Volleyball Welcomes 4 to Fall Roster

Saint Louis head volleyball coach Kent Miller has introduced the addition of 4 student-athletes to attend the College and play for the Billikens starting this fall.

The brand new Billikens are 6-foot-1 outdoors hitter Irmak Gokcen (Bursa, Turkey/Bolu Oncu Ted HS), 5-foot-6 defensive specialist Vivian Kieffer (Lake Quivira, Kansas/Shawnee Mission Northwest HS), 5-foot-4 setter/defensive specialist Addy Polk (Magnolia, Texas/Concordia Lutheran HS) and 6-foot outdoors/right-side hitter Kayla Richardson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek HS).

“This group of incoming freshmen, together with graduate switch Dimitra Tziarli, may have a huge impact on our program,” Miller mentioned. “Every of them is dedicated to working along with our returning student-athletes towards a standard aim of profitable an Atlantic 10 Convention Championship. We’re excited to have them be a part of us for the 2022 season.”

Miller introduced the addition of Tziarli, a middle-blocker switch from the College of Cincinnati, in February. Tziarli’s launch may be right here.


Irmak Gokcen • OH • 6-1 • Bursa, Turkey • Bolu Oncu Ted HS

Performed in Turkey’s prime skilled league (Sultan’s League) with Bolu Belediye, the primary league with TEC Ankara Kolejliler and with the Eczacibasi Junior staff … worldwide expertise with the Turkish U20 Nationwide Staff … completed first in each Nilufer indoor and seaside volleyball in 2022 … 2022 runner-up in Cengiz Gollu Cup and within the girls’s professional seaside volleyball championship … participated within the U20 European Championship with the Turkish Nationwide Staff … was second in Turkey in 2021 U20 seaside volleyball … in 2019, performed for the Istanbul U15 and U17 groups and the Turkey U15 and U17 squads.

Miller on Irmak: “Irmak has had nice experiences at a excessive stage in Turkey, together with enjoying within the highest skilled league there. As an outdoor hitter, she will be able to play the entire recreation and contribute each on the web and within the again courtroom. She is pushed to assist our staff competes for an A-10 Championship.”


Vivian Kieffer • DS • 5-6 • Lake Quivira, Kansas • Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

A four-year beginning libero at Shawnee Mission Northwest HS … two-time Sunflower League first staff member (junior and senior seasons) … two-time Sunflower League Honorable Point out (freshman and sophomore seasons) … All-State second staff as a senior … All-State honorable point out as a junior … 1,563 profession digs … 565 digs as a senior … third place at MOKAN Match … top-eight end within the state event as a sophomore, junior and senior … performed for Dynasty Volleyball Membership as a senior … membership staff completed the season ranked twenty first within the nation.

Miller on Kieffer: “Vivian is a extremely energetic back-court participant who will assist drive our staff on and off the courtroom. She is a superb communicator and chief who exhibits her love of the sport in how she performs.”


Addy Polk • S/DS • 5-4 • Magnolia, Texas • Concordia Lutheran HS

On the AVCA Phenom Watch Listing 2021 … over 1,500 profession assists … 2021-22 All-District first staff … 2021-22 All-State honorable point out … two-time All-State educational staff member … 2021-22 VYPE Setter of the Yr honorable point out … 2020-21 All-District second staff honoree … Houston Open All-Match staff … CLHS Distinguished Management Award … CLHS Non secular Chief … 2021-22 Houston Open Match Champion … TAPPS 6A Semifinalist … additionally performed membership volleyball for TAV Houston 18 Adidas … membership staff completed 8-0 at GJNC in Phoenix, Ariz., and earned a bid to Nationals at Lonestar Regionals.

Miller on Polk: “Addy is a selfless participant that likes to compete. She is keen to do no matter is required to assist our staff and shall be a fantastic addition to our program.”


Kayla Richardson • OH/RS • 6-0 • Houston, Texas • Cypress Creek HS

Named to the 2021 All-District first staff … Cypress Creek’s Offensive MVP as a senior … 2021 All-State educational staff … 2020 All-District and All-Tutorial staff member … 2021 Larger Houston Volleyball Coaches Affiliation Preseason Staff … collected near 800 kills all through profession, whereas including greater than 100 blocks and 450 digs … captain of the varsity staff … reached playoffs in all 4 seasons of highschool.

Miller on Richardson: “Kayla is a rare athlete who will carry a excessive stage of play to our staff. She is enjoyable to look at and has loads of ardour for our recreation.”

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