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Mustangs announce five volleyball recruits

May 9, 2014, in Athletics, Women's Volleyball

Morningside College head volleyball coach Sara Horn has announced the names of five high school recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2014 season.

The recruits are:

Jessica Becker, a 5-7 defensive specialist from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Becker is a senior at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School, where she led the team with 346 digs for an average of 3.72 digs per set this past season. She completed 25 of 27 serve attempts for 92.6 percent.

Riley Ehlers, a 5-10 outside hitter from Mapleton, Iowa. Ehlers is a senior at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto High School, where she led the team in kills and blocks during the 2013 campaign with 269 kills, 10 solo blocks, and 45 block assists for averages of 2.51 kills and 0.51 blocks per set. She came up with 162 digs for a norm of 1.51 per set and completed 234 of 270 serve attempts for 86.7 percent with 29 aces.

Kalen Fern, a 6-0 outside hitter/middle blocker from Lincoln, Neb. Fern is a senior at Lincoln Southwest High School, where she had 121 kills for an average of 1.49 kills per set this past season for a Lincoln Southwest team that qualified for Nebraska’s Class A state tournament.

Aneisha Ford, a 6-0 middle blocker from Kearney, Mo. Ford is a senior at Kearney High School, where she helped lead the team to Kansas City Suburban Conference – Blue Division championships as a junior and senior. She earned second-team all-conference honors as a senior when she led Kearney in blocks with 32 solos and 48 assists for an average of 0.76 blocks per set. Ford had 90 kills for an average of 1.22 kills per set.

Ashley Vande Stouwe, a 6-0 middle blocker from Rock Rapids, Iowa. Vande Stouwe is a senior at Central Lyon High School, where she earned all-district and third-team Class 1A all-state honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association this past season. She helped lead Central Lyon to a state tournament appearance and led the team in blocks with 57 solos and nine assists for an average of 0.71 blocks per set. Vande Stouwe slammed 243 kills for an average of 2.61 kills per set to go along with 92 digs for a norm of 0.99 digs per set. Vande Stouwe completed 291 of 316 serve attempts for 92.1 percent with 22 aces.

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