Head Coach Pati Rolf has announced the signings of Jessica Clayburn and Erika Figueroa.
July 25, 2012
Clayburn, a 5-10 outside hitter, was a four-year member of the varsity squad at Enloe High School in Raleigh, helping the Eagles to a record of 65-33 and four berths to the North Carolina 4A playoffs. Enloe reached the east region final in 2010 as part of a 24-4 season ledger.
During her senior campaign, Clayburn amassed 237 kills (3.0 per set), 575 digs, 76 blocks and 43 aces. Her dig total ranked her fourth among all North Carolina prep volleyball players. Clayburn also earned CAP Eight all-conference accolades and was named the North Carolina American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week for September 12-18.
Clayburn played her club volleyball for Raleigh-based Club Red and was named to the 17 Platinum Division All-Tournament Team in 2010 at the Junior Regional Championships.
Figueroa, a 5-5 defensive specialist, played as Dr. Phillips High School's setter during her prep career and was the only freshman to make the varsity squad in 2008. She helped the Panthers to a 105-16 overall record, district titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and the regional finals in 2008 and 2009. In her final two seasons, Figueroa racked up 1,317 assists, 653 digs, 58 aces and 46 kills
Serving as team captain her junior and senior campaigns, Figueroa was named team MVP in 2010 and 2011 and picked up First-Team All-Metro honors as a junior and All-County accolades as a senior. She received the Coaches Award after her sophomore season and was the only underclassman on the squad to be honored. Additionally, Figueroa received a varsity letter in girl's weightlifting.