Volleyball adds three more to recruiting class

Volleyball adds three more to recruiting class

DICKINSON, N.D. – Dickinson State University Head Volleyball Coach Jon Stenman is pleased to announce the addition of three players for the 2014-15 season.

Tori Baumiller is a 5-foot-8 setter from Bismarck, N.D.  She will enter Dickinson State as a freshman and will major in environmental science.  She attended Century High School, where she graduated early.  She is the daughter of Doug and Julie Baumiller.  She has one sibling, Alicia, and is the granddaughter of Karen Anders.

"Tori is going to be a wild-card addition for us," Stenman said.  "She is very strong-willed as shown by her graduating early from high school.  She is going to allow us some versatility in our setter position that we lacked."

Shaylee Singleton is a 5-foot-8 outside hitter from Miles City, Mont.  She attends Custer County District High School where she was named a team captain, offensive MVP, and all-around MVP.  She also earned an All-Conference and All-State selection.  Singleton was a tri-sport athlete, competing in volleyball, basketball, and tennis.  She plans to major in accounting and business administration.  She is the daughter of Jerry and Joni Singleton and the sister of Derick Singleton.

"Shaylee is a phenomenally gifted athlete with a very strong arm," Stenman said.  "Her athleticism allows her to overcome any physical challenge she faces.  Shaylee is a fierce competitor and I look forward to seeing her compete in the fall."

Maddi Johnston hails from Welwyn, Saskatchewan.  She attended Rocanville High School, where she was a three-time team MVP.  Johnston helped guide her team to a silver medal in the 2010 Saskatchewan Cup, a top ten finish in the Canadian Nationals, and a fourth place finish at the SHSAA Provincial Finals.  She will join Dickinson State from Lake Region State University.  Johnston plans to major in psychology and is the daughter of Lee and Cathy Johnston.  She has one sibling, Montana Johnston.

"Maddi is your prototypical 6-rotation player," Stenman said.  "With good size and ball-control, Maddi can be thrown into any situation and be successful.  Maddi, who is coming in with two years of collegiate experience, will provide a calming influence to our younger players. I expect her to be the type of player that is hard to keep off the court."

For more information contact Caleb Dunlop, sports marketing and information director, at (701) 483-2159 or caelb.dunlop@dickinsonstate.edu.