SOUTH BEND, Ind. – IU South Bend volleyball and head coach Alison Derdzinski announced the signing of six newcomers set to join the Titans for the upcoming 2022 campaign.
Madison HS – Adrian, Mich.
Weber was a four-year All-Tri-County Conference selection at Madison HS and was named to the all-county team while with the Trojans. As a sophomore, Weber was part of the district championship team, and was also a four-year member of the track team, where she was a two-time state finalist as part of the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
Plymouth HS – Plymouth, Ind.
Figg played four years of varsity volleyball for the Pilgrims and was a three-time All-Northern Lakes Conference selection beginning with her sophomore season. While at Plymouth, Figg was also the recipient of the team’s coach award and most improved award.
New Prairie HS – Rolling Prairie, Ind.
Michiaels earned honorable mention All-Northern Indiana Conference as a junior and senior while registering over 500 kills in 2021. The four-year varsity letterwinner helped lead the Cougars to four consecutive IHSAA sectional titles, and three straight regional trophies from 2018-2020.
LaVille HS – South Bend, Ind.
Goze was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for LaVille HS, where she earned All-Hoosier North Athletic Conference honors as a junior and senior. In 2020, Goze was named to the IHSVCA Junior All-Star Team, and played three positions as a Lancer, at right side, middle, and outside hitter. Goze also lettered four years in track & field and was a two-time HNAC champion in the long jump and 4x100m relay, and was a career five-time IHSAA regional qualifier.
Washington HS – North Liberty, Ind.
Knowlton was a three-year setter for Washington HS and was a two-time honorable mention selection for the All-Northern Indiana Conference Team. Knowlton was also named the Panthers’ team MVP during her time within the program.
Penn HS – Granger, Ind.
Hanna played two seasons as a defensive specialist for Penn HS and was named an All-Northern Indiana Conference Team honorable mention. While with the Kingsmen, Hanna helped lead her team to an IHSAA semi-state appearance as a senior in 2021.