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MM 7.9: Maryland volleyball adds graduate transfer Paula Neciporuka

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Maryland volleyball brought on a new player to its roster as graduate transfer Paula Neciporuka joined the team Thursday, the program announced.

Neciporuka is a 5-foot-9 outside hitter that previously went to VCU, where she tallied 573 digs, 560 kills and 87 blocks in 304 sets over her four years there. This summer, she has been competing in the CEV Volleyball European Super League and seeing playing time for the Latvian Senior National Team.

“This offseason we looked to add both depth and experience to our very young roster. Paula is somebody that helps us in both of these areas,” head coach Adam Hughes said in a press release. “She was an All-Conference collegiate player and has competed for Latvia on the international level. We’re thrilled to have her joining our program and can’t wait to have her here in College Park.”

Previously in her career, she captained the Latvian Indoor U17, U19, and U20 teams while also leading her squad to the 2015 Latvian Championship.

Neciporuka is officially the third transfer of the offseason for Maryland volleyball after Notre Dame’s Hannah Thompson and Alabama’s Kaylee Thomas joined the team earlier this summer.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball made the top-10 of four-star 2022 wing Cam Whitmore.

Former Terp Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was signed to another seven-day contract by the Washington Mystics.

Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese praised WNBA player and former Terp Alyssa Thomas.

Maryland gymnastics welcomed the program’s incoming freshmen into Xfinity Center.

Maryland volleyball’s 2004 ACC Championship team is featured on The Vault on Terrapin Club+.