HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University has added seven volleyball
recruits for next season. They are:
Ansell, a 5-foot-10 right-side hitter from Genoa, Ohio. Ansell earned
Suburban Lakes League Player of the Year honors as a senior at Genoa
Area High School and was named to the District 7 first team. She
led the Comets in kills and blocks this season and helped Genoa
win the sectional title as a junior.
Buschur, a 6-foot outside/middle hitter from St. Henry, Ohio. Buschur
earned first team All-Midwest Athletic Conference this season for
St. Henry High School. She also earned a spot on the Ohio District
8 all-star team after averaging 2.70 kills per game and serving
up 29 aces during the regular season for St. Henry.
Galfano, a 5-11 outside hitter from Eau Claire, Wis. Galfano earned
honorable mention all-state accolades in Wisconsin this season for
Eau Claire Memorial High School after leading the team in kills,
aces and digs. She was a two-time All-Big Rivers Conference selection.
Elwood, a 5-11 outside hitter from Hartford City, Ind. Elwood finished
as Blackford High School’s all-time career leader with 973
kills, and she attacked at a .620 clip as a senior. Elwood also
served up a Blackford single-season record 75 aces this fall. She
also holds the career record for service aces (250) and digs (918).
She was a three-time All-Central Indiana Conference selection.
Morrissey, a 5-10 setter from Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati.
Morrissey earned All-Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League honors
this season after recording 843 assists. She also served up 35 aces
this season as the Cougars advanced to the Ohio Division I state
semifinals. Morrissey was named to the All-Ohio first team and was
Mount Notre Dame’s most valuable player.
Schreiver, a 5-9 setter from Notre Dame Academy. Schreiver earned
three letters for the Pandas and led the 9th Region in assists as
a senior at 10.5 apg. She was also named the 9th Region Player of
the Year as a senior and helped Notre Dame advance to the state
tournament. In addition, Schreiver was named to the all-state first
team in 2008. As a junior, Schreiver helped Notre Dame finish as
Tarantino, a 5-8 defensive specialist from Mount Notre Dame High
School in Cincinnati. Tarantino led the GGCL in aces with 61 this
season and collected a school-record nine aces in the regional semifinals.
She also had 492 digs (5.59 digs per game) and was named All-Ohio
first team as well as All-GGCL. Tarantino received the Excellence
in Defense Award as a senior.
recruits will join an NKU program that has won at least 20 matches
for 16 consecutive seasons. The Norse posted a 28-8 record this
fall and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second
basketball head coach Dave Bezold has signed Cincinnati prep standout
Erik Stenger for the 2009-10 season.
Stenger, a 6-foot-6,
192-pound forward, averaged 17.6 points per game for St. Xavier
High School as a senior. He was named St. Xavier’s most valuable
player and earned first team All-Greater Catholic League South honors
this past season.
7.8 rebounds per contest as a senior and helped the Bombers repeat
as district champions. He was also named to the Associated Press
All-Southwest Ohio first team and received special mention Division
I all-state accolades.
NKU posted a
24-7 record this past season and won the Great Lakes Valley Conference
Tournament championship. The Norse, who captured the GLVC East Division
title for the third straight year, also advanced to the NCAA Division
basketball head coach Nancy Winstel has added Russell High School
standout Kelsey Simpson for the 2009-10 season. Simpson, a 6-foot-2
forward/center, averaged 14.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as
1,096 career points at Russell and averaged more than three blocks
per game. She was also named All-Eastern Kentucky Conference as
a junior and senior.
played soccer and softball at Russell. She was named second team
all-state in soccer as a junior and senior. Simpson joins a Norse
women’s basketball program that finished 29-3 this season
and won the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship.