Volleyball Adds Stephanie Klefot to 2009 Squad

April 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Louisville native Stephanie Klefot will join the Kentucky volleyball squad this fall as an addition to the 2009 freshman class. Klefot is a defensive specialist/libero from Assumption High School.

Klefot joins Whitney Billings and Alexandra Morgan to the 2009 freshman class. Billings and Morgan were fall signees.

"Stephanie is a fantastic athlete and plays the game with no fear," said head coach Craig Skinner. "She comes from a tradition of success at Assumption and expects to win each time she steps on the court. We are thrilled that she is a Wildcat."

The Louisville native has enjoyed a stellar high school and prep career and will look to continue her success at the collegiate level. Klefot is a three-time national champion on the AAU level. She is also a three-time national runner-up and a two-time bronze medalist in the national tournament.

Also as a prep player, Klefot captured a national championship at the USAV Junior Olympics in 2004 and 2006. She was also a runner-up in the event in 2003 and 2005, and a third place finisher in 2002 and 2008.

In addition to her national championship crowns as a prep player, Klefot was a member of the 2007 Assumption state championship team.

PrepVolleyball.com named Klefot a Defensive Dandy in 2008 in addition to earning Region 7 Player of the Year honors at Assumption in her senior season. She was tabbed a member of the All-State second team and a KHSAA Region 7 All-Tournament team member. In 2008 she also racked up All-Tournament honors at the Nike Challenge and the Durango Classic. As a sophomore she was awarded the Coaches Award.

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