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CU volleyball: Buffs add Lillie Klemmer, Rachel Whipple to 2016 recruiting class

Colorado volleyball coach Jesse Mahoney has announced the addition of Lillie Klemmer (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Rachel Whipple (Centennial) to the 2016 recruiting class.

“We are excited to welcome Rachel and Lillie to the Buff family,” Mahoney said in a release. “Both are great students, elite players and most importantly, they are exceptional people. We are looking forward to positive impact they will have on our program.”

Klemmer and Whipple join Lauren Dorrell and Justine Spann in the class as well as sophomore Alexa Smith, who transferred from Purdue in January.

The 5-foot-11 Klemmer, a three-year starter at Punahou, was a two-time all-state selection. She first earned the honor in 2014 after helping Punahou to the Hawaii state championship and was again selected to the team in 2015.

Whipple, a 5-7 defensive specialist, was a three-time team captain at Smoky Hill and earned four varsity letters on the volleyball team. She recorded 445 digs, 393 serve receptions, 46 aces and 34 kills as a senior.