University of Oklahoma head volleyball coach Santiago Restrepo announced Monday that high school senior Lauren English of Richardson, Texas, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Sooners and will join the OU program as a freshman for the 2013-14 season.
"Lauren is an extremely dynamic and gifted young lady who plays the
back row and knows how to play the libero/defensive specialist position
to the T," Restrepo said. "She is very good at passing and at
directing traffic in the back row. She has very good qualities to be a
great libero in college and we are extremely happy that she is coming
Playing under head coach Jason Nicholson at Richardson Pearce High
School, the 5' 9" English helped lead her team to a third-place finish
in the Class 4A State Championship tournament in both 2009 and 2010 and
a runner-up finish in 2011.
A three-time letter winner, English was honored as the Mustangs' best
defensive player in 2011. In 2009, she set the school varsity record
for most digs recorded by a freshman.
In 2010, English was named First Team All-District and received
All-District Team Honorable Mention Club honors the season before. She
is also a two-time Determination, Dedication, Desire Award winner,
taking home the honor in 2010 and 2011. Lonestarvolleyball.com named
English to the All-Texas Team as an Honorable Mention for the 2011-12
and 2012-13 seasons.
English is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta,
serves as Senior Class Treasurer, was named to Academic All District
in 2009 and 2010 and is part of Who's Who at Pearce High School.
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