April 24, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State indoor volleyball team added Karlie Hauer to the roster – a transfer from the University of Minnesota. As an outside hitter, Hauer provided great depth for the Golden Gophers for two seasons, helping her team to an NCAA Regional berth in the 2013 tournament.
“We are excited about Karlie joining our program,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “She started for a Top 15 Minnesota program last season and has gained a lot of experience the last two years. She is very dynamic and a great jumper. There was a big need for us to find a left side hitter for the fall and we are very blessed and fortunate to have someone like Karlie joining our program. Karlie will help complete a team that has a lot of talent and we are looking forward to the fall.”
During her sophomore season, Hauer appeared in 55 sets, contributing 69 kills and 48 block assists. She helped her team to a 29-7 record and third place finish in the Big Ten Conference behind National Champion Penn State and Nebraska.
Minnesota was eliminated by Stanford (3-0) in the Lexington, Ky. Regional in the NCAA Tournament following victories over Radford and Colorado in the opening rounds. The Golden Gophers finished the year ranked 10th in the AVCA poll.
Hauer is a native of Andover, Minn. and will be admitted to FSU as a junior. She joins Milica Kubura and Mercedes Vaughn as newcomers for 2014 season. In addition, Florida State expects to add more players in the upcoming weeks.
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