April 14, 2004
Clemson head volleyball coach Jolene Jordan Hoover announced the addition of two more high school standouts to join the Tiger volleyball team in 2004. Courtney Lawrence and Laura Boozer will join Leslie Mansfield, Brittany Ross and Meghan Steiner, who signed National Letters of Intent last fall, as members of the Clemson team this fall.
“These additions, along with our fall signings will help give us more team depth,” said head coach Jolene Hoover. “The signing of Courtney Lawrence is particularly exciting because she brings so much of what we were looking for in a setter. Her size, touch, athleticism, ability to play defense, and being left-handed make us happy that she chose Clemson.”
Lawrence, from Redondo Beach, CA, helped South Torrance High to the 2002 CIF runner-up finish in Division II-A. A 2003 team captain for her high school team, Lawrence has earned two letters in volleyball and was named the recipient of the 2001 All-Tournament Award. In 2002, she placed second in the U-21 AAU Beach Tournament.
“Courtney is an athletic, left-handed setter. She possesses all the physical tools that you look for in a setter. She is currently playing for one of the better junior teams in the country, Mizuno Club Long Beach. As she gains experience, we believe that she can become an outstanding setter at Clemson.”
Boozer, from Columbia, SC, is an all-state all-star middle hitter. She was a four-time all-region and all-area pick while playing for Richland Northeast High School, and was named all-state three times (2002-2004). Boozer, the 2004 team captain award winner and team MVP, helped lead Richland Northeast to the region title in 2002 and the Palmetto Region championship in 2003. She has earned four letters in volleyball, one letter in basketball and six varsity letters in softball. Her brother, Thomas Boozer, was a standout on the Clemson baseball team from 1999-2002.
“Laura is someone who will really help our depth in the middle. She has really improved over the course of the last two years and we believe she will continue to get better. She is from a family of Clemson athletes and has been an All-State player in South Carolina. We are glad Laura has chosen Clemson.”
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