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Rosenthal inks Reed for 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb volleyball head coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced the signing of setter Rachel Reed to a National Letter of Intent for the upcoming 2012 season.

Named the 2011 Pinellas County co-Player of the Year along with fellow teammate and Lipscomb signee Brittnay Estes by the Tampa Bay Times, Reed helped lead East Lake High School to back-to-back Class 8A Florida state championships.

“We are very excited about the addition of Rachel Reed to our program,” said Rosenthal.  “I've always said that recruiting is a funny animal, and while watching Brittnay playing at a local high school match in Tampa, Fla., I was very impressed with her setter. 

“After the match I inquired about the setter and learned a lot more about Rachel over the next couple of months.  She has experienced a good amount of competitive volleyball over her high school career and competing for the Pinellas Heat during the club season.  Rachel is a very consistent setter and will add a great deal with her work ethic and easy going attitude.” 

A two-time Maxpreps/AVCA Florida Player of the Week, Reed racked up 758 assists and added 72 kills for the Eagles as a senior earning Tampa Bay Times 2011 All-Suncoast First-Team honors.

“Rachel is one of those players that her teammates enjoy playing with her,” said Rosenthal.  “She brings a great energy to the court and will provide some depth to the setting position.  As someone that always has a great disposition it will be a lot of fun to watch her continue to grow on and off the court.”