July 11, 2014

Booher signs three for upcoming year

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men's volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall.

"Jeff, Nick and Sean will all make an instant impact on our volleyball team," Booher commented. "Not only will they be contributors for the men's volleyball team, but all three will be great students at King University. I am excited to have these three young men play volleyball at King."

Drooker, a setter comes to King from Chesterfield, Virginia after playing high school volleyball at Cosby High School. A starter for his final two years, Drooker helped the Titans to back-to-back state appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2012. In three seasons, Cosby helped the Titans post an overall record of 69-22, which included seasons of 23-5 in 2011 and 26-6 in 2012. The Titans won the Dominion District championship all three years while taking the central region title in 2012 and 6A conference championship in 2013. Individually, Drooker was named first team all-conference, first team All-Region and first team All-Metro during his senior campaign. He also earned academic All-District honors from 2011-13 and was named the Cosby High School Boys Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.

A Midlothian, Virginia native, Luhmann will don the Scarlet and Navy after playing high school volleyball at Clover Hill High School. An outside hitter for his first two years, Luhmann made the transition to right side hitter for his junior and senior campaigns. He helped lead the Cavaliers to a conference title in 2014. In 2013, Luhmann earned a plethora of individual awards. He was named the district player of the year, conference player of the year, Clover Hill High School Athlete of the Year while garnering first team Central Zone. He also garnered first team all-conference honors and was named Clover Hill High School MVP in 2012 and 2013.

Sprayberry comes to the Tornado after playing for Oak Forest High School in Oak Forest, Illinois. The outside hitter helped lead the Bengals to an overall record of 26-11, including an undefeated conference mark in 2014. In 2014, Sprayberry was named the South Suburban Conference Player of the year and first team all-conference. He also garnered All-Area and All-State honors while being an All-America nominee. He was named team MVP for his final three seasons at Oak Forest, 2012-2014. Sprayberry holds numerous Oak Forest school records, starting with 434 kills and 57 aces. He also registered a school-best 27 kills in a match. His seven aces in a match is a school record.