NEW ORLEANS, La. – Loyola University New Orleans head coach Tommy Harold announced the first signing of the 2012 recruiting class with a commitment from Katie Hamilton. She is expected to compete for time immediately on the outside for the Wolfpack in the 2012 season.
Hamilton, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Crystal Lake, Ill., was a three year starter at Prairie Ridge High School. She was named to the All-Area Northwest Team and the All-Conference Fox Valley Team in 2011 after leading her team in kills for the season.
In addition to her time at Prairie Ridge, Hamilton also competed with the Sky High Volleyball Club leading her team to an 11th place finish at the USA Volleyball Nationals last season.
“We are extremely excited to have Katie join the Wolfpack volleyball family,” said head coach Tommy Harold. “She is a dynamic player that we think will help keep us at the top of the conference. Her abilities as a player will mesh well with the returning team. She is a six rotation player that has the ability not only to pass and play defense, but also to terminate from the outside.”