Panther Volleyball Head Coach Ryan Meek adds three changes to the 2022 Roster

HIGH POINT, NC – High school volleyball coach Ryan Meek announced the addition of three changes to complete the 2022 list. Ally Van Eekeren (Creighton), Kathryn Wesolich (UCF), a Jillian Ziemba (Butler) brings knowledge and winning tradition to High Point to give the regular Big South winners the depth of the line.

Head coach Ryan Meek: “Combining talents will be important here at High Point University volleyball. These three players bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and winning thinking. The culture has been. “We’re happy to have them at Millis and can’t wait for them to fit in with the rest of our team this fall.”

Ally Van Eekeren • Naperville, Ill. (Creighton) • Setter
As a junior in 2021 at Creighton, Van Eekeren played 32 games for the Big East Champions. As a second, he spent time on the setter and led the team to assists (358) while playing 16 all -time games and 10 starts. He recorded four doubles in 2020 against Big East rivals Marquette (three times) and Xavier.

Coach Meek: “I was able to get to know Ally for the first time through the rental process when I was staying at the aid station in Creighton. When Ally’s name came out the door exit, we knew it would be perfect for us here and off the floor.Ally She can do every setting on the volleyball court and she is a hard worker.she needs to win and how to be successful and in the courtyard. We’re happy to see her work on our project. “

Kathryn Wesolich • Wildwood, Mo. (UCF) • Central Park
Wesolich made an impact for the Knights in the first part of his career, starting and playing 31 games as a freshman in 2018 while recording seven of the most blocks in a row. in UCF project history (138). He played in 23 of the Knights ’33 games starting 11 in the second straight season, ending the year with 42 touchdowns and 56 blocks. As a junior in 2020-21, he played in all 65 sets in second place on the team with 76 blocks. Wesolich also led the team with 23 service aces as a youngster. One season ago, he played 30 sets for the Knights, hitting .269 with 33 strikeouts.

Coach Meek: “We got to know Kathryn well as a player through our willingness to play for UCF in the NCAA Tournament a few years ago. On the transfer window, we knew she was very suitable for what we want to do in our middles.He sees competition at the highest level in the country and is hungry to end his time here at High Point University with a ring for his finger five. “

Jillian Ziemba • Zionsville, Ind. (Butler) • Physician
In 2021, Ziemba played 73 sets for the Bulldogs, averaging 142 digs and finished with an excellent 1.95 digs per set, 13 service aces, and eight assists. He also posted two touchdowns in five games against No. 16 Creighton, Cal, no. 19 UCLA, Xavier, and Youngstown State. As a youngster in 2020-21, Ziemba was seen with 34 sets and finished the season with 45 digs, five aces, and four assists. In second place, he was fifth in the team with 153 digs and 20 service aces. He had 13 excellent digs and three aces against St. Louis.

Coach Meek: “Ball control is the most important part of volleyball, and every team is always trying to improve in that area. We’re happy! Jillian came to us with four years of DI experience where she always counts. “She’s an elite passer -by. We’re excited to add Jillian to our roster and look forward to her performance this fall.”


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