setter Natalie Forbes is one of two returning All-Americans
for NKU this fall. Forbes averaged 13.52 assists per game
and recorded 14 double-doubles as a junior last year.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University volleyball head coach Carlos
Chia has added transfer Kelsey Wesaw and freshman Sarah Drennen
to the roster for the 2008 season.
Wesaw, a 6-foot-3
right-side hitter, earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference honors last season while playing at Findlay. She finished
sixth in the GLIAC with a .329 hitting percentage and also earned
All-Great Lakes Region accolades from Daktronics.
Wesaw, who will
have one year of eligibility remaining at NKU, collected 366 kills
last season as Findlay posted a 19-14 record.
Drennen, a 5-10
outside hitter from Woodstock, Ill., earned All-Fox Valley Conference
honors at Woodstock High School last season. She helped the Blue
Streaks finish with a 27-10 overall record and advance to the regional
As a junior,
Drennen led Woodstock to a 28-10 record and the regional championship.
Wesaw and Drennen
join freshman Noelle Peterson and Winona State transfer Kim Nemcek
as incoming players for NKU’s upcoming season.
Nemcek, a 5-11
middle blocker, recorded 275 kills and a .271 hitting percentage
as a freshman last season at Winona State. The Geneva, Ill., native
led Winona State in total blocks with 73 and helped the Warriors
post a 15-9 overall record last fall.
As a prep standout
at Geneva High School, Nemcek earned team most valuable player honors
native of Milwaukee, Wis., earned All-Greater Metro Conference honors
as a senior at Brookfield East High School. She was also named Brookfield
East’s most valuable player in 2007.
NKU posted a
26-9 record last season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The Norse must replace All-America middle hitter Liz Holmes, who
finished her career as NKU’s all-time leader in kills with
back honorable mention All-Americans Kristina Eisenmenger and Natalie
Forbes to the lineup this season. Eisenmenger, a right-side hitter
and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, finished No. 2 in the Great
Lakes Valley Conference in hitting percentage (.392) and No. 4 in
kills (4.15 kpg). She also joined the NKU 1,000-kills club last
fall and will enter her senior year with 1,276 career kills.
Forbes, a setter
and a Highlands High School graduate, directed the NKU offense to
the top of the GLVC statistics in hitting percentage at .296. She
averaged 13.52 assists per game and recorded 14 double-doubles last