EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball has signed freshman outside hitter Ashby Willis for the 2024 campaign. Willis becomes a Screaming Eagle after transferring from Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“We’re excited to welcome Ashby to our USI family,” says USI Volleyball Head Coach, Jeffrey Aucoin. “Ashby made an immediate impact with her previous program garnering All-Conference honors in her first year. She is a stand-out on the court, in the classroom, and connected with our team immediately. We look forward to having Ashby join us this spring.”
Ashby Willis | 6’0″ | Outside Hitter | Mt. Carmel, Illinois
Willis transfers to USI from Purdue-Fort Wayne after being named to the 2023 Horizon League All-Freshman Team. She played in 29 matches during her freshman year for a total of 102 sets and finished with 277 kills with 2.72 kills per set for the Mastodons. During her days as a Mt. Carmel High School Golden Ace, Willis garnered IVCA All-State Honorable Mention, AVCA All-Region, All-Little Illini Conference, and News Gazette All-State in her only season at MCHS. She led the Aces to a conference and regional championship in 2022 while holding a perfect 4.0 GPA. Willis played club volleyball most recently with Elite Tsunami in 2023.
The Eagles completed a successful season last week by making their first Ohio Valley Conference Championship berth and earning their first tournament victory while going 15-16 overall and 10-8 in conference play.
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