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May 6, 2014

Volleyball Inks Elite Junior College Setter for 2014

Note: This is the third of four releases introducing NAU's four spring additions for the 2014 season.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just one setter on next season's roster, the Northern Arizona volleyball team needed depth at the position and found it in Jordan Leiter, who signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Lumberjacks in 2014 following two accomplished seasons at Central Arizona College.

"We were looking for a mature experienced player who could come in and compete for a spot right away," said head coach Ken Murphy. "Jordan has had a really successful collegiate career to this point. She has great leadership skills, understands the game really well and she'll be able to adjust to our team and our level of play really quickly."

Originally from Leesburg, Va., Leiter established herself as one of the top junior college setters in the nation last fall. The 5-8 setter led CAC to the Region 1 Championship and ended the 2013 season with a 17-7 record. Leiter earned All-Conference honors after ranking second in the country in assists per set at 11.27 and fourth in service aces per set at 0.76. She also averaged 0.62 kills, 0.62 blocks and 1.90 digs as she totaled five double-doubles. During her first season at CAC, Leiter led the country with 0.91 aces per set and averaged 10.55 assists per set, fourth-best in the nation.

"One of the things that I really like about her is that she plays the whole game well," Murphy said. "She's a great defender, has a really good serve and she moves on the court really well. We set our offense a little faster than what she has done in the past, but she has great skills and she'll be able to adapt quickly."

Leiter will ease the loss of graduating senior Erin Truett and will join Jensen Barton as the two players who will run the Lumberjack offense next season.