Women’s volleyball adds two transfers to 2017 roster

Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer announces addition of two transfers (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com).

Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer announces addition of two transfers (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com).

By Branson Nelson

Following the success of TCU’s progression to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009, Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer announced more good news on Wednesday for their upcoming season. The Horned Frogs will be adding Lexi MacLean from Arizona State and Mykah Wilson out of Long Beach State to the 2017 roster.

Both players will have two years of eligibility remaining. MacLean and Wilson will be eligible for the 2017 season.

Lexi MacLean is a 6-foot-2 outside hitter who will be making a return to DFW. She was a four-time letter winner and two-time captain at Frisco Centennial High School just outside of Dallas.

New Horned Frog, Lexi Maclean (Photo/Sharon Ellman)
Lexi Maclean (Photo/Sharon Ellman)

MacLean was a valued asset for the Sun Devils, as she ranked fifth on the team with 200 kills in 84 sets during the 2016 season. During her first season in 2015, MacLean appeared in half of her team’s matches, tallying 58 sets over 16 matches. In her two seasons at ASU, MacLean collected 280 kills.

“Lexi is an explosive and dynamic player with an intense and exuberant personality on and off the court,” Kramer said about Maclean. Beyond her court prowess, Kramer said, “She’s a giver and I can already tell she likes to bring out the best in everyone around her.”

Mykah Wilson is a 5-foot-11 libero and defensive specialist who will also be returning home to the Metroplex. Wilson was an All-State selection and District Defensive Player of the Year at Southlake Carroll High School in her senior year.

Mykah Wilson (Photo/Sharon Ellman)
Mykah Wilson (Photo/Sharon Ellman)

Wilson was a prominent member of the Long Beach State team, playing in 192 sets over 51 matches while recording 14 starts, in two seasons.

During her time at LBSU, Wilson picked up 552 digs, an average of 2.88 digs per set.

Kramer and Wilson’s relationship is not a new one. “I’ve known Mykah for a while and am confident she will add to the culture of our program in a positive way,” Kramer said. In addition to Wilson being a new member of the indoor team, Kramer said, “We expect her to contribute on the beach team in future years, as she played beach volleyball at Long Beach as well.”