Rader Announces 2013 Volleyball Class
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury University Volleyball Coach JP Rader has announced the signing of eight players for the 2013 season. The Eagles are coming off of their fifth straight 20-win season, including the past four with Rader at the helm.
The eight signees represent five states and Canada. There are two products from Kentucky and two from Indiana. The 2013 class is: Amanda Olivier (Lawrenceburg, Ind.), Rachel Boesing (New Albany, Ind.), Lei Saddler (Maryville, Tenn.), Brooke Morse (Parma, Mich.), Hillarie Dyck (East St. Paul, Canada), Lauren Colston (Frankfort, Ky.), Kelsey Bundy (Lincolnton, N.C.), Shelby Anderson (Nicholasville, Ky.).
Amanda Olivier – Lawrenceburg, Ind. (Lawrenceburg High School), 5’10” left side hitter
Played for three years for Staci Knigga at Lawrenceburg High…named team offensive player of the year in 2011 and 2012…most improved player…named athlete of the week numerous times…also participated in tennis, cheerleading and softball at Lawrenceburg High…member of Key Club, National Spanish Honors Society, Spanish Club, SADD, student council, Sunshine Society, academic team, pep club and was senior class president…played club for Blue Crush out of Florence, Ky.
Rachel Boesing – New Albany, Ind. (Christian Academy of Indiana), 5’11” middle blocker/right side hitter
Four-year member of varsity squad for Walter Pauly at Christian Academy of Indiana…named to the all-area 1A team…won Christian Scholar Athlete Award…named team MVP as a sophomore and junior…also played basketball…member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, FCA and was Salutatorian of Junior class…played club for KIVA out of Louisville…father (Danny) played volleyball at Purdue University.
Lexi Saddler – Maryville, Tenn. (William Blount High School), 5’11” middle blocker/right side hitter
Played for two years on varsity at William Blount High for Chris Merritt…was named team captain as a senior in 2012…selected to the All-County team in 2012 and was an All-District blocker in 2012…led her team blocks and was second in attack percentage as a senior…played club for Foothills Juniors/Phoenix Rising.
Brooke Morse – Parma, Mich. (Jackson Christian High School), 5’8” left side hitter
Played for three years under Lori Carr on the varsity at Jackson Christian…SCAA all-league 2nd team selection as a senior, honorable mention as a junior…led team in kills, blocks, aces and digs as a senior…also play basketball and was an all-SCAA selection and team MVP…awarded numerous academic awards including 2013 MHSAA Scholar Athlete…played club in 2012 for LAVA.
Hillarie Dyck – East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada (Calvin Christian Collegiate), 5’10” middle blocker
Played two years of varsity for Rod Harris at Calvin Christian…team was highly successful winning the zone in 2011 and placing second in 2012…team was also fourth at provincials in both years…Dyck was provincial all-star and graduating all-star as a senior…team captain…also participated in badminton and track and field…was a standout in the classroom as well, graduating as valedictorian…also member of student council…played club in 2013 for Junior Bisons.
Lauren Colston – Frankfort, Ky. (Franklin County High School), 5’6” defensive specialist
Four-year member of Franklin County squad under Wesley Vance…named to 41st district all-tournament team in 2011 and 2012…11th region all-tournament team selection in 2012…named team MVP in 2012…also participated in track and field and bass fishing…member of Beta Club, FFA, National Honor Society, senior class council, pep club, yearbook staff and named to honor roll…played club for Frankfort Elite.
Kelsey Bundy – Lincolnton, N.C. (Southlake Christian Academy), 5’8” middle blocker/right side hitter
Three-year member of varsity team at Southlake Christian…team enjoyed loads of success winning NCISAA stat championship in 2010…NCISAA state runners-up in 2011…team also won MAC conference title in 2011 and were runners-up in 2010…won Christian character award…named most improved…scholar athlete…also participated in basketball, softball, soccer and tennis…member of Beta Club and National Honor Society…played club for Race City Volleyball.
Shelby Anderson – Nicholasville, Ky. (Trinity Christian Academy), 5’7” setter
Played for four years at Trinity Christian Academy…named to KCAA all-state team in 2012…also selected to KCAA regional all-tournament team as a senior…team MVP in 2012…also participated in softball at TCA and was a KCAA all-state selection in 2011…played club for Lexington United Volleyball.