Thursday, May 22, 2014

UIS volleyball team signs three

University of Illinois Springfield volleyball coach Noelle Rooke has signed 6-foot outside hitter/right side hitter Courtney Schutt, 6-1 right side/middle blocker Heather Smack and 5-7 outside hitter/defensive specialist Ally Vicsik.

Schutt logged 528 kills, 150 aces and over 400 digs for Waterloo Gibault High School. She helped the team place fourth in 2012 at the Class 1A state tournament. She is a member of the Southwest Illinois Crush club team.

Smack, a graduate of Eureka High School near St. Louis, dealt with injuries for a large part of her two-year career at Iowa Western Community College. She recorded 56 kills and 35 blocks in 58 sets.

Vicsik is from Elkart, Indiana, and was the most valuable player on her team at Jimtown High School for three seasons. She received all-conference first team honors as a senior and appeared on the honorable mention list as a junior.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on May 22, 2014.

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