Several Freshmen Join New Teams for Spring Semester

  0 Wendy Mayer | January 29th, 2018 | ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Conference USA, Division I Mid-Major, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West, News, Pac 12, SEC, WCC

In a developing trend in college volleyball, several incoming freshmen have joined their new teams in January to get a jump on preparations for their upcoming careers.

One of the biggest early additions is Gatorade National Player of the Year Thayer Hall, who is enrolled at Florida.

Three other 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year honorees are among the group:

  • Illinois: Mica Allison, S/OH, Auburn
  • Michigan: Erin O’Leary, S, Michigan
  • Texas: Adanna Rollins, OH, Minnesota

A total of 33 early enrollees will be with their teams this spring. Eight schools are welcoming more than one addition.


School Early Enrollees Press Releases
Auburn Mica Allison, Taylor Rowland Link
Baylor Shanel Bramschreiber, Bri Coleman Link
Clemson Adria Oliver Link
Dayton Allie Papesh
Florida Lauren Dooley, Thayer Hall
Georgia Tech Mikayla Dowd
Jacksonville State Claire Behan
Kent State Erin Gardner Tweet
Miami Taylor Burrell Link
Michigan Erin O’Leary
Minnesota CC McGraw, Adanna Rollins Link
Montana Casey Stites Link
NC State Nina Sharpton Link
North Carolina Ava Bell, Hadden LaGarde Link
North Texas Kylie Brown
Notre Dame Zoe Nunez
Nebraska Kashauna Williams Link
Ole Miss Aubrey Sultemeier Tweet
Rutgers Anastasiia Maksimova
TCU élan McCall
Tennessee Emma Binns, Emma Schriner
Texas Tech Haley Killinger, Alex Kirby Tweet
Tulane Yvette Burcescu, Makala Heidelberg
UTRGV Carter Helmcamp
Wofford Noa Miller Link

Of the newcomers, 14 are outside hitters, 10 are setters, four are middle blockers, four are defensive specialists/liberos and one is an opposite.

  • OH – Rowland, Coleman, Papesh, Hall, Dowd, Burrell, Rollins, LaGarde, Williams, Maksimova, McCall, Schriner, Burcescu, Heidelberg,
  • MB – Oliver, Dooley, Bell, Sultemeier,
  • DS – Bramschreiber, Gardner, McGraw, Binns
  • S – Allison, Behan, O’Leary, Stites, Sharpton, Brown, Nunez, Kirby, Helmcamp, Miller
  • Opp. – Killinger

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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