VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team recently completed the signings of three incoming freshmen ready for the 2020-21 season. Jamie Russell (East St. Louis, Ill.) joins as a middle blocker and outside hitter. Elizabeth Combs (Bloomfield, Ill.) is a middle blocker and opposite hitter. Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) is an outside/opposite hitter. Jamie...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball has added Emilie Cornelson to its 2020 recruiting class. Cornelson is a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. "Emilie will be a key cog in the front row as we have to replace our entire lineup at the net,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. “She is another middle blocker who is strong...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Anna Johnsey (Westfield High School/Westfield, Ind.) will join the Vincennes University volleyball program for the 2020 season, head coach Gary Sien has announced. The 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter has signed with the Trailblazers. She recorded 198 kills, 77 blocks and a .316 hitting percentage in 32 matches for Westfield. The Shamrocks finished third in...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball recruiting class continues to grow as VU coach Gary Sien has signed Kylie Giesler (Forest Park High School/Ferdinand, Ind.). Giesler is a 5-foot-10 opposite hitter and setter. She tallied 644 set assists, 401 digs, 71 blocks, 60 kills, 36 aces over 92 sets in 26 matches last season. She totaled 1,647 assists for her career....
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She...
The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.
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