Monday, April 25, 2011

UIS volleyball signs four players

The University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars’ volleyball program has landed a player who helped her high school team to a No. 1 ranking in the country in 2010.

Five-foot-9 libero Sam Mainzer, a three-year varsity starter at Cary-Grove High School, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Stars. With Mainzer as the starting libero, Cary-Grove compiled a 56-1 record, won a Class 4A state title in 2009 and was state runner-up in 2010. She had 244 digs as a senior.

John A. Logan Community College sophomore Ariele Gooch, Washington High School senior Haley Houser and Lakeland College sophomore Ann Nottingham also have signed with UIS.

The players were featured in April 23, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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