Cougar Volleyball Welcomes 4 on Nationwide Signing Day

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The College of Sioux Falls Volleyball group together with head coach Dan Mathews is proud to announce the addition of 4 student-athletes to their 2024 roster.

“Our class of 2024 brings a whole lot of measurement and athleticism to this system. This group introduces an enormous aggressive component to the fitness center and so they’re able to take possession of that position. I am excited to see how they elevate the coaching setting and push the returning gamers,” said Mathews. “Most significantly, our 2024 recruits are the kind of people who different folks wish to be round. Every of them has a magnetic persona – they are going to signify our program terribly properly within the NSIC, the USF neighborhood, and to our future recruits. This group epitomizes the selflessness and dedication that we stand for as a group. We now have such a terrific tradition in our program already, however these girls will take it to a different stage. The one most important ingredient for a championship group is that everybody loves the sport, loves the grind, and loves one another. This group has that.”

Ella Walker, Center Hitter, Proctor Excessive Faculty

Ella joins USF from Duluth, Minnesota the place she attended Proctor Excessive Faculty. Ella was chosen because the Proctor Excessive Volleyball group captain the place she had racked up 848 kills, a .312 hitting proportion, and 133 blocks. She was awarded Lake Superior Convention Honorable Point out in 2021 in addition to Lake Superior All Convention in 2022. Ella has additionally made the Duluth Information Tribune All Space Volleyball Crew, Massive Canine All Star Volleyball Crew, and the Border Battle All Star Crew. In highschool, Ella additionally participated on the Monitor and Discipline Crew and volunteered for a number of youth and athletic organizations. Whereas competing for the Northern Revival Membership, Ella earned AAU Volleyball Nationwide All American (Membership Division). Daughter of Damon and Kirsten Walker, Ella plans to check Enterprise Administration in addition to Sports activities Media and Advertising and marketing. She hopes to work within the administration/advertising division of an expert sports activities group when she graduates.

“USF volleyball followers are going to like watching Ella. Not solely will she be one of many highest touching middles within the NSIC, however she may also have probably the most contagious power. Anybody would envy her surplus of uncooked and pure expertise. Serving to her develop these abilities into dominant abilities goes to be an extremely enjoyable and rewarding expertise.”

-Dan Mathews on Ella Walker

Abigail Haus, Rightside, Sartell Excessive Faculty

Abigail (Abby) joins the Cougars from Sartell, Minnesota the place she ran monitor and performed volleyball for Sartell Excessive Faculty. In her 2023 volleyball season, Abby recorded 321 kills, 307 digs, and 33 solo blocks. She was awarded Central Lakes All Convention in 2021 and 2022 and at the moment holds the Sartell Highschool High 5 single season blocking document. Abby additionally competed for the Kandi Elite Volleyball Membership. Off the courtroom, she has volunteered for the meals drive, serving to her city’s native homeless shelter. Daughter of Angie and Darren Haus, Abby plans on majoring in Enterprise at USF.

“Abby brings a level of physicality that groups want within the NSIC. She instantly makes our group greater and stronger, however she additionally is aware of find out how to work laborious and demand that others do the identical. She comes from a household of soccer and baseball gamers, so she has that blue collar Minnesota grit that by no means quits.”

-Dan Mathews on Abigail Haus

Tatum Godinez, Outdoors Hitter, Omaha Westside Excessive Faculty

Tatum involves USF from Omaha, Nebraska the place she attended Omaha Westside Excessive Faculty. Tatum was a 3 sport athlete in highschool, competing in basketball, monitor and area, and volleyball. On the volleyball courtroom, she had a median hitting proportion of 0.312 and a median serve obtain ranking of two.68. Her junior yr, Tatum was a Metro Convention Honorable Point out, Nebraska Class A State Runner up, and earned Educational All State. She additionally competed for the Nebraska Elite 17-1 Membership. Daughter of Kim and Tom Marasco and Frank and Kim Godinez, Tatum plans to check Pre-Med at USF.

“Tatum competes for one of many elite golf equipment within the midwest, alongside and towards the area’s high gamers. She additionally simply led Omaha Westside Excessive Faculty to a deep run within the state match. She understands find out how to compete with depth on the highest ranges, but additionally retains a cool and picked up head.”

-Dan Mathews on Tatum Godinez

Lucille Larson, Libero, Northfield Excessive Faculty

Lucille (Lucy), joins the Cougars from Northfield, Minnesota the place she attended Northfield Excessive Faculty. Lucy was chosen as group captain for the varsity volleyball group the place she earned All-Convention. Off the courtroom, Lucy was part of the coed management program at her faculty and a member of the Nationwide Honors Society. She additionally competed for the Northern Lights Volleyball Membership. Daughter of Elizabeth and Jeff Larson, Lucy plans to get her Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration at USF.

“An amazing libero brings enthusiasm to the courtroom, takes important management duty, thanklessly executes her part of the sport, and units the usual for effort. Lucy does all these items. Her ardour for volleyball is straight away apparent, and completely evident in the best way she engages the sport and her teammates.”

-Dan Mathews on Lucille Larson

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