April 12, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head volleyball coach Pat Stangle, Wednesday, announced the signing of three student-athletes to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2006.
Here are the signees:
Nicki Kent, 6-1, Middle Blocker, Vancouver, Wash. (Heritage HS):
A First Team All-State and All-Conference selection, along with being named Honorable Mention All-State during her career at Heritage High School. During her career, she has helped her team to league and district championships in 2003 and 2004, along with a sixth place finish in the state as a sophomore and seventh place in the state as a junior. A four-year letterwinner in volleyball, she was a team captain as a senior, while earning most improved player of the year twice. She was coached in high school by Chelinda Detorre. She also lettered in basketball, softball and track where she earned several awards. She played for the Cowlitz Volleyball Club team which was coached by Bill Marshall. An excellent student, she has been on the honor roll through out high school along with participating in several scholastic activities. One of three children of Travis and Debbie Kent. Has two siblings, Jamie and Steven.
"The thing that stands out about Nicki is her heart, determination and desire to play the game. Combine that with her size and physical ability and I believe she has a great chance to compete at a high level."
Annie Meyers, 5-11, Outside Hitter, Oceanside, Calif. (South HS):
A three-time First Team All-CIF, All-Area and All-Bay League selection while attending South High School in Torrance, Calif. As a team captain during her senior year, she was also named the most outstanding player in the Bay League and the CIF Most Valuable Player. She was twice named the athlete of the season and her team MVP during her career. As a sophomore, her team was the runner up in the CIF tournament. A three-year letterwinner in volleyball, she was coached in high school by Jeff Lin and Robert Kutsch. Played for the Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club team which was coached by Joy McKienzie. She is the daughter of Ben and Novia Meyers.
"Annie is a complete volleyball player with a very high understanding of the game. Just as importantly, she makes those around her better."
Jess Srajer, 6-3, Outside Hitter, Vancouver, Wash. (Heritage HS):
A First Team and Second Team All-League selection while attending Heritage High School. This past season, she was awarded the 2005 Leader of the Pack award, along with being named a team captain. She earned the Most Improved Player of the Year three times during her career. Over the past several years, she has helped her team to a Regional Championship and a seventh place in the state in 2004, along with a sixth place finish in the state in 2003. She was coached in high school by Chelinda Detorre and is a high school teammate of another Cowgirl signee Nicki Kent. She also lettered in basketball and track and field. Played her club volleyball with the Cowlitz Volleyball Club team which was coached by Bill Marshall. Jess is the daughter of Reinhard Srajer and Cheri Srajer-Frost. She has two siblings, Geri and Jenna.
"Jessica has all the tools to become very good, not only in the Mountain West Conference, but on a national level, as well".
"Add Micah Lines to the mix and overall, this is the deepest, most complete class we've signed in my time here," said head coach Pat Stangle. "We're really looking forward to August, when we can get everyone in the gym and begin training this team."