Shelbyville Daily Union

Sports

January 17, 2013

Alissa Hudson Signs For Volleyball

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — After striking a vein of gold last year at Shelbyville, Kaskaskia College came back for more and signed Alissa Hudson to play for the Blue Angels.

Hudson, a starting right side/outside hitter for the Shelbyville Lady Ram volleyball team the last two years is ready to step in a fill a key spot for Kaskaskia Coach Kim Rahar. Rahar signed Hudson’s teammate, middle-hitter Kelsey Stauder, last year.

“After talking with Kelsey we brought Alissa in for a try out and worked her out,” Coach Rahar said. “We saw her play and we liked what we saw. We are losing six players from last year’s team and we need people to step right in. Her blocking stood out from the right side. We are going to need her  help take control of the front row.”

Hudson has steadily improved since becoming a started for the Lady Rams. Her junior year, she had 55 kills and 15 blocks, along with 31 assists and 44 digs. Her senior year, Hudson swung for 114 kills and blocked 27 kills, along with 24 assists and 36 digs.

“Having a near 6-footer on the outside, of course, is nice and replacing her on the floor is gonna be huge,” said Ram volleyball coach Lisa Peifer. “Having her on the team was having a leader in practice, a captain, a consistent worker and a positive person. That was huge and she had the respect of her teammates. Alissa will fit in well at Kaskaskia. She’s the kind of kid that can make the adjustment. She is vocal and versatile. She’s coachable and works hard.”

Although she has a former teammate at Kaskaskia, the intrepid Hudson picked Kaskaskia because of what she saw there.

“I like the coach, Hudson said. “Its a nice small campus. It fits me well. It has AG and I want to go to school for AG. I really like the right side and blocking, so this is a good thing. If I have the opportunity to go on and play I will.”

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Werdum v. Browne Tonight: UFC on Fox

    On Saturday, April 19th, Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne will meet in a heavyweight title eliminator on FOX, pitting Jiu Jitsu ace against lengthy striker.

    April 18, 2014

  • hostetter k pic Hostetter Leads Windsor Track Windsor track went to Arthur on Tuesday and state medalist Katie Hostetter led them. Windsor girls finished 3rd with 32 points, while the boys finished 3rd with six points. Arthur-Lovington, Atwood-Hammond (ALAH) won the boys (89) and girls (81) mee

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • knop at ss SS/W Converts v. Pana Stew-Stras/Windsor softball won their eighth straight game on Tuesday, cashing in against Pana, 11-5. The Comet co-op lost their first game to Central A&M, 7-6, then won seven straight. During that stretch they had eight batters hitting over .300, th

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • welton shot Shelby Sweeps Maroa Meet Shelbyville boys and girls swept the Tuesday triangular track meet at Maroa. Shelby boys scored 100 points and the girls 98 points, defeating Maroa boys (33) and girls (14) and Meridian boys (42) and girls (24). Shelby boys swept the distance races

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • herrmann vb BCCH Buries Christ Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick softball notched their first win of the season burying Christ Our Rock on Tuesday, 14-4. BCCH started in the driver's seat, with a 2-run lead, then a 5-run lead, before Christ Our Rock got on the board. BCCH answered with

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • vasko ten Tennis Wins 2 Straight Shelbyville boys tennis is on a win streak. They beat Eisenhower, Tuesday, 7-1, and beat St. Teresa, Wednesday, 7-2. "We went 2-0 this week," said Ram coach Ross Forlines. "We played 8-game pro-sets against Eisenhower, because they were short-manned

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • hennings sfb Raiders Break Broncos Central A&M softball's Olivia Jordan allowed no earned runs over seven innings, while the Raider offense posted a 4-run rally in the 5th inning to pull away from Cerro Gordo on Tuesday, 8-2. Jordan struck out six and walked three and hit one, while

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Shelby Area Sports Schedule Friday, April 18 Shelbyville varsity baseball hosts Tuscola, 4:30 p.m. Shelbyville varsity softball at Tuscola, 4:30 p.m. (JV 6:15 p.m.) Shelbyville, SOV boys track at Monticello, 4:30 p.m. Shelbyville, CHBC girls track at Robinson, 4 p.m. Central A&

    April 18, 2014

  • Shelby Area Sports Results Monday, April 14 BASEBALL Central A&M 13, Eisenhower 1 Tuesday, April 15 TENNIS Shelbyville 7, Eisenhower 1 BASEBALL St. Teresa 11, Shelbyville 1 Sullivan 2, Central A&M 1 St. Anthony 8, Beecher City 1 SOFTBALL Stew-Stras/Windsor 11, Pana 5 CHBC 14,

    April 18, 2014

  • T'Wolves Maul Riders Okaw Valley baseball broke out of a funk on Wednesday by mauling Arcola, 16-1. Okaw Valley had Devon Still on the mound and he was held court. It wasn't his best outing, but he still struck out eight in five innings. Okaw jacked 12 hits and received

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium