SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State volleyball head coach Ruben Volta announced the program's third signee of the 2013 recruiting class with the inking of West Virginia transfer Kendall LaVine, who will enroll as a freshman at the University this fall.
LaVine, who is a 6-foot-3 middle blocker from Boulder, Colo., redshirted in her only season at West Virginia last year.
LaVine did not begin playing volleyball until her freshman year of high school. She played four years at Fairview High School in Boulder where she was a two-year varsity starter for the Knights. By her senior season, she was named team captain and MVP after finishing the year as the team leader in blocks and third on the squad in kills. LaVine was also named the team's most improved player at the conclusion of her sophomore season.
LaVine did not play club volleyball until her sophomore year when she began playing for the Juggernaut Volleyball Club of Wheat Ridge, Colo., where she spent three seasons. She was named team captain and team MVP during her final year with the club.
"Kendall is a player that will come in here with a year of training at the Div. I level already under her belt," Volta said. "She played at a high level club, and will be a player that should make an impact for us right away in the middle.
"She has good size, a nice arm swing, and has shown very good strides for playing five years of volleyball. We are excited that she will be here for four years."
Sacramento State's recruiting class now includes LaVine, Chelan High School middle blocker Courtney Dietrich and Chaparral High School outside hitter Morgan Stanley.
Sacramento State Signings
|Courtney Dietrich||MB||Fr.||6-1||Chelan, Wash./Chelan HS|
|Kendall LaVine||MB||Fr.||6-3||Boulder, Colo./West Virginia|
|Morgan Stanley||OH||Fr.||5-11||Parker, Colo./Chaparral HS|