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Austin Peay State University Women’s Volleyball signs four to 2015 roster


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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team opened its early signing period with a big splash, adding four players to its 2015 roster.

Signing to join the Lady Govs next season were Logan Carger and Kaylee Taff, of Houston, Texas; Cecily Gable, of Munford, Tennessee; Amanda Radich, of Grove City, Ohio.

APSU Lady Govs volleyball adds four during National Signing period. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs volleyball adds four during National Signing period. (APSU Sports Information)

Carger, a 5-10 outside hitter, recently finished her prep career for head coach Dawn Guitierrez at North Shore Senior High School in Galena, Texas. She recorded a team-best 325 kills and 236 digs as a senior team captain.

Entering the season she was named to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association’s FAB 50. As a junior, Carger was a First-Team All-District 21-5A selection and a First-Team Academic All-District 21-5A pick after recording 267 kills and 298 digs.

Logan Carger. (APSU Sports Information)

Logan Carger. (APSU Sports Information)

During the offseason, Carger was a member of the Houston Stellar Volleyball Club under coach Christian Dunn. She was a member of the 17-U team that received a Junior National USA Bid and the 16-U squad that received a Junior National American Bid.

“We are excited Logan will be joining us in January to start working with the team and learning our system,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “She is a versatile athlete that is explosive as an outside or middle attacker. We look for Logan to do great things as a Governor.”

Kaylee Taff. (APSU Sports Information)

Kaylee Taff. (APSU Sports Information)

Taff, a 6-0 middle blocker, played at Memorial High School for head coach Beth Gammill. She recorded 250 kills and 71 blocks as a senior after a junior campaign that saw her record 165 blocks and 232 kills. After that junior campaign Taff was named to the National Christian School Athletic Association’s Super Regional Team. She also is an accomplished swimmer, competing on both the swim and water polo teams at Memorial.

Taff was a member of the Houston Skyline Volleyball Club under coach Jen Woods. She was a member of a 16-U team that finished second and a 17-U squad that posted a fifth-place finish at the Junior Olympics.

“Kaylee is a physical middle hitter who is willing to put in the time and effort to become the best athlete she can be,” said Mott. “We look for Kaylee to make an impact early on due to the graduation of two senior middles. We are excited to work with Kaylee and believe she will be a great representative for Austin Peay volleyball”

Cecily Gable. (APSU Sports Information)

Cecily Gable. (APSU Sports Information)

Gable, a 5-9 outside hitter, played at Munford High School under head coach Angie Buchanan. During her career she recorded 2,205 kills with a .345 attack percentage while posting 1,076 digs and 326 service aces. She was named to the All-Sectional squad three times, the Region 7 All-Tournament team four times, All-District 13 Team four times and was a District 13 All-Tournament pick three times . Mumford won its district and was a sectional runner up (one win away from the state tournament) each of her four years.

Gable played her club volleyball with the Memphis Juniors Volleyball Club and coach Lialah Putman-Harper.

“Cecily is a tremendous athlete,” said Mott. “We are excited to be adding her to our roster and we believe she has the ability to be a dominant outside hitter in our program and conference. Her older sister Scarlet is a senior outside hitter at Belmont so Cecily is familiar with our conference and what it takes to compete in it.

Amanda Radich. (APSU Sports Information)

Amanda Radich. (APSU Sports Information)

Radich, a 5-11 outside hitter, played for coach Alan Pham at Groce City High School. She finished her prep career with 931 kills, 96 blocks, 77 service aces and 676 digs. She was named her conference’s Player of the Year and was a first-team all-conference pick as a junior and senior. She was named to compete in the 2014 Ohio All-Star Match. Grove City High School posted a 64-12 record during her career and reached the regional round of the state tournament for the first time.

Radich was a member of the Elite Volleyball Training Center led by coach Randy Cline. She was named to the all-tournament team in the AAU National 17 Premier Division last summer and to the all-tournament squad at the North Coast Power League 16-Open Division.

“We are excited to have Amanda joining our program,” Mott said. “She is skilled on both offense and defense and has played at a high level for a long time. We feel we will be able to use Amanda in several different roles.”




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