Nov. 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University head coach Dr. Cecile Reynaud announced Thursday the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Aisha Carr, a 6-0 outside and middle hitter from Dallas, Texas and Ashley Meyer, a 6-0 middle hitter from Luling, La., will be joining the Lady Seminoles in 2001-2002.
Competing at Skyline High School, Carr was named first-team all-district as a sophomore, offensive player of the year as a junior and was again a key player as a senior (post-season awards have not yet been announced). Carr played last season with the North Dallas Volleyball Club, following her first year of exposure to USAV club volleyball with the Dallas Starlings.
“Aisha Carr was a nationally recruited player,” Reynaud said. “We have been watching her for two years. She is well developed with the experience of playing for a top club. Aisha is also an excellent student athlete and a dedicated volleyball player.”
Meyer is relatively unknown in volleyball outside of Louisiana. FSU coaches first identified her when she attended the FSU team camp in the summer of 2000.
“Ashley’s athleticism first caught our eye,” Reynaud said. “She will quickly develop into a dominant force at the net. She has a competitive personality which also helps her to excel in the classroom.”
Last year, Meyer led the John T. Curtis High School Lady Patriot volleyball team to a 43-3 record. This is the fourth consecutive year their team is competing for the 4A State Championship.
Both student-athletes are active in school politics and boast high school G.P.A’s above 3.9/4.0. Carr is in the top-10% of her class and is a member of the student senate. Meyer was recently elected senior class secretary and anticipates studying pre-med or engineering.
Reynaud is very excited about the future of Lady Seminole volleyball with these two additions.
“Jennifer Werrick is the only player that we are losing from this year’s team,” Reynaud said. “These two women will have an opportunity to compete for a starting spot on a young returning team.”