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Utah Volleyball Adds Middle Blockers

The Utes sign two middle blockers, one a local product from South Jordan and the other an Under Armor All America from Nevada.

Utah head volleyball coach Beth Launiere addressed the need in the middle signing two new players to National Letters of Intent.
Utah head volleyball coach Beth Launiere addressed the need in the middle signing two new players to National Letters of Intent.
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With Letter of Intent Day Wednesday for many of the the college sports, the Utah volleyball team added two middle blockers with their 2015 signing class.

Megan Boudreaux, a 6-2 middle slocker from South Jordan, Utah and Bingham High School, was a three-year starter for the Miners. She currently has 115 Kills, and 60 solo blocks in her time at Bingham and was first team all-region and all-state honorable mention following her junior season, which her Miners finished second in the state.

"I chose Utah because of the excellent volleyball program it has and the opportunity to play in the Pac-12," Boudreaux said.

"Megan has played on one of the top high school teams in the state, and her club team has been successful on a national level," said Utah head coach Beth Launiere. "She is an athletic middle that comes with a lot of experience in that position. Megan is a hard worker with good length and size, which is critical in the middle position and at the Pac-12 level. We are looking forward to working with her as she transitions to college and look forward to her continuing the strong tradition of wonderful middle blockers in the Utah Volleyball program."

Berkeley Oblad is a 6-4 middle blocker from Henderson, Nev. and Coranado High School. Oblad was named a second team Under Armour All-American for 2014. She has tallied 685 kills and 212 blocks, with 57 of those solo blocks. She helped lead the Cougars to a state championship last year and will be playing in the state tournament this year as well.

"I chose Utah because it is where I felt most comfortable, and I really felt at home there," Oblad said.

"Berkeley plays for a great high school and club program in Nevada and comes to Utah with a wealth of experience in multiple positions," Launiere said. "She is a big, strong athlete able to play both the middle and the outside hitter/right side positions. Her versatility will fit in well into our program. She has a strong work ethic and mentality, which we know is critical for success in the Pac-12. We are excited to have her join our program as we continue to strive to be one of the top teams in the country."

Overall, Utah's volleyball program addressed a need for size and skill in the middle and may have upgraded their talent, which is necessary in the ultra-talented Pac-12.

"They are both great volleyball players with size, athleticism and skill," Launiere said. "Both Berkeley and Megan are outstanding student-athletes and overall quality people. The future is exciting with these two joining the current Utes in the program."