Purdue adds two to incoming class

Purdue volleyball has announced the addition of two incoming freshmen who will join the program in the fall of 2018. The duo joins an incoming class that features four top-100 recruits in the nation.

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:15 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue volleyball has announced the addition of two incoming freshmen who will join the program in the fall of 2018. The duo joins an incoming class that features four top-100 recruits in the nation.

Purdue head coach Dave Shondell announced that Joy Chen and Emma Terwilliger will join Grace Cleveland, Marissa Hornung, Jael Johnson and Garrett Joiner to complete the incoming 2018 freshman class. Cleveland, Hornung, Johnson and Joiner all signed with the program in the fall.

Name: Joy Chen
Height: 5-10
Position: Setter
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
High School: Huron High School
Club: Premier Academy
Major: Computer Engineering

Joy Chen became the first student-athlete in her high school's history to record over 1,200 assists and 350 kills in her senior season and led her high school to district championships in 2015 and 2017. The four-time Academic All-State selection earned SEC All-Conference honors as a senior and was recognized as an SEC Scholar Athlete all four years of high school as well. This past season, she was named to the Ultra Ankle JVA Watch List and was named a PrepVolleyball Academic All-American.

What They're Saying

Dave Shondell: "Joy may be a late addition to our roster, but she has our staff very excited about what she brings to our team. Competing as a setter for only 18 months, Joy has an exceptional feel for running an offense and locates the ball with unique accuracy. Joy brings a calm and genuine presence to the court."

Joy Chen:"I chose Purdue because it is the perfect combination of rigorous academics and competitive athletics. The engineering and volleyball programs are among the best in the country. Beyond those factors, the sense of family within the volleyball program was immediately apparent during my visit. The coaching staff is so invested in the players as people, learners, and players. I can see myself becoming the best player I can be in the years to come. I’m excited to be part of Purdue’s winning tradition in the Big Ten Conference and will do whatever I can to live up to being called a Boilermaker. Boiler Up!"

Name: Emma Terwilliger
Height: 5-5
Position: Defensive Specialist
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
High School: Valparaiso High School
Club: Epic United Volleyball Club
Major: Physiology and Neurobiology

Emma Terwilliger joins the Boilermakers with 1,456 digs and 120 service aces in her four years at Valparaiso High School. She's bolstered the backcourt of a team that has won two DAC Championships, a sectional and a regional championship. She's been named DAC All-Conference and has been recognized on the Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Team and ICGSA All-Star Team. In the fall she was honored on the Under Armour All-America Watch List.

What They're Saying

Dave Shondell: "Emma is going to be a crowd favorite at Purdue. Pound-for-pound, she will bring as much leadership and tenacity as any athlete on our roster. Ball-control is her specialty, but competing and motivating her team are exceptional attributes for this little dynamo. Emma is enjoying a productive club season."

Emma Terwilliger: "I am thrilled not only to play volleyball for one of the best programs in the country, but also to join such a warm, welcoming family at Purdue. What a surreal feeling to be able to play for the program that made me fall in love with college volleyball as a twelve-year-old! I can’t wait to bring my energy to the court and to be inspired by my teammates and coaches at Purdue. I am a true believer in everything that this program stands for and aspires to be and can’t wait to be a part of it!"

"Choosing Purdue was easy. It was the program that made me fall in love with college volleyball. I have attended camps and games here since middle school and look up to every player on the team. In fact, as a Libero, my first idol was Carly Cramer. I was eager to win the opportunity to play with players like the ones at Purdue. They're admirable and determined. Along with the team, the coaching staff at Purdue is amazing and makes players feel like part of a family. Besides the ability to play for a well-respected program, Purdue gives me a chance to challenge myself in the classroom in order to be successful both on and off the court."

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