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Madeline Allen
Class:  Freshman    
Height:  6’2       
Position:  Middle Hitter
High School:  Tuscola High School          
Hometown:  Tuscola, IL
Approach Touch:                 
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2017):  Currently in her first season with the Cobras

Prior to Parkland:  3-year varsity starter … Unanimous All-Conference selection senior season … 2nd Team News-Gazette All-Area … Senior season MVP … lead teams in kills and blocks junior and senior seasons … Played club for 217 Volleyball Club junior year and Prime Time Volleyball Club senior year.

Personal:  Born August 5, 1999 … daughter of Brad and Tonya Allen … One sister (Karli) … majoring in nursing.
 
 
Leah Anderson
Class:  Redshirt Sophomore        
Height:  5’9       
Position:  Setter
High School:  Lincoln High School         
Hometown:  Lincoln, IL
Approach Touch: 9’3                
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Redshirted her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland:  2-year varsity starter and captain … All-Conference selection junior and senior seasons … All-Area 1st Team and All-State Honorable Mention her senior year … also led team in assists (730) and aces (38) her senior year en route to a sectional championship … attended College of Coastal Georgia her freshman year where her team won the SSAC Conference Championship and Tournament … played in 28 matches as a freshman, posting a match high of 21 assists vs. Florida International.

Personal:  Born July 26, 1996 … daughter of Darren and Beth Anderson … one brother (Alex) and two sisters (Kate and Emma) … majoring in Animal Science.
 
 
Alivia Dew
Class:  Sophomore        
Height:  5’11       
Position:  Rightside Hitter
High School:  Champaign Centennial High School         
Hometown:  Champaign, IL
Approach Touch: 9’10                
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Played in 36 matches and 80 sets as a freshman, contributing 108 kills with a .330 hitting percentage … also contributed 31 digs and 40 blocks.

Prior to Parkland:  2-year varsity letter winner and starter… senior year captain who led her team in kills … All-Conference and News-Gazette All-Area honorable mention selections … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she helped lead three teams to the USAV Junior National Tournament.

Personal:  Born April 13, 1998 … daughter of Tommy and Neely Dew … two sisters, Ayla (a Cobra volleyball player from 2014-2015) and Addison … majoring in Psychology.
 
 
 
Bailee Dunne
Class: Sophomore     
Height: 5’10          
Position:  Defensive Specialist
High School: Limestone Community High School           
Hometown: Bartonville, IL
Approach Touch: 9’2                
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Played in 50 matches and 128 sets as the starting libero … finished third on the team in digs (431), but first in digs per set 3.37 … also contributed 32 aces.

Prior to Parkland:  3-year varsity starter and 2-year co-caption … helped lead her team to three consecutive 20+ win seasons, including three conference and two regional championships … team MVP that led her team in digs and was second in kills her senior season … unanimous All-Conference selection sophomore, junior, and senior seasons … played 4 years of club for Eastside Volleyball Club and 2 years for Central Illini Elite.

Personal:  Born August 29, 1997 … daughter of Tom and Selena Dunne, two brothers (T.R. and Michael) and two sisters (Riley – who had a successful volleyball career at Illinois Central College and then Western Illinois University – and Kami) … deciding between nursing and special education as an area of study.
 
 
Sidney Heck
Class: Freshman            
Height:  5’10           
Position:  Defensive Specialist
High School:  Quincy High School          
Hometown: Quincy, IL
Approach Touch: 9’4                    
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2017):  Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland:  4-year varsity player and 2-year varsity starter … senior season captain … helped lead team to conference championship all four years … First team All-Area and All-Conference senior season. Played two years of club with Top Notch Volleyball Club

Personal: Born May 9, 1999 … daughter of Frank and Greta Heck … two brothers (Franklin and Nolan) … currently undecided on a major
 

Anita Jenkins
Class:  Redshirt Freshman    
Height: 5’9       
Position:  Setter
High School:  Crete Monee High School           
Hometown:  University Park, IL
Approach Touch: 9’4                 
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2017): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland:  3-year varsity started for a team that had back-to-back undefeated conference records … 1st Team All-Conference junior and senior seasons … captain junior and senior seasons … high honor roll student all four years … most improved junior season … MVP senior season … played for Epic United Volleyball Club … spent her freshman season at Lake Superior State where she redshirted.

Personal:  Born May 26, 1998 … daughter of Stephanie and Hilton Jenkins … one sister, Dana … majoring in mass communications.
 
 
Gillian Jones
Class:  Sophomore        
Height:  6’2           
Position:  Middle Hitter
High School: Argenta-Oreana High School        
Hometown: Oreana, IL
Approach Touch: 9’8                    
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Played in 26 matches, posting 43 kills and 41 blocks, hitting .480 in 41 sets.

Prior to Parkland:  4-year varsity starter, leading her team in blocks her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and kills her junior and senior seasons … unanimous All-Conference selection and team captain and MVP junior and senior seasons … 1st Team All Macon County and 2nd Team News-Gazette senior year … played 2 years of club volleyball with Prime Time Volleyball Club … also finished as class valedictorian.

Personal:  Born January 28, 1998 … daughter of Damian and Sarah Jones … one sister (Alexa) and one brother (Mack) … currently undecided on a major.
 
 
Ashley King
Class:  Freshman        
Height:  5’11               
Position:  Setter
High School: Pendleton Heights                       
Hometown:  Pendleton, IN
Approach Touch: 9’4                    
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2017): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.  

Prior to Parkland: 4-year varsity started and 2-year captain … 3 year All-County and All-Conference honorable mention (freshman-junior seasons) … All-Conference and All-County 1st Team (senior season).

Personal:  Born August 20, 1998 … daughter of Shawn and Tara King … one sister, Gracie … majoring in Kinesiology to become an occupational therapist.  
 
 
Gabby Morrow
Class:  Redshirt Sophomore        
Height:  5’11       Position:  Middle Hitter
High School:  Lawrence North High School         
Hometown:  Fishers, IN
Approach Touch: 9’10                
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Played in 43 matches and 99 sets as a freshman … Contributed 121 kills on a .357 hitting percentage as well as 139 blocks (1.4 blocks per set).

Prior to Parkland:  As a senior co-captain, led her team to a 23-10 record, while hitting .492 and finishing second on her team in blocks and kills … received the Most Improved Player award and Offensive Player of the Year award … was nominated participate in the Indiana All-Star Game as a junior and senior … played club volleyball for Vision Volleyball Club and Circle City VolleyballClub … spent her freshman season at Presbyterian College in South Carolina where she redshirted due to injury.

Personal:  Born December 9, 1996 … daughter of Wes and Portia Morrow … one sister (Chelsea) … majoring in Elementary Education.
 

Shelby Nunamaker        
Class:  Redshirt Freshman
Height: 6’1
Position:  Middle Hitter
High School: Effingham High School        
Hometown:  Effingham, IL
Approach Touch: 9’9                
Commited: n/a

Freshman Year (2016): As a freshman, Shelby played in 4 matches before using a medical redshirt for the remainder of her freshman season.

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity starter, helping lead team to three consecutive winning seasons, including a regional championship senior year … All-Conference selection junior and senior years … “Most blocks award” junior and senior years … Senior season captain and MVP … Decatur Herald & Review 2nd Team junior year and 1st Team senior year … played two club seasons with TopSpin Volleyball Club and one with Club 217

Personal:  Born May 22, 1998 … daughter of June Nunamaker … has four brothers and sisters and seven nieces and nephews … majoring in biology.
 
 
Katelyn Riffle
Class:  Freshman        
Height:  6’1           
Position:  Right Side Hitter
High School:  PBL                    
Hometown:  Paxton, IL
Approach Touch: 9’8                
Committed:

Freshman Year (2017):  Currently in her first season with the Cobras

Prior to Parkland:  3-year varsity starter … helped lead her team to back-to-back conference championships … received All-Conference honors senior year.

Personal: daughter of Nicole Hudson … one sister (Abby) … majoring in Criminal Justice.
 

Maggie Sorenson
Class:  Freshman        
Height:  5’8           
Position:  Defensive Specialist
High School: Williamsville High School            
Hometown: Sherman, IL
Approach: 9’2                    
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2017):  Currently in her first season with the Cobras

Prior to Parkland:  2-year varsity libero … unanimous 1st Team All-Conference senior year … reached the 2,000 digs throughout her high school career and led her team in digs both junior and senior season … played club with Springfield Shock Volleyball Club.

Personal:  Born May 28, 1999 … daughter of Scott and Lori Sorenson … one brother (Nick) … majoring in business.
 

Eloise van Velthooven
Class:  Sophomore        
Height:  6’2        
Position:  Outside Hitter
High School:  Marlborough Girls College        
Hometown: Blenheim, New Zealand
Approach Touch: 9’10                
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016):  Played in 32 matches and 49 sets as an outside for the Cobras … Contributed 89 kills with a .277 hitting percentage … also contributed 50 digs and 31 blocks.

Prior to Parkland: At 15 was selected to compete for the New Zealand U-18 national team. At 17, she was invited to join the top national team of New Zealand … that team won the Oceania Eastern Zone Championships and competed in the South Pacific Challenge.

Personal:  Born December 10, 1997 … Daughter of Deirdre and Luke van Velthooven … 4 older sisters (Hannah, Sophie, Claudia, and Helena) and 1 older brother (Isaac) … majoring in Kinesiology.
 

Fia Willis

Class:  Sophomore    
Height: 5’11           
Position:  Outside Hitter
High School: Samuel Clemens        
Hometown:  Schertz, TX
Approach Touch: 10’1        
Committed: n/a

Freshman Year (2016): Played in 50 matches and 149 sets as a freshman finishing second on the team in kills (451) and kills per set (3.03) while finishing the season with a .328 hitting percentage … also contributed 29 aces, 370 digs, and 85 blocks … was named MWAC Co-Freshman of the Year … and also named to the NJCAA National Tournament Team.

Prior to Parkland: 2-year varsity starter … Named to the 2015 Idaho State Journal Volleyball All-Area 1st Team --- played one club season for Desert Diamonds in Texas, helping lead her 17-1’s team to the USAV National Tournament.

Personal: Born March 19, 1998 … daughter of Vaiaga and William Willis …  has one sister, Sofi, and one brother, Lawrence … currently undecided on a major.
 

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