April 28, 2004

NKU VOLLEYBALL ADDS PREP STANDOUTS

Droessler, Dye to play for Norse volleyball team in 2004

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s volleyball program added two highly-regarded prep recruits Wednesday, as Norse head coach Carlos Chia announced the signings of Elizabeth Droessler and Tristen Dye.

Droessler, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter from Cuba City, Wis., recorded 330 kills, 53 service aces and 102 blocks as a senior last fall at Cuba City High School. She also also finished with a .301 hitting percentage and 277 digs en route to earning first team All-Southwest Athletic League II honors.

In addition, Droessler was named the recipient of the Wendy’s Heisman Award in volleyball. She also earned most valuable player honors for Cuba City and was named honorable mention All-State in Wisconsin.

Dye, a 5-9 outside hitter from Millersburg, Ohio, finished with more than 300 kills last season and was named first team All-State at West Holmes (Ohio) High School. Dye also scored more than 1,000 career points as a member of the West Holmes basketball team.

An outstanding leaper, Dye also lettered in track and field at West Holmes and holds the school record in the pole vault.

Those two recruits will join an NKU team that posted a 26-12 overall record last season. The Norse earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2003 and advanced to the Great Lakes Region championship match.

NKU welcomes back three starters in 2004, including first team All-America outside hitter Kristin Koralewski. The Norse also add recruit Elizabeth Holmes, a 5-10 middle hitter from Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati.

Holmes signed a national letter of intent to attend NKU last fall.