April 29, 2013

Bulldogs Volleyball Adds Five in 2013 Recruiting Class

Charleston, S.C. — Citadel volleyball head coach Amir Khaledi released the names of five future cadet-student-athletes who will join Bulldog volleyball program beginning in the 2013 season.

The class consists of athletes from five different states, including previous addition Megan Sowell from Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. The most recent commitments represent the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio.

"This class will be a vital part to the growth of the program with a large number of graduating seniors from last season," said Khaledi. "Our incoming class is large, but collectively they are a very talented group of players.

"Our core returnees are experienced and the addition of these six players will definitely complement our players already in place," added Khaledi. 

Kathryn Briggs, 6-2 • Middle Blocker
(McIntosh High School; Atlanta, Ga.)
Briggs, who earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Georgia in May, earned three letters while at McIntosh High School. As a junior her team won the class 4A state championship. As a senior captain she earned team Most Valuable Player, all-state and senior all-state honors. While at Georgia, Briggs was a Presidential Scholar, member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, recognized on the Dean's List and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Carly Cannon, 5-9 • Libero/Defensive Specialist
(Toledo Christian High School; Toledo, Ohio)
A multi-sport standout at Toledo Christian, Cannon participated in basketball (2), track & field (1) and volleyball (4) during her career. In three years of varsity volleyball, Cannon's team was Toledo Area Athletic Conference (TAAC) runner-ups (2010-11), district final runner-ups (2011) and TAAC champions (2012). This success earned the two-time volleyball captain recognition as coach's award winner three times (2010-12), TAAC second team twice (2011-12) and garnered TAAC all-academic and district all-academic (2012).

Samantha Espy, 5-10 • Middle Hitter
(Buckhorn High School; Huntsville, Ala.)
The three-sport standout from Buckhorn High School, Espy was a member of the varsity basketball (1), swimming (3) and volleyball (4) teams. She drew all-county and all-area team honors in her senior season and led her club team to the Junior Olympics on three occasions (2009, 2012, 2013).

Megan Sowell, 6-1 • Right Side Hitter
(Episcopal High School; Jacksonville, Fla.)
A two-time team captain (2011, 2012) and garnered team MVP honors as a senior. Sowell also drew consecutive First Coast team honors in both 2011 and 2012. Also named to the 2012 Under Armour High School All-American Watch List. Among her other honors included being named as the University of Tampa team camp MVP from 2010 through 2012.

Maureen Wilkinson, 6-0 • Right Side
(Charlotte Catholic High School; Gastonia, N.C.)
The Charlotte Catholic High School standout played two years of junior varsity basketball and three seasons of varsity volleyball. As captain, in her senior season, Wilkinson was named all-tournament for the Nation Ford Invitation and later earned all-conference recognition. She finished second in North Carolina and in the top 50 nationally among blockers (1.1 bpg) as a right side hitter.

Dominique Williams, 5-11 • Middle Hitter
(Blythewood High School; Columbia, S.C.)
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Blythewood High School, Williams ended her senior season with 373 kills and 110 blocks. In her senior season she earned All-Region Player of the Year and guided her team to a Region 4A championship with an undefeated 10-0 record. On the club circuit her Magnum Volleyball Club-18 Mizuno won one tournament championship and capped off the 2012-13 season as Palmetto Region 18-Open champions.

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