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April 23, 2003

USI volleyball inks sister tandem

The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team announced that the sister tandem of Kacie Goodman (Waterloo, Illinois) and Courtney Goodman (Waterloo, Illinois) have signed a national letter of intent for the 2003 season. Kacie and Courtney are the first two players to sign with head coach Craig Bere’s Screaming Eagles this spring.

“Having Courtney and Kacie join our family here at USI is going to be as special for us as it will be for them,” Bere stated. “Our success to this point has partially been because of the close knit group that is already in the program. Their addition simply guarantees that closeness for the next few years.”

Kacie Goodman, a 5’6” defensive specialist, will have two years of eligibility left after transferring from John A. Logan College. She helped the Lady Vols to a 39-13 record and a seventh-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament.

In addition, Kacie helped the Lady Vols to the Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region XXIV championships. She also helped Waterloo High School to the Mississippi Valley Conference Championship as a senior.

“Kacie is a skilled player that has a tremendous amount of ball control,” Bere explained. “She can and will play several different roles for us over the next two years.

“Some of the things that make Kacie such a special athlete are her enthusiasm for the game and the competitive edge that pushes her to be the best every time she steps on the floor,” Bere continued.

Courtney Goodman, a 5’5” setter, will come to USI after leading Waterloo High School to the 2002 Mississippi Valley Conference Championship.

An All-Conference performer at WHS, Courtney was selected as the MVP of the September Slam Volleyball Tournament. She set two school records in serving and led the MVC with 693 assists (10.96 apg).

In three years on the varsity squad, Courtney helped WHS to a 67-19 record and two conference championships.

“Courtney is a very dynamic young lady,” Bere said. “She has the potential to be a multi-task player for us as a freshman as she prepares to take on setting responsibilities in the future.

“Like Kacie, she is competitive and very driven to succeed. Those are qualities that are already established within our program here at USI.”

Dan McDonnell,
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