UNCG inks two more for 2011 volleyball season
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Morgan Freeman and Vicky Harley have agreed to join the UNCG volleyball team for the 2011 season, coach Patrick Nicholas announced on Thursday.
Freeman and Harley join Holland Hoefnagel, Emily McMurtrey, Kelsey Sidney, Chelsea Evans and Brittany Morris who all joined UNCG during the fall signing period.
Freeman comes to the Spartans after spending the past season at the University of Connecticut. As a freshman middle blocker/right side for the Huskies last year, Freeman played and started in all 25 games. She finished the year with a team-best 83 blocks, 13 of the solo variety, for a 0.89 blocks/set average. She was also third on the team with 142 kills for a 1.53 kills/set average and added 19 service aces.
Prior to attending UConn, Freeman attended Cape Henry Collegiate School where she helped lead her team to back-to-back state championships. She was named the Division II State and TCIS Conference Player of the Year as a senior. She also earned State Tournament MVP honors as a junior and senior after leading her team to state titles.
Freeman also helped lead her team to back-to-back conference titles those two years and was named the conference tournament MVP as a senior. She was named to the All-Virginia First Team and All-Tidewater Area First Team as a senior.
"Morgan is going to very exciting for us," Nicholas said. "She is a transfer and will be coming in as a sophomore. She is a very, very good athlete and comes from a good family. I'm expecting some great things from her and she will fill some immediate needs for us. She is a middle blocker, but is talented enough to go outside and right side. She is very athletic and a high flier and I can't wait to get her in here and see what she can do to help us out. I'm really excited about her."
Harley will join the Spartans in the fall after spending the past four years playing at Blythewood High School in Blythewood, S.C. She was named to the all-area team after her senior season, in which she posted 198 kills and 96 blocks.
She also earned her teams coaches award and was named team captain her final season. At the Carolina Forest Invitational her senior year, she was named to the All-Tournament Team. Harley played her club volleyball for Magnum Volleyball Club where she helped them to winning the Palmetto Regionals and receive a bid to Nationals.
"Vicky is coming to us from South Carolina," Nicholas stated. "She is a middle blocker by trade, but I think she can also go on the right side. She is a little small, but super athletic and can jump out of the gym. She has a very, very fast arm. She will make our team very dynamic and keep us very athletic because we lost some of those types of player to graduation after last season."
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