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    Women's Volleyball | 7/31/2018 12:33:00 PM |

    TSU Volleyball Newcomers look to make impact during 2018 season
    HOUSTON- The Texas Southern Lady Tigers have brought in defensive specialists Alexis Praytor (Mansfield, Texas), Jordan Brown (Pearland, Texas) middle blockers, Jada Hall (Grand Prairie, Texas) and April Brown (Tyler, Texas), outside hitters, Neena Brenson (Conroe, Texas) and Madison Fite (Tatum, Texas), opposite and middle blocker, Talya Monroe (Stafford, Texas) and setter Autumn Godsey (Mansfield, Texas) for the 2018 campaign.
    "We are very excited about this versatile incoming class," said TSU head coach Jocelyn Adams. "They are just the right pieces we feel we need to move us forward in our conference."

    Praytor comes to Texas Southern, holding a single season Dig record in 2017, 2016 Defensive MVP, Team captain and most impressively her Academic Honor roll from 2014-2017. She was a 2016 5A Volleyball Regional Semi- Finalist, 5A Regional Quarterfinalist 2017 and 5A Co- District Champs in 2017. She played her club volleyball with 360 Volleyball, Texas Image and NRG.

    Brown a University of Alabama-Birmingham transfer was a standout athlete at Dawson H.S. in Pearland, Texas. She holds the school record in digs and was named to the 1st Team All district three years. She played her club volleyball at AVA of Texas. Brown has experience and will be a defensive asset to the Lady Tigers.

    Hall is a versatile talent that has played numerous positions and can command the court from pin to pin. She is very athletic and has been named 1st and 2nd team All District throughout her H.S. career. Hall's academic excellence makes her a tough opponent to figure out because she is constantly thinking. She is a four year member of the National Honor Society, the A-B and All A honor roll. She played her club volleyball with NRG and most recently with Texas Image.

    Brown, a formidable MB and presence at 6'1 will bring the size TSU has been looking for. She is explosive and her arsenal of net shots will keep opponents guessing. Brown has been 1st team All District for three years, KETK athlete of the week and a four year varsity letter winner. She was a member of the East Texas All Star team and played her club ball at East Texas Juniors.
    Brenson, at 5'10 will play the outside and can handle herself defensively as a six rotation player. The Conroe H.S. volleyball outstanding athlete hits hard and will give opponents trouble. Adams thinks she can make an impact from day one and is very excited about her future at TSU. Brinson brings a lot of athleticism to the outside position and has multiple shots she can choose from. She played her club ball at Willowbrook Sports Complex.

    Fite is a solid player, fighting back from adversity with injuries and she will be a force at the outside or right side position. She has a great work ethic and spirit about herself. She has been selected as Academic All District for four years, Academic All State in 2017, first team All-District, New Comer of the Year, District 4A MVP and to the East Texas Volleyball Super team. Her versatility and explosiveness will help TSU at the outside position. She played her club ball at East Texas Juniors.

    Monroe is a player that has a quiet presence but can play the MB or OPP position. She will add defensively to TSU at 6"1 by making herself known early as a force to reckon with. She was named Academic All District for three years, varsity volleyball from 2014-17. She is accomplished Choir member and a 2016 Texas State UIL Solo- Ensemble Gold Medalist. Monroe is also an actor and played her cub ball at Houston Skyline Juniors.

    Godsey is small in stature but carries big results. She is a utility athlete who has a very good volleyball IQ. She will set for TSU and Adams feels Godsey will run the court effectively when given the opportunity to enter the Lady Tigers rotation. She has the ability to fill in where needed and that makes her an athlete opponents will find difficult to scout. She was TGCA Academic All State 2017-2018, Mansfield H.S, and Utility Player of the Year, 1st Team All District, 6A Volleyball Bi- District Champs and 2016 AAU Outstanding Athlete. She played her club ball at NRG and most recently 360 Volleyball.

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics

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