November 8, 2017

Powell, Grunze Join Buckeye Nation


Nov. 8, 2017


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mia Grunze and Adria Powell have signed National Letters of Intent to further their academic and athletic careers as members of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team for the 2018 season.

Grunze is a four-year letterwinner at Waterford Union High School. She is a four-time first team all-conference selection and two-time Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year. She picked up second team all-county honors in 2015 before earning first team all-county and all-state accolades in 2016. During her senior campaign, Grunze led her team to the South Lakes Conference championship and received honorable mention All-American recognition.

Coach Carlston on Mia: “We can’t wait to have Mia in our gym. She has been a part of the national program and has played at an elite level all her life. She is an all-around player and at 6-3 she will bring a tremendous blocking presence to our outside hitting core.” 

Powell is a native Buckeye hailing from Hubbard, Ohio. The three-time first team all-conference and all-district honoree lettered three years at Hubbard High School. Powell picked up First Team All-Ohio honors during her junior season after leading her squad to the AAC Red Tier championship title. She led the team in kills and blocks every season and was named OHSVCA Player of the Year in 2017. Powell is a member of the Infinity Volleyball Club.

Coach Carlston on Adria: “Adria is an incredibly physical player who continues to improve every time we see her. She has the potential to be a six-rotation player for us both as an outside and right side attacker. It’s great to have a local kid be part of our Buckeye family.”