Aztec Women's Volleyball Inks Three Recruits

March 27, 2000

San Diego -

San Diego State women's volleyball head coach Mark Warner has announced the signing of three recruits, including a local product, a multi-sport athlete and an international standout to national letters of intent. Joining San Diego State are Aspen McPartland of Grossmont High School, Megan Schauermann of Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash., and Zlatina Anguelova of Sofia, Bulgaria.

"I'm extremely pleased with our recruiting period. We are getting quality athletes, as well as quality people," said Warner. "As a team, our athleticism has improved by adding multi-sport athletes, who can play various positions on the court."

McParltand is a 6-foot-1 middle blocker and played four years at Grossmont High School in La Mesa. A three-year letterwinner in volleyball, McPartland finished her senior season as the Grossmont North League Player-of-the-Year. She was also selected first-team All-North League and second-team All-CIF, as well as garnering Union Tribune All-County first-team honors. McPartland finished last season with 340 kills (4.6 kpg) and 49 total blocks.

"Aspen is a smart and fast player with great jumping ability," added Warner. "And what really impresses me about her, is the fact that, even though she hasn't weight trained that much, she's still a real strong athlete."

Schauermann brings an abundance of athletic talent to San Diego State. At Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Wash., she lettered four years in volleyball and in track and field, while lettering three seasons in basketball. Schauermann led the volleyball squad in nearly every category last season, tallying 202 kills, registering 56 service aces, collecting 152 total blocks, while notching 275 assists. The six-foot middle blocker also has excelled at track. In the past three years, she has won the league championship and a state title in the triple and long jump.

"Megan is a versatile player with an outstanding work ethic," said Warner. "I see her playing any position on the floor. She possess a great attitude."

Completing Coach Warner's 2000 recruiting class is Anguelova, who is currently enrolled in classes at SDSU. She played volleyball at Vassil Levski 166 in Sofia, Bulgaria, receiving Most Valuable Player honors. Anguelova also competed for the Bulgarian Junior National team.

"Anguelova is a great all-around player, who takes her studies and volleyball very seriously," said Warner. "She's already accomplished a lot in volleyball and that experience will be a great asset for our squad."

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