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Stier commits to Marquette

By Matt Smith
Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at 10:14 pm in Girls Volleyball.

Bishop O’Dowd High School’s Rachel Stier, the top libero in the East Bay for the last two years, has verbally committed to play volleyball at the University of Marquette in the fall.

Stier had 436 digs for the Dragons in 2009 as she was a huge part in the team’s run to the NorCal Finals. Her biggest dig of the year came in the North Coast Section finals as when she got a ball up late in the fourth-game that allowed the Dragons to win the Division III title and avoid a fifth game with Sir Francis Drake.
Stier will be receiving a partial scholarship during her freshman year at Marquette.

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  • E_CULB

    What is a libero?

  • Matt Smith

    A person who plays the back row only. She doesn’t have to rotate like the other players. She wears a different colored jersey, and can sub in and out without checking in.

  • E_CULB

    Thank you so much! You answered the question I was wondering for some time but never asked. I always wondered why that player wore a different color jersey. Is this a key position in VBALL?

  • Prep Fan

    They are considered a defensive specialist. Normally the shorter quicker players are here, as the taller ones are usually in the front row. They are key as they have to get the digs to keep those rallies alive. Rachel is one of the best.

  • Dragon Fan

    It’s Marquette University, not University of Marquette.