Wildcat volleyball signs Portsmouth's Caitlin Dowd

DURHAM, N.H.-- University of New Hampshire head volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger announced on Wednesday afternoon the signing of outside hitter Caitlin Dowd (Portsmouth, N.H.) to a national letter of intent.

Dowd (5 ft.-11) most recently led Portsmouth High School to the 2004 Class L state title on Saturday, November 6th against Nashua North, 3-2. Dowd, who registered a season-high 42 kills in the championship game, was named the 2004 Class L Player of the Year and helped guide the Clippers to a perfect season with a 19-0 mark.

In 2003, Dowd helped Portsmouth to a runner-up finish in Class L and was an All-State selection. Dowd is also a member of the Seacoast Junior Olympic volleyball program, which won the New England Regional Championship in 2003.

Dowd is also a member of the National Honor Society, as well as a peer leadership group at Portsmouth High.

"I am very happy to have Caitlin commit to UNH and our volleyball program. She has all the tools necessary to have an outstanding career and continue the winning traditions of our program. I am looking forward to working with Caitlin for the next four years," said coach Hirschinger.

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