The Liberty women’s volleyball program has made a transfer addition in the form of Amelia Johnson, an outside hitter formerly of North Dakota. Johnson will be a redshirt sophomore come the fall semester with three years left of play as she is immediately eligible.
Johnson redshirted in here inaugural year with North Dakota in 2016. Then in 2017, the 6’1″ pin who can play both right side and outside hitter appeared in 15 matches and 28 sets. She went on to log 24 kills (0.86 per set), 10 digs (0.36 per set) and six blocks (0.21 per set) on a team that won its second straight Big Sky Tournament championship and made the NCAA Tournament.
A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Johnson was a four-year starter in her prep time at Roseau High School. In each of those four season she was all-conference with all-state honors in her final two years. Her career at the school was closed out by winning conference MVP with 430 kills and 307 digs.
“We are excited for Amelia Johnson to be joining our volleyball family here at Liberty University,” Liberty head coach Trevor Johnson said in the team’s release of the transfer. “Amelia will be a great fit not only on the court, but off the court as well. Her desire to love, serve, and care for other people is what attracted me most about her. Amelia has a bright future and we can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for her!”
Johnson joins a roster with four others who can play outside hitter and two who can play right side on the current Liberty roster.
The Flames finished the 2017 season at 12-19 and 8-8 as a member of the Big South Conference, with a move to the Atlantic Sun coming for this season.