Leesburg (Nov. 11, 2009) - Heritage High School senior Megan Beckwith officially signed her Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division I volleyball next year at the University of Colorado.
Beckwith, the Pride's Libero or defensive specialist, signed in front of teammates, coaches and school officials.
"The feeling is amazing, it is undescribable," said Beckwith after the signing. Beckwith finished here Pride career with a school-record 1,316 career digs including a single-season record 646 digs this year.
2009*-646 digs, 6 kills, 103 points, 24 aces
2008- 473 digs, 13 kills, 156 points, 23 aces
2007- 197 digs
*Career digs= 1,316
*School record for season and career
Beckwith didn't start playing volleyball until eighth grade and by her sophomore year she was getting notice and in her junior year she said it was down to the "nitty-gritty stuff" of finding a school.
Colorado plays in the Big 12 and the Boulder school is led by first-year coach Liz Kritz who came to the Buffs after a successful four-year stint at Tulane where she led the Green Wave to a record of 76-39. Kritza is assisted by Tom Hogan, former USA Women’s National Team assistant coach.
L to R standing: Heritage volleyball coach Carmel Kielty, Heritage assistant volleyball coach Sara Bolen, Paul Beckwith, Amanda Beckwith, Heritage principal Margaret Huckaby, Heritage Athletic Director Ron Petrella. Seated: Megan Beckwith signs her College Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division I volleyball at the University of Colorado next season.
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