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Illinois Volleyball Rounds Out Roster with Pair of Transfers

Illinois Volleyball Rounds Out Roster with Pair of Transfers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illinois Volleyball Head Coach Chris Tamas announced the addition of two transfers on Thursday. Vivian Campbell and Averie Hernandez will complete the 2024 Fighting Illini roster, joining sixย newcomers for the upcoming campaign.

“Today, we add two exceptional players and people to our roster,” Tamas said.ย “Both homegrown talents provide us with tremendous skill and depth to our roster as well as being overall great teammates and people. We are excited to add them both to the Orange and Blue today.

Vivian Campbell // Oswego, Ill.ย //ย Oswego Eastย //ย 1st Allianceย Clubย // Sย // 5-10

Notes:ย Transfer from Cincinnati…ย Appeared in eight matches, covering 12 setsโ€ฆ Made Bearcat debutย against Xavier (8/26/23)โ€ฆ Recorded a season-high of 27 assists and six digs against Butler (9/15/23)…ย ย Named First Team All-State at Oswego Eastโ€ฆย AVCA 2022 Girls High School All-Region Team selectionโ€ฆ Earned AVCA Girls All-American Honorable Mention accoladesโ€ฆ Two-time All-Conference selectionโ€ฆ Led team to a program-best 27 wins as a seniorโ€ฆ Guided team to first-ever first-place conference finish and first-ever regional championship in 2022โ€ฆ Named team MVPโ€ฆ Played club volleyball for 1st Alliance.

Coach Tamas on Campbell:ย “Vivian has a very nice delivery as a setter and the thing that stuck out to me the most when watching her film was that she can be very deceptive, which I think you need to be at our level. She has some nice experience from her high school, club, and former college. She will add a lot to our gym in the fall and beyond.”

Why Illinois?ย “I chose Illinois because of how much it feels like a family and because of the dedication and trust the program has in its culture.”

Averie Hernandez // Bloomington, Ill.ย //ย Normal Community West HSย //ย Illini Elite Volleyballย Clubย // OHย // 6-2

Notes:ย Transfer from Northwestern… As a sophomore, played in 25 matches, making nine starts… Amassed double-digit kills on 14 separate occasions… Tallied a season-best 21 kills against Indiana (10/29/23)… Added a pair of assists at Northeastern (9/9/23)… logged a season-best 14 digs against the Hoosiers (10/29/24)… Posted four aces against Illinois (11/25/23)… Tallied three blocks at Penn State (11/28/24)…ย Tallied 15 kills, 11 digs, and nine aces as a freshman in 2022… Recorded…

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