MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois head Volleyball coach April Hall announced the signing of Kirsten Kuhl (Parkland, Fla./Douglas) to the Fighting Leatherneck volleyball team Friday (Nov. 16).
Kirsten was most recently named the MVP of the BCAA (Broward County Athletic Association) All-Star High School volleyball game.
"Kirsten is a dynamic setter who is extremely physical," said coach Hall. "Her intensity, competitive nature, passion for life and sense of humor are characteristics that will bode well with the new direction WIU Volleyball is taking. I'm looking forward to watching her develop, and lead over the next four years."
Kirsten signing her National Letter of Intent
Kuhl, who will graduate from Douglas High School this spring, had been a starter on her school's varsity volleyball team for four seasons, and a co-captain her junior and senior seasons. Prior to attending Douglas H.S., she was a member of Coral Springs Christian Academy varsity volleyball team as an eighth grader.
Throughout her career, Kuhl has been named All-County by both the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald newspapers every year, and was tabbed first team her sophomore and junior seasons. The 2012 awards have yet to be released.
During Kuhl's time at Douglas, the team won the District Championship all four years, were regional semi-finalists twice (2009, 2012), reached the regional finals once in 2011, and won the regional title in 2010.
Kuhl has also earned team awards every season she has played at Douglas. As a freshman in 2009 she was tabbed her team's 'Offensive Player of the Year' before earning the team's 'Rising Star Award' in 2010. As a junior she was awarded 'Most Valuable Offensive Player' award by her team. Douglas' 2012 team awards have yet to be announced, but the future Leatherneck setter was named to the Broward County Athletic Association All-Star Team after her senior season.
Kirsten with her high school coaches, and club director, Dean and Mari Barboza
She is also a member of the Tribe Volleyball team in Florida.
Kirsten is the daughter of Kathy and Lewis Kuhl, has two older brothers Evan and Nicholas, and plans to major in Education at Western Illinois.