The University of Colorado volleyball Head Coach Jesse Mahoney announced Wednesday the signing of four players to National Letters of Intent to begin the 2019 recruiting class.
The Buffs added a quartet of coastal athletes with a pair from California and Florida. They are: Jill Schneggenburger (OH | Tustin, Calif.), Elissa Alcantara (OH | Tampa, Fla.), Alexia Kuehl (MB | St. Augustine, Fla.) and Sterling Parker (MB | Martinez, Calif.).
"We are thrilled to welcome such a talented class of student-athletes to Boulder," said Head Coach Jesse Mahoney. "With the addition of this group we've added great size, skill and athleticism to our program while adding depth at several positions. Each are exceptional student-athletes who will represent the University of Colorado well on the court, in the classroom and in our community. We expect Jill, Alexia, Sterling and Elissa each to make a substantial and immediate impact and we are excited about the future of Colorado volleyball."
Schneggenburger joins Colorado from Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif., where she has turned into one of the top six-rotation high school players in the country. The 6-0 outside is strong in serve/receive and can hit from anywhere on the court on the offensive end. PrepVolleyball.com has her listed as their 54-ranked recruit and quotes her as 'one of the rare prep players who can be a threat from the backrow."
Alcantara comes to Boulder from Tampa, Fla.
Kuehl is a 6-6 middle from St. Augustine, Fla., who can do it all. She is the 92-ranked player in PrepVolleyball.com Top-100 and quoted as 'towers over opponents at the net and dominates offensively and defensively.' Kuehl will leave Bartram Trail as the school record holder in blocks with 235. She also is second in all-time kills with 816. As a junior she put down 306 kills, 107 blocks and hit an incredible .488 in hitting percentage. She closed her career hitting .412 and also recording 60 aces.
Parker comes to Colorado from Martinez, Calif., where she played for Alhambra High School. The 6-2 middle and right side hitter was a three-time League CoMVP and a four-time member of the Academic Honor Roll.