ASU Volleyball adds four newcomers

From Arkansas State University

Arkansas State head volleyball coach David Rehr announced Friday that Sarah Kemp, Lindsay Cline, Kendal Davis, and Vallen Vaughan will continue their volleyball careers as Red Wolves.

Kemp, a 6-0 outside hitter, will come to A-State by way of Iowa Western Community College and will have two years to play at ASU.  She led the Reivers in kills with 460 and was named all-region during her sophomore season.  The Bellevue, Neb. native attended Bellevue East High School and was named the Bellevue Leader Volleyball Player of the Year on two different occasions.  She was all-metro for three seasons, all-state for two years, and first team super-state for one season.  During her time in high school, she set the school records for kills during a set, match, and season, along with aces during a match.   She also broke the state record for career digs with 1,228.

Cline, a 5-7 defensive specialist, attended Keller High School in Keller, Texas.  She was a three-year letterwinner and was named second team all-district as a sophomore, along with being named first team all-district as a senior.  She was a two-year captain, was named to the San Marcos Tournament all-tournament team after leading the Indians to the championship, and helped her team to the area playoffs during her senior campaign.

Davis (6-0) will come to A-State from Springtown High School in Springtown, Texas.  She was the Newcomer of the Year in 5-4A in 2010, first team all-district 5-4A, and first team academic all-district.  She was the team captain, selected to appear in the 2011 edition of "the Best Athletes in AAU," and is the school record holder in kills.  She also placed eighth in the Texas state track and field meet and is her school's record holder in the high jump.

Vaughan is a 5-10 outside hitter from Missouri City, Texas.  She was a three-year letterman at Ridge Point High School, team captain for two years, and first team all-district for two seasons.  She was named a Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star and was Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.  She set the school records for passing efficiency (3.0) and kills in a season (271).

"These four players we signed, in addition to the four we signed in the early signing period, are going to be the foundation for the next four years of A-State volleyball," Rehr said.  "I'm looking forward to what they bring to the team immediately and for the future."

The Arkansas State volleyball team went 19-14 last season, including an 8-6 mark in the Sun Belt Conference.