Women's Volleyball Signs Two Recruits For 2003 Season

Nov. 14, 2002

LOS ANGELES -- Setter Kimi Freeburg of Muncie, Ind., and outside hitter/libero Debora Seilhamer of Ponce, Puerto Rico, have signed letters of intent with USC, head coach Mick Haley announced today.

The 5-foot-9 Freeburg is a senior at Newcastle High and starting setter for Munciana club volleyball. Under her leadership, Munciana has been ranked among the nation's top 20 club volleyball teams the last two years. She has led her squads to the 17 Open and 15 Open National Championships and last season was named the tournament's most valuable player. In 2001, she was a Student Sports All-American honorable mention selection.

'Kimi is an extremely talented setter who possesses very special skills,' said Haley, who is in his second season with the Women of Troy. 'Her biggest contribution to the team will be the leadership, hard work and dedication she can provide. She is the type of player who will definitely take charge. She is a winner.'

Seilhamer, a 5-foot-5 backrow player and outside hitter, is from Colegio Ponce�o in Puerto Rico and competes with the Caribenas club volleyball team. A former prep teammate of USC middle blocker Bibiana Candelas, she is not only a versatile player on the volleyball court, but also one of the school's top athletes in basketball, softball and track and field.

'Debora is one of the more exciting players I've had the opportunity to watch,' said Haley. 'She will be able to follow in the footsteps of the great libero and backrow players we have had in this program. She has a tremendous jump serve and a tenacious style of play, which will keep our defense on an elite level.'

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