By Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines women's volleyball program may be in the thick of the 2010 season, but the Lady Hardrockers are still building toward the future with the recent signing of a top recruit out of Colorado.
The Hardrocker volleyball program along with 'Rocker head volleyball coach Tiffany Mastin-McCampbell are pleased to announce the signing of Carsyn Garcia as the newest member of the 2011 SD School of Mines women's volleyball team.
Garcia is a 5-foot-10-inch setter from Greeley, Colo., who is currently finishing up her final season of prep volleyball for the University High School Lady Bulldogs.
"Carsyn is the type of player that will help to lead this program forward with the movement to NCAA Division II. She will be an immediate impact player for our program, and as a setter, has the leadership and athletic ability to create opportunities for our offense to score," Mastin-McCampbell said.
Garcia has accomplished quite a bit during her high school career. As a junior, she was selected to her All-Conference first team and earned a spot on the Academic All-State first team. In 2008, Garcia was again All-Conference first team and All-State honorable mention. As a freshman, Garcia was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Garcia also has a number of club volleyball achievements.
"Carsyn will contribute as a hitter and will only add further depth to this position," Mastin-McCampbell said. "Carsyn brings a huge amount of experience and versatility to our program. I am very excited to see her grow as a player over the next four years."
While attending SD School of Mines, Garcia plans to major in Chemical Engineering.