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FERRIS STATE VOLLEYBALL ADDS PREP RECRUIT MEREDITH DOYLE

Another Mercy High School Product Joins FSU Recruiting Class

Ferris State Volleyball Tenth-year Ferris State University women's volleyball head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm has announced the addition of Meredith Doyle (Farmington Hills/Mercy), who has committed to attend FSU and play volleyball beginning with the 2006-07 academic year.

A 5-9 outside hitter, Doyle earned honorable mention all-state honors for Mercy High School as a junior during the 2004-05 campaign after compiling 413 kills, 332 digs and 98 service aces in 88 games played. The team captain has earned All-Southeast Michigan Catholic Conference recognition three times to date under head coach Ed Moeller. She will join current prep teammate Whitney Rupp (West Bloomfield/Mercy), who recently committed to FSU, as members of the Bulldog program following their prep senior seasons for MHS in 2005-06.

"Meredith's a tremendous competitor and great athlete," said Brandel-Wilhelm. "She's a dynamic player who'll compete as a freshman at the outside hitter spot. We're thrilled she's decided to join our program."

A two-time all-area second team selection, Doyle netted all-region kudos for the second consecutive campaign in 2004-05. She previously claimed second-team all-area recognition as a freshman in 2002-03. Doyle tallied 507 kills, 500 digs and 101 aces in 111 games as a sophomore during the 2003-04 season.

Doyle helped guide Mercy to its second consecutive district championship last season. In addition, she has played USA Volleyball (USAV) for the Michigan Elite program directed by coach Larry Wyatt and been active in the National Honor Society and Science Club.

The daughter of Doug and Joyce Doyle, Meredith plans to major in criminal justice or psychology at Ferris State.

Ferris State concluded the 2005 campaign with a 22-10 overall record and recorded the program's seventh 20-win season in the last eight years to date. FSU, which reached the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament for the eighth year in a row, also advanced to the NCAA-II National Tournament for the 13th time in school history.

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