McPherson College Head Volleyball Coach Jessica Cleveland has announced the signing of six incoming freshmen and two transfers for the 2018 season.

Four of the six hail from the Sunflower State, while one comes from Arkansas and another from Cleveland's home state of Nebraska. Both transfers originally come from Colorado.

INCOMING FRESHMEN
Kelsey Doll, 5-7, OH, Salina, Kan. / Sacred Heart HS
Doll was a four-time letterwinner for head coaches Rose Wittman and Kristy Rodriguez during her prep career at Sacred Heart High School. During her career, she posted 963 kills, 451 digs, 176 blocks, 69 aces and 67 assists. As a senior, she ranked eighth in the state of Kansas in kills with a school-record 484 and third in kills per set at 5.83 en route to Class 2A First Team All-State honors from the Kansas Volleyball Association (KVA). Doll also earned First Team All-North Central Activities Association honors as a senior and was twice an All-Saline County pick (2016-honorable mention, 2017-first team) by the Salina Journal. Off the volleyball court, she was apart of the National Honor Society, Friends of Rachel and SAFE and also lettered twice each in basketball and track. Outside of school, Doll was an active member of CYO, March For Life and Relay For Life. She attended the National Catholic Youth Conference and summer missions for Prayer and Action. Doll is the daughter of Barry and Laurie Doll and anticipates majoring in health science.

Trisha Mathewson, MB, 6-0, Axtell, Kan. / Axtell HS
Mathewson was a three-time letterwinner for head coach Pam Buessing at Axtell High School, where she was a two-time KVA Class 1A Division II All-State pick (2017-First Team; 2016-Second Team), a two-time Twin Valley League pick (2017-First Team; 2016-Second Team), a two-time member of the KVA Class 1A Division II All-State Tournament Team (2016, 2017) and a member of the 2016 KHSAA Class 1A Division II state championship team. She posted 482 kills, 176 total blocks, 665 assists, 522 digs and 77 aces during her prep career while hitting at a .189 clip. Mathewson also played basketball at Axtell, playing on the Eagles' 2018 state semifinal team while receiving Class 1A Division II All-State honorable mention from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and All-State Third Team honors from the Topeka Capital Journal. She is also a member of National Honor Society and was on the All-Academic Team while making the Honor Roll all four years of high school. Mathewson is the daughter of Jenny and the late James Mathewson and plans to major in business finance.

Frances (Alex) Parish, MB, 6-0, Rogers, Ark. / Rogers HS
Parish earned three letters while playing for head coach Christina Lawrence and the Mountaineers of Rogers High School. She earned 7A West All-Conference honors in 2017 after being an honorable mention in 2016 and earned Player of the Game honors against Siloam Springs (Ark.) in 2016. Parish has been an All-Star Scholar-Athlete (2014-18) and a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award (2015-18) and also played club volleyball in the Ozark Juniors program under the direction of Amanda Whattley. She is the daughter of Charles and Daneen Parish and is anticipating pursuing an interdisciplinary major.

Hannah Seiler, OH, 5-8 Andale, Kan. / Andale HS
Seiler earned three letters while playing for head coach Lauren Britt's Andale Indians. She also earned KVA Class 4A Division II All-State honorable mention and All-AVCTL Division IV Second Team honors as a senior. Seiler is the daughter of Donna Berry and is anticipating pursuing a nursing/physician's assistant track at McPherson College.

Lilliana (Lilly) Balderas, S/DS, 5-8, Wichita, Kan. / Wichita Northwest HS
Balderas was an honorable mention All-Wichita City League setter for Northwest in 2017 and was a member of the Grizzlies' 2016 substate champion squad. She is a member of National Honor Society and made the Honor Roll during her high school career. Balderas is the daughter of Tony and Krystal Balderas and plans to pursue a pre-med concentration at McPherson College.

Peyton Ohnoutka, DS, 5-5, Lincoln, Neb. / Lincoln East HS
Ohnoutka was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Weise at Lincoln East High School. She posted 116 digs in her varsity career, including a game-high 23 in a victory over NSAA Class A fourth-ranked Lincoln Southeast. Off the court, Ohnoutka was an Academic All-State pick and a member of both National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. She participated in club volleyball with the Nebraska ONE program under the direction of Tonia Tauke Albers, winning a Midwest Regional championship in 2016. Ohnoutka is the daughter of Dave and Wendy Ohnoutka and plans on majoring in biochemistry at McPherson.

TRANSFERS
Alicia Hall, S, 5-9, Aurora, Colo. / Gateway HS / Trinidad State Junior College (Colo.)
Hall joins the Bulldogs from Trinidad State Junior College where she earned team MVP honors as a freshman in 2016 and was a team captain this past season. In two seasons at Trinidad State, she amassed 359 kills, 895 assists, 407 digs and 90 total blocks. Hall had three triple-doubles in 2017, including an 11-kill, 21-assist, 19-dig effort in a match against Otero Junior College. She was named to the All-Tournament team at the Midland College Invitational in 2016 and the Region IX South Tournament in 2017. As a prep, Hall was a two-year letterwinner at Gateway High School. A team captain as a senior, she earned team MVP honors in 2014 and 2015 and Second Team All-East Metro Athletic Conference recognition in her final high school season. Hall also participated in the Momentum club program with current Bulldogs Riley and Reven Bradbury and Maddy Woog. She is the daughter of Toni Hall and James Hall and plans to major in sociology at McPherson.

Skylar Lane, S, 5-8, Castle Pines, Colo. / Highlands Ranch HS / Cumberland University (Tenn.)
Lane transferred to McPherson at the start of the spring semester from fellow NAIA member Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and will have three years of eligibility remaining. She played in 13 matches as a freshman for the Phoenix, posting 53 assists, eight service aces and 17 digs. In high school, Lane was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Angela Nylund-Hansen at Rock Canyon High School. She was named CHSAA All-State and picked for the DCSD All-State games as a senior and received first team all-conference honors in her final two seasons. She also posted the highest assist total in Colorado during the 2016 season. Lane also played club volleyball with the Rocky Select program under the direction of Michael Robles, qualifying for Junior Nationals five years in a row. She is the daughter of Jay and Pam Lane and is majoring in business marketing.

The Bulldogs open the 2018 season Friday, August 24 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Season Preview at the Hutchinson Sports Arena against Oklahoma Wesleyan University and KCAC newcomer Avila University.