Appalachian State volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro announced on Monday the addition of two more players who will join the team for the 2012 season.
The Mountaineers, who already have four
incoming players, boosted their total number of incoming players to six with the additions of Kim Adkins and Meghan Mahoney.
"We are happy to add Meghan and Kim to the Appalachian volleyball family," said Ginipro. "Both will strengthen our back row and improve our ball control group, which is important to how we'd like to run our offensive system."
Both players come to Appalachian after outstanding prep careers during which they combined for numerous all-region and all-league accolades.
5-6 • Libero/Defensive Specialist
Hillcrest High School
Adkins joins the Mountaineers after a highly successful high school career during which she earned all-region honors during her junior and senior campaigns. During her final year with the Rams, Adkins helped lead her to team to a South Carolina state volleyball title. She also played club volleyball for Club South, where she earned all-region honors in 2008, 2009 and 2011 before serving as an assistant coach.
Ginipro's Comments: "Kim is another great addition to Appalachian Volleyball. Coming from Hillcrest, she's used to a high level of volleyball after winning a state title this past year. Kim has also been coached by Eli Valentin, who has been on my camp staff for the past five years, so I know she will be used to our training and systems."
5-5 • Libero/Defensive Specialist
Blue Valley High School
Mahoney comes to the High Country after a brilliant high school career during which she earned several all-league honors. A member of the 2011 Kansas all-star team, Mahoney also earned Eastern Kansas League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011 and was a first team all-league selection. She was a four-year starter for the Tigers and served as a team captain during her final two seasons while setting school records for career digs (1,970) and single-season digs (687).
In addition to her stellar high school career, Mahoney also played club volleyball for MAVS, where she helped her team to an AAU U-15 national title and a second-place finish at the Junior Olympics.
Ginipro's Comments: "Meghan continues our great pipeline to the Kansas City area and our relationship with the MAVS Volleyball Club. She has been a teammate of (incoming freshman) Paige Brown for the past few years and we've been able to watch her play for a long time. She's very aggressive on defense and solid in serve receive due to the high level of volleyball she plays in high school and club."
Photo Courtesy: Matt Ginipro, ASU Athletics