THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University head volleyball coach Tommy Harold has officially announced the signing of three preps – Lydia Fredrick (6’1, middle blocker), Katie Jones (6’2, RS/OH) and Meghan Wozniak (6’0, setter) – to the 2017 recruiting class.
A native of Weldon Spring, Mo., Fredrick joins the Colonels after prepping at Francis Howell where she helped lead the Vikings to their best season in school history. Along with a No. 7 national ranking by PrepVolleyball.com, Howell went 36-3-2, setting school records for wins – including its first victory in the state tournament – and a runner up finish at state.
Fredrick also played club ball for Team Momentum, helping lead the team to a third-place finish at nationals in the American Division in 2015.
In the classroom, Fredrick was a two-time conference all-academic performer and landed on the honor roll all four years. She was also an AP Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.
Jones, a native of Mont Belvieu, Texas, had a stellar career at Barbers Hill High School. As a junior, she was named to the All-Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association Team, Vype Houston All-Area Team and was nominated for Vype Female Athlete of the Year. In addition to being named to the GHVCA Fab 50, she helped lead the Eagles to the 5A Region 3 finals.
A four-time academic all-district selection, Jones played club ball for Houston Stellar and helped the squad qualify in 17 USA for the USAV Junior Nationals.
Wozniak, a native of Lombard, Ill., comes to Nicholls after playing for Glenbard East. In her senior campaign, she was named all-conference and team MVP as the Rams won a conference title. She also garnered Dupage County All-Area Team, received All-Metea Valley Tournament honors and was one of 50 players selected to play in the SportstownChicago.com Illinois High School Girls All Star Game. As a sophomore, she helped lead the Rams to a regional championship.
Wozniak was a three-time academic all-conference selection and a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and earned high honor roll three times.
In the club circuit, Wozniak played for Sports Performance and in 2016, the team earned third at the JVA World Challenge and fifth in the Junior Nationals.