MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University head volleyball coach Dominic Yoder has announced the signing of two high school seniors to play volleyball for the Wildcats in 2011. Kaitlyn Hoffman and Kaprice Seever have signed National Letters of Intent to attend NMU in the fall.
NMU lost one senior from a team that qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row and finished the season 22-7 overall and 15-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. NMU finished No. 23 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s final Top 25 Poll.
The two incoming players will join GLIAC all-conference players Ana Lopes, Abby Lovell, Sami Vierk and Emma Wolfe. Hoffman will backup Lovell at the setter position and Seever will come in as a middle hitter and provide blocking that senior Katie Twardzik supplied the team with in 2010.
Kaitlyn Hoffman is a 5-9 setter from Marysville, Mich. She played four years of volleyball at Marysville High School under Paul Levandowski where her team was regional champs in 2009 and 2010, district champs from 2007-10 and Macomb Area Conference Red League champs from 2007-09. Hoffman played club for Marysville Viking Volleyball.
“Kaitlyn is a competitor and comes from a very successful high school program at Marysville. She’s really going to help us out in the setter position to push Abby and will be a tremendous benefit for our team next season.” Coach Yoder said.
Hoffman was team co-captain in 2010, first team all-area, first team all-league and all-region. She holds 12 school records and six state records. She also participated in basketball and track. Hoffman will study Secondary Education in Math and Physics.
Kaprice Seever is 5-11 middle hitter from Olathe, Kansas. Seever lettered in volleyball at Olathe Northwest High School under Bryan Larson. She was first team all-state and the Sunflower League player of the year as a senior. Seever played club for Kansas City Extreme.
“Kaprice is very fast and athletic.” Yoder said. “She is a very good jumper and a great blocker at the net. She will come in as a freshman and compete for a starting position right away.”
Seever holds records in hitting percentage and career blocks. Seever plans to study Criminal Justice at NMU.
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