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Liberty Volleyball Signs Three for 2008
Liberty has now inked five incoming freshmen for the 2008 season. Courtney Boggs (S, 5-8, Marysville, Ohio) and Claire Jacobsma (RS, 6-1, Midland, Texas) signed with the Lady Flames in November.
Barlow (OH/DS, 5-10, Fairview, N.C.) is already familiar with Big South volleyball, as she plays for the Biltmore Volleyball Club, coached by UNC Asheville assistant Frederico Santos. At Asheville Christian Academy, she is a three-sport standout. In addition to helping her volleyball team win four consecutive state titles, Barlow also plays basketball and softball. She was an all-state volleyball player as a senior and was a two-time All-Carolinas Athletic Association pick. Barlow is also a National Honor Society member.
"Jordan played for a great high school team," noted Pinder. "So, she's used to winning. She has great ball control and is really athletic. Jordan plays the game well."
Haseman (L/DS, 5-8, Three Rivers, Mich.) comes to Liberty after helping lead Kalamazoo Christian to the Kalamazoo Valley Association volleyball title as a senior. This past season, the team captain tallied 529 digs and served up 48 aces, garnering honorable mention all-state honors. Haseman has also played for the Dead Frog travel team and the USA Michigan Runbird Girlz National travel team, which placed third at the USA Junior Invitational U-17 tournament. Haseman earned high school letters in volleyball, basketball and softball.
"Kelly also has great ball control," stated Pinder. "She is fast on defense and covers a lot of court. As a former setter, she has great hands. Kelly is very competitive and is great on serve receive. She will bring a lot to our program."
Warren (OH/DS, 5-11, Chesapeake, Va.) won a pair of first-team all-state distinctions at Greenbrier Christian Academy, where she started on the varsity volleyball team for five years. She was also a first-team all-conference player, and was named her squad's outstanding player of the year on three occasions. Warren plays for the Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club.
"Rebecca has a tough jump serve," Pinder explained. "That's an area where she may be able to help us out right away. She's very competitive and plays hard. Rebecca will be a great addition to our team."
Barlow, Haseman and Warren will join a Liberty team coming off a memorable 2007 season, which saw the Lady Flames win a program Division I-record 27 matches and claim their first Big South title since 2001. Liberty took a game at the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, before falling to Final Four qualifier Cal, 3-1.