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Class of 2016 Signing Party is a Huge Success

By Andy Halaz, 05/16/16, 2:00PM CDT


Over 20 athletes commit to playing volleyball at the next level

Sunday May 15th marked the First Annual HPSTL Signing Party. The Class of 2016 has over 75% of its athletes from travel teams who accepted offers to play collegiate volleyball. 100% of the girls from the Class of 2016 will be playing collegiately and 100% of the travel team boys had offers to play collegiately.

Breaking Down the Class of 2016's Collegiate Choices

Girls 18 Royal had all ten of their players commit to play at the next level with three DI, three DII, two NAIA, and two attending Junior College.

Cailey Bracken - Mineral Area College

Emma Berthold - Truman State University

Natalie Hecht - Missouri Baptist University

Mikayla Kuhlmann - Southeast Missouri State University

Emma Leahy - Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville

Emmarose Neibert - Springhill College

Kelly Trenz - West Florida University

Meegan Williams - Liberty University

Kelly Wilson - Missouri Baptist University

Pamela Zuluaga - Mineral Area College


Boys 18 Royal has six of their nine members of the Class of 2016 committed to play volleyball. All six are playing DI volleyball.

Shawn Hughes - Ohio State University

Paul Henken - Ohio State University

George Huhmann - Princeton University

Nick LaVanchy - Ball State University

Nick Stevenson - Lindenwood University

Jacob Thoenen - Stanford University


B18 Orange has six of its twelve players who have chosen to play collegiately and they will all be playing at the NAIA level.

Stefan Durchholz - Missouri Baptist University

Logan Havens - St. Ambrose University

Andrew Hummert - Missouri Baptist University

Will Merzweiler - Missouri Baptist University

Ethan Mourer - Missouri Baptist University

Austin Price - St. Ambrose University


18 Regional has one player who chose to play collegiate volleyball and he will be attending NAIA back-to-back National Champion, Missouri Baptist.

Drew Iliff: Missouri Baptist University