AMES, Iowa – Iowa State volleyball has added Candelaria Herrera to its roster for the 2018 season head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch announced Thursday. Herrera comes to Iowa State after spending her freshman season with Florida A&M. She will be immediately eligible in the fall, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Herrera will enroll at Iowa State for the June summer school session.
“I am really excited about adding Candelaria to an already talented group,” Johnson-Lynch said. “She has a tremendous amount of experience playing a couple of different positions, and it will be fun to experiment and see how she can most help our team.”
Herrera, from San Juan, Argentina, was one of FAMU’s top players in her lone season with the Rattlers, as she was named the MEAC Rookie of the Year and to the All-MEAC First Team. A four-time MEAC Rookie of the Week in 2017, Herrera led Florida A&M with her .354 hitting percentage out of the middle, averaging 2.69 kills per set. Herrera was also the top blocks for the Rattlers, averaging 0.89 blocks per set.
“Beyond her experience, she is an incredibly hard-working and determined young woman,” Johnson-Lynch said. “I believe she will be a great addition for our program on and off the court.”
Prior to her collegiate career, Herrera had a busy career in the Argentina Junior National Team ranks, having been a member of the 2015 U18 World Championships, 2015 U20 Pan-American Cup, 2014 Youth’s Girls South America Championship and the 2013 Youth’s World Championship teams.