Belmont Abbey men's volleyball head coach Mary DeJute has announced the signing of Nolan Albrecht (Naperville, IL) for the 2013 inaugural season.
"Nolan is a premier outside hitter and can play at an elite level,” DeJute said. “The character and ability of Nolan is second to none. His athleticism and volleyball IQ would have allowed him to choose any program in the nation. He chose Belmont Abbey because of the focus on Sport and Virtue as well as the academics. I look for Albrecht to be one of several players to help lay the foundation of a new program. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach him over the next several years.”
Albrecht is a 6-5 outside hitter transfer from Franciscan University of Steubenville where he currently plays basketball. Albrecht was home schooled through Seton home study and held a 3.89 GPA. A homeschooled basketball first team all-region and second team All-American recipient, Albrecht was also named hometown hero of the state of Illinois from sports faith international.
Albrecht reigns from the paramount Sports Performance volleyball club. Coached under Bryan Johnwick, Albrecht helped lead Sports Performance 18 Mizuno to a fourth place finish at the USAV national championships in 2011. Albrecht was named first team All-American by USA volleyball in 2011.
Nolan is the son of James Albrecht and Lynn Bovik Albrecht and the grandson of William Bovick.
Belmont Abbey Men’s volleyball competes in Conference Carolinas. The second largest men’s volleyball conference in the nation, Conference Carolinas will consist of nine Men’s NCAA DI-II volleyball teams in 2013. The conference will gain an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2014.