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Nicole Wurstle and Kyleigh Whitsel sign with Point Park University volleyball

March 26, 2010

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University volleyball head coach Mike Bruno announced this week that Kyleigh Whitsel and Nicole Wurstle have signed with the Pioneers, and that the club teammates from Ohio will be freshmen this fall.

Whitsel is a 5-7 setter/defensive specialist from Sheffield, Ohio, and Brookside High School. Wurstle is a 6-1 middle hitter from Medina, Ohio, and Buckeye High School.

Both players are members of the Spirit Volleyball Club organization in Ohio.

Wurstle, Whitsel commit to Point Park

VOLLEYBALL SIGNING: Nicole Wurstle (seated, left) and Kyleigh Whitsel (seated, right) signed with Point Park University volleyball during a ceremony at the Spirit Volleyball Club training facility recently. Point Park volleyball head coach Mike Bruno is seated in the center. Also on hand were (standing, left to right) Nicole's parents, Mark and Pat Wurstle; Tony Trahan, the director of the Spirit Volleyball Club; and Kyleigh's parents, Kelly and Ted Whitsel. Mr. Whitsel is an assistant director for Spirit VC and the head coach at Brookside High School. Submitted Photo. 

“Nicole and Kyleigh are quality student-athletes who are great additions to our program,” said Bruno, who completed his fifth season as Point Park head coach last year. “Our only graduating senior from last year was a middle hitter, and Nicole fills a need to add to that position. And Kyleigh gives us depth at setter and on defense.”

The Pioneers are coming off their most successful season in school history. Point Park returns all but one player from last year’s team, which was 32-8 and earned a berth in the championship match of the American Mideast Conference tournament. Point Park is an NAIA member located in downtown Pittsburgh.