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Volleyball Newcomers Find Success at Summer Events

July 10, 2014
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(L-R) Liberty volleyball newcomers Hannah Williams, Hannah Weidner and Anna Willey all helped their club teams to strong finishes at AAU national championship events this summer.

Liberty's incoming class of volleyball student-athletes has continued to excel this summer, headlined by several strong showings at AAU national championship events.

This fall, the Lady Flames will welcome eight newcomers, including six incoming freshmen along with two transfers, who will each have two years of eligibility remaining.

Hannah Weidner, a 6-1 right-side hitter from Shorewood, Minnesota, was named an AAU All-American this June, her second straight year earning All-America mention. Weidner helped her club team, Northern Lights, place third at the 2014 AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida, competing in the 18 Open division. While in Orlando, Weidner sent down 79 kills, hitting .518.

Then, Northern Lights placed sixth in the 18 Open division at the US Junior National Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota in early July. Weidner's team went 42-3 overall during the 2014 regular season.

Fellow incoming freshman Anna Willey, a 6-1 setter from Davenport, Iowa, helped her club team, the Iowa Rockets, finish third in the 18 National Division at the 2014 US Junior National Championships.

Hannah Williams, a 5-8 defensive specialist from Yorktown, Virginia, placed second in the 18 Club division at the 2014 AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida, with the Williamsburg Volleyball Club.