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Rebels Add Four To Fall Roster

June 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball program has added four signees to the 2018 roster with the additions of recent high school graduates Lauryn Burt and Mycah Dottin and transfers Antonette Rolda and Macy Smith, head coach Dawn Sullivan announced.

Catherine Brennan, who signed with the Rebels in the fall, rounds out the five-member 2017-18 signing class for the upcoming season, which begins play at home in late August at the UNLV Invitational.

Breaking down the class, Burt, Dottin and Rolda are all native to California, while Brennan and Smith are from New York and Iowa, respectively. Brennan, Dottin and Smith play at the net as middle blockers/hitters, while Burt and Rolda are setters.

Burt is 5-8 and a graduate of Bakersfield’s Liberty High School. She lettered three years with the Patriots volleyball team, and helped them to an overall record of 80-25 and three Southwest Yosemite League titles. Additionally, the squad won the school’s first Central Section title in 2016; one year after it had finished second. This past year, the team claimed its first win in CIF State competition. She was named Second Team All-SWYL and All-Area Kern County as a sophomore, and progressed to First Team honors as a junior. Not only did she repeat as a First Team All-SWYL selection as a senior, but also was tabbed the league’s MVP and chosen the Bakersfield Californian BVarsity and Kern County High School District Female Player of the Year.

Dottin is 6-1 and a graduate of North Hollywood’s Harvard-Westlake School. She lettered four years in volleyball; two at Harvard-Westlake (junior-senior) and two at Beckman High School (Irvine/sophomore and freshman). She helped the Wolverines to a two-year (2016-2017) overall mark of 41-21 with two straight trips to the CIF Playoffs. Additionally, the 2017 team advanced to the CIF State Tournament after a 2-1 showing at the CIF Playoffs.

 

 

Rolda, who is 5-7 and a 2016 graduate of Mission Viejo’s Trabuco Hills High School, comes to UNLV as a junior after stops at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Saddleback College. She lettered two years in volleyball at Trabuco Hills, and helped the Mustangs to a 33-5 mark in 2015; a season that saw the team win a Sea View League title en route to a CIF Division 1A championship and a runner-up finish at the CIF State Tournament. She was a First Team All-Sea View League honoree and was chosen to the All-CIF Team. As a freshman at CSUDH, she played in 26 matches and 99 sets, and amassed eight double-doubles (all assist-dig combinations). In all, she had a team-high 680 assists to go along with 192 digs, 17 kills, 17 aces and 15 total blocks (one solo). At Saddleback College, the team went 19-9 in 2017, and she played in 24 matches and 77 sets. She led the squad in assists with 530 with 22 matches with 10 or more helpers, and added 121 digs, 33 aces and 21 kills.

Smith is 6-0 and a 2017 graduate of Spirit Lake High School who lettered four years in volleyball, three in basketball and one in golf. On the volleyball court, she helped Indians to a 107-41 overall record with back-to-back 30-win seasons during her junior (34 wins) and senior (30) campaigns. She was a First Team All-Lakes Conference performer in 2015 and ’16. She claimed all-state and all-district designation as a senior, and also earned a spot in the Iowa All-Star Game. She closed out her high school volleyball career with over 800 kills, 300 digs, 90 solo blocks, 250 assisted blocks and 70 aces. On the basketball court, she was tabbed all-district and all-conference following the 2016-17 season, and played in the IGCA All-Star Game. In her one year at SDSU, she played in 26 matches and 79 sets, and notched team highs in total blocks (54) and solo blocks (14). She added 100 kills, 29 digs and nine aces. She registered five or more kills in 12 matches and had a career-high eight vs. Omaha (October 20). More impressively, she hit .300 or better in 11 matches.

Brennan, who is 6-2, graduated from Union-Endicott High School. She lettered four years with the Tigers volleyball and indoor/outdoor track & field teams. She helped the volleyball team to a Class A Section IV title and 14 wins in 2017. During her high school career, she has been selected the team MVP and best offensive player as well as named a Southern Tier All-Star. In track & field, she won the high jump at the conference championship twice and once at the Class A Section IV Championship en route to competing at the state meet twice. She owns the school's discus record, and was Southern Tier and Section IV champion in the high jump.

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