Signee Morgan Reardon Earns PrepVolleyball.com All-America Honors
Feb. 13, 2013
CHICAGO - Loyola women's volleyball signees Morgan Reardon (Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy) and Olivia Akin (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) were recently honored as 2012 PrepVolleyball.com All-Americans. Reardon was one of 150 high school student-athletes from 40 states to earn the distinction while Akin was among a group of 75 to earn Highest Honorable Mention honors.
"Morgan, Olivia and Sami (Hansen, Loyola's third signee) are very talented players that have the work ethic and drive to do incredible things," said head coach Chris Muscat. "It is an honor to be recognized as All Americans for the hard work and roles that Morgan and Olivia played in their high school team's success. It speaks volumes to both their level of athleticism and their commitment to team."
Reardon, a First Team All-State pick by the Champaign News-Gazette, ripped 413 kills last season while leading her team to a 32-7 record. Her offensive numbers pushed her over 1,000 kills for her illustrious career and she also pitched in with 281 digs and 46 aces.
Akin also wrapped up her prep career in style, racking up 429 kills, 353 digs, 43 aces and 57 blocks last season as Divine Savior Holy Angels finished with a 43-5 record and a second-place finish at the state tournament.
Loyola is looking to build on a 2012 campaign in which it finished with a 17-12 record and advanced to the Horizon League semifinals. The Ramblers became the first team in Horizon League history to put four players on the all-newcomer team and their +13 win differential from the previous season tied for the best in NCAA Division I.