---Senior 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.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, 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 championship match.

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 three-straight years.

Peterson, a 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 1,850.

NKU welcomes 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 season.