Cal Volleyball Signs Outstanding Setter Carli Lloyd
Dec. 11, 2006
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The No. 13-ranked University of California women's volleyball program, fresh off an appearance in the NCAA round of 16, has signed highly touted high school setter Carli Lloyd to a National Letter of Intent, it was announced by Golden Bear head coach Rich Feller.
Lloyd is a 5-11 setter from Fallbrook Union Hill School, and resides in Bonsall, Calif. She was recently named 2006 San Diego Division I CIF Player of the Year, and is a member of the All-CIF first team. Lloyd was the 2005 CIF San Diego Section Player of the Year and first-team All-CIF as well, and has been a PrepVolleyball.com Fab 50 selection four years in a row.
An additional list of Lloyd's accolades include being selected the San Diego County Player of Year for both 2005 and 2006 by the San Diego Hall of Champions. She was a 2005 All-American, the 2005 North County Times Player of the Year, a 2005 and 2006 Avocado League MVP and was three-time first-team all-league.
Lloyd is also a standout track and field athlete, earning 2005 Avocado League Track Athlete of the Year honors and is two-time first-team all-league. She is her school's record-holder in 110-meter hurdles; and competes in the 300-meter hurdles, the 400-meters, the long jump, and is a member of her team's relays.
'We have been watching Carli play with, and against, some of the very best volleyball athletes in the nation for the last several seasons,' said Feller. 'She is considered the best all-around female athlete in San Diego County and she is a great volleyball talent. Carli will be able to step in and set at Cal as soon as needed, but don't be surprised if she is utilized as a hitter once in awhile. She can swing at the ball and block with the best of them. Carli is a multi-dimensional athlete who can fill many roles on the volleyball court.'
The 2006 Cal squad finished the 2006 campaign with a 22-10 overall record and made its fifth consecutive NCAA Regional berth, reaching the NCAA round of 16 for the second time in school history after defeating both LSU and Cal Poly, 3-1, in the NCAA first and second rounds in San Luis Obispo. The Bears then fell to No. 2-ranked Stanford, 3-0 (31-29, 30-25, 31-29) last Friday, Dec. 8, at Gregory Gym on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.
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