Past Division I star added to Tarleton volleyball staff

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Tarleton Athletic Communications

STEPHENVILLE (August 5, 2015) – Tarleton volleyball head coach Mary Schindler has announced the hiring of Ashlee Hilbun as the newest addition to the TexAnn coaching staff.

“I am very excited to have Ashlee here,” said Schindler, who is entering her 11th season as the head coach of the TexAnns. “She brings an incredible energy and knowledge of the game. She was a great player at the Division I level and will definitely be a great asset for us as a coach. I am confident that she will do a great job.”

Courtesy Tarleton Athletic Communications
Courtesy Tarleton Athletic Communications

Hilbun recently wrapped up a four-year playing career for the Texas State volleyball team, playing in 128 career matches. Hilbun spent the 2014 season as a student assistant for the Bobcats before getting her degree in education. As a middle blocker for Texas State, Hilbun made her presence known on the defensive side of the ball with 457 total career blocks and 562 career digs, averaging 1.03 blocks and 1.26 digs per set.

She finished her career with 906 kills, which was good for 2.04 per set. Her junior and senior season she averaged more than 2.44 kills per set. Her senior season she topped out with a career-high .313 hitting percentage.


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Hilbun was a two-time all-conference player and was named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team in 2013 when she helped lead the Bobcats to the school’s first-ever SBC tournament championship and Texas State volleyball’s ninth NCAA tournament berth. Hilbun was also a member of the 2011 Southland Conference tournament championship team, earning all-tournament honors yet again.

In addition to Hilbun’s extensive playing experience at Texas State and Leander High School, she has added coaching experience at the club level and volleyball camps.

She replaces former Tarleton standout Jessie Hartman-Ramirez as the top assistant for Schindler’s TexAnns. Hartman-Ramirez spent one season as a TexAnn coach.

Meanwhile, the TexAnns return four starters from last season’s NCAA South Central Regional semifinalist and Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship team and were recently picked to finish second in the LSC preseason polls. Sophomore Hailey Roberts and senior Kenya Alexander were named the LSC Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.


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