Stanford signs two highly touted high school liberos

Multiple high school player of the year winners and a member of U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team highlights Stanford’s incoming recruiting class.

Stanford coach John Kosty announced during the weekend that high school seniors Kyle Dagostino, Evan Enriques and Cole Paullin have signed their national letters of intent to join the Cardinal for the 2015 season.

“We are once again fortunate to have signed three Stanford quality student-athletes,” Kosty said in a statement. “These three young men truly understand what makes Stanford University and our athletic program so special and are extremely enthusiastic to take their opportunities with us and flourish. They will make our program better.”


Dagostino, a libero from Tampa, Fla., was member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team that finished in 11th place at the FIVB U19 World Championship during the summer. He also twice earned AAU All-American honors and most recently led his club team to a third-place finish at the Puerto Rico National Championship.

Enriques, a 6-foot-2 libero from Hilo, Hawaii, earned the most outstanding player in the state tournament while leading his high school team to a championship match as a sophomore. In addition, Enriques has been a Hawaii State Player of the Year selection and a two-time conference player of the year in high school.

Paullin, a middle attacker from Manhattan Beach, Calif., as a freshman was named the Defensive Player of the Year and helped his team win the CIF Southern California Division I championship. The high school senior is also a member of the USA Volleyball High Performance programs for both indoor and beach volleyball.

Stanford finished last season in the top 10 of the national rankings and advanced to the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals.