Puerto Rican National Team Player To Join Duck Volleyball Squad

July 3, 2002

EUGENE - Dariam Acevedo, a 5-11 outside hitter currently playing with the Puerto Rican National Team, will join the Oregon volleyball team for the 2002 season, Oregon head coach Carl Ferreira announced. Acevedo will join Fab-50 setter Jodi Bell and outside hitters Jaclyn Jones and Kelly Russell to complete Ferreira's newest recruiting class.

Acevedo, a native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, attended St. Francis high school and was a member of the highly touted Borienquen Coqui volleyball club. While on the club, Acevedo played at Junior Nationals and AAU tournaments. Most recently, Acevedo played with the Senior National Team in the Canadian Cup, which competed against Japan and Australia.

Last season, Acevedo was named Most Valuable Player at the Puerto Rico High Schools Tournament, earning the award over Bibi Candelas, who was recruited by USC.

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