January 16, 2014

Southern volleyball adds another for 2014

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern volleyball coach John Napier has announced the signing of junior college transfer Jacy Ermel to add to the signing class of 2014. 

Ermel, a 6-0 outside hitter, is a native of Uniontown, Kan. and comes to Southern after two seasons at Fort Scott Community College. An All-Tournament selection at Fort Scott, Ermel finished her career with the second-most kills in a career, as well as a season for the Greyhounds. As a sophomore, Ermel registered 175 kills and 96 digs, while knocking down 67 blocks for an average of 0.55 per set. 

Ermel prepped at Uniontown High School where she was a three-sport athlete. On the volleyball court, Ermel played for coach Jackie Hall and was a first-team All-SEK selection three times, while being named to the All-State Tournament team as a junior. A three-year starter for the Eagles, Ermel was also a member of the AVCA All-Academic Team.

Also a standout in basketball and track and field, Ermel was a four-year starter on the basketball court where she was a second-team All-State selection twice, as well as being named All-Conference three times. She was a state qualifier in the javelin, discus and shot put. 

She holds the Uniontown school record for kills in a season (707) and career, 1,847, as well as points in a season (279) and career (604). She also holds the record for rebounds in a game (23) and career points (793). 

Ermel is the daughter of Jimmie and Jo Ermel and she plans to major in accounting at Southern. She has twin daughters, Maya and Kennedy.