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Columbus, Ohio – Geoff Carlston, Ohio State women’s volleyball head coach has announced the signing of three recruits, Anna Faul, Erin Sekinger and Taylor Sherwin to National Letters of Intent to play for the Buckeyes beginning in 2011.

Faul is a 6-3 middle blocker from Parker, Colo. She attends Chaparral High School and plays for the Front Range Volleyball Club. Faul won the 2010 5A state championship and was first team all-state.

“Anna brings a wealth of high level experience to our team, coming off a recent state championship and playing for one of the most competitive clubs in the nation,” Carlston said. “She is as good of a blocker for her age as I have seen in some time and will really solidify our middle hitter core.”

Sekinger, a 6-3 middle blocker/outside hitter from Columbus, Ohio, attends Bishop Ready High School and played for the Elite Volleyball Training Center. Her team was district champions in 2008 and 2010 and she earned first team all-state honors in 2010 and was second team in 2009.

“Erin was a relative unknown player for most of the recruiting process,” Carlston said. “She has the size and strength to be a factor in the Big Ten and is still a very raw player. At 6’3″, she moves well and could play any position on the court.”

Sherwin, a 6-foot setter from Orlando, Fla., plays for Lake Highland Prep and for the Top Select Volleyball Club. She earned all-state honors in 2010 and is a 2010 Under Armour High School All-American. Sherwin won the Top Setter Award at the 2009 USA High Performance Championships and finished second at the 2009 AAU Championships.

“Taylor is one of those setters that just makes those around her better,” Carlston said. “We are excited for the leadership qualities she will bring in with her next year. She is a perfect personality fit for this group.”

The Buckeyes (21-10 overall, 9-9 Big Ten) will close out the regular season with road contests at 19th-ranked Minnesota (22-8, 12-6) Friday and Iowa (7-20, 2-16) Saturday.

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