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HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth volleyball head coach Gilad Doron has announced the addition of four early decision players to the roster as members of the Class of 2022.

Joining the Big Green ahead of the 2018 season are Emma Moffet, Bella Hedley, Nicole Liddle and Francesca Meldrum. 

Name: Emma Moffet
Hometown/High School: Los Angeles, Calif. / Marymount
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-1
Club Name: Sunshine Volleyball Club
Accolades: Captain … third at Jr. National Championship (2014) … Open Division Jr. National qualifier … Mission League champion … first team All-Mission League … Coaches’ Award … All-CIF Southern Section Division I … Head’s List … AP Scholar with Honors … National Merit Commended Scholar … led the leads in blocks … three-year starter.
Quote from Coach Doron: “Emma is a solid blocker who takes pride in outworking her opponents each and every day, both in practice and a match. She continuously pushes herself to be the best she can be. We feel Emma brings the team healthy and unwavering competition in the middle position. In addition, her work ethic will help us improve on this past year’s status as the best blocking team in the Ivy League.”

Name: Bella Hedley
Hometown/High School: Los Angeles, Calif. / Harvard/-Westlake School
Position: Outside Hitter / Defensive Specialist / Libero
Height: 5-9
Club Name: Sunshine Volleyball Club
Accolades: Captain … SoCal Prep Legends Los Angeles Athlete of the Week … first team All-Mission League … four-year club captain … three-year varsity player … fifth place at Open Division Jr. National Championship.
Quote from Coach Doron: “Bella is a multi-threat player. She has a very high volleyball IQ, in addition to her ability to help our team in the most important/fundamental battle of serve and pass. Bella will add depth in our backcourt. However, I will not be surprised if she finds some additional court time in the front due to her competitiveness and savvy offensive choice-making. She is a player who knows how to make teammates better, which is a quality we feel can help our team’s continued growth going forward.” 

Name: Nicole Liddle
Hometown/High School: Los Gatos, Calif. / Archbishop Mitty
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5-11
Club Name: Red Rock Volleyball Club
Accolades: 49ers Cal-Hi Sports CCS Volleyball Club Player of the Year … second team Maxpreps All-America … honorable mention Under Armour All-America … first team All-league WCAL … kills leader … Mercury News All-League … No. 1 in the country three out of her four years … state champion all four years.
Quote from Coach Doron: “Nicole is coming to us after a magical run of four straight California state championship wins. We feel she brings a winning mentality and the desire to improve each day to the gym. Nicole will add welcomed competition within our OH position, which is what we need in order to move up the conference rankings. Her competitiveness is key to our current status and a major attribute that we look forward to seeing carry over to our team in 2018.

Name: Francesca Meldrum
Hometown/High School: New York, N.Y. / Marymount School of New York
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-2
Club Name: NYC Juniors
Accolades: Athlete of the Year … Marymount varsity MVP … AAIS All-Star Team … state champion … league champion … captain … National Honor Society … French Honor Society … Honor Roll.
Quote from Coach Doron: Francesca is a versatile player who is passionate about volleyball and will add depth and athleticism to our squad. Her eye sequencing and feel for blocking sets her apart. In addition, Francesca’s fast arm can cause opponents problems in the middle, right side and left side positions. We see her competing for court time with our current roster in all three positions.