By Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota School of Mines women's volleyball team is already preparing for the 2013 season by adding some top-notch recruits to the roster. SD Mines volleyball head coach Tiffany McCampbell is pleased to announce Kirsten Johnson, Hannah Redman and Karli Sanders as the newest Lady Hardrocker student-athletes for the 2013 campaign.
Johnson is a 6-foot outside hitter/right side from Belle Plaine, Minn., who is a four-year volleyball letter winner and varsity captain.
"Kirsten's versatility as a player is a highly anticipated addition to our team in 2013," McCampbell said. "She can be used an outside hitter, right side hitter or setter, and has a wealth of experience playing all three positions."
She earned all-state honorable mention honors as a senior, earned academic all-state honors as a senior, was all-conference as a junior and senior and all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore.
"We plan for Kirsten to be a six-rotation player and are really excited about not only her club experience (Mizuno Northern Lights 18-2), but also the fact that she comes from a winning program at Belle Plaine High School. We are really looking forward to seeing Kirsten play with her sister Sam Johnson who is a currently a redshirt sophomore in 2013.
While attending SD Mines, Johnson plans to pursue a major in engineering.
Redman is 6-0 outside hitter from Eden Prairie, Minn., who was an exceptional player who earned all-conference honorable mention honors for her high school team that was the State AAA runners-up in 2012 and State AAA champions in 2011.
"We are really excited about the addition of Hannah Redman as an outside hitter in the fall of 2013," McCampbell said. "Hannah plays club volleyball for the Mizuno Northern Lights Volleyball Club and has had a wealth of experience as a winner. We are excited to see Hannah grow as a six-rotation player that can add some additional firepower and depth to the Hardrockers in 2013."
Redman plans to major in Chemical Engineering while at South Dakota Mines.
Sanders is a 5-7 libero from Bismarck, N.D., who earned first team all-state honors as a senior, was a 2012 athlete of the year finalist and a member of the 2012 All-West Region team.
"Karli has a fantastic personality, work ethic, and willingness to learn," McCampbell said. "We are very excited to see how Karli improves and adds additional depth to our team over the next four years."
Sanders will pursue a major in Environmental Engineering during her time at South Dakota Mines.