UNH Volleyball Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire head volleyball coach Jill Hirschinger has announced that three high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH and play volleyball for the Wildcats beginning in the fall 2006 season.

Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) is a 6'3" middle hitter who presently attends Amador Valley High School. In 2004, Fogarty notched 193 kills, 97 service aces, 41 digs, and 94 total blocks during her junior year and was named First Team All-East Bay Athletic League. She has also played club volleyball with the NorCal and Yahoo club teams.

"Lindsay has the size and skills to have a successful collegiate career," Hirschinger said. "She comes in with a lot of experience and has unlimited potential. We are very excited to have Lindsay become a member of the Wildcats volleyball family."

Lindsey Loescher (Crystal Lake, Ill.) has been an outside hitter for Crystal Lake South High School. At 5'10", she has earned 582 kills, 681 digs, 111 service aces, and 157 total blocks during her four-year varsity career. Loescher helped her team reach the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and has been named All-Conference in both 2004 and 2005.

"Lindsey brings a wealth of experience to the program. She has played at a very high competitive level in high school and club. Her ball control, competitiveness, and athleticism will be strong additions to our program," said Hirschinger.

Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) is a 5'10" setter presently playing for the Pinckney High School Pirates. A four-sport athlete in high school, Uitti also plays club volleyball for Eastern Volleyball Academy, where last season she earned 1,264 assists and was named team MVP after leading her squad to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah, last July.

"Kate has all the tools necessary to have a very successful career," Hirschinger said. "She possesses great leadership qualities, athleticism, and a love for the game. We are extremely happy that she has decided to come to UNH."

The University of New Hampshire is a NCAA Division I athletic program competing in the America East Conference. The Wildcats won back-to-back conference tournament titles in 2002 and 2003, and their first title in school history in 1998 advancing to the NCAA Tournament three times.

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