EUREKA – Eureka College volleyball coach Nick Mackall announced the addition of five new players to the program on Thursday.
The Red Devils coach's second recruiting class features five accomplished freshmen, all of whom are in-state talents.
"This class is the step in the right direction that we needed to take as a program," Mackall said. "The personalities and the 'gritty-ness' of our kids, along with the athleticism coming in this August, is something I'm anxiously excited about as I look forward to mentoring, teaching, and coaching these kids throughout their careers 'Neath the elms. This is a unique bunch that will certainly add a lot of positivity to the volleyball program and the Eureka community as a whole."
Faith Catour (FR, 5-4, Elementary Education/Special Education, Orion, Ill.; Orion)
Our first volleyball recruit of 2020 is Faith Catour.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 2, 2020
A 5-foot-4 freshman from Orion, Faith made it to sectionals and was an All-Three Rivers Conference honoree in 2019, and helped the Chargers win three straight regional titles. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/Ivo3yu1py0
Jamie Gogolek (FR, 5-8, Digital and Media Design, Centralia, Ill.; Christ Our Rock)
Our next volleyball recruit of 2020 is Jamie Gogolek.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 2, 2020
A 5-foot-8 freshman from Centralia, Jamie was a defensive specialist at Christ Our Rock Lutheran and helped the Silver Stallions place third in the Midland Trail Conference. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/3r15J8asvw
Gionna Ott (FR, 5-3, Nursing, Williamsfield, Ill.; Williamsfield)
Our next volleyball recruit of 2020 is Gionna Ott.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 2, 2020
A 5-foot-3 freshman from Williamsfield, Gionna received All-Area, Second Team All-Inter County Athletic Conference and team MVP honors while leading her team in aces. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/XXKC8o8UAC
Katelin Peters (FR, 5-9, Elementary Education, New Berlin, Ill.; New Berlin)
Our next volleyball recruit of 2020 is Katelin Peters.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 2, 2020
A 5-foot-9 freshman from New Berlin, Katelin helped her team win regionals in 2018 and was a two-year team captain for the Pretzels. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/C4hhUHQjof
Regan Reed (FR, 5-5, Undecided, Flanagan-Cornell, Flanagan)
Our final volleyball recruit of 2020 is Regan Reed.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 2, 2020
A 5-foot-5 freshman from Flanagan-Cornell, Regan received All-Heart of Illinois Conference and All-Area Honorable Mention honors in 2019 and helped the Falcons reach the Elite Eight in 2018. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/x0M3KrENFC