Volleyball Recruiting Class Ranked 12th Nationally

June 14, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- The first recruiting class for Arizona State's second-year head volleyball coach Brad Saindon has drawn rave reviews from PrepVolleyball.com. The six-member recruiting class ranked 12th nationally and fourth in the Pac-10.

The stellar class which is scheduled to arrive on campus in August features setter Rachel Mittelstaedt (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier Prep), libero Sydney Donahue (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa), middle blocker Staci Smith (Gresham, Ore./Gresham), middle blocker Kristin Trayser (Crystal Lake, Ill./Crystal Lake South), outside hitter Danielle Fernandes (Santa Monica, Calif./Taft) and middle blocker Colette Meek (Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada/Salisbury Composite). Saindon has also added sophomore transfer Nina Reeves (OH, Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert HS) from UTEP and is expecting a walk-on libero from Maryland.

The 2004 recruiting class was listed below Pac-10 foes USC (No. 3), Washington (No. 5) and California (No. 11). The Sun Devils were ranked ahead of rival Arizona (No. 14) and national power Stanford (No. 15).

'We are extremely excited about the signing of this class and this ranking proves how good they are,' said Saindon. 'I can't wait to get them on the court in August and see them compete in the Maroon and Gold. We will be a young team this year, but this is the start of what I hope are consistent, strong recruiting classes for ASU.'

PrepVolleyball.com Top 30 Recruiting Classes:

1.	Nebraska2.	Florida3.	USC4.	Ohio State5.	Washington6.	Michigan7.	Wisconsin8.	Hawaii9.	Santa Clara10.	Kansas11.	California12.	Arizona State13.	Texas14.	Arizona15.	Stanford16.	Long Beach State17.	Kansas State18.	Duke19.	BYU20.	Northwestern21.	Penn State22.	Minnesota23.	Illinois24.	Pepperdine25.	San Diego26.	UC Santa Barbara27.	Purdue28.	Utah29.	Michigan State30.	Notre Dame

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