Tiger Volleyball Signs Two
April 28, 2000
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis women's volleyball team brought its total of 2000 signees to five with the addition of community college transfer Adrianne Edmonds and Northern Arizona transfer Angie Johnson.
Edmonds played in 149 games at outside hitter for Spokane Falls Community College, the same program that brought former Tiger Jenni Rosselli to Memphis. Edmonds finished second on the team with 450 kills, 40 service aces and 23 solo blocks. She was third on the team with 67 total blocks and was named the NWAACC East Region Defensive Player of the Week three times and the league's Defensive Player of the Week once.
Edmonds, a South Slocan, British Columbia native, was a Eastern Region First Team All-Star in addition to being named the school's Female Student Athlete of the Month in September. Edmonds looks to fill a void created by the graduation of Rosie Glenn, who finished her four-year Tiger career with over 1,000 kills and was seventh in school history with 1,170 career digs.
"Adrienne comes from a very good community college program where she was a primary passer and starting outside hitter for two years," Memphis Head Coach Carrie Yerty said. "She will challenge for a starting position right away."
Johnson, a 5-11 setter comes to Memphis from Auburn, Washington, where she was a Washington Class AAAA all-state pick. A 1999 Golden Eagle Scholar Athlete Award recipient, she played in 20 games as a freshman at Northern Arizona University, posting a season-high 11 assists against Fresno State.
Johnson played in 35 games as a sophomore for the 19-10 Lumberjacks, finishing with 28 assists and four service aces in limited playing time. Northern Arizona advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, falling 3-0 to North Carolina in the first round.
"Angie will challenge for the starting setter position. She brings a big block and is also an offensive weapon since she is 5-11 and left-handed," Yerty said. The Tigers will look for the junior to quarterback the Tiger offense, as freshman Jeannie Robison, the Tigers' lone setter from the 1999 season, has transferred.
"Both players are academically solid and should contribute immediately next year," Yerty said.
The Tigers have now signed five players for the fall, including Dallas-area teammates Brittany Barnett and Laura Stoke and Florida native Heather Rose Sanders and hope to fill one more spot before the semester ends.
Memphis returns five players from last year's 11-22 squad that was eliminated in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, 3-0, by Marquette.