ALVA, Okla. - Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball coach Fernanda Frey has announced the signing of five individuals to play for the 2012 season. The first year head coach has signed three defensive specialists an outside hitter and a setter.
Megan Hentschke (Granite Bay, Calif. * 5-6), one of the aforementioned three defensive specialists, graduated from Del Oro High School and figures to be a key contributor to the volleyball squad defensively. Hentschke is pictured on the left side of the graphic
"Megan will be able to help right away with her quick feet and good defense," Frey said. "She is also a really good student."
Naicee Gugelmeyer (5-6) is the second of three defensive specialists and is from nearby Kiowa, Kan. Gugelmeyer is a graduate of South Barber High school.
"Naicee will add depth to the defensive specialist position," Frey said. "She is a natural leader and a good passer."
Danielle Tate (Longview, Texas * 5-8) rounds out the crew of defensive specialists in this wave of Frey's signees. Tate graduated from Longview High School.
"Danielle has a good platform which makes her a good defensive player and passer. She moves well and will help us in the back row"
Outside hitter Jordan Cox (5-8) is the only Oklahoma graduate of this wave of new Lady Rangers. Cox is from Yukon and a graduate of Mustang High School. Frey has high hopes for the newest hitter.
"Jordan is a powerful hitter with a great vertical," Frey said. "She will be hitting outside for us, and I believe she will do a great job."
Hawaiian Kaydee Yukawa (5-3) of Roosevelt High School will play setter for Frey's bunch. Yukawa is pictured on the right side of the graphic above.
"Kaydee comes all the way from Hawaii to help us build the program. She has great hands and is smart on and off the court."
Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012
by Allan Scarabello