Nov. 21, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head volleyballcoach Susan Judge today announced the signing of three student-athletesto national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyomingbeginning in the fall of 2001. Here are the signees:
Vanessa Latimer, 5-11, Outside Hitter/Rightside Hitter, Boise, Idaho: Atwo-time All-Conference and Most Valuable Player selection at TimberlineHigh School in Boise, Idaho. She also earned varsity letters inbasketball and track. She was a state qualifier in four track and fieldevents over the past three seasons. Vanessa was coached by JessicaAckley. An excellent student, she has been an honor roll selection.Latimer chose Wyoming over the University of Portland and AppalachianState. The daughter of Stan Latimer and Marsha Bracke.
"Vanessa is a good all-around athlete, and will make a great additionto our outside hitter position," said head coach Susan Judge. "She is anoutgoing young lady, who sets high standards for herself, academicallyand athletically. I think she will compete very well for one of ouroutside hitter spots, which relies heavily on stable ball control andathletic versatility. She is the kind of player that can step in andfill many roles for her team."
Sara Maytorena, 6-0, Outside Hitter, Parker, Colo.: A two-time FirstTeam All-League selection at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colo. Shealso earned Second Team and Honorable Mention All-League honors. As asophomore, Maytorena helped her team to a Continental ConferenceChampionship. Sara was coached in high school by Rob Graham. She wasrecruited by several schools including the University of Texas, WichitaState, TCU and SMU. One of four children of Jose and Cindy Maytorena.
"I am really looking forward to the competitiveness that Sara willbring to the Cowgirl Squad," said head coach Susan Judge. "Beyond herphysical talents, this athlete possesses many of the intangibles thatcoaches and teammates hope for. I love her toughness and overwhelmingdesire to play volleyball. She brings good size and strength to theoutside hitter position, an area we have focused on, with only oneexperienced athlete returning. She trains with one of the most intenseclub programs in the country, so has an idea of what she will encounterat this level. With a big swing and good ball control, she will addtremendous strength to her position."
Amy Doman, 5-9, Setter, Brentwood, Tenn.: A three-time All-District andAll-Region selection at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn. Shealso earned All-State honors twice. Doman helped her team to theTennessee state championship three seasons in a row, and the Districtand Regional Championships four times. A four-year letterwinner involleyball, she was a two-time letterwinner in softball. She was coachedin high school by Barbara Campbell. An excellent student, she has beenon the honor roll for the past three years. Amy is the daughter ofFrank and Kathy Doman. She chose Wyoming over several schools.
"Amy is an exciting sign for us," said coach Judge. "She isn'textremely tall at 5'9", but she is an excellent athlete and makes herrole look effortless. I was impressed with the offense she already hasexperience running with her high school and club team. She is capable ofquarterbacking this young Cowgirl team to new heights and strengtheningour core of setters. Amy is also used to winning, coming off a repeatstate championships and breaking numerous records."
Overall, Judge is very pleased with the newcomers she has signed forthe 2001 season.
"All three of these recruits have tremendous potential. They are matureand driven competitors. Not only will they push themselves to be thebest that they can be, but will also push their teammates. This is acrucial element for us to continue building our program."