Written by Ryan Bower
Sunday, 03 June 2012 11:54
Appalachian State University volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro announced the addition of UMBC transfer Dalton Tolliver to his squad for the upcoming 2012 season on Sunday. Tolliver, who was named as the America East Rookie of the Year last season, appeared in 28 matches for the Retrievers and made 15 starts to help lead UMBC to an appearance in the
semifinals of the America East Tournament. She will be eligible to play immediately for the Mountaineers this season as a sophomore. In addition to her Rookie of the Year honor last season, Tolliver also earned a spot as a second-team all-America East selection and was a member of the league’s all-rookie team.
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“It’s not often that you are able to bring in an all-conference player and conference Rookie of the Year as a transfer, so we’re very excited that we get to this year,” said Ginipro. “Dalton had a very successful freshman year at UMBC and I’m looking forward to having that experience in our gym this fall. She is an extremely talented, mature player who is a wonderful addition to our roster.” The Ortonville, Mich., native finishes second for UMBC in kills (222), hitting percentage (.288), block assists (71) and total blocks (77) while ranking second in the league in hitting percentage.
A 2010 first team all-state selection in Michigan, Tolliver helped lead Notre Dame Prep to a state title as a freshman, a state quarterfinal appearance as a sophomore and regional appearances in her final two seasons. The addition of Tolliver brings the total number of newcomers on ASU’s roster for the 2012 season to seven.
Photo Courtesy: Matt Ginipro, ASU Athletics