A three-sport star in high school, Megan Campbell was First Team All-Ohio in volleyball and the District 9 Player of the year in both volleyball and basketball as a senior for Versailles High School.
ORLANDO - Megan Campbell, an incoming freshman for the University of Dayton volleyball team, was named an 18U All-American at last week’s 2010 AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando. Campbell, an outside hitter from Versailles, Ohio, led her Asics Municiana Samurai team to a second-place finish in the 18 Open Division.
"Megan had a great tournament - a coming-out party on the national stage," UD volleyball coach Kelly Sheffield said. "Most of the top teams in the country were there and she was as good as anyone. She made a three-hour round trip drive four or five times a week for the past six months to play with that club team. She received great coaching and it has really paid off for her.”
“I love seeing a player that is willing to do whatever it takes to reach her potential and Megan really improved her game this year. She's a competitor and it was obvious that when the competition got tougher, and the moments bigger, she was more dominant."
A three-sport star in high school, Campbell was First Team All-Ohio in volleyball and the District 9 Player of the year in both volleyball and basketball as a senior for Versailles High School. Her jumping reach is 10 feet, three inches.
Players who were named to the 18U Open All-America team have signed with programs such as Penn State, Duke and Tennessee.
Also at the AAU Junior Nationals, future teammate Allyson Morey led her Munciana Ninja’s team to a ninth-place finish in the AAU 18 Club Division. The Ninja’s went 10-1 at the tournament, but their lone loss came in the round of bracket play, placing them behind the eight quarterfinalists in the tournament.
Last season, Dayton finished 30-4 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after capturing the Atlantic 10 Championship at the Frericks Center in a nationally-televised broadcast of the championship match. Senior Lindsay Fletemier was named Third-Team All-American by the AVCA. This fall, UD Arena will be one of four 2010 NCAA Volleyball Championship Regional Sites.