“At this point you’re almost just throwing stuff up against the wall and seeing what sticks,” coach Wayne Kreklow told local media this week as the Tigers try to adapt to a brand new roster.
Only half of the Tigers’ 2017 roster is returning, making for six new incoming transfers, a rebuilt roster and a lot of offseason introspection for the 18-year Missouri coach.
The senior enters the season as the Tigers’ star blocker as well as a dangerous offensive threat.
Middle blocker Tyanna Omazic and outside hitter Kylie Kuyava-Deberg are the fifth and sixth players who have transferred to Missouri since the end of last season.
Defensive specialists Annika Gereau and Katie Turner and setter Jaden Newsome will add depth in key positions for the Tigers.
This is the second year in a row that the Tigers’ season has ended in the Sweet 16.
The Tigers defeated two nationally ranked teams in Kansas and Wichita State, but Penn State promises to be a much taller hurdle.
The Tigers will face No. 1 Penn State next weekend.
The team’s first win against a ranked opponent this season came against a longtime rival.
The Tigers will face the Kansas Jayhawks for the first time in two years in the first round of the tournament.
The Tigers came out strong in the early going but could not recover from a second-set collapse that shifted all of the momentum to the Gators.
Member-Meneh has stepped up for the Tigers in crucial moments on the court.
The Tigers and Florida Gators, defending SEC co-champions, will meet on Nov. 25 to close out regular-season play.
The team hit .300 for the sixth time this season en route to its fifth straight victory.
The Tigers used the momentum of a back-and-forth second set win to earn the 3-0 sweep.
Freshman Leketor Member-Meneh stepped up to make an impact for the Tigers in the victory.
Joshua and Molly Taylor are learning how to work together as both coaches and newlyweds, with a little help from veteran coaching couple Wayne and Susan Kreklow.
The Tigers’ 17 total blocks tied the team’s season high for an SEC match this season.
The Tigers’ stellar double blocking helped them claim the 4-1 win on the road.
Melanie Crow, Sydney Deeken and Leketor Member-Meneh each have more than 100 kills this season.