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The Florida volleyball team signed three future Gators to National Letters of Intent Wednesday.

Wednesday November 13, 2013Florida Volleyball Signs Three Future Gators to National Letters of Intent

The Florida volleyball team signed three future Gators to National Letters of Intent Wednesday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida volleyball team has signed standouts Rhamat Alhassan, Abby Detering and Carli Snyder to National Letters of Intent to suit up for the Orange and Blue in 2014, Gator head coach and 13-time SEC Coach of the Year Mary Wise announced Wednesday.


“In Rhamat, Abby and Carli, we have signed three players whose talents will play a major role in our success over the next four years,” Wise remarked of the trio.




Rhamat Alhassan



Kensington, Md. (The Academy of the Holy Cross)

Metro American

Abby Detering



Mentor, Ohio (Lake Catholic)

Academy Volleyball Cleveland

Carli Snyder



Macomb, Mich. (Dakota)

Michigan Elite








Alhassan is a 6-foot-5 middle blocker from The Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Md. The tallest signee in Gator history, Alhassan is No. 3 on PrepVolleyball’s Senior Aces despite only picking up volleyball in her sophomore year of high school. A volleyball and basketball standout, Alhassan was named to the USA Youth National Training Team roster last year and jump reached a staggering 11’1” at club volleyball tryouts this year. Alhassan has amassed 150 kills, 31 blocks and 23 service aces this fall, leading the Tartans to a 27-3 overall record, including the team’s second consecutive WCAC Championship. Alhassan totaled 170 kills and 48 blocks as a junior, leading Holy Cross to a 26-2 record and an appearance in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship match. A club teammate of current Gator freshman Alex Holston, Alhassan has been recognized as one of the standouts for the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year on both the state and national level. Alhassan is the 2013 WCAC Player of the Year and under her watch, Holy Cross captured back-to-back WCAC Championships in 2012 and 2013. She was honored by PrepVolleyball as one of their Top 50 Juniors and special mention on their Soph 79 list.


Detering is a 6-foot-1 setter from Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, who will graduate in December and enroll at the University of Florida in January. A lefty with an offensive mindset, Detering has set her Academy Volleyball Cleveland club squad to runner-up finishes at both the AAU and USAV National Championships last club season. Detering, a three-time All-Ohio selection, runs a 5-1 offense at AVC and a 6-2 offense at Lake Catholic. In her senior campaign, Detering accumulated 309 assists, 285 kills, 173 digs and 31 service aces while leading Lake Catholic to the Division II regional semifinal November 1. As a freshman at Lake Catholic in 2010, she helped lead the Cougars to the Ohio Division II State Championship game, picking up MVP honors. Detering was No. 52 on PrepVolleyball’s Senior Aces and was honored by the site on their Top 50 Juniors and Soph 79 lists. Detering played for the USA Select A2 team in 2011, was named an All-American in both high school and club in 2011 and 2012, while picking up 2013 AAU All-American honors.


Snyder is a 6-foot-2 outside hitter from Dakota High School in Macomb, Mich. Snyder is a six-rotation hitter known for her power and ability to take over the game. No. 16 on PrepVolleyball’s Senior Aces, Snyder is one of the most decorated prep players to come through the Florida program in recent history. Her junior campaign was one of her best, earning the 2012 Gatorade Michigan State Volleyball Player of the Year title en route to Dakota’s state championship and capturing Most Valuable Player honors at the Youth NORCECA Championships with Team USA. Snyder was a finalist for PrepVolleyball’s National Freshman, Sophomore and Junior of the Year and the site honored her on itsTop 50 Junior, Soph 79 and Frosh 59 lists. Snyder is a three-time First Team All-Michigan selection and was one of only three sophomores recognized by Volleyball Magazine “25 Underclassmen to Watch.” As a senior, Snyder has 534 kills in her final year at Dakota, hitting .452 while adding a whopping 1.2 aces/set (101 total aces) to her stat line. A threat from the back row both offensively and defensively, Snyder currently has 431 digs to her credit in 2013 and picked up 2013-14 Under Armour Girls High School First Team All-American honors.


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