Zias sign outside hitter in volleyball

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent of Canyon, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for new Eastern New Mexico University coach Kim Falkenhagen.

Valdez-Kent helped her team reach the Texas Class 3A volleyball championship in each of the past two seasons, including winning the title in 2005. She played defensive specialist as well as outside hitter for the Lady Eagles, earning 3A all-state honors and her region’s Most Valuable Player award.

She also played basketball at Canyon, was a member of the National Honor Society and appeared in Who’s Who of American High School Students.