GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T head volleyball coach Hal Clifton announced his final two signees of the 2014 recruiting class which includes a pair of in-state middle blockers who will join the Aggies this fall.
Marteen Hill (5-foot 11, MB, Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road High School) and Jasmine Lindor (5-11, MB, Cornelius, N.C./William Amos Hough HS) will give the Aggies strength at the net over the next four years.
Hill is a two-sport letter winner in volleyball and track. She played on the varsity team for the Spartans under head coach Christie Dobbin. Hill is also a member of the NC Elite Volleyball Club team and NC Elite 18 Black team under Shaun Dyk. During club volleyball she helped her team win the Quest for Excellence Champions Gold Division in 2012.
In 2013, her team finished 21st in the AAU Open 17 Division and earlier in 2014 they were the Queen City Classic runner-up in the Gold Division. Academically, Hill is an A/B honor roll student at Leesville and has been awarded the Bronze Presidential Volunteer Award, along with the PTSA Volunteer Service Award. Hill will also be joining Leesville teammate Samara Brown who signed with A&T in December.
Lindor is a two-year varsity member at William Amos Hough under head coach Sandi Skidmore where she was a first-team all-conference, all-region, and second-team all-state selection in 2013. Last season her team was the conference, sectional, and regional champions as they finished second in the 4-A state tournament. In 2012, she helped guide the Huskies to the conference championship and she was a second-team all-conference honoree. Lindor also played club volleyball for Lake Norman where she was coached by Wade Pierce.
Lake Norman won the Queen City Classic and finished second at the Carolina Regional.
“One of the things that makes this class special is that all three young ladies have been competing at the open level in many tournaments for two to three years,” Clifton said. “They know what it takes to compete to compete at high levels. It should make their adjustment to the speed of the game a lot easier.”
A&T will start the fall season on Friday, August 29 at the Indiana State tournament.