Pack Volleyball Signs Speaks to National Letter of Intent
Nov. 19, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Maggie Speaks, a 5-10 setter from Camden, S.C., has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at NC State, head coach Bryan Bunn announced on Monday.
Speaks, a three-time region player of the year and three-time all-state selection, was named the South Carolina Coaches Association Women’s Sport Player of the Year.
Ranked as one of the top players in the state of South Carolina, Speaks finished her senior season with 344 kills, 41 service aces, 107 blocks, 141 digs and 245 assists while helping her team to a 26-10-4 record and to the third round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
“Maggie adds good size and athletic ability to our setting position,” Bunn said. “She’s a great blocker and will challenge for playing time immediately.”
Speaks -- who owns 3.87 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Key Club -- intends to enroll at NC State in January, so she will be able to go through spring workouts with the Wolfpack.
“This will give her a great advantage when we begin our fall practices,” Bunn said.
The Wolfpack (22-8 overall, 12-7 ACC) concludes its record-breaking regular season on Wednesday, when it travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face North Carolina at 2 p.m. at Carmichael Arena. The Pack guaranteed at least a fourth-place finish in the ACC standings with a pair of victories over the weekend, beating Virginia 3-0 and Virginia Tech 3-2.
Bunn's team has set school records for ACC victories in each of the last two seasons and has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1995-96.