Jan. 11, 2011
The Cal State Northridge women's volleyball program and head coach Jeff Stork announced the signing of Casey Hinger and Cieana Stinson to National Letters of Intent to play for the Matadors. Hinger and Stinson will enter Cal State Northridge in the fall of 2011.
Hinger, a 6-2 middle blocker from Valencia High School in Placentia, Calif., was a first team All-CIF Division 3-AA selection as a senior. She was also the Empire League Most Valuable Player as well as Valencia High School MVP and Scholar Athlete. Hinger was also named an OC Player to Watch in 2010. She helped lead the Tigers to an 18-11 overall record and 10-2 league mark under Coach James Thorne. Hinger also competed in track and field and was the top high jumper in the Empire League.
"Casey is a very good volleyball player," said Stork. "The thing we saw in her first was her ability as a net player. She was an outstanding attacker and a very good read blocker. As we watched her more we found out that she was a very good passer and setter. So as we've seen her develop we've come to the opinion that she is an outstanding all-around volleyball player, which will give her options on where to play. Casey is also an outstanding student so we're very happy that she chose Northridge and we're looking forward to having her in the program."
Stinson, a 6-0 middle blocker/opposite from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., was named first team All-City and first team all-league as a senior in 2010. She also picked up first team all-league honors for the Toreadors as a junior in 2009. Stinson played at Chatsworth her first two seasons (2007, 2008) earning second team all-league honors as a middle hitter a sophomore. The Chancellors won a league championship in 2008.
"Cece could be one of the most physical players that we've brought into the program," said Stork. "She's a gifted athlete who's becoming an outstanding volleyball player. Her upside is tremendous because she can already plays well above the plane of the net. She can hit with range and penetrate the net as a blocker. We are excited to have an athlete of her caliber come into the program.."
2011-12 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL SIGNEES
NAME, POS, HEIGHT, HOMETOWN, HIGH SCHOOL
Casey Hinger, MB, 6-2, Fullerton, Calif., Valencia
Cieana Stinson, MB/OPP, 6-0, Woodland Hills, Calif., Taft
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