Press Box

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team will have an open tryout for the remaining roster positions for the 2008 season. The tryout will be held in Vandament Arena on Jan. 19, 2008 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. The tryout will follow from 12-2 p.m. and will consist of the following: overall skill and technique assessment; strength and conditioning assessment; and understanding of game play.
Individuals interested in the tryout must meet the criteria of a high school senior who is on track to graduate in May or June and exhausted high school eligibility, junior college transfer, or a four-year transfer who has a release from their current university. It is important that participants bring to the tryout anything which is needed to play volleyball (shoes, knee pads, ankle braces, athletic apparel, etc.).   All participants will need a copy of their high school transcript, test scores and a current physical taken within the past six months.
Contact assistant volleyball coach Kristin Slamer if you are interested in participating in the tryout or if you have any questions. Slamer can be contacted by e-mail ( or phone 906-227-1173 to RSVP for the tryout. Potential participants are asked to provide their name and position. 
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director