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Rebels Sign Three During Fall Period

Nov. 10, 2017

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV volleyball program has received signed national letters of intent from three student-athletes – Kate Brennan, Ashley Hand and Megan Sintay – who will enroll at the University and be eligible to play for the Rebels beginning in the 2018 season, head coach Cindy Fredrick announced.

“I really like this group,” said Fredrick. “All three are very good players, excellent students and quality people. They will fit in well with our Rebel family.”

Brennan, a native of Endicott, N.Y., will graduate from Union-Endicott High School in 2018. The 6-2 middle blocker/outside hitter has lettered four years with the Tigers volleyball team, and has helped the squad to a Class A Section IV Championship and 14 wins this season. 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. Additionally, she has participated in track & field since 2014, and has 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 two times.

“Kate actually could play any position across the net. She has a long reach and hits with a lot of heat.”

Hand is a 6-0 setter from Greenwood Village, Colorado. She will graduate from Cherry Creek High School in 2018. She has lettered two years with the Bruins volleyball team, and has guided the team to a fifth-place finish at the 2016 state tournament, and 2017 Centennial League and regional championships. The Bruins were tabbed the No. 1 team in the Denver Post’s latest rankings, and will compete in the 5A state tournament this weekend.

“Ashley is a very experienced setter who has excellent placement along with a quick release.”

Sintay hails from Lindon, Utah, and played four years for Pleasant Grove High School. The 6-3 right side/middle blocker led the Vikings to consecutive runner-up finishes at the state tournament. The team won a regional title this season after it finished second overall last year. She was named to the 6A Senior All-Star Team as well as the high school academic team, which has followed being selected a 2016 AAU Academic All-American and a 2015 PGHS Academic All-Region honoree.



“Megan can play right side or middle; she puts up a big block and swings with power.”

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