team adds two players to incoming freshman class
Binghamton volleyball team has received a national letter of
intent from two high school seniors, both of who will join the
Bearcats for the 2003 season.
Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) is a 5-9 setter from
Fern Creek High School. As a senior, she was named third-team
all state. In addition, she was a three-time all-district and
all-region selection. Five times during her career, Meffert was
named to an invitational's all-tournament team, including three
times alone at the Seneca Invitational. She was also named the
team MVP three consecutive years. Meffert also played on the
club level for ASICS KIVA 18 White.
"With a rich volleyball background of high school and club
competition, Ashley is in a position to contribute right away,"
head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "She currently plays with
KIVA, the top club program in her region. Our starting setters
from last year are gone which opens the door for Ashley to step
in and be a key component to the future success of the team."
Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario, Canada) is a 6-0 outside
hitter who played four years with the Hamilton Seekers Volleyball
Club. Her team has finished in the top five provincially the
past three years. In addition, they were a medal winner at both
the Canadien National Championships 2000 and the 2001 Carstar
Can/Am Tournament. They were also the 2003 Silver Bracket Champions
in the East Coast Early Bird Tournament. Robertson's sister currently
plays volleyball for Southern Mississippi.
comes from a strong Hamilton Club team out of Canada," Kiriyama
said. "She is a versatile attacker with good all-around
skills. Katie has a great upside and with continued training,
she'll be a major player in our offense which has lacked some
depth in the past."
and Robertson join Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio), a 5-11
middle blocker from Padua Franciscan High School, as the three
high school seniors who sent Binghamton a national letter of
intent this year.