
Quite a player in her heyday, Headrick quarterbacked the Trojan offense to the 1993 MGVC title with 95 assists and 13 kills on .344 hitting in the three matches at the Snake Pit (now the Ken Bahnsen Center). As a matter of fact, Headrick is still sixth in UALR history in assists with 1,803.
Now in her ninth season as the North Texas coach, Headrick is trying to reverse the Mean Green’s luck when it comes to its own tournament. NT has yet to win the Mean Green Volleyball Classic in 17 previous attempts, but a young, re-focused North Texas squad thinks it might be able to change that this weekend.
“We like the fact that no one knows what we will bring to the court,” Headrick said about her team of 10 newcomers, the largest incoming North Texas class since 1981. “I really like this team. They are athletic, and focused on getting this season off on the right foot.”
The Mean Green is beginning the season at home for the first time under Headrick, and will get its first chance to prove itself on Friday against Texas Tech at 7 p.m. at the Mean Green Volleyball Center. North Texas also takes on Jackson State and UT-Arlington on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.