UNH volleyball adds three recruits

DURHAM, N.H.- Head coach Jill Hirschinger of the University of New Hampshire women's volleyball program has announced the addition of three incoming recruits for the 2004 season to complete the six-member incoming class.

Megan Hodson (S. Glastonbury, Conn.), Kristin Marcum (Laconia, N.H.) and Holly Young (Dennisport, Mass.) are the newest members of the Wildcat volleyball program and will join the Wildcats in the fall of 2004, along with Toni Barnas (Cary, Ill.), Jessica Compton (Woodridge, Ill.) and Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.).

Hodson, a 5-foot-7 setter/defensive specialist, played at Glastonbury High School, were she captained the team in her senior year and was named MVP of her team in her junior and senior seasons. She was also a two-year member of the Central Connecticut Conference All-Conference Team and was also named All-State in 2002 and 2003. Her sister Britney, a redhirt freshman, will also play America East volleyball and attends Maryland-Baltimore County. Hodson also played for Husky Volleyball Club.

Marcum, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter/defensive specialist, who will become the third Wildcat to call the Granite State home, played at Gilford High School and led the team to three state championships, each of the last three years. Marcum was named Gatorade Player of the Year this past season and she was also an All-State selection in 2002 and 2003. She also played club volleyball for Club Texas from 1997-2000, Lakes Region (00-03) and Seacoast (03-04).

Young, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter/setter, attended Dennis-Yarmouth High School where she earned First-Team All-State in 2003 and was also named a Pilgrim Conference All-Star. In 2003 at Dennis-Yarmouth, she posted 158 kills, 52 aces and a .435 hitting percentage and set a team record with 18 kills in one game. She competed in the Bay State Games in 2003 and as she guided the team to a Scholastic Division Championship. Young was named All-Scholastic by the Boston Globe and Boston Herald in 2003. She also played for Coastal Volleyball Club.

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