ABILENE — Abilene Christian head volleyball coach Angela Mooney Wednesday announced the signings of four Texas-based student-athletes to the Wildcats' 2018 roster, including one Waxahachie native.
Mooney's first recruiting class features setters Temi Fayiga, formerly of Waxahachie, and Madison Rohre, as well as outside hitters Brittney Roberts and Lindsey Toney.
"We are overall very pleased with the four signees for the class of 2018," said Mooney, whose team wraps its 2017 regular season this weekend. "There is no doubt they are dedicated, committed and love ACU.
"All are very different and offer a variety of much-needed qualities to our program moving forward, but the one thing they all have in common is that they know what it means to work hard and they are competitors. I'm really excited to be adding all four to our roster next fall."
This class will provide ACU with additional offensive depth as the Wildcats are expected to lose only one player off this year's team – senior right side Corinne Grandcolas. ACU currently claims two setters on its roster, junior Kendall Bosse, and sophomore Mackenzie Kesler, plus three proven outside hitters in Katelyn Mueller (Fr.), Marybeth Sandercox (So.) and Jacey Smith (Jr.).
The Wildcats also are well-stocked at middle blocker and libero / defensive specialist heading into 2018. Freshman Lorin McNeil and junior Lauren Walker are ranked among the Southland Conference leaders in blocking, and along the back row, sophomore Amanda Chapa, juniors Mikai Brown and Lillian Drever, and sophomore Sofia Resendiz all seen considerable time in the rotation.