DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire head volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger has announced that Emmy Blouin (St. Albert, Alberta), Jeanne Czipri (Aurora, Ill.) and Annie Rueb (East Providence, R.I.) have committed to attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall of 2003.
Blouin, a 5-10 outside hitter, graduated from Paul Kane Regional High School and played for the Northern Alberta club team. Blouin was a Second-Team All-Alberta high school selection and earned the Edmonton Journal All-Star award.
"She brings energy and enthusiasm to the court. Emmy is an outstanding athlete with a big vertical jump," said Hirschinger.
Czipri, a 6-0 outside hitter, attended West Aurora High School and played for the Kane County Junior Team. She was named all-conference and was a Beacon News All-Area honoree. While at West Aurora, Czipri co-captained her team the last two seasons as well as being named a four-year All-Academic Team member. Her Kane County junior team recently won the East Coast Championships at Penn State University, which is one of the largest junior tournaments in the country
"Jeanne is very talented and hardworking. She excels in whatever she does," Hirschinger stated.
Rueb, a 5-11 outside hitter, comes from East Providence High School. She was a First-Team All-State selection in three of her four seasons. Since her sophomore year, Rueb has been a starter on three state championship teams. As a junior, Rueb was named the East Providence High School Student-Athlete of the Year. Rueb's team lost only one match in the past two seasons while at East Providence.
"Annie will keep getting better, she brings a winning attitude to the program," Hirschinger said
They join setter Katie Weidner (Warrenville, Ill.) who committed earlier in the year to make up UNH's Class of 2007.