Georgia Tech has landed former Purdue setter Lexi Dorn via transfer for 2018. A junior come the fall of 2018, Dorn will have two years left of play and will be immediately eligible for the Yellow Jackets.
A native of San Diego, California, Dorn came to Purdue as a top 250 recruit according to PrepVolleyball. The 6’0″ setter then saw action in seven matches in 2016 as a true freshman, logging four assists and two digs. The appearances slightly rose in 2017 as a sophomore when Dorn appeared in nine matches and recorded 11 assists.
“Lexi brings in a high level of experience to our young roster,” Georgia Tech head coach Michelle Collier said in the team’s release of the addition. “She has played volleyball at very high levels and we expect her to be a very positive influence in our group and help us continue to raise our level and our standards.”
The loss leaves Purdue, who is coming off of a 23-10 season in which they went 12-8 as a member of the Big Ten and made the NCAA Tournament’s second round, with two setters currently on their 2018 roster. Of course, they also are going through the departure of starter Ashley Evans, who graduated following 2017.
Georgia Tech finished the 2017 season at 13-18 overall and 8-12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Their 2017 roster featured just two setters in senior Gabby Benda and Nicole Alford (who transferred), whose departures opens up the position group for Dorn plus any other newcomers to compete for immediate playing time.