WKU volleyball signs three for 2011 recruiting class

Lucas Aulbach

On the morning of its last regular-season match, WKU announced three high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to play volleyball for the Lady Toppers in 2012.

The Class of 2016 recruiting class includes commitments from middle blocker Noelle Langenkamp, outside hitter Rachel Engle and outside hitter Haley Bodway.

The 6-foot-2 Langenkamp is from Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati and owns her school’s single-game records for most kills and blocks in a match, as well as the career record for blocks.

Engle played at Floyd Central High School, sophomore setter Melanie Stutsman’s alma mater, in Floyds Knob, Ind., and is a cousin of WKU defensive specialist Ashley Potts. She is 5-foot-9 and was named First-team All-State and First-team All-Area in Indiana this year.

The 6-foot Bodway was named one of the top five volleyball recruits in Minnesota this year by prepvolleyball.com and finished her high school career ranked 13th in kills all time in the state of Minnesota.

WKU will lose senior middle hitters Lindsay Williams and Tiffany Elmore after this season.