ALVA, Okla. - Head volleyball coach Fernanda Frey has announced the signing of the first eight players of her inaugural recruiting class at Northwestern.
The young coach has signed two outside hitters, two right side hitters, two setters, a middle blocker and a defensive specialist. Six of those are freshmen and two are transferring in from community college to help Frey rejuvenate the volleyball program at NWOSU.
The first eight consist of Three Oklahoma natives. Taylor Parrish is a defensive specialist from Enid while Victoria Hines is a 6-0 right side hitter from Tulsa.
"Victoria is a 6-0 right side hitter who will give us height at the position and help us be a better blocking team," Frey said.
Lacy Hansen is a setter from Norman and is transferring out of Northern Oklahoma College.
"Lacy will bring some collegiate experience," Frey said. "She has great hands and is a smart setter."
The other recruits come from all over the United States and other places. Rachel Henson, pictured above and to the right, signed out of Norwich, Kan. Henson will be a setter for the Lady Rangers in 2012.
"Rachel has quick feet and good hands," Frey says. "She will help us when we run a 6-2 offense."
Stephanie Allen is a middle blocker out of Pampa, Texas while Korina Lillard is an outside hitter from Brighton, Colo. Frey signed Alicia Karst, another 6-0 right side hitter, from Las Vegas, Nev. and Laredo Community College transfer Paola Turibio, a 6-0 outside hitter, from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
"Paola brings valuable playing experience to our team as she has played for a great community college and a few powerhouse clubs in Brazil," Frey said.
Many of the recruits have submitted pictures of them signing letters of intent. Below is a list of the ones who have submitted and a little excerpt from coach Frey.
Taylor Parrish ( 5-7 * DS * Enid High School * Enid, Okla.)
Frey says: " Taylor has good ball control and will give us depth at the DS position."
(Alicia Karst * 6-0 * RS * Centennial HS * Las Vegas, Nev.) - Pictured (right)
Frey says: "Alicia is a very powerful hitter who can be used in the middle and in the right side."
(Korina Lillard * 5-8 * OH * Brighton HS * Brighton, Colo.) - Pictured (left)
Frey says: "Korina is mainly an outside hitter, however she has great back row skills and will contribute all the way around."
Stephanie Allen (5-9 * MB * Pampa HS * Pampa, Texas) - Pictured (right)
Frey says: "Stephanie is quick in the middle and will give us depth at that position. She is also a solid blocker."
Thu, April 19, 2012
by Allan Scarabello