New Orleans is bringing on a junior college transfer/recruit in Breanna Crain from North Central Texas College. A 5’3″ defensive specialist/libero, Crain will be an immediately eligible junior for the fall of 2018.
A native of Granbury, Texas, Crain graduated from Granbury High School after leading her team to a 34-11 (12-2 District) record. In total for her prep career, she logged 2,017 digs in three seasons of varsity play.
As a freshman in 2016, Crain enrolled at North Central Texas College and immediately made an impact with 426 digs (4.30 per set) to go with 18 (0.18 per set) assists and 15 aces (0.15 per set). She backed up her strong performance as a sophomore in helping North Central Texas College to a 15-16 overall and 9-3 mark in conference play.
Individually, she notched 391 digs (4.49 per set), 32 assists (0.37 per set) and 24 aces (0.28 per set) this past season. That was good for increases in her per set numbers in all three categories.
New Orleans finished 2017 at 12-16 overall and 6-10 in the Southland Conference. They had three defensive specialists/liberos on their last year’s roster, with none being seniors to likely return and join Crain at the position.