Nov. 14, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson head volleyball coach Jolene Jordan Hoover announced the signing of three high school standouts to National Letters of Intent. Carly Hill of White Heath, IL, Meghan Stanton of Kildeer, IL, and Kristin Swanson of Lake Forest, IL, will join the Tiger team in August of 2002.
“We are really looking forward to Kristin, Meghan, and Carly joining our program,” said Coach Hoover. “They are three players with great potential. All have led their high school programs to very successful seasons and we know they will bring that competitiveness to Clemson.”
Hill, a 5-11outside hitter, is an all-area, all-conference and all-state honoree in high school. She helped lead her Monticello High School team to three regional titles (1999, 2000, 2001) and to the first ever first-round sectional advance for Monticello volleyball. She was a member of the Illinois all-state first team in 2000 after receiving second team honors in 1999. Hill is the 2000 and 2001 Monticello High School Most Valuable Player, and was named to the News-Gazette all-area team in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and to the Decatur Herald and Review all-area team in 2000 and 2001. She was named the 2000 and 2001 News-Gazette Player of the Year, and was an Okaw Valley first team all-conference pick in 2000 and 2001. She was honored as the Most Valuable Player at the Bulldog Invitational and Riverton Tournament and was named to the Bulldog Invitational Tournament all-tournament team in 2000 and 2001.
Stanton, a 5-10 outside hitter, is an all-area and all-conference honoree, and was tabbed the Chicago Tribune’s “Girls Volleyball Prep Athlete of the Week” for the Week of Sept. 11, 2001. She is an all-area pick by the Chicago Daily Herald (2000 and 2001) and received special mention all-conference and all-area honors by the Chicago Sun Times in 2001. Stanton was named to the North Suburban all-conference team in 2000 and 2001, and was the Jacobs Invitational Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2000 and 2001. She helped lead her Stevenson High School team to the Illinois State Championship “Elite Eight” in 2001, as well as a North Suburban Super Sectional Championship. In 2000, she helped lead the Sports Performance Volleyball Club to a national championship at the AAU tournament in Orlando, and helped lead the team to a ninth-place national ranking at the USA Volleyball Championships in Salt Lake City in July of 2001.
Swanson, a 6-0 middle hitter and right side, is a two-sport (volleyball and track) athlete at Lake Forest High School. She is an all-conference team pick and helped lead the Lake Forest High School team to the 2001 regional championship. Swanson was named to the 2000 All-Lake County team as well as the 2000 and 2001 Lake Forest Invitational and 2000 Lincoln Way all-tournament teams. She has earned three varsity letters in volleyball while at Lake Forest, and has earned three varsity track letters. Swanson finished third in the state in the high jump in 2001 after taking fourth in the event in 2000. She was a state qualifier in the high jump and in the 100m high hurdles.
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