Last week, North Texas rolled cross-town rival SMU in a preview of what Mean Green Volleyball fans can expect this fall. Today, we’re going to give you yet another peak into the fall season by introducing you to a couple of players from North Texas’ signing class.
We caught up with Kaci Eaton (MB, Lake Travis High School) and Carnae Dillard (OH, San Antonio Johnson High School) and got their thoughts on the future of the Mean Green. Next time we will let you meet Tayler Whittington (MB, Sherman High School) and Katie Dudding (MB, Amarillo Randall High School), who will also be joining the Mean Green this fall.
Kaci Eaton - MB - Lake Travis High School
Eaton helped Lake Travis notch the state’s first perfect 50-0 record and the 4A state title – their second straight. As a matter of fact, the Cavaliers are the only team in state history to lose just one set the entire season, and the Austin American-Statesman tabbed Lake Travis as possibly “the greatest team in Texas high school volleyball history”. Eaton was a member of the 2011-12 Under Armour All-America Watch List prior to her senior season.
Head coach Ken Murczek - “The leader of her club team as a left side player, Kaci transitioned to the middle for Lake Travis’ state-title run and was a standout. She is another versatile player that can help North Texas in all six rotations.”
Carnae Dillard - OH - Lady Bird Johnson High School
Dillard, who was a high school teammate of North Texas freshman Analisse Shannon, posted 23 kills in the 5A state semifinal match – her school’s first appearance at the UIL State Tournament. She was a member of the 2011-12 Under Armour All-America Watch List, as well as a Prepvolleyball.com “Senior Ace”, which is list of the top 150 seniors in the nation.
Murczek - “She is probably the most decorated player that North Texas has recruited in the last five years. The progress she has made on defense and serve-receive will help her make a smooth transition to the college game.”