The Citadel volleyball head coach Craig Mosqueda announced on Monday that Sumerlyn Carruthers and Abigail Murn will join the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as part of the class of 2019.
Carruthers, a 5-11 middle blocker from Lake Wylie, signed her National Letter of Intent to The Citadel from Westminster Catawba Christian School. An instrumental cog in the team’s 2014 Metro Athletic Conference (MAC) championship, she guided her team to the semifinals of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) tournament before losing to eventual champion Caldwell Academy.
Carruthers capped off her senior campaign with 499 kills, 220 digs, 89 blocks and 86 aces. This resulted in her being named as both an All-MAC performer and to the NCISAA 2A All-State team.
“Summerlyn was an early commitment who I was able to see compete for the first time in April,” said Mosqueda. “She has the ability to play multiple positions but will compete for the middle blocker spot this fall. Summerlyn has good size and speed and will definitely add an offensive presence for us.”
Murn, a 5-6 libero and defensive specialist from Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, N.C., is a two-sport athlete that will also compete for The Citadel track and field program. She received a scholarship for the track program and will compete as in the pole vault, triple jump and high jump events.
Murns grabbed team Most Valuable Player honors as a senior for Lake Norman and was named as an all-tournament performer at the Myrtle Beach Winter Bump. She contributed 36 digs, five kills and three aces in 23 sets over a two-year span.
“Abby is a defensive player who we added this spring,” added Mosqueda. “She has some great skills and will provide some depth on defense. Abby is a great athlete who will also compete on our track and field team.”