Loyola Marymount is adding a former high school AVCA All-American via the transfer market in Megan Rice, a 6’0″ outside hitter. Rice transfers in after one season at UC Santa Barbara and will be a sophomore in 2017 and have three years left of play as she is immediately eligible in the upcoming fall season.
In one season at UC Santa Barbara, Rice appeared in all 29 matches and totaled 134 kills, 43 total blocks and two aces. She made her way to the Gauchos after being listed as an AVCA Third-Team All-American in high school at Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California.
“We are very excited to announce the addition of Megan Rice to our program this fall,” Loyola Marymount head coach Aaron Mansfield said in the team’s release of the news. “Megan is an exceptional athlete that has the potential to be one of the top attackers in our conference. Her explosiveness, matched with her willingness to learn and get better, will allow her to accomplish great things for our programs both indoor and on the beach. We cannot wait to start working with Megan in August.”
Loyola Marymount finished 19-11 (10-8 WCC) in 2016 as they failed to make the NCAA Tournament like they did in 2015 when they advanced to the Sweet 16.