Ohio State Adds Three to 2014 Roster
Feb. 25, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Head coach Geoff Carlston of the Ohio State women's volleyball team announced the addition of three student-athletes for the 2014 season. Defensive specialists Luna Tsujimoto and Kalisha Goree along with transfer Elizabeth Campbell will be on the roster next season.
Campbell, a transfer from Duke, will be a junior in 2014 and hails from Parker, Colo. The 6-2 outside hitter was named to the 2012 ACC All-Freshman team with the Blue Devils and made 25 starts in her freshman campaign. In her sophomore season at Duke, she started in 32 matches and was third on the team with 304 kills and 255 digs.
"Elizabeth fits in with our team perfectly," Carlston said. "It really has been neat to see her jump with both feet. She is an "A" student, a tremendous worker and very talented."
As a high school senior, Campbell collected Continental League first team honors with Chaparral High School and was a second team AVCA Under Armour All-American. She led Chaparrel to the Colorado Girls' Volleyball 5A State Championship and was the school's Co-Female Athlete of the Year. Prior to her year at Chaparral, Campbell spent three seasons at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C., and picked up Cap 8 All-Conference and Wakefield team MVP honors as a junior.
Campbell played two seasons with Front Range VBC and was also a member of the 2011 USA Girls Youth National A1 Training Team and an alternate for the 2011 USA Girls Youth National Team. Recently, she was chosen as an alternate to the 2013 USA Women's Junior National Team.
"Elizabeth's versatility will give us depth in many different areas of our program," Carlston added.
Tsujimoto, a 5-6 defensive specialist, was a three-year starter for Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif. The 2013 team captain earned all-league honors for three seasons and was named third team All-County as a senior. After spending five years with the Orange County Volleyball Club, Tsujimoto has spent the last two seasons with Saddleback Valley VBC. Her U17 team captured the 2013 Junior National Championship title and Tsujimoto was named the tournament's most valuable player. She also excels in lacrosse and has been a three-year starter for her high school.
"When I first watched Luna play, I knew she was one of the pieces to our puzzle," Carlston said. "It wasn't just that she was talented, but also that she made everyone around her better. We can't wait to have her in an Ohio State uniform."
Goree, a 5-4 defensive specialist from Columbia City, Ind., was a four-year starter for Columbia City High School. She earned three-consecutive All-Northeast Hoosier Conference and All-Northeast Indiana first team honors and was named 2012-13 Whitley County Female Athlete of the Year. Goree is also a decorated track athlete, capturing indoor state titles on the 100 hurdles and long jump.
"Kalisha is one of the best athletes we have ever recruited," Carlston said. "She is unbelievably quick and can make defensive plays few even think about attempting. She has a contagious personality, an incredible work ethic and wants to be great. We are so happy Kalisha decided to join our family."
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