Memphis Volleyball Inks Two Dallas Teammates
Feb. 3, 2000
Memphis, Tenn.- - The University of Memphis volleyball team got into the National Letter of Intent action by signing two Dallas-area recruits, Wednesday, Head Coach Carrie Yerty announced.
Lake Highlands High School teammates Brittany Barnett and Laura Stoke have both signed NLIs to play for Memphis beginning in fall 2000.
The duo helped their team to a 32-6 record their senior season before falling to the No. 1 team in the state in the playoffs.
Barnett is a 6-0 outside hitter who was the league Most Valuable Player and First Team All-District as selected by the coaches. She was also a Texas Girls Coaches' Association All-State honoree and was the Lake Highlands High School MVP for both her junior and senior seasons.
Barnett downed 225 kills with a .293 hitting percentage in 1999, leading the team with 221 digs. She received the 9-5A Coaches' Selection-Defensive Player of the Year award as a junior.
Barnett also participates in softball and is the daughter of Bill and Becky Barnett.
Stoke is a 6-1 middle blocker who was named Lakeland High School's best offensive player her senior season. She downed 208 kills and led the team with a .343 hitting percentage and 77 total blocks.
Stoke was a three-time 9-5A Coaches' Selection First Team All-District team member who posted the highest hitting percentage in the district. She was the league's Newcomer of the Year in 1997 (sophomore season).
Both teammates also play club volleyball for the Dallas Summit Volleyball Club.