BYU signs two high school state champion recruits

A high school libero who won three state championships and a player who twice earned USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship All-Tournament honors are the latest players to join BYU.

The Cougars announced Thursday that high school seniors Zach Hendrickson and Charlie Siragusa have committed to play for BYU beginning in 2018.


“Our program is excited about the addition of Zach and Charlie,” coach Shawn Olmstead said in a statement. “Both are great young men with character coming from outstanding families. Their training and experience in the sport will help them adjust quickly to our team, and we look forward to having them on campus soon.”

Hendrickson, a 6-foot libero from Louisville, helped guide his high school to three consecutive Kentucky state championships and served as the team’s captain the last two seasons. In addition, Hendrickson has participated in the USA Volleyball Pipeline program since 2013.

Siragusa, a 6-foot-8 outside attacker from Webster, New York, was an all-region selection in 2015 as he helped lead his high school team to the 2015 state championship. He also won two bronze medals in the last three years with his club team at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship and was an All-Tournament Team selection in 2014 and 2016.

BYU finished last season winning its third MPSF championship in the last four years and advanced to the NCAA Tournament finals. The Cougars return a majority of starters for the upcoming season, including three 2016 All-American selections.