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Patriots Sign Rocky Mountain Setter

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University women’s volleyball coach Sonny Kirkpatrick has announced the signing of Jenna Kaiser of Broomfield, Colo., to national letter of intent to attend FMU and play for the Patriots this fall.

    Kaiser, a 5-10 setter, is a product of Broomfield High School, where she played for coach Monica Tuz.  She also played volleyball for the Flatirons club team, coached by Chris Jonson.

    A three-sport standout for Broomfield, Kaiser twice earned All-Conference volleyball honors.  She was also selected to the All-Academic Team three times and was the Eagles’ most valuable player each of the past two years.

    She was her school’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy winner for Athletic Excellence in 2005.

    On the soccer field, she garnered All-Conference and All-Academic honors four times and was twice named to the Class 4A All-State Team.  On the basketball court, she was a three-time All-Academic selection and helped guide Broomfield to a semifinal appearance in the 2005 state tournament.

    “Jenna is a very talented player and should make an immediate impact on our program,” said Kirkpatrick.  “She is a big athletic setter, who possesses a lot of talent.  She has the potential to crack our starting lineup as a first-year player.”

    Last fall, Francis Marion completed its most successful season in five years with a 21-14 record and a third-place finish during the Peach Belt Conference regular season.  All six starters from that Patriot squad will return for 2005.

    Kaiser joins previous signees Jessica Lombardi, a 5-11 outside hitter from Massillon, Ohio, and Amy Witko, a 5-8 outside hitter and defensive specialist from Toledo, Ohio, as newcomers on the FMU roster.

Last Published: August 1, 2005 7:04 AM
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