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Willis Signs Six to 2022 Volleyball Recruiting Class

by | Jan 10, 2022

Head Coach Chris Willis announced 6 new recruiting class.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson volleyball head coach Chris Willis announced the addition of six scholar-athletes to his roster for the 2022 recruiting class on Monday.

Joining the Wildcats will be Emma Slusser, Kayla Davis, Anna Withee, Jan Duhaylungsod, Jordan Hummel and Jackie Bardin.

“With the departure of such a talented graduating class in 2022, we were challenged to fill the vacuum on our roster,” said Willis. “Needless to say, we feel like we hit a homerun with this group. There is athleticism and talent across all positions, and I can’t wait to have them join our family.”

Emma Slusser | OPP/OH | 6-1 | Cottage Grove, Minn.
Emma Slusser hails from Minnesota, after being a four-year varsity captain at Park High School. Earning All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in 2019, Slusser closed out her senior season with a .297 hitting percentage, 375 kills, 43 blocks and 206 digs. She ended her Park High career setting a new program-record for career kills with 847.

Coach’s Take
“Emma has the ability to be a lock-down OPP with a terminal arm. She has a high energy personality and a growth-mindset that will fit well into our team culture.”

Kayla Davis | MB | 6-0 | Prosper, Texas
Kayla Davis will join the Wildcats after a four-year varsity career that included 344 kills during her senior season and a .503 hitting percentage. After winning the HSAA Homeschool State Championship in 2021, Davis also captained the team her senior year while taking home MVP honors and a NHSVBT Championship in 2019.

Coach’s Take
“Kayla fits the mold of athletic middles that we’ve been fortunate to have in our program. She can score at the A-10 level and will also bring a strong leadership component to our team.”

Anna Withee | OH | 6-1 | Atlanta, Ga.
As a three-time team captain and 2021 Regional Champion, Anna Withee hails from Lakeside High School out of Georgia. She finished her senior season with 428 kills and set the all-time career kills record with 1,034 total. Withee also stamped her name in Dekalb County’s record book as the county’s kills leader in 2020 and 2021, while finishing fifth all-time in the county for career kills. With MVP and All-Region honors, Withee will join the Wildcats after also being named to the Under Armour All-American Watch list in 2021.

Coach’s Take
“Anna is developing into a dynamic 6-rotation outside hitter with tremendous court vision.  She is a perfect fit for our offensive system.”

Jan Duhaylungsod | Setter | 5-2 | North Las Vegas, Nev.
Jan Duhaylungsod will come to Davidson after a decorated high school career at Rancho High, where she led her team to a State Championship in 2021 and collected First Team All-Conference honors in 2019 and 2021. After breaking the record for single-season assists after her freshman year, Duhaylungsod closed out her Rancho career with 501 assists in her senior season. In club play, she earned All Tournament honors and helped her club team finish third at Nationals.

Coach’s Take
“Jan Marie is an individual that you can’t take your eyes off of when she’s on the court.  Her athleticism, court awareness, and skills will accelerate our offense to higher levels when she gets here.”

Jordan Hummel | Libero/DS | 5-6 | North Tonawanda, New York
With 134 aces and 420 digs her senior year, Jordan Hummel captained her high school team and took home league Player of the Year honors in 2020 and 2021. After four straight league championships from 2018-2021, Hummel also led St. Mary’s of Lancaster to two State Championships in 2019 and 2021 while earning All-Western New York First Team honors in 2020 and 2021.

Coach’s Take
“Jordan’s leadership and volleyball IQ sets her apart as a libero.  She will not only add depth to that position on our team, she will also help raise the standard of expectation on the court.”

Jackie Bardin | OH | 5-11 | Washington, D.C.
Jackie Bardin closed out her career at Flint Hill High School with an Independent School League Championship, VISAA All-State First Team honors and was named the season MVP. Along with Washington Post All-Met First Team recognition, Bardin captured a Girls Junior National Championship in 2021 with her club team and earned Headmasters Academic List and Principal’s List Honors all four years of high school.

Coach’s Take
“Jackie is a winner, who comes from high level club and high school programs.  She will add depth to our outside hitter position with great ball control and athleticism.”

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