Paige Wyers Set To Join Bulldog Volleyball

Paige Wyers (Newaygo/White Cloud) will join the Ferris State University women's volleyball program, starting with the 2009 fall season as announced by Bulldog head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm.

"Paige is a wonderful athlete who has been a part of our camps in the past," said Brandel-Wilhelm, who starts her 14th season at Ferris State this fall. "We're excited to add Paige to our program. We expect her to give us much needed depth at the setter position." 

 Wyers, a 5-9 setter, achieved third-team all-state honors during her 2008-09 senior season at White Cloud (Mich.) High School while registering 180 kills, a .263 attack percentage, 75 service aces, 19 block solos, 45 block assists, 739 assists, and 215 digs in 107 games played as the Indians compiled a 37-7-3 overall record. The three-time (2007-09) team captain was named to the all-conference and all-area teams in each of her four seasons (2005-09) while garnering all-region kudos the last three years (2006-09) under head coach Barbara Wyers.

As a junior, Wyers generated 155 kills, a .250 hitting percentage, 62 service aces, 15 block solos, 54 block assists, 827 assists, and 176 digs in 128 games en route to attaining honorable mention accolades as WCHS went 33-13-5 overall for the 2007-08 campaign. She totaled 76 kills, a .285 attack percentage, 59 service aces, 18 block solos, 57 block assists, 729 assists, and 166 digs in 106 games during her 2006-07 sophomore year.

During her prep career, WCHS was two-time conference champions (2006-08) and won a district title in the 2007-08 campaign. The Indians also were crowned Fremont Tournament champions in back-to-back seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09) along with winning the Chippewa Hills Tournament in the 2007-08 campaign.

Along with volleyball, Wyers was a four-year participant in basketball while also competing one season apiece in both track and softball. She also was involved in the school's Voice of Reason program for three years.

Wyers competed for Team Angle at the 16-Elite club volleyball level under head coach Matt Kozuch.

The daughter of Kirk Wyers and Barb Rider, Paige plans to study elementary education and major in mathematics at Ferris State. Her two older sisters, Ashley and Nikki, both attended Lake Superior State University and were members of the Lakers' women's volleyball and women's basketball teams, respectively. Her father played basketball at Northern Michigan University.

Wyers joins middle hitter Lindsey Miller (Granger, Ind./Mishawaka Penn) as the current incoming 2009 season additions to the Ferris State women's volleyball program.

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