LEWISTON - Warrior Volleyball and coach Shaun Pohlman announced the signing of three Idaho natives for the 2020 season in Hallie Seaman, Emily Garus and Hannah Martinez. All three hail from Boise.
“All three of these recruits bring something unique and incredible to our program and we are thrilled they chose LC,” Pohlman explained. “So far, our 2020 class has been really solid. We need a few more pieces before we are done so I am looking forward to finding those future Warriors!”
Seaman, a middle blocker, will join the Warriors after competing at Capital High School. As a senior, Seaman recorded 117 kills, 22 aces and 96 blocks, and was voted Defensive Player of the Year and all-league honorable mention. In her junior year at Borah High School, she was voted the team’s MVP and all-league honorable mention. Seaman maintained a 3.5 GPA through high school.
“Hallie wowed us at camp this last summer and I believe she has so much more upside potential to an already dynamic skillset,” Pohlman said. “She is intelligent and hardworking, and once she lets loose, she has another level in her that I don’t think she even knows exists. It will be fun watching her growth and development during her time with us.”
“I chose to play at LC because the continuous growth of the program is inspiring and it seems like a great community to be a part of,” Seaman said. “I am looking forward to having an unforgettable college experience with teammates that will become some of my best friends.”
Seaman’s high school teammate, Garus, will also be joining Lewis-Clark State as an outside hitter. As a senior, Garus tallied 325 kills, 54 aces, 30 blocks and 292 digs. She was voted first-team all-conference and the team’s MVP, and was inducted into the Capital High School Hall of Fame.
Her 325 kills in a season are the school’s most all-time, and her 56 aces as a junior hold the program’s single-season record. Garus was voted the team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior. She earned the Distinguished Team Scholastic Award, Southern Idaho Conference Academic Award and Outstanding Individual Scholastic Award all four years for maintaining a high GPA.
“It was between us and another Cascade Conference school for Emily, and I’m grateful she’s on our team and we don’t have to play against her! Emily has some offensive shots that I haven’t seen many be able to execute,” Pohlman said. “Her volleyball IQ is higher than most (and for good reason). Emily’s vision for what she wants for herself and this team matches up and it will be great to work together to see those aspects come to fruition.”
“I chose to come to LC State because it is a great environment that also gives me the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love,” Garus said. “I am looking forward to experiencing collegiate volleyball as a Warrior!”
Martinez will join the Warriors out of Boise High School, where she played four years of volleyball for the Braves and was voted First-Team All-State as a senior. As a sophomore and junior, the setter garnered All-State Honorable Mention honors. Her GPA has not dipped below 3.5 throughout high school.
“Hannah has some of the best footwork I have ever seen from a setter,” Pohlman explained. “She is going to come in and push our two upperclassmen right away to get faster and she can locate pretty well with her sets. Hannah will bring an upbeat energy to the team and we can already tell how well she fits in with our team.”
“As I met the team I knew I belonged,” Martinez said. “Everyone on the team was so sweet and funny and out personalities meshed really well! I am looking forward to being a part of such an amazing, hardworking team and expanding my knowledge of the game!”