SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State head volleyball coach Ruben Volta announced today that Spanish Springs High School setter Hannah Meadows has signed a National Letter of Intent and will enroll at the University in the fall.
Meadows is one of four high school student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent for the 2014 season, including early signees Shannon Boyle (outside hitter), Lana Brown (middle blocker) and Kennedy Kurtz (setter). In addition, middle blocker Madeline Cannon transferred from Santa Clara in January.
A 5-foot-7 setter from Sparks, Nev., Meadows was the High Desert League Player of the Year and a first team all-league selection as a senior after helping lead the Cougars to a 24-8 overall record, 13-3 in league and a conference championship. Often times, Meadows would set while her rotation was the in the back row, and play outside hitter when she rotated to the front row. Among team leaders, she was first in assists and aces, second in kills, and fourth in digs. In 16 league matches, she totalled 118 kills, 359 assists, 105 digs and 53 aces. The assists and aces were both the second-best marks in Spanish Springs HS single-season history.
A four-year member of the varsity team, three-year starter, and two-time team captain, Meadows helped the Cougars to a combined overall record of 100-30, a 50-14 league record, the school's first-ever state championship in 2012, three league titles, and the 2011 and 2013 squads advanced to the regional championship match.
Meadows was also a second team all-High Desert choice as a junior after helping the squad to a 33-6 overall record, and a conference-championship winning 15-1 league mark. Her 729 career assists during league play are the second best mark in school history, and the 115 aces are the third best mark.
"Hannah is a skilled setter with very nice hands and puts a natural touch on the ball," Volta said. "In addition, we are very excited about her overall game. She is a very good defender with a tough serve, and she has hitting experience. Hannah has a competitive, but calm, demeanor on the court which is important at the setter position."
Meadows is currently playing her third year of club volleyball for Northern Nevada Juniors in Sparks, Nev.
Sacramento State opens its 2014 indoor season on Aug. 29 when the team begins a two-day, four-team tournament hosted by Charlotte. The schedule includes 31 regular-season matches, comprised of 12 at home, 12 on the road and seven at neutral sites.
2014 Sacramento State Signings
||OH||Fr.||5-11||Ridgefield, Wash./Ridgefield HS
|Lana Brown||MB||Fr.||6-0||Redding, Calif./Shasta HS
|Madeline Cannon||MB||So.||6-1||Sacramento, Calif./Santa Clara|
||S||Fr.||5-10||Tucson, Ariz./Ironwood Ridge HS
|Hannah Meadows||S||Fr.||5-7||Sparks, Nev./Spanish Springs HS|