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Utah Volleyball Adds Pair of Middle Blockers

Carly Trueman recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play with the University of Utah volleyball team starting in the fall of 2013.

Carly Trueman recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play with the University of Utah volleyball team starting in the fall of 2013.

Nov. 19, 2012

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SALT LAKE CITY - A pair of middle blockers have signed National Letters of Intent to join the University of Utah volleyball team for the 2013 season, head coach Beth Launiere announced. Alyssa Koenig and Carly Trueman will don the crimson and white for the Utes next fall.

"Both of our recruits are tremendous athletes who play high above the net," Utah head coach Beth Launiere said. "Carly is extremely quick and a great jumper, while Alyssa is long and athletic. They will join a program that has a long list of national-caliber middle blockers and will help carry on the tradition of Utah as one of the top blocking teams in the country.

"We're excited to get them both in our gym. You need great athletes to compete in the Pac-12 and we feel Carly and Alyssa will be very successful at this level."

Alyssa Koenig
(MB / 6-2 / Arroyo Grande, Calif. / Arroyo Grande HS / 805 Elite Volleyball Club)

Koenig, a 6-2 Arroyo Grande, Calif., native, attends Arroyo Grande High School and has been a first-team all-league selection as an outside hitter each of the last two seasons after earning second-team honors as a sophomore in 2010. She was a four-year letterwinner for coach Ernie Santa Cruz at Arroyo Grande High School and posted 219 kills, 143 digs and 36 aces this season as a senior.

Koenig played for the 805 Volleyball Club and was a member of the 2009 and 2012 undefeated league champions.

Koenig is a member of the National Honor Society, Link Crew, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the ASB Senior Class Officer and also competes in track and field in the high jump and triple jump. The daughter of John and Deborah Koenig, she intends to major in Interior Design at Utah and plans on eventually owning her own business. She has two siblings, Brandon and Kayla Young.

Carly Trueman
(MB / 6-1 / Tucson, Ariz. / Tucson High Magnet School / Zona 18-1 Volleyball Club)

Trueman, a 6-1 Tucson, Ariz., product, pounded down 258 kills (3.2 per set), 90 digs, 84 blocks and 37 aces during her senior year and was named team MVP while serving as team captain at Tucson High Magnet School for coach Wendy Escarega-Parra. Trueman was second on the team in kills during her junior season. She played club volleyball for Zona 18-1 as well.

Trueman also played on the basketball team and enjoys dirt biking riding, snowboarding, fishing and hiking. Both of her parents, Ursula Kramer and David Trueman, are engineers who graduated from the University of Utah. She has one brother, Alex.

The Utes will enter their third season in the Pac-12 Conference next fall with all seven of their starters returning and 11 letterwinners coming back to the team.

Alyssa Koenig will join the Utes for the 2013 season.



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