Mesa volleyball team adds a setter for 2014

Colorado Mesa University volleyball coach Dave Fleming wasn’t necessarily looking for a setter, but when he saw Hana Peterman, he couldn’t resist.

Peterman, a 5-foot-8 setter from Ironwood High School in Tucson, Ariz., signed a national letter of intent to play for the Mavericks next season.

The Mavericks return Jordyn Moody, who will be a senior, and have Ali Svorinic waiting in the wings. Svorinic will be a sophomore and played in 10 sets this past fall.

Peterman was a first-team all-state player for Ironwood.

“Hana is a great kid with good hands, court demeanor and leadership,” Fleming said in a news release about Peterman, who plans to study nursing at Colorado Mesa. “We weren’t necessarily looking for a setter for 2014, but we liked her skill set and recruited her.”

Women’s Basketball

The No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the nation will likely be the
No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the South Central region when those rankings are released today.

Colorado Mesa’s women’s basketball team remained No. 2 in the USA Today/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association poll Tuesday, with West Texas A&M moving up to No. 3.

The Mavericks are 23-0 with three games to play in the regular season, the Buffs 21-1 with four games remaining, including tonight at Tarleton State.

Bentley (Mass.) University is 23-0 and still ranked No. 1. Gannon (Pa.) University (23-2) dropped from No. 3 to No. 5 after its second loss of the season last week to Edinboro (Pa.) University. Harding (Ark.) University is No. 4.

Baseball

Tony Audino was selected the RMAC baseball player of the week. The sophomore third baseman from Highlands Ranch hit .462 (6 for 13) in the Mavericks’ opening-series sweep of Dixie State, with two doubles and four RBI.

He hit a three-run double in the final game of the series and had three hits in the first game of the season.

The Mavericks (4-0) are ranked 13th in this week’s Collegiate Baseball Division II poll, the only RMAC team in the national poll.

In the College Baseball Writers Association poll, Mesa is up to No. 6 in the national rankings and is No. 1 in the South Central Region poll.

The Mavericks travel to Greeley to play Northern Colorado this weekend.

Construction update

The parking lot between the Elliott Tennis Center and the Bus Bergman baseball practice field at CMU will close today.

The lot will remain closed through the summer as the locker rooms in the Maverick Center are renovated.

Expansion projects are also in the works at the Hamilton Recreation Center and the Maverick Pavilion.


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