SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State volleyball program
announced today that four student-athletes, Sandra Bandimere, Trina
Book, Loretta Coffman and Emily Wilson, have signed National Letters
of Intent and will enroll at Sacramento State in the fall of 2001.
Bandimere, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter from Roseville, Calif., will
enter the program as a freshman. Bandimere led Roseville High School
to a pair of Sierra Foothill League titles and was a first team
all-league selection in each of her final three years with the
Tigers. Roseville High School's all-time leader in career kills
(976), Bandimere was named the Sacramento Bee High School Volleyball
MVP and Sierra Foothill League Player of the Year as a senior after
recording a school-record 425 kills. A four-year starter, Roseville
combined to go 67-22 (.753) during her tenure with the program.
"Sandra has great springs and can hit the ball hard," head coach
Debby Colberg said. "If she can pass and play defense well, she'll
get plenty of playing time. She'll definitely be a good talent for
Book, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Renton, Wash., will enter the
program as a junior after spending two seasons with Long Island
University in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a second team all-Northeast
Conference selection in each of her two seasons with the Blackbirds.
Book, who led the team in both kills and digs during her freshman and
sophomore seasons, combined for 813 kills (3.39 per game) and 725
digs (3.02 per game) in 240 games during her two years. Her 408 kills
as a freshman was the second-highest total in school history.
"Trina brings great passing and defense and will definitely be a
contributor to this year's team," Colberg said. "I still don't have a
good feel for what she can do offensively, but even if she plays just
the back row, she'll get a good amount of playing time."
Coffman, a 5-foot-11 outside/middle hitter from Phoenix, Ariz., will
enter the program as a junior after spending last season with
Glendale Community College in Arizona. Coffman was a first team
all-Region I and a first team all-Arizona Community College Athletic
Conference selection last season after posting a .305 hitting
percentage, 337 kills (3.01 per game), 436 digs (3.89 per game) and
45 service aces. Coffman came to Glendale Community College after
spending her freshman season at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo
where she posted 130 kills and 138 digs in 69 games.
"Loretta is a very solid player," Colberg said. "I feel like she can
be an outside or a right-side hitter. She's an easy jumper, is
extremely fluid and hits a good ball."
Wilson, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter from Vacaville, Calif., will enter
the program a freshman after spending four years at Will C. Wood High
School. Wilson was a first team all-Monticello Empire League
selection and team MVP as a senior after posting 140 kills, 22 solo
blocks and 37 block assists. A four-year member of the varsity squad,
Wilson led the Wildcats to a second-place league finish last season.
As a junior, she posted 134 kills, 17 solo blocks and 27 block
"Emily is a very strong middle blocking prospect," Colberg said. "She
is a great front row player and is a very good leaper similar to
Bandimere. She hits the ball well and is an adept blocker at the net.
"The four of them together bring good balance to the team and
complement each other well as athletes. Two are very good all-around
players (Book and Coffman) and two are tough in the front row at
blocking and hitting (Bandimere and Wilson)."
Bandimere, Book, Coffman and Wilson mark the first Sacramento State
signees of the year. The Hornets, who have won each of the last four
Big Sky Conference regular season championships, will be looking to
make their fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in 2001.
2001 Sacramento State Signings
|Sandra Bandimere||OH||Fr.||5-7||Roseville, Calif./Roseville HS|
|Trina Book||OH||Jr.||5-10||Renton, Wash./Long Island Univ.|
|Loretta Coffman||OH/MH||Jr.||5-11||Phoenix, Ariz./Glendale CC|
|Emily Wilson||MH||Fr.||5-11||Vacaville, Calif./Will C. Wood HS|