From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—Three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play volleyball at Harford for the 2009 season, head coach Jason Colangelo announced today. Kaitlyn Hall, Jaclyn Hall and Rebecca Wysocki signed with the Fighting Owls during a formal ceremony on Tuesday night at Susquehanna Center.
“All three of these players have tremendous leadership skills and will make an immediate impact at Harford,” Colangelo said. “They are very consistent players and exhibit some great teamwork together, especially with them all coming from the same high school. They are the kind of players that improve themselves while also helping to improve the players around them and in turn make the team that much better.”
Jaclyn Hall, a 5’9″ outside hitter from Bel Air, Md., averaged 1.96 kills per game during Bel Air High School’s regular season as well as contributing 0.51 aces per game. Hall spent her first two years with the Bobcats as a setter on the jayvee squad, but was elevated to varsity at the start of her junior year where she changed her position to outside hitter. The senior tallied a season-high 15 kills and also added four aces in Bel Air’s win over Elkton and was also a member of the basketball and lacrosse teams during her tenure at Bel Air.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to have Jaclyn play at Harford and optimistic that she will be a strong player for us,” Colangelo said. Her well roundedness and ability to play multiple positions will greatly strengthen our lineup next year.”
Hall’s sister, Kaitlyn, a 5’6″ defensive specialist and right-side hitter will also join her on the Harford team and averaged just shy of 1.00 dig per game for the 2008 season. Like her sister, she spent two years on the jayvee team before playing at the varsity level her final two years and was also a member of the basketball and lacrosse teams.
“Kaitlyn’s defensive skills and her ability to read the other team’s offense will give her the ability to be a strong passer and her consistent serving will allow her to contribute to the team’s overall offense,” the coach said.
The third and final piece of Colangelo’s recruiting class is 5’8″ middle hitter Rebecca Wysocki, who spent two years at Redeemer Classical before coming to Bel Air for her junior and senior years, where she was a member of the varsity Bobcat team and was named First-Team All-County this past fall by The Baltimore Sun. Wysocki is also a Minds in Motion scholar as is a member of the TCA club volleyball team based in Baltimore.
“Rebecca is a strong outside hitter with the ability to be consistent blocker for us next year,” Colangelo said. “Her smart net play is going to be an asset for us next year.”