Boise State Volleyball Signs Elizabeth Harden to National Letter of Intent

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State volleyball program guided by head coach Robin Davis is excited to announce the signing of Elizabeth Harden to the 2009 Bronco volleyball freshman class. The Lake Forest, Calif., native is the first newcomer to join the Broncos’ 2009 roster and will wear No. 7 for the blue and orange.


A 6-1, outside hitter, Harden was a three-year member of the El Toro High School varsity volleyball team, playing under head coach Brian David. There she helped the Chargers to the 2008 Sea View League championship title as well as league runner-up in 2007 and 2006.


“Liz is very good right now,” said Davis. “Her backcourt skills equal her frontcourt dominance. Two years ago Liz was 5-7 and playing libero and her collegiate potential is sky-high.”

With her senior season coming to a close, Harden has racked up 357 kills for a 4.4 kills per game average to lead the team, while also posting the team leading mark in digs with 227. The 2008 co-captain has also added 25 ace serves and 14 total blocks (13 solo) to the Chargers’ successful season. Harden also ranks well within Orange County, holding the No. 10 spot in kills.


As a team, the El Toro High squad has posted a 21-7 record on the season, including a 9-1 league record. After winning the Sea View League title, the Chargers have advanced to the Division I-AA California Interscholastic Federation south section championships where they knocked off their first round opponent, Rancho Cucamonga, 3-0, on Tues., Nov. 11.


As a junior, Harden helped the Chargers to a 17-10 record as well as a 6-2 record in the Sea View League. Harden was named to the All-Sea View League second team in 2007 as well as being named the El Toro Most Valuable Offensive Player and most improved player.


Harden also plays for the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club and has played on the top age group team each year.


She will be a strong addition to the Broncos academically as well, boasting a 3.71 high school grade point average and ranking No. 88 out of a class of 635. Harden’s college major is undecided at this point.


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