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Future T-Bird Volleyball Players Honored for High School Success

December 12, 2016
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Future members of the Thunderbird volleyball team are being recognized for their high school contributions.

These future T-Birds recently signed National Letters of Intent to compete for SUU starting next fall.

The Deseret News has announced their All-State Volleyball teams, with four future T-Birds being honored by the publication.

Anna Cox was named the MVP of 3A, as the senior from Morgan had a huge year. Through the course of the season she tallied 335 kills, 49 blocks and 58 aces.

Kacie Huntsman was named to the 5A All-State Team, as a member of the First Team. As a senior at Lone Peak, Huntsman dished out 502 assists, as well as totaling 66 kills, 65 aces and 151 digs.  

Makenzie Van Uitert was named a 5A Honorable Mention. She was the team captain of Layton High School and led them to a Region Championship.

Janet Kalaniuvalu was named to the 4A First Team, as the senior from Mountain View averaged 17 kills per game in region play.

Two SUU signees were honored by the Daily Herald as members of their All-Valley Prep Volleyball Team.

Kalaniuvalu was named the Offensive MVP and Huntsman was named to the All-Valley Team.

Miranda Canez, who will join the Thunderbird program from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has also racked up quite a few awards. She has been named First Team All-Metro, First Team All-State, First Team All-District and was the Co-Player of the Year in her district.

“I think the potential of this class is amazing,” SUU head coach Craig Choate said.

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