Denver Volleyball Adds Three to 2017 Roster
Macy Carrabine, Becca Mau and Lauren McManus to join four from fall signing day
April 12, 2017
DENVER – Building on the fall signing day to reload for the 2017 campaign, University of Denver volleyball head coach Tom Hogan announced the addition of three star-studded student-athletes to the 2017 roster on Wednesday, joining the four remarkable signings from the fall to bring the total up to seven.
Joining the squad will be Macy Carrabine (Bargersville, Ind.), Becca Mau (Longmont, Colo.) and Lauren McManus (Waterloo, Iowa) who will all don the Crimson and Gold next season when Denver goes on the hunt for a fourth-straight Summit League Championship.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Macy, Becca and Lauren to the DU volleyball family,” said Hogan. “They all come from different backgrounds, yet share a lot in common: they are profoundly dedicated, athletic and full of potential. They are hard workers both on the court and in the classroom, and all three will raise the level of our program.”
Macy Carrabine - Fr., L/DS, 5-11, Bargersville, Ind. (Center Grove HS)
A four-year starter for Center Grove High School, Macy Carrabine comes to Denver after leading the Trojans to the 2015 IHSAA Final Four. Carrabine is no stranger to success as she led her team to the 2015 IHSAA Regional Championship and claimed the regional title. She was a two-time IHSAA Sectional Champion, three-time MIC champion and three-time county champion at Center Grove while blazing a trail in the record books as the all-time career digs and aces leader.
A four-time selection to the All-County team, along with a nod as an All-Conference member, Carrabine was also named to the 2016 Indiana All-State team, the Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandies and Senior Aces Watch Lists, JVA Watch List and the Under Armour Phenom list.
“Macy is the kind of person that lives in the gym,” said Hogan. “She is extremely talented, has an impeccable work ethic, and is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team. Macy’s competitive mindset and overall energy is contagious, and we cannot wait to have her in our gym.”
The daughter of Michael and Stacy, Carrabine will pursue a degree in communications as she attends the University of Denver.
Becca Mau - Sr., OH, 6-0, Longmont, Colo. (Longmont HS/Idaho)
Closing out her career as a member of the Crimson and Gold, Becca Mau comes to Denver after spending the last three years as a member of the University of Idaho volleyball program. Mau appeared in 83 games as a Vandal, accumulating a career average of 2.51 kills per set while setting career highs in kills (316), kills per set (2.70), digs per set (1.06) and blocks per set (0.36) as a junior.
Mau was named to three Academic All-Big Sky teams while at Idaho, along with four separate All-Tournament teams, and had a highly distinguished career at Longmont High School. She was a two-time conference Player of the Year for the Trojans, a First Team All-State selection as a senior in 2013, Second Team All-State as a junior in 2012 and All-State Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2011. Mau was also named to the Prep Volleyball Senior Aces Watch List and finished her 2013 club season as the No. 2 team in the country as a member of the Colorado Juniors.
“Becca immediately impacted our gym from the first day of training in January,” said Hogan. “She is extremely intelligent, skilled and brings a wealth of experience to our team. We are excited to welcome Becca back to Colorado, and proud to have her finish her collegiate career as a Pioneer.”
The daughter of Gregory and Jill, Mau will finish her business management degree while at DU.
Lauren McManus - Fr., L/DS, 5-9, Waterloo, Iowa (Columbus Catholic HS)
Coming to Denver after an illustrious high school career, Lauren McManus will look to continue her success at the next level as she was a four-time selection to the All-Metro team and three-time selection to the All-District team as a member of Columbus Catholic High School.
McManus garnered a spot on the 2017 All-State Tournament Team and 2017 First Team All-Conference, while steering the Sailors to a runner-up finish in the state championship. She was named the 2017 Rotary Club Most Valuable Metro Player and carved out a spot on Prep Volleyball’s Top 25 Liberos list while also leading her Iowa Juniors club team to a fifth place finish in 2015 and third place finish in 2016 at nationals.
“Lauren is a very talented libero who lives and breathes volleyball,” said Hogan. “She competes at a high level in club which will help her make a natural transition to the collegiate game. Lauren will immediately raise the level of our team’s ball control, and will represent our program well both on and off the court.
The daughter of Matthew and Lisa, McManus is undecided on her degree as she attends Denver.
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