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April 17, 2007
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Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Shane Pinder has announced the signing of Karyl Bacon to a national letter of intent for the 2007-08 academic year.

Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Shane Pinder has announced the signing of Karyl Bacon to a national letter of intent for the 2007-08 academic year.

Liberty University Head Volleyball Coach Shane Pinder has announced the signing of Karyl Bacon to a national letter of intent for the 2007-08 academic year. 

Bacon (5-6, LIB/OH, Temecula, Calif.), who starred at outside hitter for the Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears, will begin her career at Liberty at the libero spot. 

"Karyl will bring much-needed depth and athleticism to the Lady Flames' back row defense," explained Pinder. "She possesses the skill to compete for playing time at the libero position immediately. However, she played her high school career in a very competitive southern California conference as an outside hitter due to a 30-plus inch vertical jump. I am really excited about Karyl joining the Lady Flames because of her versatility." 

Bacon won All-Southwestern League first-team honors as both a junior and a senior. She was also an All-Valley honoree both of those seasons. Bacon was included on the all-tournament team at the Nighthawk Classic in 2006. In 2004, she earned an all-tournament plaque at the Washington Classic Tournament and was an all-league second-team pick at season's end. 

"On our team, Karyl was a tremendous leader, a role model and our go-to player," remarked Temecula Valley Head Volleyball Coach Amity Watson. "The coaching staff depended upon her to show up game after game with a winning attitude, and Karyl never failed to play her best game. She was the heart and soul of our team and her talent as well as her spirit will be greatly missed on the court next year. The Lady Flames will enjoy Karyl's ability to consistently make big plays in quiet ways as well as her desire to be a solid and reliable team player." 

During the summer of 2004, Bacon helped the Vintage 16-1 team finish second out of 241 teams at the prestigious Volleyball Festival in Reno, Nev. She currently plays for the 951 Elite 18-1 squad, based in Lake Elsinore, Calif. 

A 3.8 student, Bacon received Junior Honor Aisle recognition in 2006. Most recently, she was honored as the Temecula Valley February Student of the Month, a district-wide award. 

Bacon joins Nicki Scripko (6-1, OH, Fayetteville, N.C.), who signed with the Lady Flames in November, as part of the incoming Liberty volleyball freshman class.