Shocker Brew 8/28: Diving Right In
Opening Weekend, All Natural, and much more!
What all are we mixing into today’s Brew?
🏐 Opening Weekend
⚾️ All Natural
🌾 And much, much more!
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 Killin’ It! The Preseason AAC Co-Player of the Year achieved quite the milestone this weekend as Brylee Kelly reached 1000 career kills. Her time in the black and gold is far from over as she, and the rest of her Shocker teammates, head into the start of their 2023 campaign.
🔼 All Natural. Two of our former Shockers are really out here doing their thing in the ranks of professional baseball.
⚾️ Brock Rodden, in just 20 games in the Cal League, is hitting an impressive .315 at the plate, with 29 hits, two homers and 14 RBIs.
⚾️ Alec Bohm blasted his career-high 14th home run of the season with the Phillies as they battle for a playoff spot down the stretch of the MLB season.
🔼 New Digs. Shocker softball worked hard in the offseason to set the program up for success for the 2024 season. Get a first look at some of the newcomers and transfers who will have the opportunity to rep the black and gold for the very first time.
🤔 SHOCKER TRIVIA
Winner Winner. Shocker volleyball is back in full swing, and with that comes the one goal in mind the players and coaches have in mind from the beginning: winning the AAC.
Our question today — do you remember the last time the Shockers won the conference title in volleyball?
Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!
🌾 ONE BIG THING
Shocker volleyball tipped off the regular season this weekend down in the Lone Star State in Lubbock, Texas for the Under Armour Challenge to take on their first three opponents of the season.
🏐 In the regular season opener against Notre Dame, the Shockers nearly took the match in the fourth set, but the Fighting Irish forced a fifth set to ultimately steal the win away from Wichita State.
🏐 Game two against the hometown team, Texas Tech, saw the Shockers down 2-0 heading into intermission, but the squad fought back hard in the third set to continue the match. In the fourth set, Texas Tech got the better of WSU to take the match.
🏐 Game three against Houston Christian saw the Shockers capture their first victory of the season behind a career-best 13 kills from Emerson Wilford, and a dominant fourth set to bring a W back home to Wichita.
📬 STICK WITH US
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🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Shocker volleyball, in their first year in the AAC, finished with a perfect 20-0 conference record that season and finished 28-3 overall, receiving a national ranking of 16th overall.
🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!