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Point Park volleyball adds Wright State transfer Emily Meng, 5-10 setter

April 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET

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Emily Meng pictured above in a 2013 match for Wright State. Photo courtesy of WSU athletics.

 

PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University volleyball and head coach Mike Bruno have added Wright State University transfer Emily Meng to the roster for the upcoming 2014 season. Meng is a setter from Indianapolis, Ind., who spent her freshman season on the NCAA Division I level with the Raiders last year.

Meng, who is 5-10, will be a sophomore at Point Park in 2014. Meng led Wright State in assists last year with 672 in 68 sets played. She operated in a two-setter rotation for the Raiders, and her assists per set of 9.88 ranked fourth in the Horizon League and tops among those in a 6-2 lineup.

Meng signed with Wright State after a high school career in which she was named first-team all-state in the state of Indiana at Lawrence North High School. She led Lawrence North to the sectional finals with a 27-7 record in 2012 as a senior. That year, Meng totaled 1,055 assists, 185 digs, 70 kills and 62 blocks for the Wildcats.

The career assists leader at Lawrence North HS, Meng was named to the Indiana All-Star South team.

“We are really excited Emily chose Point Park to continue her education," said Point Park head coach Mike Bruno. "She has a proven track record on the high school, club and collegiate levels.  Based on her size, athleticism and court IQ, I anticipate she will have a positive impact on our program."

Point Park has established itself as one of the top volleyball programs in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the NAIA. Point Park was 21-19 overall last year in what was a rebuilding year and lost just one starter from that team. The Pioneers are 148-53 for a .736 winning percentage since 2009.

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