Julie Coombs enters her sophomore campaign coming off a freshman year that saw her steadily improve as the year progressed. Coombs saw action in 28 matches as she hit .146 with 1.47 kills per set. She recorded 151 digs and 20 blocks as she averaged 1.94 points per set. Coombs is a smooth athlete that moves well. She needs to become more consistent in her swing on the ball to take the next step as a player. She will compete for time as an outside hitter in 2009.