CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball head coach Aaron Smith announced the addition of Hannah Prendergast to the Cavaliers’ roster for 2020.
“As a Virginia prospect, Hannah has been on our radar for many years,” head coach Aaron Smith said. “She is a versatile athlete who has had great success at the club and high school level as a setter and attacker. As she has narrowed her training as a setter, she has made big improvements. She is a great teammate and competitor. Coming from a strong club will benefit her as she competes to make our gym better.”
A 5-foot-8 setter out of Leesburg, Prendergast helped Loudoun County to four-straight VHSL state championships. She earned first-team All-State honors last fall after the Raiders swept through the state tournament. Prendergast floored 11 kills in the title match while adding 14 assists. In her final season at Loudoun County, Prendergast amassed 180 kills and added over 350 assists as part of the 6-2 system. She also racked up 64 aces at the service line.
Prendergast is a two-time Dulles District selection. She earned first-team honors as a senior and was named to the second team in 2018. Prendergast was also tabbed a first-team selection on the Region 4C All-Volleyball squad.
At the club level, Prendergast played for Metro VBC-17 during the 2019 season. She helped the club to three open division championships at the EC Power Challenge, the Sunshine Qualifier and the Capitol Hill Classic.
Prior to joining Metro 17, she was a member of the Virginia Juniors Volleyball Club where Prendergast helped the squad to an 84-19 mark. She was also part of the squad that finished second at USAV Nationals.
Prendergast is the fourth member of Virginia’s incoming class, joining defensive specialist Madison Morey, middle blocker Laila Rogers and outside hitter Mary Shaffer.