Foord, Hirano Sign Letters of Intent

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept most students off campus and delayed high school sports seasons in Southern California, but some local athletes were still able to celebrate their accomplishments by signing national letters of intent last week.
Among them, South Pasadena High School volleyball stars Lola Foord and Lindsey Hirano officially announced that they will continue their volleyball careers at the collegiate level.
Foord will play NCAA Division I volleyball at Rice University next fall. The talented outside hitter led the team with 515 kills, a kill percentage of 54% and 130 blocks in 2019. She earned a spot on the All-CIF first team and Cal-Hi Sports — an online publication covering high school athletics in California — placed Foord on its All-State second team.
Hirano signed to play Division III volleyball at New York University. As the Tigers’ libero, she recorded a team-high 666 digs and 93 aces, earning All-CIF honors.
The duo led the Tigers to an impressive 2019 season with an overall record of 37-8 and a perfect 10-0 mark in Rio Hondo League play. South Pasadena reached the CIF Southern Section Division IV semifinals and finished as runner-up in the CIF State Division III playoffs.