EUGENE – A pair of incoming University of Oregon volleyball freshmen were honored among the nation’s top prep seniors on the 2012-13 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 List.

Raising UO’s tally of Fab-50 prospects to eight in his tenure, Duck head coach Jim Moore looks forward to the addition next fall of Naya Crittenden (Modesto, Calif.) and Haylee Roberts (Bakersfield, Calif.).

Crittenden, a 6-2 opposite side hitter, was an all-conference pick in 2011. In club action, her Rage VC team was a 2012 Regional Qualifier and placed sixth in the Gold Division, and added fifth place in the Junior Nationals National Division. On the track, the three-year letterwinner helped her 4x100-meter relay win conference titles in 2011 and ’12.

Roberts, a 6-3 middle blocker, was a three-time all-league and two-time all-area recipient. In 2013, she will play for Club Jamba after her Laguna Beach VC team placed 14th in the Junior National Open Division in 2012. 

Other Fab 50 Duck recruits in Moore’s eight years at the helm include setter Lauren Plum (2010) and outside hitters Martenne Bettendorf (2012), Liz Brenner (2011), Katherine Fischer (2009), Heather Meyers (2007) and Sonja Newcombe (2006).

The duo are part of a four-member signee class announced last fall with Under Armour prep All-America libero Amanda Benson (Lichtfield Park, Ariz.) and middle blocker Kacey Nady (El Cajon, Calif.).

Their addition will help the Ducks replace one of their greatest senior classes that included AVCA National Player of the Year and outside hitter Alaina Bergsma, A2 National team libero Haley Jacob, outside hitter Katherine Fischer and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki.

Last fall, the Ducks (30-5, 16-4) capped their greatest season with runner-up NCAA and Pac-12 placings and school record for victories. 


2012-13 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 List
BreElle Bailey, 6-4, MB, HS: Lehi (Utah), Club: Club Utah, College: Arizona State
Denise Belcher, 5-11, OH, HS: Apopka (Fla.), Club: OVA, College: Florida
Tori Blake, 6-2, MB, HS: Midland (Mich.), Club: MVA, College: Wisconsin
Ciara Capezio, 6-2, OH, HS: Burlington (Wis.), Club: Fusion, College: Minnesota
Lauren Carlini, 6-2, S/RS, HS: West Aurora (Ill.), Club: Sports Performance, College: Wisconsin
Abby Cole, 6-5, MB, HS: Grand Haven (Mich.), Club: MVA, College: Michigan
Chloe Collins, 5-7, S, HS: Cypress, Woods: (Texas), Club: Houston Juniors, College: Texas
>Naya Crittenden, Height 6-2, Position RS, High School Johansen (Modesto, Calif.), Club Rage, College Oregon
Carly DeHoog, 6-4, RS, HS: Ontario Christian (Calif.), Club: Club West, College: Washington
Skylar Dykstra, 5-10, L, HS: Redondo Union (Calif.), Club: Sports Shack, College: UCLA
Claire Felix, 6-5, MB, HS: Lewis-Palmer (Monument, Colo.), Club: Colorado Juniors, College: UCLA
Rachel Fortner, 5-11, S, HS: Saint Henry (Erlanger, Ky.), Club: Elevation, College: Dayton
Jennie Frager, 6-5, MB, HS: Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.), Club: Wave, College: UCLA
Emily Franklin, 6-3, MB, HS: Red Mountain (Mesa, Ariz.), Club: Spiral, College: Kentucky
Raina Hembry, 6-3, MB, HS: Central Catholic (Portland Ore.), Club: Oregon NW, College: Tennessee
Tayler Higgins, 5-8, S, HS: Punahou (Honolulu Hawaii), Club: Ku-Ikahi, College: Hawaii
Briana Holman, 6-0, MB, HS: Cedar Hill (Texas), Club: Mad Frog, College: LSU
Alex Holston, 6-0, S/RS, HS: Sherwood (Sandy Spring, Md.), Club: Metro American, College: Florida
Sara Hughes, 5-11, S, HS: Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Club: Long Beach, College: USC (sand)
Kelsey Humphreys, 6-0, S, HS: Corona del Mar (Calif.), Club: Laguna Beach, College: Stanford
Kelly Hunter, 5-11, S, HS: Papillion-La Vista South (Neb.), Club: Nebraska Juniors, College: Nebraska
Alyssa Jensen, 5-10, S, HS: St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.), Club: HP St. Louis, College: Cal
Jenelle Jordan, 6-2, MB, HS: Bellaire (Texas), Club: Houston Juniors, College: Cal
Maddy Kerr, 5-8, L, HS: Torrey Pines (San Diego, Calif.), Club: Wave, College: Cal
Kira Larson, 6-3, MB, HS: Fargo North (N.D.), Club Northwoods: Black Ice, College: Nebraska
Jamie Lea, 6-2, OH, HS: Orange (Hillsborough, N.C.), Club: Jammers, College: Tennessee
Hailey Luke, 6-0, S/RS, HS: Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), Club: OVA, College: Florida State
Merete Lutz, 6-8, MB, HS: Lamar (Houston, Texas), Club: Southwest, College: Stanford
Ashley Mariani, 6-1, MB, HS: Arlington (Texas), Club: Dallas Summit, College: Tennessee
Maya McClendon, 5-9, OH, HS: DuPont Manual (Louisville, Ky.), Club: KIVA, College: Louisville
Joy Miley, 6-2, OH, HS: Downey (Calif.), Club: So. Cal Juniors, College: Long Beach State
Ebony Nwanebu, 6-4, RS, HS: Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas), Club: TAV, College: USC
Chiaka Ogbogu, 6-1, MB, HS: Coppell (Texas), Club: TAV, College: Texas
Kylie Randall, 6-2, OH, HS: Magnolia (Texas), Club: Willowbrook, College: Ohio State
Chloe Reinig, 6-4, OH, HS: South Lyon (Mich.), Club: Michigan Elite, College: Michigan St.
>Haylee Roberts, 6-3, RS, HS: Liberty (Bakersfield, Calif.), Club: Club Jamb, College: Oregon
Amber Rolfzen, 6-3, OH, HS: Papillion-La Vista South (Neb.), Club: Nebraska Juniors, College: Nebraska
Kadie Rolfzen, 6-3, OH, HS: Papillion-La Vista South (Neb.), Club: Nebraska Juniors, College: Nebraska
Elise Ruddins, 6-4, OH, HS: Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Club: Laguna Beach, College: USC
Taylor Sandbothe, 6-1, MB, HS: Lee’s Summit West (Mo.), Club: Invasion, College: Ohio State
Katie Schau, 5-9, S, HS: Gull Lake (Richland, Mich.), Club: Dead Frogs, College: Minnesota
Penina Snuka, 5-5, S, HS: Kahuku (Hawaii), Club: Arizona East Valley, College: Arizona
Michelle Strizak, 6-0, OH/S, HS: Notre Dame (Cincinnati Ohio), Club: Cincy Classics, College: Illinois
Bailey Tanner, 6-2, S/RS, HS: San Clemente (Calif.), Club: Tstreet, College: Washington
Hannah Tapp, 6-3, MB, HS: Stewartville (Minn.), Club: Northern Lights, College: Minnesota
Paige Tapp, 6-1, RS, HS: Stewartville (Minn.), Club: Northern Lights, College: Minnesota
Nikki Taylor, 6-3, OH, HS: Henry J. Kaiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), Club: Imi Ike, College: Hawaii
Emily Thater, 6-3, MB, HS: Springfield (Mo.), Club: Springfield Juniors, College: Missouri
Alyse Whitaker, 6-2, MB, HS: Vista Murrieta (Calif.), Club: Temecula, College: Duke
Sarah Wilhite, 6-1, OH, HS: Eden Prairie (Minn.), Club: Northern Lights, College: Wisconsin



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