MURDOCK – Elmwood-Murdock volleyball fans smiled many times this past fall after Nicole Meyer made a kill, ace block or ace serve on the court.
Meyer was recently able to produce a wide smile of her own by confirming her choice to play college volleyball.
The Elmwood-Murdock senior signed a letter of intent to join Bellevue University’s program. Meyer said she felt comfortable during her campus visit and enjoyed speaking with coaches and players. She said that was a key factor in her recruiting experience.
“I decided to go to Bellevue because when I went on my visit it felt like a good place where I would be welcomed,” Meyer said. “The coach was super nice and great at communicating throughout the process.”
Bellevue head coach Trish Siedlik said she was pleased to have Meyer join the squad. Meyer became the seventh signee in Bellevue’s 2019 recruiting class.
“Nicole was a wonderful late-addition surprise to our team where we need to add depth to the middle and right side,” Siedlik said. “Those positions always train together, so knowing that we have a slew of interchangeable parts on our young squad is even more attractive as our program is looking for its first North Star Athletic Association title. We expect Nicole to compete and be a force at the net.”
Meyer surged into Elmwood-Murdock’s spotlight as a junior with 182 kills, 32 ace blocks, 39 digs and 31 aces. She increased that production during her senior campaign. She finished this past season with 220 kills, 39 digs, 57 serve receptions and a .273 hitting percentage. She made a team-best 53 total blocks and had 38 aces, 57 service points and a .907 serving percentage.
Meyer said her time at Elmwood-Murdock helped her become a better volleyball player in many areas.
“Elmwood-Murdock’s program taught me how to step up and be a leader,” Meyer said. “I loved being able to be there for my teammates and help lead them in getting better.”
Meyer will major in sports management at Bellevue. She has earned multiple academic awards at Elmwood-Murdock and has been a fixture on the school’s Honor Roll.