There has been alot of recruiting news today for the two basketball teams at Purdue. But it has also been a big day for the volleyball team as well.
Shondell's squad will be adding Alexa Smith, a 6'0" outsider hitter, and Blake Mohler, a 6'2" middle blocker, to the team in 2015. Both of them are All-Americans and rank in Top 20. Here are their quick profiles from Purdue:
Smith, a 6-1 outside hitter from Monument, Colo., was listed at No. 7 on Prep Volleyball's list of Senior Aces and also was named as a first team Under Armour High School All-America honoree in November before leading her team to the 4A state title.
Mohler, a 6-2 middle blocker from Ocean Springs, Miss., was recently named to the Under Armour High School All-America second team and as Prep Volleyball's No. 17 Senior Ace. As a senior, Mohler averaged 4.9 kills per set while hitting at a .453 clip, adding 1.2 blocks per set and serving up 91 aces.
For more information about Smith and Mohler, check out Purdue's press release.
Help us welcome @BlakeElizabeth1 & @alexa_smithhhhh to the Purdue Volleyball family. http://t.co/5oZlL3VcgR #boilerup pic.twitter.com/6AJUhPJbpp— Purdue Volleyball (@PurdueVB) November 12, 2014
.@PurdueSports volleyball gets world-class player @alexa_smithhhhh #SigningDay #gazettepreps @LewisPalmer38 @PurdueVB pic.twitter.com/T7FKXTPL9r— Scott Kaniewski (@scottkaniewski5) November 12, 2014
Marking the beginning of a new chapter pic.twitter.com/ZO2eR7x3pI— Blake Mohler (@BlakeElizabeth1) November 12, 2014
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Welcome to Purdue, Alexa and Blake!