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GoFrogs: New Volleyball Coach Williams Signs Seven in 2022 Class


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GoFrogs: Williams Signs Seven in 2022 Class

– TCU Volleyball and head coach Jason Williams have signed seven Horned Frogs to the 2022 class. Four of the seven newcomers will be true freshman with three joining TCU as transfers: Sabrina Sustala (Texas A&M), Lyric Stewart (Georgia) and Ashlyn Bourland (North Texas).

"I am beyond thrilled to announce this amazing 2022 signing class," Coach Williams said. "Beyond bringing in some experienced transfers, we have a group of incoming freshmen that have had tremendous success at the high school and club level which includes Texas State Champions and USA Junior National Champions. This class will help set the stage for what TCU Volleyball will look like moving forward and I think everyone who has been able to get to know them and their commitment level is super excited and enthusiastic about our future."

Ashlyn Bourland | Setter | Fort Worth, Texas | Eaton High School | North Texas |
Bourland joins TCU volleyball following a redshirt season at North Texas. After graduating from Eaton High School a full year ahead of schedule, the Fort Worth native was awarded the 2021 C-USA Commissioner's Honor medal and was named to the North Texas 2021 President's list for earning a 4.0 GPA. Ashlyn is the oldest daughter of Brad and Erica Bourland and the granddaughter of Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Bourland, an All-Southwest Conference guard for the Bears from 1963-65.

Sabrina Sustala | Defensive Specialist | Cypress, Texas | Cypress Ranch High School | Texas A&M
Sustala joins the TCU Volleyball program after spending the past three seasons at Texas A&M. The Cypress native played in 150 sets over her three years in College Station, collecting 259 digs (1.73 digs/set) 69 assists and 10 aces. She matches her career-best last season with 19 digs against Mississippi State as the first of four consecutive 10+ dig performances in SEC play. She reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with Texas A&M in 2019 and will look to get back into the field during her two seasons of eligibility at TCU. She is the daughter of Tommy and Carol Sustala and the younger sister of Brandon.

Lyric Stewart | Outside Hitter | Mansfield, Texas | Lake Ridge High School | Georgia
Stewart returns to the DFW area after spending her freshman season at Georgia. She played in 29 sets as a true freshman in the SEC, delivering 58 kills and 22 total blocks. She delivered her best performance of the season against Pepperdine, posting 15 kills on .500 hitting with four blocks. In high school, she w named newcomer of the year as a freshman and named team caption as a sophomore. Her sophomore year, she picked up first team all-district honors. She repeated as a junior while also earning district player of the year, all-area, all-region, and all-state team honors all while earning first team academic awards across three seasons. Stewart played her club career with Texas Advantage Volleyball, the No. 1 ranked club team in the country. Won a silver medal in 2018 at USAV Junior Nationals.

Riley Weigelt | Defensive Specialist | Austin, Texas | Vandegrift High School
Weigelt signed with TCU Volleyball after posting a TGCA All-State performance in her senior season at Vandergrift High School in North Austin. She was named 2nd Team All-District and was the DS/L representative on the All-Region team. She helped her high school to district championships her sophomore and junior seasons while also excelling in the classroom where she earned AP Academic Scholar, National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society recognitions. Weigelt is the daughter of Wayne and Tiffany Weigelt and the older sister of Tripp.

Jalyn Gibson | Outside Hitter | San Antonio, Texas | Brandeis High School
Named the No. 68 ranked player in her class by prepvolleyball.com, Gibson comes to TCU with a championship pedigree. She led her high school team to their first-ever Class 6A State Championship, earning tournament MVP in the process. All told, Gibson earned State MVP, District 28-6A MVP, TGCA All-State, TGCA Player of the year, AVCA Under Armour 1st team All-American, AVCA all region and Texas sports writer's Player of the Year. Gibson had 641 kills in her senior season with 737 digs, 44 aces and 64 blocks as Brandeis went 47-2 and finished No. 3 in the nation. She finished her prep career with 1,950 kills and 2,152 digs. She is the daughter of Jabari Gibson and Keri Hall and younger sister of Gavin. She joins her high school teammate Carlee Pharris on the Horned Frogs roster after Pharris enrolled early this January.

Gabrielle Maas | Defensive Specialist | Aurora, Colorado | Cherokee Trail High School
Maas comes to Fort Worth after a stellar high school career in Colorado. She led her conference in digs with 471 in her senior season (5.7 digs/set). Maas was named 1st Team All-Conference and received an invite to the 5A Colorado Coaches' All-State game, earning All-State Honorable Mention while also serving as her team's captain. Maas' leadership and steady play extended into the classroom where she earned two-time academic All-State recognitions. She is the daughter of Dustin and Jana Maas and the older sister of Jack.

Sarah Sylvester | Middle Blocker | Livonia, Mich. | Marian High School
Named the No. 66-ranked player in her class by prepvolleyball.com, Sylvester was named AVCA second team All-American, All-State first-team and a Michigan Miss Volleyball finalist after delivering 247 kills (2.1/set) and 95 blocks (.8/set) on .435 hitting in her senior high school season. She is a two-time state champion in Michigan (2020 and 2021) and her high school team was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by prepvolley.com. She is the daughter of Robert and Marie Sylvester and the little sister of Thomas, a baseball player at Kalamazoo College. Sylvester was also a high school basketball standout, earning back-to-back All Catholic High School league honors on the hardwood.

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Pharm Frog

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Pharm, how many of these signees do you see as immediate impact players?
Hard to say at this point but I expect that we’ll need the majority of them to step into impact roles. I wish I had time to follow it more closely. I do like the apparent emphasis on the back row transition game. Been a real weakness.