Volleyball adds seven for 2012 season
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Volleyball adds seven for 2012 season

Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University head volleyball coach Kathy Roulhac has added seven student-athletes to the roster for 2012.

Emilie Sandve Aase, Brittany Bunch, Lindsay Hornsby, Shawneis Jones, Jordan Piper, Lais Soares and Jordan Strickland have all made commitments to play volleyball for TSU.

"I'm extremely excited about this 2012 recruiting class," said head coach Kathy Roulhac. "It's the best complete recruiting class in the history of TSU volleyball. I'm looking for the incoming players to make an immediate impact in the overall success of the 2012 season."

Lindsay Hornsby (6-1*Fr.*MB*Corona, Calif.) - #14

At Temescal HS: Recorded 169 kills and 89 digs during senior campaign... Named to the All-Valley second team in 2011... Selected to the All-League first team for consecutive years... 2010 All-Academic Selection... Student of the Month in September 2008...

Lais Soares (5-11*Jr.*MB/OPP *Brazil) - #10

At Western Nebraska Community College: Selected to the Region IX  All-Regional Team... Helped her team to a 2010 Regional Championship.... Led team to 2010 National Title... Team won second consecutive Regional Championship in 2011... Placed third in 2011 National Tournament...

Jordan Strickland (5-9 *Fr.*S* Lexington, Ky.) - #2

At Henry Clay HS: Tallied 850 assists, 230 digs and 67 kills during senior campaign... Earned ESPN Powerade Fab 50 Ranking... KVCA first team All-State selection... KHSAA All-State Tournament Team... 2011 KVCA Region 11 Player of the Year... 11th Region Tournament MVP.... Region All-Tournament Team... Lexington Herald Leader Player of the Year... Lexington Herald Leader All-City Team...

Jordon Piper (5-5 *Fr.*DS * Grand Prairie, Texas) - #5

At South Grand Prairie HS: Registered 242 kills and 164 digs as a senior... Served as team captain during senior campaign... 2011 Most Valuable Player... First-Team All-District senior year... Named to 2010 Lewisville All-Tournament Team... 2009 District Newcomer of the Year... 2009 Offensive Player of the Year....

Brittany Bunch (5-3*So.*DS/L*Denver, Colo.) - #1

At Overland HS: Named Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Overland Classic... 2010 All-Conference second team selection... All-Conference honorable mention in 2009...

Shawneis Jones (5-9.*Fr.*OH/MB*Danville, Ill.) - #15

At Danville HS: Recognized as United States Scholar Athlete... Led Danville HS to the best record in program history as a senior... Named the Most Valuable Player in 2011... Garnered All-Area honors in back-to-back seasons... Served as team captain during junior and senior campaigns... Freshman of the Year...

Emilie Sandve Aase (5-11*Fr.*MB*Norway) - #9

Bio information coming soon...

Tennessee State is coming off a successful season behind an 18-11 record and a second place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference race. The Tigers recorded their first winning season since 2007...

2012 Volleyball Signees

Brittany Bunch - DS/L - Denver, Colo. (Colorado State)

Lindsay Hornsby - MB - Corona, Calif. (Temescal Canyon HS)

Shawneis Jones - OH/MB - Danville, Ill. (Danville High School)

Jordon Piper - DS - Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Praire HS)

Lais Soares - MB/ OPP - Brazil (Western Nebraska CC )

Jordan Strickland -  S - Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay HS)

Emilie Sandve Aase - MB - Norway