MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Qi Wang the head volleyballcoach at Northern Michigan University has announced three more student-athleteswill be joining the volleyball program this fall.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rachel Martinez, BreanneZaremba and Marisa Jordan will suit up for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The trio will join SamanthaSchulte, Nikki Hintze and Julie Kohl who committed during the early signingperiod to make up the incoming class.
Martinez, a 5-9 setter from Milwaukee, Wis., has truesetting skills and sense according to Wang.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œShe and our current setterBrittney (McGowan) will strengthen our setting position,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wang said.
Zaremba, a 5-10 hitter also from Milwaukee, Wis., according to Wang she has all-around skill and a fighting spirit.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œShe will help ourteam from the right and left sides,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wang added.
Local product, Jordan from Marquette High School, a 5-9hitter, is very athletic and dedicated to volleyball according to Wang.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œMarisa (Jordan) has great potential to be an outside hitter to help the NMUvolleyball program,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wang said.
NMU opens preseason practice on August 8 in preparation forthe 2005 schedule which will begin at the UM-Duluth Tournament, August 25-27,against the Bulldogs.