Rebels Add Transfer For 2011|
June 17, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Taylor Richard has signed a financial aid agreement and will transfer to UNLV to become a member of the UNLV volleyball program, head coach Cindy Fredrick announced Thursday.
Richard, a 5-10 outside hitter is transferring to UNLV from Western Michigan, where she was a true freshman during the 2010 season. She will be eligible to play for the Rebels as a sophomore during the 2011 season.
"We are very pleased to have Taylor come home to play volleyball at UNLV," said Fredrick "Taylor brings excellent defense and passing skills to the program which will be very important to Rebel volleyball this season."
A Las Vegas native and 2009 graduate from Silverado High School, Richard is no stranger to the UNLV volleyball program, as she grew up with two immediate family members either coaching or playing for the Rebels. Her father was an assistant coach for former head coach Deitre Collins, while her older sister, Samantha, played for UNLV for two seasons (2008 and 2009) and spent last season as an undergraduate assistant.
For the Broncos last season, Richard started 25 of the team's matches and appeared in all 29. She had a total of 133 kills and notched double-digits in five matches. She amassed 250 digs and registered 10 or more on 11 occasions. She registered her first of four double-doubles on the year against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 8, 2010) when she notched season highs in both kills (18) and digs (21). She had two matches where she hit .300 or better in hitting efficiency when she had five or more kills. She also had 15 assists, 12 aces and nine total blocks during her freshman campaign in Kalamazoo, Mich.