Former Waterloo volleyball standout transfers to Southeast Missouri

Special to the News-DemocratApril 26, 2013 

— Waterloo High School graduate Alex Rohlfing will transfer to Southeast Missouri and will be eligible for the 2013 season, said Julie Yankus, Southeast Missouri's volleyball coach.

"We are very excited to have an experienced player like Alex join the program," said Yankus. "She has already competed at the college level for two years so I expect her to come in and elevate the skill level in the outside hitter position."

A native of Waterloo, Rohlfing played the last two seasons at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga. and will have two seasons of eligibility with SEMO.

Rohlfing, who was named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, led the conference in kills, kills per game and points in 2011. She also was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Tournament Team.

"As a freshmen, she led her conference in kills and I know that success can translate at our level to someone who can be a go-to hitter and a terminating force on the outside," said Yankus.

She is a 2011 graduate of Waterloo, where she was named team MVP and captain. As a senior she was twice named the Illinois Player of the Week by Max Preps. She also was named First-Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference and First-Team Belleville News-Democrat.

Rohlfing also is standout in the classroom, being a member of the athletic honor roll and an Augusta State Scholar Athlete. In high school, she was Waterloo High School Student Scholar Athlete of the Year.

She will join libero Jade Mortimer, setter Katarina Rotta and rightside hitter Maddie Werths, who signed with Southeast in November, on the Redhawks next season. Werths is a graduate of Edwardsville High School.

The Redhawks finished the season 21-13, earning their best record since 2000 on their way to an Ohio Valley Conference West Division title.

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