Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University Volleyball Coach Kristina Hernandez today announced the signings of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play volleyball at Hofstra beginning in the Fall 2013. 

Hernandez adds a setter and libero to her squad, two positions that will need to be filled as starters Catalina Charry and all-time digs leader Kylee Maneja will graduate in May.

Sophia Black (Seattle, WA), a libero, will join the Pride from Garfield High School in Seattle where she has been a three-time team Most Valuable Player and four-time All-King County selection. As a junior in 2011, Black was the King County Defensive MVP. As a member of the Washington Volleyball Academy, she helped her team to a fifth-place finish at 2011 Nationals and a second-place showing in the Copa Minas Brazilian Tournament.

Setter Hannah Klemm (Berlin, Germany) comes to Hofstra from SLZB in Berlin. Klemm helped her squad to JtfO championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and to a first place finish at the 2010 School World Championships in China. She has also been a part of four consecutive Berlin championship teams (2008-11) and a German championship in 2008.

“We are very excited about the addition of Hannah and Sophia to our program,” commented Hernandez.  “They are both great competitors and push themselves to work hard every day.  Sophia reads the game defensively at a very high level and I am excited to see what she can do for us. Hannah is capable of running a fast offense and has the determination in a setter that we are looking for.  Sophia and Hannah are great fits for our program.”