VB Bulldogs Sign Florida, California Prep Stars
Scott, the third California volleyball player to sign with Mississippi State the past three years, starred at Claremont High School, where she was coached by Chris McDermott. She helped lead the CHS Wolfpack to a 21-9 record in 2011 and a second place finish in the Sierra League.
"I am really thrilled to have Taylor Scott and Taylor Hackemack joining the Mississippi State Volleyball program," said Hazelwood. "Scott is such an amazing athlete with great all-around volleyball skills and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our gym. Hackemack is a great player that is tremendously versatile. We expect she will come in and be able to help strengthen us in a number of areas right away."
Hackemack paced the Cougars with 481 assists as a junior and concluded her three-year career at Durant High School with 257 digs, 828 assists, 60 aces and 58 blocks. She launched her prep career as a freshman at Pearland (Texas) High School, where she was coached by John Turner.
She also excels in the classroom, where she is an AP Scholar and a member of the DHS Principal's Honor Roll.
Hackemack is an 11-year veteran of club volleyball, competing for the Houston Juniors and later with the Tampa United Volleyball Academy, where in 2011 she earned AAU All-American honors.
Scott paced the Wolfpack in kills her final two seasons at Claremont High School. She backed her 236 kills with 127 digs, 15 aces and 26 blocks in helping lead CHS to a runner-up finish in the Sierra League and the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation playoffs. As a junior in 2010 she recorded 209 kills with 64 digs, 10 aces and 18 blocks en route to second team All-Sierra League honors and was tabbed her team's best offensive player. She was a second-team Baseline League performer as a sophomore and named Claremont's most improved player in 2009.
The MSU signee is also a five-year veteran of club volleyball with the Club West Volleyball Club, where she was coached by Kurt Vlasich and Aaron Flores.
Scott also enjoyed success in the classroom where she earned academic all-league honors in both 2009 and 2010.
She is the daughter of Brandy and Oscar Scott of Claremont, Calif.