Volleyball Inks Three for 2014 During Fall Signing Period
Nov. 21, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State women’s volleyball head coach Bryan Bunn announced on Thursday that three student-athletes will join the program in the fall of 2014. Kaitlyn Kearney, Erica Narel and Perry Ramsey have all signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to compete for the Wolfpack next season.
Kearney, a 6-2 middle blocker from Frisco, Texas, was named the most outstanding blocker in the Frisco High School district. She led her team to the playoffs three seasons, including the area championship, and to a regional final. Over the course of two seasons, Kearney helped the team compile a 73-17 record.
In 2013, she was selected to the all-tournament team of the Northwest ISD Classic and also garnered all-tournament honors at the Denton Ryan Tournament as a senior and a junior. Kearney is also a three-time all-district team selection.
"Kaitlyn is long and lean and brings good size to the middle,” said Bunn. “A very good blocker with a terrific work ethic, we look forward to having her compete right away for playing time in the middle."
Hailing from Fairfax Station, Va., Narel is a 5-11 middle blocker who has led her high school team to three state championships. In addition, the incoming freshman also helped her squad claim three city championships and three ISL championships.
Narel earned All-VISAA first-team honors in 2012 and 2013 as a junior and senior, while she claimed second-team All-VISAA accolades as a freshman.
"Erica is a tremendous athlete with an unlimited amount of potential. She’s a dynamic jumper and will train as a middle blocker and opposite to see where we can utilize her talents,” Bunn added.
Ramsey comes to NC State from nearby Carrboro, N.C., and Chapel Hill High School. The 6-0 outside hitter was tabbed the MaxPreps Player of the Year in 2012 as a junior. A three-time all-conference selection, she was also named to the News and Observer All-Metro Team as a junior and senior.
She finished her senior year with 451 kills, 312 digs, 52 service aces and 47 blocks en route to earning the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year honor. Ramsey helped Chapel Hill High to the N.C. 3A Eastern Regional Final in 2013 and was named a team captain prior to the season. She also collected All-Big Eight Academic Team honors in 2012.
"Perry is a very athletic outside hitter and will bring speed and quickness to the position. We’ll be deep at the OH position next year, but I expect her to come in and compete right away,” said Bunn.
The Wolfpack has compiled a 20-9 record this season, including an 11-6 mark in conference play. The squad will conclude the season with three road contests, as it travels to Pitt (Nov. 24), Duke (Nov. 27) and Wake Forest (Nov. 30).