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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –The Lipscomb volleyball program announced the signing of three incoming student-athletes- Margurette Allen, Kaitlin Bradley and Kaitlyn Teeter.
Allen hails from Franklin, Tenn. and is a senior at Fred J. Page High School.
Allen led her high school team to back-to-back state championships in Class AA in 2010 and 2011 and had the championship match-winning kill in both years. Allen also led the team to state runner-up in Class AA in 2009.
“Lipscomb has a great atmosphere and academics,” Allen said. “They also have an outstanding volleyball program.”
Allen was named All-District in the last three seasons, 2010-12; and All-Region in 2011 and 2012 as well as the All-District Tournament MVP in 2012.
“She will bring a lot of experience by winning two state championships,” Lipscomb head coach Brandon Rosenthal said. “She’s very fast, laterally. She’s somebody that will perform really well in our offense.”
Allen was vice president of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) from 2009-2010 and plans on majoring in family and child psychology.
Bradley is from Louisville, Ky., and is a senior at Sacred Heart Academy. Two Lipscomb volleyball student-athletes, Caitlin Dotson and Sophie Kellerman, both graduated from SHA.
“I love the players, coaches and the campus and Nashville is a great city,” Bradley said.
The middle blocker was an Under Armour® High School All-America Watch List selection for the 2012 season and honorable mention Louisville All-Catholic team for the 2011 season.
“She’s one of these middles, who play with a ton of passion and a ton of energy,” Rosenthal said. “She runs the slide extremely well, and that’s something that we look for. We’ve been watching her for quite some time and watching her grow. She’s a tremendous player. We’re excited about her and what she’ll bring to the table right from the get-go.”
Bradley has also excelled in the classroom as well. Bradley was inducted into the National Honor Society in her junior year and made the principal’s list or first honor’s every semester while attending Sacred Heart Academy.
She made KHSAA First Team Academic All-State in her sophomore and junior years.
Bradley plans on majoring in education.
Teeter is from Lebanon, Tenn., and is a senior at Friendship Christian School. Teeter was a 2012-13 Under Armour ® Honorable Mention All-America.
Teeter set a school record with 2,857 kills and 1,339 digs helping her high school team to back-to-back Class A state championships in 2011 and 2012.
“The school, coaches, players and teachers were all very impressive,” Teeter said. “Everyone exhibited such a positive attitude.”
Teeter was named Region Tournament MVP in 2011 and 2012. She also made the Region All-Tournament Team in 2009 and 2010.
The outside hitter led her high school team to four consecutive district championships and was named MVP in the last three seasons, 2010-12. She was also named on the All-District Team in 2009 and was the District Tournament MVP for all four years, 2009-12.
“Kaitlyn brings a lot of physicality to us as a 6-foot-2 outside hitter and has a tremendous amount of pop,” Rosenthal said. “She’s somebody who I think will turn into a great all-around player. It will be great to have her height and her experience, winning two state championships and playing a high level of club volleyball.”
Teeter was named the captain in her last two seasons and has earned seven letters, four in volleyball and three in basketball.
Teeter had 962 kills, 49 blocks, 459 digs and 88 service aces en route to a 47-11 record in 2011 to win the Class A state title.
Teeter followed up with a 711 kills, 79 blocks, 297 digs and 76 service aces en route to a school record 57-4 finish to win a second consecutive state title.
Teeter plans on majoring in elementary education.
All three players add height to the team. Bradley and Teeter are both 6-foot-2, while Allen is 6-foot-1.
“This is our tallest class,” Rosenthal said. “That’s something that we’ve been lacking. That’s going to be a new twist that we are going to bring to the table.”
Rosenthal is looking forward to working with the trio this fall.
“I’m very excited about what this class represents moving forward,” Rosenthal said. “There’s no doubt that these girls will continue to help to take Lipscomb volleyball to the next level.
“They bring a ton of energy and that’s what I love about all three of them. They play with a lot of passion. It should be a lot of fun incorporating them into our existing core.”