June 20, 2024
Volleyball Officially Welcomes Four Newcomers for 2023 Season

NEW YORK — The Columbia volleyball plan has introduced the addition of four incoming initial-yr university student-athletes that will be making up the class of ’27. Head Coach Patric Santiago made these additions to the 2023 roster formal Tuesday afternoon. 

“We are so enthusiastic for the gains that our returning Lions are earning in the gym this spring and overjoyed for the class of ’27 to be a part of them in the slide,” Santiago explained. “This recruiting course is packed with volleyball expertise and as fantastic as they are as gamers, they are even greater human beings.  Columbia will be brightened by their existence and our staff members can not hold out to do the job with them.”  

Two of the future Lions, Madison Hsieh and Evie Naumann, appear from Austin, Texas, although the other two new faces, Kylee Eze and Avery Jones, are California natives. The team is a quite versatile a person, playing many positions and taking part in for some prestigious volleyball clubs. Far more on the entire course can be found under. 

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Madison Hsieh is a 5’4” defensive specialist/libero from Austin, Texas. Out of Vandegrift Superior Faculty, she performs for the Austin Skyline Volleyball Club. Hsieh was a member of the Nationwide Honor Culture in 2021 and 2022, and was a member of Vandergrift Robotics. 

“Madi is an amazingly pushed college student and volleyball player,” Santiago said. “Her looking at of the activity, get the job done ethic and passion for defending will elevate Columbia Volleyball. Madi is usually centered on discovering strategies to enhance and lifting those people about her.  We have enjoyed receiving to know Madi by means of our camps and recruiting and are energized to see what the future retains for her as a Lion.”

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Kylee Eze is a 6’3” opposite/appropriate side hitter from Santa Cruz, California. Out of Soquel Large College, she plays for the Vision Volleyball Club. Eze was the president of the Feminine Empowerment Club and a representative for cutback cleanups. 

“Kylee Eze possesses a startling stage of athleticism which few possess,” Santiago stated. “As superior as she can touch, her management and prospective to positively influence her setting is even better.  Kylee will come to Morningside with some lofty targets for herself on the courtroom, academically, and in the local community.  With Kylee’s mindset and do the job ethic, it is really hard to imagine that she will not obtain her goals.  Kylee’s positivity and appreciate for the activity will be an impactful addition for Columbia Volleyball.”

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Evie Naumann is a 5’11” outside hitter from Austin, Texas. Out of Westlake Superior College, she plays for the Roots Volleyball Club. Naumann is a leukemia and lymphoma culture volunteer and acquired an English Academic Accomplishment Award in the classroom. 

“Evie has a terrific all-about volleyball activity and a passion for bringing her absolute very best to all in which she endeavors,” Santiago reported. “She is an remarkable teammate and would increase the lifestyle of any schooling gym in The us. Evie is a joy to work with and we glance forward to looking at her compete towards her sister who experiments at Fordham.  We are self-assured Evie will be a fantastic addition to our CUVB loved ones.”

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Avery Jones is a 6’1” exterior/opposite hitter from Studio Metropolis, California. Out of Harvard-Westlake Significant College, she performs for the Sunshine Volleyball Club. Jones was a member of the 2022 AVCA All-The us Observe Record. Her sister, Taylor Jones, graduated from Columbia in May perhaps of 2022. 

“We are thrilled to have Avery be part of our method,” Santiago claimed. “Coming from a single of the best teams and golf equipment in the place, Avery understands what it usually means to contend and succeed.  Avery boasts a dynamic and explosive offensive video game and is capable to terminate balls from all three entrance row positions.  We search forward to a brilliant 4 many years of Avery on Morningside Heights.” 

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