ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball program and head coach Mark Rosen have announced that Carly Skjodt has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 academic year.
"We are really excited that she is such a complete player," Rosen said. "I think she is somebody who offensively is at an extremely high level. She is somebody who can terminate from the outside, and she brings size. One of the best thing about her is that she has played at the 18-and-under division, which is the highest division in the open level, since she was a sophomore, so she played up for two or three years in age group. I think it benefited her that she has seen a really high-level game. Carly is somebody who can be a six-rotation outside hitter. She is able to be offense both front row and back row but also defensive in passing the ball."
Skjodt (pronounced SCOTT), a 6-1 outside hitter and a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, attends Carmel High School and plays club volleyball for Munciana Samurai. She was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the Greyhounds, helping Carmel to a 4A state championship her senior year as she had 22 kills in the state championship win over Cathedral. She also was part of back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2013. Skjodt was a three-time All-Indiana first team selection and was named an AVCA Under Armour first team honoree her senior year. She will play in the Under Armour All-American match on Dec. 19 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The website PrepVolleyball.com ranked Skjodt as the No. 26 senior in the country. She also was a top-50 junior by PrepVolleyball.com.
Skjodt helped Munciana Samaurai to a runner-up finish in the 2014 AAU Nationals and a third-place finish in that event in 2013. She was named a 2014 AAU Nationals All-American. Skjodt also played for Team Indiana in 2012, guiding that team to a third-place finish in the 2013 AAU Nationals.
"She comes from Munciana, which is a club we had a lot of success from with (Megan) Bower, Claire McElheny and Brittany Lee, and the head coach of that club is someone who trains at a very high level," Rosen added. "Those kids seem to transition to the college game really well, and I think Carly will as well. I think she is a great fit, too, personality wise. I think she is someone who fits with our team and the culture of our program and with the University of Michigan."
Michigan hosts No. 4 Penn State Wednesday night (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. inside Cliff Keen Arena.
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