Sophia Jolen Meyers attends Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, Arizona where she plays defender on the varsity beach volleyball team as a three-year starter. Some of Sophia’s accomplishments include a first-place finish at the USAV National Beach Tour, a Division 1 Section IV championship, state runner-ups, and second-team honors in the Desert Valley region.
“Sophia has got the swagger of a veteran and her touch on the ball is impeccable,” head coach Alex Luna said. “Her personality is a force and I just can’t wait to go to work with her every day.”
Victoria Marie Simmang, a Kyle, Texas native attending Jack C. Hays High School, is a setter/outside hitter for the varsity indoor volleyball team. So far she has racked up 76 kills and 214 assists.
“Tori is a natural athlete,” Luna said. “She could probably beat you in any sport. Her movement is absolute butter and she’s the perfect teammate.”
Hannah Louise Ogden attends Reedy High School in her hometown of Frisco, Texas. She plays as an outside hitter for the varsity indoor volleyball team. She once recorded 16 kills in a single game against Wakeland high school. She earned first-team all-district honors in 2019 and a spot on the second-team the following season. She also helped lead her team to a regional championship in 2018 and 2020.
“Hannah is one of the best and most respected players in the state and will elevate our program to a new level,” Luna said. “She’s a great person from a great family and will help us continue the tradition of bringing in well-rounded individuals to Nacogdoches.
Elizabeth Denyer is a split blocker from Georgetown High School who served as team captain for her JV team as a freshman.
“Lizzie is like a reverse sour patch kid on the court, first she’s sweet, then she’s nasty,” Luna continued. “She will bring a great duality to our team: a great, sweet culture kid off the court, some serious competitiveness on the court. She is definitely someone you want involved in all aspects of the program.”
Madison Morrow is a split blocker/defender from Haslet, Texas attending Liberty Christian School. A three-sport athlete in high school, Morrow lettered in all four years in volleyball, racking up 1329 kills and 1145 digs for coach Kim Grizzle. She finished her high school career decorated with team and individual awards, including three TAPPS 6A overall MVP awards from 2019-2021 and a newcomer of the year award in 2018.
“Madison is a straight-up dog,” Luna said. “She’s a competitor. She wants to jump high, hit hard and send a message with every play she makes. Letting her out of her cage is exactly what our program needs and it’s exactly what we plan to do with her.”
Elaina Amador is a libero for Flower Mound high school. A three-year member of coach Jamie Siegel’s varsity squad, Amador collected 806 digs, 891 serve receptions and 52 aces. She won the Northwest ISD tournament defensive MVP award as well as making the AVCA All-Region team. She helped lead her squad to three-straight district championships including a trip to the regional semifinals in 2020.
“Elaina is a sneaky competitor,” Luna begins. “She is such a well-rounded player, she can perform every skill on the court with fluidity and control. She will mesh well with our returning players and I can see her being an extremely versatile tool in our lineup.”