Cardinal Volleyball Signs Two Athletes To Letters Of Intent

Nov. 12, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The seventh-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team signed two student-athletes to study and compete on The Farm in 2004 announced head volleyball coach John Dunning. Joining the Cardinal next season are Bryn Kehoe and Franci Girard. Candice Wiggins has signed a letter of intent with the Cardinal women's basketball team and plans to compete in both basketball and volleyball next season.

'With five seniors graduating in 2004, we've known for some time that this is a key recruiting class,' said Dunning. 'We feel that with these three athletes, who will join us next fall, we have an excellent recruiting class.'

Bryn Kehoe, is a 5-11 setter from North Bend, Ohio where she attends St. Ursula Academy. Kehoe is a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and captained the squad her senior year. The 2002 and '03 GGCL Player of the Year, led her team to a National Championship in 2003. She is a two-time OHSAA Division I First-Team All-State selection and was a finalist for the 2002 National Player of the Year by Kehoe helped her team to two state championships in 2001 and '03 and was tabbed the Southwest Ohio District Player of the Year ('02 & '03). She competed with the USA Youth National Team this year, starting for the U.S. at the Summer World Championships in Poland. Kehoe is a two-time USAV All-American and plays for the Team Z Volleyball Club.

'Bryn comes from a volleyball family,' noted Dunning. 'Both her mom and dad played college volleyball so she's grown up with it and absorbed it from a young age. Teams she has played on win a lot. She brings a high level of desire and a lot of understanding about what it takes to be successful.'

Franci Girard is a 6-2 middle blocker from Brooklyn, New York where she attends The Fieldston School. Girard is a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and captained her team for two seasons. She helped lead her team to three consecutive state championships (2000, '01, '02) and was a three-time all-league selection (2000, '01, '02). Girard has competed with the USA Girls Youth National Volleyball Team (2002, '03) and spent the summer of 2003 at the National Team Challenge Cup in Montreal, Canada.

'We're very pleased that Franci committed here,' said Dunning. 'She is an extraordinary athlete with a very significant amount of experience at a high level. Franci impresses me as someone who will acclimate to the next level very quickly.'

Wiggins, a guard hailing from La Jolle, Calif., attends La Jolla Country Day School and is ranked among the top-10 prospects in the nation by the prep recruiting services. She was named Most Valuable Player at the 2003-04 adidas Top Ten Camp and a Second-Team All-American by Street & Smith. Wiggins has been honored as the Coastal South League, CIF Division V and Cal-Hi Player of the Year for three-straight seasons. During her prep career, Wiggins has notched 2,514 points and 1,071 rebounds, while averaging a double-double of 27.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Wiggins' squad has tallied an 84-15 record and has twice been crowned Division V State Champion. In prep volleyball, Wiggins earned First-Team all-Coastal South League and First-Team all-CIF honors three-consecutive seasons. She was named the Most Valuable Player of her squad during her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. Wiggins has plans of joining the Stanford volleyball team as a walk-on.

'The fact that Candice is a three-sport athlete in high school and will play two at the college level should tell everyone what a special person she is,' Dunning noted. 'She's a gifted athlete who's been well-coached in both sports and is a wonderful person. We are very happy to have her.'

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