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Vincennes University volleyball signs Emilie Cornelson

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball has added Emilie Cornelson to its 2020 recruiting class.

Cornelson is a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"Emilie will be a key cog in the front row as we have to replace our entire lineup at the net,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. “She is another middle blocker who is strong at the net as a defender and a very good attacker especially off of one foot. We like Emilie's aggressive mindset as a blocker and we look for her to be even better as we work with her footwork, timing and technique training. We are recruiting athletes like Emilie and future teammate Anna Johnsey, who possess those skill sets and potential.”

Emilie Cornelson signing with Vincennes University volleyball program

Cornelson helped St. Joseph High School to a 13-1 record and first in the Saskatoon Secondary Schools Athletic Directorate conference and first place in the SSSAD Tournament.

"Emilie dominated at the net leading her team in blocks and kill efficiency,” St. Joseph High School Coach Reanne Reider said. “She was named game MVP in the Mustang Volley Tournament. Her natural athleticism was evident in her senior year as she played an integral part in her team winning gold in numerous tournaments and earning the title of City Champion. Emilie possesses the ability to be successful at the next level and I wish her well in the future!"

Cornelson was also a standout for the Sask Stealth Volleyball Club.

"Emilie Cornelson led the way for our middle blockers,” Sask Stealth Volleyball Club Coach Jordan Parisian said. “She is an athletic and explosive jumper who can elevate her play when called upon.

“Emilie is a defensive presence off the net being one the quickest athletes I have seen laterally and developing her skills in reading the pass and the setter helped her lead the team in blocking average for the season. She has been a member of the provincial team for two seasons and played for Sask Stealth, a team that is comprised of athletes from all over the province. She helped lead her team to two top-two and two first-place finishes in eight tournaments last year, and capping off the season with a silver medal at provincials in back to back years. Emilie is a grinder. She leaves it all on the court and has a “finishing” mindset. She will do very well at the next level and I wish her the best as she moves on to her final year of club and graduation and heads off to start a new journey!”

Cornelson will major in kinesiology and sports management.

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