Oklahoma college volleyball players to watch in 2018

Southern Nazarene's Bailee Turang. Photo courtesy SNU Sports Info.

Looking into the 2018 season, here are some of the volleyball players around Oklahoma likely to have an impact for their teams.

Brittnee Altic, Cameron, DS, Sr.
Cameron brings back a senior-laden team that struggled on the road, but has a lot of experience. Altic provides solid defense, leading the way with 4.35 digs per set.

Alexa Bass, Mid-America Christian, S, Jr.
Bass comes to MACU from Southern Arkansas, where she led the Muleriders in assists and aces.

Marijana Bjelobrk, Oklahoma City, RH, Jr.
There are a lot of new faces on the roster at OCU, including a new coach. Bjelobrk returns off a season in which she had 3.4 kills per set with a quality .277 hitting percentage.

Dawnshaye Blakes, USAO, MB, Sr.
It’s a program in just its second season and growing. Blakes is a hometown product and brings back the most kills from 2017 as the Drovers look to improve.

Kendra Butler, Oklahoma Panhandle, MB, Jr.
Butler is a key piece in the Aggies’ puzzle. She shouldn’t be overlooked and led her team in kills per set and aces in 2017.

Kiauna Clark, Northwestern, S, Jr.
Moves the ball effectively for the Rangers. Poised for a great season even as NWOSU will be more the hunted than the hunter.

Caitlin Cosby, Southeastern, DS, Jr.
Cosby’s defense is something to plan around and she has gotten better with each year. Led the GAC in 2017 with 5.94 digs per set.

Southeastern’s Caitlin Cosby. Photo courtesy SE Sports Info.

Kaitlyn Dillon, Southwestern, DS, Jr.
Led her team in digs in each of her first two seasons for the Bulldogs. Saw time in 128 sets and racked up 5.35 digs per set.

Alyssa Enneking, Oklahoma, OH, Sr.
Enneking led the Big 12 in kills with 258 last season and was second in the league in kills per set at 4.30. She threw down 26 kills in a four-set match against Texas Tech.

Karina Erreguin, East Central, MB, Sr.
Erreguin is an all-around player and can be where she needs to be on the court. In ’17, she was second in the Tigers’ stats in kills/set, service aces, blocks and points.

Sydney Garis, Oklahoma Wesleyan, S, Sr.
Garis shared the workload in her first two seasons, the offense allowed for her to take the prominent setting role in 2017, recording 1,162 assists (9.7 per set).

Courtlyn Harris, Langston, DS, So.
Harris established herself with her defense last year and should have a quality role to play on this year’s team.

CeCe Madison, Oral Roberts, OH, Jr.
The post-Milos era at ORU begins. Madison put up good numbers for the Golden Eagles in her first season, but was injured late. She could be the one to step up on the ORU attack.

Cashlyn Munroe, Southwestern Christian, OH, Jr.
SCU had two of the three at the top of the kills per set list in the SAC and Munroe is the only one bringing eligibility back this season. She combined 3.6 kills per set with 3.3 digs per set last season to go with 21 aces.

Jordan Spence, Central, MB, Sr.
Part of a very solid senior class, Spence looks to help lead the Broncos back to the postseason again. The senior was second in the MIAA in hitting (.343) and seventh in total blocks (110).

Bailee Turang, Southern Nazarene, OH, Jr.
Comes from an incredibly athletic family, and she continues the trait. Turang is strong and quick and led the GAC in kills in ’17 with 3.73 per set.

Mikayla Watson, Oklahoma Baptist, OH, So.
Leading returning attacker for the Lady Bison and with the graduation of Cadyn Laing, should have even more opportunities to increase her kill numbers, which last season were already 3.40 per set.