It took one clench of Candace Nicholson’s fists, hand in hand. She squatted down, and volleyed the ball just before it hit the ground.
Penina Snuka is supposed to be the prize recruit of head coach Dave Rubio’s freshman class.
Coach Dave Rubio says freshman setter Penina Snuka can make an impact on the Wildcats and, "It's been fun coaching her."
Libero Ronni Lewis said Wildcat freshman setter Penina Snuka "will run through a wall for a ball."
Penina Snuka knows she'll never win the "quiet game."
Madi Kingdon is one of five players from the recruiting class of 2011 - juniors now who are being counted on to be the leaders of the team.
It's been 265 days since Arizona lost to ASU. It was the last 1 hour 51 minutes of the Wildcats' season.
Coach Dave Rubio, heading into his 22nd season at Arizona, has led the Wildcats to 15 NCAA tournaments.
Ronni Lewis, sitting in the UA communications office at McKale Center, just finished a workout and had an ice pack draped around her left knee.
Her parents were models who met on a fashion shoot for formalwear.
Sophomore Shaquilla Torres (22) celebrates a point with junior Chanel Brown in the first set. The Cats have no seniors on their roster this season.
Arizona freshman Halli Amaro watches her spike get dug by an Arizona State player. Amaro is one of seven freshmen on the Wildcats roster.
It was fair to consider Tuesday night's matchup with Arizona State a midterm exam for the Arizona Wildcats volleyball team.
Arizona's Madi Kingdon helped key a third-set comeback as the Wildcats swept Utah Valley State 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-17) Saturday night in the Wildcat Classic at McKale Center.
For UA assistant volleyball coaches Steve and Melissa Walker, their McKale Center office doubles as a nursery at times for 3-month-old Marley.
"If (UA players are) going to be ready to be moms one day, then they need to learn how to work hard and be responsible," Melissa Walker says.
Melissa Walker says Marley "doesn't hoot and holler too much, or cry. … She's pretty comfortable."