Coach Callie Phillips and the Wildcats announce the signing of the first recruit for the 2013 volleyball season. Summer Meredith, from Statesville High School in Statesville, NC, joins the team as a defensive specialist. Summer played four years for the Statesville Greyhounds and played travel ball for Sports Academy. Throughout her volleyball career, Summer has earned several awards for various teams such as Most Improved, Most Digs, and MVP.
Summer was a competitive gymnast before she discovered volleyball in the sixth grade. She eventually began playing volleyball full time, and she has loved the game ever since. When she is not on the court, Summer continues to be active in Girl Scouts where she earned her Bronze and Silver Awards and is on her way to her Gold Award. She is attending Johnson & Wales to earn a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing.
"I am very happy to be adding a DS with Summer's talent to our roster," said Coach Phillips. "Our defense has always been an integral part of our game, and we depend on our back row players to keep us in the game. I know Summer will work hard and be a great addition to the team."
The Wildcats return seven players from last season's team that finished eighth in the nation in the USCAA. They look forward to improving on last season's successes in the fall.