Spring Hill College Head Volleyball Coach Peggy Martin announced today that Deanna Etzold of Miami, Fla., and Abbey Roam of Lebanon, Mo., have signed to play with the Badgers.
Etzold (left), a 5'9", left-handed setter and right side hitter, was captain of her varsity team under Coach Julie Doan at Westminster Christian School where she won her team's Most Valuable Player award and the school's 2010 Fall Semester Female Athlete award.
As a 1st team member of the All-Dade County team, Etzold is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and also captained her club volleyball team, the South Dade Volleyball Club 18s.
Chosen the MVP of the Westminster varsity basketball team, she led her squad to the Regional Finals and also qualified for the Track and Field Regionals in the Long Jump and the 4x100 relay in her senior year.
Etzold is a National Honor Society Officer, the Student Council Secretary and Sports Editor of the WCS Yearbook.
"Deanna is a great athlete that can set and play on the right side," said Martin. "She will challenge to be on the court immediately as a freshman."
Roam (right), a libero who doubles as an outside or right side hitter, comes to Spring Hill following a volleyball career in which she was a 4-year varsity letter winner and led her Lebanon High School team to the Missouri Class IV State Quarterfinals in 2006.
During her senior year, Abbey was chosen 2nd team All State, All Regional, All Conference, All District and appeared on the Springfield NewsLeader's All Ozarks squad.
She was selected to the All Tournament team at the Springfield Classic and won MVP honors at the Lebanon "VolleyBoo" tourney.
Roam also played varsity soccer in 2007 and 2008 where she won All District and All Conference accolades. A Springfield Newsleader All-Ozark goalie, she was named the 2008 All-Regional goalkeeper and set the LHS record for shutouts in both 2005 and 2007 while setting the school's record of 18 career shutouts.
In 2006 and 2007, Roam also played varsity basketball and won All Conference recognition in both seasons.
A member of National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Roam played junior college volleyball at Missouri State University-West Plains where her team finished the season rated No. 2 in the NJCAA. In 2009-10, she received the Grizzly Award from MSU-WP.
"Abbey brings extensive experience to a very young Badger team, projected to start on the outside." Martin said. "She is from a very strong Community College program as well as a good prep program and has been taught by very good coaches throughout her High School, Club and Juco careers."