Volleyball Adds Brown to 2014 Recruiting Class
Dec. 16, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State head volleyball coach Bryan Bunn announced on Monday that Julia Brown has been added to the squad for the 2014 season. The addition of Brown to the program brings the 2014 recruiting class to four players.
The Davidson, N.C., native enjoyed a very successful prep career at William A. Hough High School. As a 6’1” outside hitter, she finished her senior season with 389 kills, 187 digs, 40 service aces and 27 blocks. Her efforts earned her 2013 Under Armour All-America Honorable Mention – one of only four players from the state of North Carolina to be selected to one of the All-America teams.
“We're very excited to add Julia to our team in 2014,” said Bunn. “She's a very physical OH that will bring a well-rounded game to the Wolfpack.“
Brown is a two-time MECKA/I-Meck 4A All-Conference Volleyball Player of the Year selection, receiving the accolade as a senior and junior. She has also garnered a spot on the All-MECKA/I-Meck Team three years, claiming the honor as a sophomore, junior and senior. The Charlotte Observer named her the 2013 Volleyball Player of the Year.
She led her high school team to the NCHSAA 4A Volleyball State Championship game against Wakefield High School this past season, which was played in Reynolds Coliseum. In that contest, Brown paced her squad with 10 kills in a 3-1 loss for Hough.
Not only did Brown letter in volleyball for four years, but she also lettered in basketball and lacrosse – becoming the first person in school history to letter in three different sports all four years.
“As a three-sport athlete, Julia is very aggressive and competitive and will challenge for playing time immediately,” Bunn added.
Brown joins fellow incoming freshmen Kaitlyn Kearney, Erica Narel and Perry Ramsey, who signed with the Pack earlier this year, to make up Bunn’s 2014 recruiting class.
NC State concluded the 2013 campaign with a 20-12 record, including an 11-9 mark in conference play. It marked the third consecutive season that the squad has reached the 20-win plateau.