SignUp
Head coach Ashley Hardee is a two-time Great West Conference Coach of the Year.
Moser, Thompson ink with UND volleyball
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 11/17/2011 08:50:34 (ET)
by Christy Kramer, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota head volleyball coach Ashley Hardee announced today that Chelsea Moser (Willamina, Ore.) and Emily Thompson (Carrington, N.D.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Fighting Sioux for the 2012-13 season.

"Chelsea and Emily are both Division I, high caliber athletes that we are very excited about," Hardee said. "Both have a real bright future here at North Dakota."

A 6-1 outside hitter/middle blocker from Willamina High School, Moser earned 2011 West Valley League Player of the Year honors and was named to the all-league first team after leading the Bulldogs to a West Valley League title and a runner-up finish at the state tournament. She was the only player to be unanimously named to the all-tournament first team.

As a senior on the court, she tallied 536 digs, 352 kills, 112 blocks, 39 aces, and 16 assists.

"Chelsea is a player that we identified last year," Hardee said. "She is a fantastic athlete. She plays middle right now and does play some club ball now, so she'll come in with a little bit of experience. She's a great blocker, and we'll work to develop her attack as well."

A 6-2 outside hitter from Carrington High School, Thompson was named the North Dakota Class B District 7 Senior Athlete of the Year and earned all-tournament team honors after leading the Cardinals to a 3-0 sweep over No. 1 Midkota to win the 2011 District 7 Volleyball Tournament.

A four-year letterwinner, Thompson accumulated 1,346 kills, 210 aces, 640 digs, and 360 blocks throughout her high school career.

"Emily is a long, athletic player," Hardee said. "She can play both middle and outside hitter. We may project her as an outside hitter when she gets here, but we'll see how that development plays out. We'll graduate both Devin Trefz and Annika Smed, so Emily will play a big part in replacing some of that length."

Coach Hardee as his 2011 squad will fight for their third straight Great West Conference Tournament title this week at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Visit FightingSioux.com for complete tournament details.

- Go Sioux -

Edmonton native Simpson signs with hometown Oilers
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The Edmonton Oilers announced on Tuesday night that University of North Dakota senior defenseman Dillon Simpson has signed a 3-year entry level contract with the National... MORE
North Dakota downed by Nebraska Omaha
The University of North Dakota softball team dropped a pair of games to Nebraska Omaha, by scores of 8-0 and 10-0, on Tuesday afternoon. MORE
UND concludes Big Sky Championship with spring best
The North Dakota women's golf team was determined to put a shaky second round behind them and finish the spring season on a strong note at the 2014 Big Sky Championship. MORE
Nominees unveiled for 2013-14 UND Athletics awards
GRAND FORKS, N.D. In May, the University of North Dakota will announce its 2013-14 all-sports award recipients at the annual UND Athletics Spring Awards Program. This afternoon, UND Athletics... MORE
Jr. Champions registration opens at spring game
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota Athletics Department is proud to announce that registration for the 2014-15 U.S. Bank and Midco Sports Network Jr. Champions, the official kids... MORE