Published Wed, Nov 14, 2012 12:56 pm Dateline
Ohio volleyball just won the regular season conference title and will look to earn a conference tournament title this weekend. Yet, the early period for signing National Letters of Intents for high school seniors was today and three high school seniors committed to join to the long running success of the Ohio volleyball program.
Mallory Salis, Katie Horton and Ali Lake will become Bobcats in the 2013 season. Salis is a 5’9” outside hitter from Chicago, IL. This season, Salis was named the MVP of the NIKE Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz after leading her team to the title of the 64 team tournament. She tallied up 311 kills and 349 kills in her senior season at Marist High School. Salis was the 2012 East Surburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year and helped Marist High School to a ESCC Conference Championship.
Katie Horton is from Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Michigan. Serving as both an outside and middle hitter, Horton had 227 kills and 163 blocks on the year. She played club volleyball with Premier Volleyball in Maumee, OH. She helped lead her team to two-consecutive district tournament championships and has the ability to play all six positions.
It is rare to be an Ohio native and on the Ohio volleyball team, but the third recruit, Ali Lake, is a native of Liberty Township, OH and attends Lakota East High School. Lake will be a little under three hours from her hometown when she arrives in Athens. The 6-1 middle blocker was named to the Greater Miami Conference First Team last season and was among the conference leaders in kills and assists.