U of M, Crookston Head Volleyball Coach Lee Anderson has announced the signings of twin sisters Kassi and Kelci Green of Anoka, Minn., to National Letters of Intent to play for the UMC Volleyball team beginning in 2013.
All signees are contingent upon admission to UMC and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Kassi Green is a player with the capability of playing both middle hitter and outside hitter. Green, who is 5-foot-9, tallied 270 kills, averaged 3.0 kills per set and notched 67 total blocks as a senior at Anoka High School where her and her sister Kelci helped lead the Tornadoes to a 23-9 mark and a berth in the 2012 Minnesota Girls’ Volleyball Tournament. Anoka High School lost in the first round to eventual state champion Lakeville North High School. Kassi earned all-conference honors in 2011 and 2012. She also lettered in softball during her time at Anoka High School.
“Kassi is a very physically gifted athlete,” said Anderson. She is very dynamic and plays above the net, which is exactly what we were looking to add to our 2013 class.”
Kelci Green is a 5-foot-9 middle hitter who tallied 232 kills while averaging 2.6 kills per set for the Tornadoes this season. She notched 49 total blocks as a senior at Anoka High School. Kelci was an All-Northwest Suburban Conference pick this season and was voted her team's Best Offensive Player at the conclusion of the season. She also lettered in softball during her time at Anoka High School.
“We are very excited to have an athlete of Kelci's athletic ability join our team,” Anderson said. “She is very good in the air and has a very high ceiling. We are excited to be a part of her development throughout her collegiate career.”
Kassi and Kelci were born April 16, 1995 and are the daughters of Kathy Green. Kassi intends to major in natural science and education at UMC while Kelci plans to major in biology.
“I believe that both Kassi and Kelci will have a major impact on our program throughout their careers,” Anderson said. “Today is an exciting day to be a part of Golden Eagle Volleyball.”