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Volleyball Recruits Two New Players

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Article by: Jim Hunstein, jhunstein@lc.edu

Lewis and Clark Volleyball Coach Jim Hunstein is pleased to announce two new players, Megan Ramsey of Northwest High School and Ashlyn Hlafka of Bunker Hill High School, have agreed to play on L&C's volleyball team. 

Hlafka is a 6’2” middle hitter who played volleyball and basketball and participated in track at Bunker Hill High School.  Her name is well-known in the Lewis and Clark volleyball family. Her oldest sister, Brooklyn, played here for one year before transferring to Illinois State University. Her older sister, Michaela, currently plays volleyball and softball at L&C. Hlafka plans to study occupational therapy.

“Ashlyn gives us a solid presence in the middle as a hitter and blocker,” Hunstein said. “Obviously, she has a strong family connection to Lewis and Clark, but she definitely earned this opportunity with the overall quality of her game. In all the matches I went to last fall, she is one of the few pure middles I saw who played six rotations.”

Ramsey is a 5’11” outside hitter from Northwest High School in Cedar Hill, Mo., where she also ran track.  She was a varsity starter for two years and earned All-Conference honors. Last year, she led her team with 137 kills, was second with 20 aces and third with 134 digs. She also played middle and right side hitter in high school and for her club team, St. Louis Powerhitters. She plans to use her time at Lewis and Clark to pursue a career as a mortician.

“Megan is a dynamic player who brings us a lot of size and power on the left side,” Hunstein said. “She has played all three front row positions and always wants the ball, which only increases her versatility and value in our offense. And she’s a very fine back row digger as well. She will do whatever her team needs her to do.”