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Lincoln University Athletic Director Harry Stinson III has announced the hiring of Jill Freese as the university's new Head Women's Volleyball and Softball Coach.

Freese, an Oxford, Pennsylvania native, replaces Amber Sneed who left the university this summer to return to her native state, Ohio, and coach basketball.lupa jill freeze

"I am beyond thrilled to return to my hometown and lead the Lincoln University softball and volleyball programs," adds Freese. "I am honored to join a department led with strong vision, commitment, and enthusiasm for college athletics."

Freese comes to Lincoln after spending last season as an assistant softball coach at Division I St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. At St. Peter's she worked primarily with pitchers, hitters and catchers as the Peacocks posted a five-win improvement and a 48 point increase in their team batting average from their previous season.

"I want to thank everyone involved in the hiring process, especially Harry, for trusting my vision as a coach and believing that I was the best candidate to lead Lincoln to future success," adds Freese. "I cannot wait to get started so that we can create something special here at Lincoln University."

Lincoln's women's volleyball team opens their season on September 6 with a match at Cheyney University.

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