OAKLAND VOLLEYBALL INKS THREE IN SPRING SIGNING PERIOD
April 16, 2018



ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland volleyball head coach Rob Beam announced Monday the addition of three student-athletes during the spring signing period. Sydney Mann, Katelyn Johnson and Jessica Riedl are set to join the 2018-19 class.

”Jess, Katelyn and Sydney are tremendous additions to our program. They add skill and depth in key positions on our roster, but most importantly, they are high-character women. I believe that they are exactly the type of people that make Oakland University and the Golden Grizzlies special.”

Oakland Volleyball 2018-19 Recruiting Class
Name
Position
Hometown
Previous School
Katelyn Johnson
Libero
Lapeer, Mich.
Lapeer HS
Sydney Mann
Libero
West Bloomfield, Mich.
Waterford Kettering HS
Jessica Riedl
Middle Hitter
Des Plaines, Ill.
Maine West HS

Katelyn Jonson
Lapeer, Mich.
Lapeer HS
5-5 • Libero

Highlights
• Three-time all-conference selection from 2015-17
• 2017 All-Region selection
• Set the school record for digs in a five-set match with 71
• Four-year letter winner in track, owning school records in 800m, 1600m, 1600m relay and 3200m relay
• Also lettered in cross country and swimming

Beam on Johnson: “Katelyn is an aggressive playmaker. She has excellent skills, but most importantly she is assertive and controls points. She is a difference-maker in the Horizon League in terms of first contact and extending rallies. Also, she is a tremendous student and she earned the Presidential Scholarship for her academic success. I am looking forward to coaching her and having her become part of our family.”


Sydney Mann 
West Bloomfield, Mich.
Waterford Kettering HS
5-8 • Libero

Highlights
 2017 MHSAA All-District and All-Conference selection
• 2017 MHSAA All-Region and All-County selection
• Competed with club team Legacy Volleyball in 2017 Junior Olympics where team finished ninth
• Played first two years of high school volleyball at Our Lady of the Lakes where team made it to the state finals in 2014.
• Led the state (Class D) in kills as a freshmen

Beam on Mann: “Sydney is one of those people that binds a team together. She has always been every coaches’ favorite player and every teammates’ favorite teammate. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. As a player she has excellent ball control and has played all three back row positions. I believe she will make a big impact on our program.”


Jessica Riedl
Des Plaines, Ill.
Maine West HS
6-0 • Middle Blocker

Highlights
• 2017 Under Armour Watch List selection
• 2017 All-State Honorable Mention
• 2017 CSL North Player of the Year
• Three-time All-Conference and All-Area selection (2015-17)

Beam on Riedl: 
“Jess is an extremely hard working and skilled middle blocker. She is the type of player that understands that game well and executes the skills cleanly. She is going to immediately raise the level of play in the gym and make one of our strongest position groups even better. Additionally, she is a very good student and earned the Presidential Scholarship. I anticipate that she will be a leader on our team.”

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