Dixie State head women’s volleyball coach Robyn Felder announced Monday the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Trailblazers in the 2018 season. DSU received NLIs from Sydney Berenyi, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Las Vegas, Nevada; Miranda Marshall, a 5-11 middle blocker from Travis AFB, California; and Hailee Oviatt-Devillier, a 6-2 right side hitter from Vista, California.
Berenyi was the 2016-17 Best of Nevada Preps and Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and a 2017-18 Gatorade finalist for Silverado High School, where she was a three-time varsity team MVP and scholar-athlete. In addition, she was a three-time Sunrise Region and Southeast League Player of the Year, along with being named to the 2018 AVCA Phenom List Class of 2018, and she was a USAV High Performance A2 team member in 2016.
“We are so excited to add Sydney as a mid-year enrollee to Dixie State. This kid is a star,” Felder said. “Despite all her many accolades, she is still the most humble athlete I have ever seen. She plays with so much passion and her love of the game is obvious in the way she plays. She is an exciting player to watch.”
Marshall earned three varsity letters in volleyball at Vanden HS, where she helped lead the Vikings to a pair of SCAC League championships and was a two-time all-league selection. She also was named SCAC league MVP and most valuable hitter this past fall, and she was a three-time academic all-scholar athlete award winner. In addition, Marshall owns the VHS single-match record for total blocks (20, 11 assisted and nine solo).
“Miranda is going to fit into our system so nicely,” Felder said. “She is a tremendous blocker and will develop into a quick transitioning middle for us because she is so athletic and moves so well. She has all the qualities to dominate at this level, and we are excited to add her to our squad."
Oviatt-Devillier was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Mission Hills HS, where she earned first-team all-league honors in 2016 and 2017 as a team captain. This past season she led the league in hitting percentage (.371) and finished in the top four overall in digs (second-280), kills (third-269) and total blocks (fourth-57). Oviatt-Devillier was also selected for the USAV National A2 Invitational team.
“Hailee is an athlete I cannot wait to get my hands on,” said Felder. “She is so athletic and such a great blocker. She will develop into such a strong, dynamic right side for us. This kid is a gym rat and loves the game, so I know she will fit well into our system of outwork, out talk and out hustle."
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.