Becky Green Completes Women's Volleyball Recruiting Class
Nov. 14, 2002
The UCLA women's volleyball team has signed Becky Green to a NationalLetter of Intent, head coach Andy Banachowski announced today. Green joinsKatie Carter, Rachell Johnson and Colby Lyman as UCLA's recruiting classfor this year. The group will be joining the Bruins in the fall of 2003.
Becky Green is a 6-1 outside hitter from Huntington Beach, CA (Marina HS).An accomplished beach player, Green won several Under-18 tournaments lastsummer, and qualified to represent the United States in internationalcompetition for the summer of 2002. Indoors, Green has been named All-CIFselection for Marina High School. 'Becky is a solid passer, and a reliableall-around player,' said Banachowski. 'She may be the most advanced playerof this group.'
Katie Carter, a 6-3 middle blocker from Steamboat Springs, CO, (SteamboatSprings HS), has earned All-State honors in Colorado, and recently ledSteamboat Springs High School to the State Championship match. Carter wasnamed to the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News All-Tournament team forthe State Tournament, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the WesternSlope League for the 2002 season. 'Katie is an outstanding athlete,' saidBanachowski, 'and I expect her to make an impact for us immediately.'
Rachell Johnson is a 5-11 outside hitter from San Diego, CA, (Torrey PinesHS), who led Torrey Pines to the State Championship match in 2001, wasnamed All-State last season, and was named a Pre-Season High SchoolAll-American in 2002. Her father, Dr. Ronn Johnson, was a basketballAll-American at Biola University' Rachel will battle for a position oneither antenna next fall,' said Banachowski. 'I expect that she willprogress well during her club season and will be ready to contribute for usin the fall.'
Colby Lyman is a 6-0 outside hitter from Los Altos, CA, (St. Francis HS),where she plays both volleyball and track and field. She was named to theAll-Tournament team at the 2001 Santa Barbara tournament. A Pre-Season HighSchool All-American, Lyman has earned All-League honors for St. Francis.She comes from an athletic family, as her brother, Chase, is a junior widereceiver at Cal, and her father Brad played football for the Bruins from1969-72. 'Colby is a left-handed right-side hitter who has great defensiveskills and is an impressive athlete,' said Banachowski.
'With this class, I think we have people with a great blend of athleticability, jumping ability and volleyball skill. They will add to the depthof our team and challenge for playing time immediately next fall,' saidBanachowski. 'I think that this will turn out to be one of the best classeswe've had in several years.'