FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU volleyball team has signed Erin Truett, a 6-foot-2-inch setter from South Mountain community college, to join the Lumberjacks for the 2012 season. She joins incoming freshmen Payton Bock, Trianna Henry, and Jenae Vander Ploeg as new additions to the NAU program which went 15-10 last season.
"There are a couple of things I hope Erin can bring to the program," said NAU head coach Craig Choate. "One is having a second setter in practice makes for a more competitive situation and we want everyone to compete for their spots. She also brings a totally different look than (5-foot-7-inch sophomore setter) Kalee Kirby, as Erin is a 6' 2" kid that brings not only setting but a very large block as well."
A native of Goodyear, Ariz. who attended Millennium high school, Truett originally signed with Kansas State after being ranked as one of the top 100 prep volleyball players in America by prepvolleyball.com. She went to Kansas State to begin training before her freshman season but sustained an injury and decided to move back to the Phoenix valley and enroll at South Mountain.
She was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region selection and earned Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) All-Conference Division-II second team honors following her lone season playing for the Cougars. She averaged 8.43 assists per set last season while contributing 1.17 digs per set and 0.66 blocks per set. She helped South Mountain to a 9-7 conference mark and 17-15 overall record.