DURHAM, N.H. -University of New Hampshire head volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger announced on Monday that Sarah Rehn (Oceanside, Calif.), a 5 foot-11 transfer from Northern Arizona Univeristy has accepted a scholarship to play for the Wildcats. Rehn, will join UNH in the fall of 2004, along with Jess Compton (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Toni Barnas (Cary Grove, Ill.), who have already signed letters of intent.
"Sarah brings a wealth of experience as both an outside hitter and libero to the UNH volleyball program," said coach Hirschinger. "She has played in the strong club programs of southern California and she earned a lot of playing time at Northern Arizona. It is unusual for someone of Sarah's size to play the libero position, but that speaks to her skill level and her ball control. With the loss of six seniors from the 2003 America East championship team, we added a versatile player with experience. She is an outstanding student-athlete and role model for the seacoast community."
Rehn, who will be a sophomore next season for the Wildcats, transferred from Northern Arizona University where she posted 107 kills and 269 digs playing both outside hitter and libero for NAU. Rehn saw action in all 27 matches for the Lumberjacks and earned 17 starts at outside hitter at the beginning of the season before settling into the libero position. She finished the season with 4.45 digs per game in her last six matches as the team's libero. Rehn was a Big Sky All-Academic selection in her freshman year at NAU.
She was a four-year letterwinner at Vista High School and registered 390 kills and 260 digs in 33 matches during her senior season, guiding her team to a 24-9 overall record.
Rehn was twice named among the county's Top 25 prep players by the North County Times and received the Hammer Award at the 2002 junior national tournament playing for the Coast Volleyball Club.