December 13, 2013

Women's Volleyball Welcomes Lila Palmer in 2014

FAIRFIELD, CONN. (December 13, 2013)—Sacred Heart Women's Volleyball Head Coach Rob Machan announced the addition of Lila Palmer of Cypress, Texas to the 2014 roster.

The outside hitter is a three-year Varsity letter-winner for the Cy Fair High School Bobcats. This season, Cy Fair finished district play a perfect 18-0 and ranked in the top 40 high school teams in the nation. They worked their way to the Regional Finals, finishing as one of the Top 8 teams in Texas.  

Head coach Rob Machan loves Lila's versatility and high skill level."We are very excited Lila is joining our team next year," Machan said.  "She is a wonderful all around player who can comfortably play all 6 rotations. She is a very smart hitter and has strong passing skills. Playing for one of the best high school teams in the nation allowed her to gain a lot of high level playing experience."

As the team's top point scorer, Palmer recorded 444 kills, 77 service aces, 47 blocks and 512 digs. She posted over 1,000 career kills and digs while at Cy Fair. She has her name all over the school's record book ranking in the top ten all time for kills, aces and digs per match.  "Lila will be joining a team that only graduated one player last year," coach Machan added. "Her championship experience and high level of skill make her an excellent addition to an already strong team. "

Prior to this season, Palmer was named a Vype Magazine Player to Watch in 2013. Rightfully so as she earned the LoneStar Volleyball Special Recognition after a stellar season. Thanks to 17 double-double matches her senior year, Palmer was named to the All-District First Team for the second time. She was also the CyFair Tournament Outstanding Hitter, and a member of the all-tournament teams at the Spring Branch Tournament and the Texas Showdown.

In her junior campaign, she was named to the Cy Fair All-Tournament Team, as well as being name a Vype Magazine Player of the Week.

Palmer has led her club team, the Texas Tornados, to Nationals three times over the past three years, and her 16's team won the Colorado Crossroads American Division. Before playing for the Tornados, she had stints with Xtreme and Houston Skyline.

A strong player in the classroom as well, Palmer has been named Academic All-District twice in her career.