April 18, 2008

NMU Volleyball Adds Three More For 2008 Season

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Dominic Yoder, the head volleyball coach at Northern Michigan University, announces three more student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend NMU and play volleyball for the Wildcats. Rebecca Feuerherd, Bailey Franklin and Madeline Ogden bring to 10 the number of student-athletes who have signed on to play at NMU in the fall. 
 
Feuerherd is a 5-9 Libero from Madison, Wis. She lettered three times in volleyball at Edgewood High School and played her club volleyball for the Wisconsin Select, Midwest Jrs. and the Wisconsin Power. 
 
Feuerherd as a senior was an all-conference selection. She was also a captain of her team and a member of the all-city academic team for her final season of competition. Feuerherd also participated in track and soccer in high school.
 
“Rebecca is an outstanding passer. She can and will run our defensive system without much adaptation,” said Yoder. “Rebecca has strong abilities to secure and set second out of system balls. She will be an excellent addition to our future defense and could be the Libero of the future.”
 
Franklin is a 5-11 right side hitter from River Falls, Wis. She was a three-time letterwinner in volleyball at River Falls High School and played her club volleyball for River Falls J.O. Volleyball and Hammerhead J.O. Volleyball Clubs.   
 
After her senior campaign, Franklin was named a first-team all-conference selection. Franklin was named as a first-team selection to the Division I All-Northwest Volleyball Team after her senior season. She also participated in basketball and track and field during her high school career.
 
“Bailey is a very good athlete and will participate in both volleyball and track and field at NMU,” said Yoder. “She is not intimidated by playing against older players. We expect her learning curve to be great over the next two years.”  
 
Ogden is a 6-2 setter from Sheboygan, Wis. She played her high school volleyball at Sheboygan North High School where she lettered three times and also played club volleyball for Fond du Lac and Go Fish Volleyball Clubs. 
 
During her high school career, Ogden was a three-time all-conference selection earning first team honors twice. Ogden was a two-time second team all-area pick. She also participated in basketball and softball during high school. In the classroom, Ogden was a member of the National Honor Society for three years. She earned High Honor Roll as well as academic all-state all four years.     
 
“Maddie will be an outstanding setter for us. She has great hands, big block and desire to improve daily,” said Yoder. “Maddie has a strong and quiet presence on the court. She essentially does her job and runs the offense. We are very excited to have Maddie.”
 
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