Four new recruits have been brought on board to join the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball squad next season.
Head coach Ken Bentley introduced the players on Friday, who will play for the Herd in 2015-16.
Three of the four come from British Columbia, while the other will be graduating from Dakota Collegiate in June.
Setter Sydney Booker, 17, is a Winnipeg native and co-captain of the Dakota women’s team. She was the female athlete of the year in 2012, an all-star at the 2014 Wesmen high school tournament, and MVP at Providence College Camp.
Out of province recruits include right side hitter Laura Findlay, 17, of South Delta Secondary School, middle blocker Angelica Kilberg, 17, of Earl Marriott Secondary School, and left side hitter Cassidy Pearson, 17, also of South Delta.
“I appreciate their commitment to our school and we need to acknowledge that athletes across the country recognize the excellence of our university and our volleyball program,” Bentley said.
“I intend to intensify my focus on a national scale and these three student-athletes have given our program a great start in that direction. I am also pleased to have one of our top local provincial athlete commit to our program as well as I have always tried to provide the compelling argument for our top kids to stay and play at Manitoba.”
The Bisons play tonight in a rematch against the Calgary Dinos at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Game time is 6 p.m. with the men’s match to follow at 8 p.m.