Ashburn, VA (November 27, 2016) – Loudoun County’s Hailey Rubino signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning, November 9, in the Loudoun County High School gymnasium. In doing so, Rubino has committed to play for 10th-year head coach Jeff Nelson as a full scholarship player at the University of New Mexico. She joins three other National Letter of Intent signees in its’ 2017-18 recruiting class.
Nicolette Clark, Morgan Schreckler, Yasmin Tan, along with Rubino all signed to play for the Lobos on the first day of the early signing period. They are the first four players to join the Lobos’ 2017-18 recruiting class.
“I think this is a good class,” Nelson said. “It encompasses a wide range of positions and experiences and it really fulfills a lot our needs with a solid class graduating. I think we’ve touched on every position and really added to our depth.”
Rubino is a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Leesburg, Virginia, who plays under Coach Sherrilyn Hanna. “Hailey is a tremendous young lady, both on and off the court. It has been a great pleasure to coach her,” Hanna said. Hailey recently eclipsed 1000 career kills, and has posted over 800 digs and 300 aces in her high school career.
“Hailey is a really complete player,” Lobos Coach Nelson said. “She’s got really good skills, a wicked jump serve and great ball-handling skills. She’s one of the best beach players on the east coast. I think she’ll add right away to the program. She’s done a lot indoor and on the beach and she’ll do both for us.”
This season, Rubino has been named Second-Team Under Armour All-American, VHSL 4A All-State First-Team, VHSL 4A State Player of the Year, VHSL 4A Conference 21 East Player of the Year, First-Team VHSL 4A Conference 21, 2016 PrepVolleyball Pre-Season All-American Watch List and JVA Beach Watch List. She was also honored as Washington Post All-Met Second Team in 2014 and 2015, and has earned a spot on the AVCA Phenom List from 2013-15.