Nov. 20, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - On the heels of one of their most successful recruiting classes in program history, the Tulane volleyball program is has added two players in Sarah Ray (Nashville, Tenn.) and Margaret Singleton (Vacaville, Calif.) for the 2014 season.
Ray and Singleton will join the seven freshmen that have helped lead the Green Wave to a 26-3 record during their 2013 season to form a foundation that will serve as the future of Tulane Green Wave volleyball.
"I'm really looking forward to start working with Sarah and Maggie and we are all excited that they are joining our team," said the director of Tulane volleyball Sinisa Momic.
Ray played her high school ball at Hume-Fogg in Nashville, Tenn., helping them go 44-11 during her senior year, dropping the state championship game to Sullivan South in their first appearance in the state tournament since 1999. During the title game, Ray posted 18 kills to lead the Lady Blue Knights. The 6-2 product is primarily a right-side hitter.
During her senior campaign, Ray accumulated 540 kills, 141 aces, and 276 digs. While leading Hume-Fogg to a district championship, regional championship and sectional championship, Ray was selected to be on both the all-district and all-region teams for the second consecutive season. Ray was named the MVP of both the district tournament and the district regular season. The Tennessean Newspaper named Ray in the top 5 players to watch in the state tournament for 2013.
During the club season, Ray will play for one of the nation's top club teams in the Alliance Volleyball Club 18-1 Mizuno, after having played with the Ethos Volleyball Club.
"Sarah Ray can contribute to our team in many ways: she is a tall, athletic player who can be very good as a hitter/blocker, but also has a strong all-around game, and she just started to learn the game," added Momic. "Sarah is one of those players who can, with hard work, contribute a lot to a volleyball team."
In 2011, she lead her league in blocks, and was awarded First Team All-Conference honors as both a middle blocker and an outside hitter during her junior and senior seasons.
Singleton played club volleyball for Force in 2012 and 2013, qualifying for Junior Nationals both years. She currently plays club volleyball for Delta Valley.
"Maggie Singleton is a middle blocker with some experience playing an outside hitter," said Momic. "Her strength is blocking, but she also has huge potential to develop her game more in so many ways."
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