AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State head volleyball coach Sharon Bonaventure announced Leslye Barnette as her second signee for the 2012 season on Wednesday.
Barnette won three state titles the last three seasons at Pope High School in Marietta, Ga., with a runner-up finish in 2008. She finished her high school career with a record of 149-5, and was named to the 2011 Senior All-Stars and to the Honorable Mention All-Area squad.
The middle/right side hitter also spent three seasons playing club volleyball at the A5 Volleyball Club in Roswell, Ga. This season, the 18Marc team has earned an American and a National bid to the Jr. Olympic National Volleyball tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
"Leslye has great timing as a blocker, and manages to get her hand around every ball when she plays the middle," Bonaventure said. "She has a history of winning championships and knows what it takes to win."
The Jaguars return a wealth of experience from last season's squad that advanced to the Peach Belt Conference tournament semifinals, including Freshman of the Year Alex Rohlfing.