November 13, 2019

Buckeyes Sign Duo to National Letters of Intent

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team has added a pair of student-athletes for the 2020 season. Emily Londot and Rylee Rader have signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the Buckeyes.

Londot is a four-year letterwinner at Utica High School. The six-foot-three opposite hitter is a three-time Central District Player of the Year and recently received Under Armour First Team All-America honors. She was an All-Ohio selection every year, including three appearances on the first team. Londot earned First Team All-Licking County League recognition twice and was the conference’s Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior. The Utica, Ohio native has spent the last three years playing club ball for Mintonette Sports. With Mintonette, she has been a JVA All-National Team member and earned USAV All-Tournament Team laurels every season. The AAU All-American was voted the 2019 PrepVolleyball 17s Division Player of the Year. Londot was also a member of the U.S. Girl’s Youth National Team that won gold medals in 2018 and 2019.

Coach Carlston on Emily: “The first time I saw Emily play I knew she was going to be special. She has an incredibly unique balance of competitiveness, calmness and enthusiasm. Her success on the Youth National Team and at every stage she has ever been on will no doubt allow her to make her mark right away as a Buckeye.”

Rader has led Assumption High School to three straight Kentucky state championships. As a junior, she was named All-USA Volleyball Player of the Year by USA Today after helping the Rockets to a 43-0 record and a No. 1 national ranking according to PrepVolleyball.com. In 2018, Rader also picked up All-American laurels from PrepVolleyball.com, FloVolleyball and MaxPreps. The six-foot-two middle blocker was chosen as Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018. She recently secured First Team All-Kentucky and Under Armour All-America status as a senior. Rader has spent her club career with KIVA.

Coach Carlston on Rylee: “I connected with Rylee and her family right away, just really enjoyed who she was and what she wanted to be. In my opinion, she’s one of the best middle hitters in the country and will surely make an immediate impact in our program.”