Ulmer Lands Elite California Prep Colyer
EUGENE, Ore. – Head coach Matt Ulmer has announced the addition of Morgan "Mimi" Colyer to the Oregon volleyball program. The California prep star for Lincoln High School ranks as the No. 43 recruit nationally in the PrepVolleyball Top 150 and has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Ducks in the fall.
"We couldn't be more excited for Mimi to become a Duck," Ulmer said of the 6-3 standout. "She is the complete package: incredible person, student and athlete. Mimi has a very high volleyball IQ, off-the-charts work ethic and a desire to be great at everything she does. Mimi will make a positive impact in our locker room and on the court."
Colyer currently ranks fifth in the state of California with 503 kills this season, good for 6.89 kills per set. As impressive is her .566 hitting percentage, which is second in the state and fourth among prep players in the United States. Through the end of October, Colyer has 10 matches with at least 20 kills including a 46-kill performance in Lincoln's second match of the year.
The Lincoln, Calif., native is also averaging 3.52 digs per set this season—257 total—and has served up 87 aces, a top-50 total in California.
Just this past weekend, Colyer helped lead Lincoln to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title with 31 kills in a 3-1 win over Christian Brothers (Nov. 6). Lincoln advances to the 2021 CIF State Championship tournament as a No. 3 regional seed. In 2019, Colyer and LHS won the Foothill Valley League title for the first time in 44 years.
Over the past two-plus seasons, Colyer has racked up 1,001 kills paired with a .428 hitting percentage. She only played three sets during her 2020-21 junior campaign but had 19 kills in that one outing. She has also collected 466 digs, 154 aces and 102 total blocks in her LHS career.
Colyer's mother Nicole (Crump) was an All-American for Long Beach State and led the NCAA in hitting percentage (.428) in 1997, and her father Jeff was an All-American for the LBSU water polo team.
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