UTC Beach Volleyball Welcomes Three Additions To Squad
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Welcoming three scholastic graduates and one junior college transfer, the Chattanooga Mocs Beach Volleyball program and head coach Darin Van Horn have finalized its first official recruiting class.
Despite having its inaugural season as an NCAA DI program cut short this spring, Van Horn is excited about the future and believes the additions will leave their mark not only in the sand, but also in the university.
"All together I think we have created a strong foundation for this new program," said the first-year head coach. "We can't wait to see the imprints these athletes leave on the university and our beach program."
Madi Morris (TN), Maddi Meyers-Osband (NC) and Jordan Krege (NC) round out the scholastic group and will graduate this spring before joining the beach program in the fall.
Hanley Lomax (GA) carries two years of eligibility following a two-year stint at MiraCosta College and will also enroll to UTC in the fall.
More info and quotes on the additions are below.
Hometown: Canton, Ga.
Previous School: MiraCosta College (CA)
High School: Blessed Trinity Catholic
Van Horn on Lomax: "Hanley is a regional kid who wanted to experience California beach volleyball for two years. I admire her fearlessness to leave home and chase a dream.
She will bring valuable knowledge and experience to the group."
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Grace Christian Academy
Van Horn on Morris: "Madi is a hardworking, determined individual. Her positive personality brings the best out in her partners and I believe she will help instill our family culture at Chattanooga. She is a sponge for knowledge and we are so excited for her to join the program."
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
High School: John T. Hoggard High School
Van Horn on Meyers-Osband: "When I recruited Maddi, I had multiple coaches come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed their experiences with Maddi. From coaches who had done clinics with her, to club coaches that dealt with her on a daily basis. Maddi is someone who I believe will bring her effort and energy every day. She will be a positive influence in the building blocks of this program."
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Grimsley High School
Van Horn on Krege: "Jordan is a high flyer who has a great all-around game. I knew from the day she stepped on campus she would seamlessly fit into our program and culture. We're excited about having her in Chattanooga."
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