BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women's volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced his first women's volleyball recruiting class as the team started practice this week. Joining the Tornado this season are Claire Wilson, Hannah Rogers and Emma Grace Bice.
"We are excited to have Claire, Hannah, and Emma Grace join our women's volleyball team," Booher said. "They all three bring a great work ethic, tremendous talent, and love for the game of volleyball. They are going to help build our women's volleyball program to be the best it can be. I am happy to have them join our King women's volleyball family."
Wilson comes to King after a successful career at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn. She helped the Bulldogs two district runner-up finishes and one regional runner-up finish. She will vie for time in the Tornado back row as she averaged 19 digs per match in high school. She was named district defensive player of the year and was an all-district selection as a senior.
Rogers joins Booher's squad from Soddy Daisy High School in Soddy Daisy, Tenn. A season ago she helped lead the Trojans to a District 6-AAA runner-up and Region 3-AAA third place finish. The setter reached the 1,000 career assists plateau early in her senior season and ended with 1,524 assists. She added 370 digs and 127 aces in her career. She was a first team all-district and all-tournament team selection.
Bice attended Volunteer High School in Church Hill, Tenn., helping the Falcons to a conference runner-up finish in 2017. In 2018 she earned all-conference honorable mention. She was also an academic all-conference performer in both basketball and volleyball all four years of her career.
The Tornado open the season on September 6-7 at the Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.