Hugh Foster, the Newport Harbor High School volleyball player whose teams did not lose a match in his high school career, has signed a national letter of intent to attend San Diego State.
"I think the team needs a little building," Foster said of SDSU, "but if there's enough teamwork and unity, we can do good."
Foster, a 6-foot 5-inch, 210-pound outside hitter, did not lose a high school match in three years at Hawaii's Punahou High and one year at Newport Harbor. This year, he led the Sailors to an 18-0 record and the Southern Section 4-A championship, and he was named the section's 4-A player of the year.
With Foster, San Diego State could become a national contender almost immediately, Aztec coaches have said.
The Aztecs finished 8-15 last season.
"We need a big stick--somebody who can get a good hit on the ball, someone to go to when the score is 13-all," said Jack Henn, SDSU men's volleyball coach. "We feel Foster has got the ability to do that when he walks on the court."
Foster, who will participate in his third U.S. Olympic Festival in July, also was recruited by USC and UC Santa Barbara.