Williams Baptist to hold alumni volleyball game August 20th

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (WBC) - Familiar faces will gather at the Southerland-Mabee Center on August 20.  The Williams Baptist College volleyball team is hosting an alumni game.

Former Williams players will be strapping on the pads and spiking the ball once again versus the current Eagles squad.  The alumni will meet and compete with this year's team, and time will be set aside for WBC to recognize the alumni who have helped shape the volleyball team.

Also, they will have the opportunity to share stories with each other and friends from the past.  Coach Eric Newell described it as "very much like a class reunion."  He added, "Strong relationships between old and new players will help promote and increase the overall well-being of the program."

The game will be for fun, but the coaching staff anticipates it to be competitive, as well.  Newell said he has been in touch with several players from the last couple years, but would love to honor players from earlier generations, too.

For food and refreshment purposes the coaching staff is asking interested players to either call or email their RSVP so that preparations can be made.  Contact information is listed below.

Head Volleyball Coach:  Eric Newell         enewell@wbcoll.edu    Office Phone: 870-759-4191

Assistant Volleyball:      Joseph Baldwin    jbaldwin@wbcoll.edu    Office Phone: 870-759-4191