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Gators Add Two Florida Natives to 2024 Roster

Gators Add Two Florida Natives to 2024 Roster


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The nationally-ranked Florida volleyball program added Graduate transfer Erin Engel and incoming freshman Bella Lee two to the 2024 roster on Monday, as announced by head coach Mary Wise.

We’re excited to welcome both Erin and Bella to the program,” Florida’s Head Coach Mary Wise said. “We will certainly benefit from their experience and talents.”

Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Engel returns to her home state in the fall after spending her last three seasons at Maryland. She comes to the 2024 roster as a setter and will be the third Gator in her family – her mom, Heidi, was an All-American setter and her brother, Kyle, was a quarterback on the football team.

From Tampa, FL Lee comes to the 2024 roster as a defensive specialist. She will join the team in the fall and already has experience playing with fellow freshman Taylor Parks, as they played together on the club volleyball team, OTVA.

Engel and Lee are the eighth and ninth addition to Florida’s 2024 signees – Jaela Auguste, Lauren Harden, Taylor Parks, Alec Rothe and Ella Vogel and recent redshirt senior transfer Isabel Martin who joined the team in the spring.

Below is a look at the achievements that the two signees bring to Gainesville.

 

Erin Engel | 5-9 | S | Prev. School: Maryland | High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas | Club: Tribe Volleyball Club

Career Honors

  • 2022-23 Academic All-Big Ten

2023

  • One of four Terps to play in all 32 matches, appearing in 108 sets
  • Tied for team lead with 0.29 aces per set and finished second with 31 service aces — both career-best marks
  • Added 19 assists and 47 digs, a career high
  • Recorded two service aces as part of a win over Utah Valley (9/2)
  • Produced a service ace in a victory over Howard (9/10)
  • Secured first two collegiate kills while tying a career-high four service aces in sweep over Le Moyne (9/15)
  • Sparked 10-0 run to close out second set with three service aces in victory over Michigan (9/24)
  • Served up a team-high three service aces in upset over No. 16 Minnesota (10/6)
  • Produced a pair of service aces in win over Iowa (10/21)
  • Tied career-best four service aces at Iowa (10/28)
  • Led the Terps with three service aces in win over Ohio State (11/12)

2022

  • Saw action in all 32 matches
  • Totaled 27 aces, 22 assists and 42 digs on the season
  • Career-high four aces against Sacramento State (9/9/22)
  • Career-high 18 assists at Wisconsin (11/12/22)
  • Career-high 10 digs at Wisconsin…

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