Sophomore outside hitter Tea Juric tallies 24 kills in first action of 2014 season
Green Wave to face UTSA, host Texas A&M on Friday; square off with Iowa on Saturday
Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Annie Shurtz paces squad with 11 kills
Tea Juric paces Green Wave with 13 kills; Lauren Etta, Ally Frank tally 22 assists each
Green Wave hold pair of practices in preparation for 2014 campaign with focus on learning
2013: Played in 16 matches and 53 sets as a true freshman...finished sixth on the team in digs (55) and seventh in digs per set (1.04)...tallied three-plus dig outings on seven occasions, including a season-best 18 digs to go with a pair of assists at New Orleans (9-11)...recorded a season-high three assists vs Florida A&M (9-13) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic...tallied service aces at Youngstown State (9-6) and vs UTSA (9-27)...off the court, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Friendswood High for coaches Jerry Linch and Kelly Beck...helped lead the Mustangs to a combined 113-18 overall record and a 42-1 mark in District 24-4A play as Friendswood won three-consecutive league titles and advanced to the playoffs each year, including a regional finalist showing as a junior and a third-place showing in the state as a senior...claimed all-district honors her final two prep campaigns, garnering first-team status as a senior and second-team distinction as a junior...as a senior, named first-team Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State, LoneStarVolleyball.com All-Texas, a VYPE Houston Top 40 Player and District 24-4A Defensive Player of the Year after posting a school-record 555 digs to go with 34 service aces and five kills in 132 sets of action...tabbed first-team Academic All-District and selected to participate in the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Tournament...played club volleyball for AVA 18 Rox where she helped the team finish second in the 18 Open duirng the Big South Qualifier and qualified for the 18 Open Junior Nationals...also lettered once in cross country where she finished 10th at the district meet and was an individual Regional qualifier as a freshman
Personal: Born Makenzie Lee Frieden on Dec. 13, 1994, in Friendswood, Texas...daughter of Don and Debi Frieden...has one brother, Marshall...majoring in business.