Nov. 11, 2005
ORLANDO - UCF volleyball head coach Meg Colado announced on Friday that her program has received National Letters of Intent (NLI) from Erin Campbell and Andrea Youngblood. The pair will both join the Golden Knights in the fall of 2006.
Campbell is a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Kansas City, Mo. She attends North Kansas City High School. This season, Campbell was a first-team all-district and all-conference selection. She is currently a finalist for the prestigious Evelyn Gates Award, which is given to the top prep volleyball player in the Kansas City area.
In 2005, Campbell totaled a school-record 409 kills. She concluded her career at North Kansas City with 1,108 kills - the most in school history. Campbell competes at the club level with the Mid-America Volleyball Club.
"Erin is a true competitor," said Colado. "She brings great athleticism, personality and competitiveness to the outside position. She will be a huge asset to the program."
Youngblood is a 5-foot-9 setter from Castle Rock, Colo. who attends Douglas County High School. In 2005, she was a first-team all-league selection after averaging 3.00 assists, 0.64 service aces, 2.58 kills and 1.55 digs per game. A year ago, she earned all-state honorable mention honors.
She concluded her four-year career at Douglas County with several school records, including kills (577), digs (544) and service aces (135). Youngblood plays at the club level with the Front Range Volleyball Club. This past summer, she was an AAU All-America selection.
"Andrea is so athletic and will be a great setter here at UCF," said Colado. "She reminds me a lot of (former UCF All-America setter) Jenny Frank in her athleticism. She is very competitive and remarkably poised for a young setter. We really look forward to having her here."
The Golden Knights are currently in their first season as a member of Conference USA.