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East Valley briefs: ASU volleyball program signs four players

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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:11 pm | Updated: 5:55 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Arizona State volleyball program announced four high school seniors have signed national letters of intent to attend the school beginning next fall.

Two of the signees are club teammates from Canada — Sofie Schlagintweit, a 6-foot outside hitter from Abbotsford, British Columbia; and Sonja Markanovich, a 6-1 middle blocker from Coquitlam, British Columbia. Schlagintweit and Markanovich played together on the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club.

They are joined by Camri Zwiesler, a 6-2 middle hitter from Newton, Kan., and Katie Crosby, a 6-1 setter from Los Alomitos, Calif.

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• Mesa Red Mountain High School graduate and former Arizona State punter Chris MacDonald was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team. The AFCA team is made up of players from the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly NCAA Div. I-AA.)

MacDonald punted for Texas State the past two years after transferring from ASU after the 2005 season. This year, MacDonald led the nation with an average of 45.92 yards per punt. Of MacDonald’s 49 punts, 19 were more than 50 yards.

• Fountain Hills High School product Alex Groh, a sophomore punter at Occidental College in Los Angeles, was named to the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America team.

Groh averaged a Division III-best 45.9 yards per punt for the Tigers.

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