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Jordan Lockwood signs with Pitt volleyball

The outside hitter was the AVCA JUCO National Player of the Year in 2019

Matt Hawley

Pitt volleyball coach Dan Fisher landed a key recruit from the junior college ranks on Thursday, as Jordan Lockwood, the AVCA National Player of the Year at the JUCO level in 2019, committed to the program.

Lockwood is a native of Friendswood, Texas, and she played for Houston in 2018 before transferring to Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. As a freshman with the Cougars, the 6’2” outside hitter averaged 1.19 kills and 0.40 blocks per set over 21 matches. And in 2019, Lockwood upped her kills per set to 3.97, while averaging 4.70 points at Navarro. Both of those ranked among the top 10 in the nation.

”There are so many reasons for Pitt fans to be excited about Jordan,” Fisher said of the new recruit in a statement. “She is powerful at the net and is used to carrying a big load on her team, especially offensively. She is a great fit culturally for us and is determined to take her game to the next level. We expect her to contribute immediately and can’t wait to get her here in the fall. We see Jordan as one of the final pieces to an already strong 2020 team. The future looks bright for Pitt.”

Lockwood’s contributions helped Navarro win its first NJCAA national championship in 2019, and at Pitt, she will join a perennial contender that has finished in the top 10 in each of the past two seasons.