Ava Bell and Hadden LaGarde have enrolled early to the University of North Carolina and are set to train and compete with the team this spring semester.
Bell is a 6’2″ middle blocker/outside hitter from Austin, Texas who was named as a Third-Team Under Armour High School All-American this season. She was named the #51 recruit in the nation and helped lead Rouse High School to the Bi-District Finals in 2014 and 2015 and the Regional Finals in 2016. Bell was a two-time All-District 19-5A First Team selection and the District Hitter MVP in 2016.
This past high school season, Bell helped the Raiders to a 31 match winning streak that brought the team to a 47-3 record on the year, including a 16-0 conference mark.
Also joining the team early is LaGarde who was a four-time all-conference selection at Carolina Friends School. LaGarde is an outside hitter from Saxapahaw, North Carolina who has played with Chapel Hill Area and Triangle volleyball clubs. She was named a three-time all-state honoree and is a top-250 recruit in the nation.
Coming in the summer will be Destiny Cox and Lauren Harrison to help the Tar Heels in the 2018 season.
Please help us welcome Freshman Ava Bell and Hadden LaGarde to campus! We hope you are enjoying your first week of classes. #goheels pic.twitter.com/3S4IFmfaB6
— Carolina Volleyball (@UNCVolleyball) January 11, 2018