COLUMBIA — The Missouri volleyball team announced Friday that two players, Lydia Ely and Regan Peltier, have signed their national letters of intent to join the Tigers in 2012.
"We are very excited about the addition of both Regan and Lydia," coach Wayne Kreklow said in a release. "We anticipate both having an immediate impact on our program both on and off the court."
Ely is a 6-foot-6-inch middle blocker from Rosati-Kain High School in St. Louis. She led Rosati-Kain to conference and district championships in 2011. Ely will be the tallest player on the Missouri volleyball team next season.
Peltier is a 6-foot-2-inch middle blocker from Nixa High School in Nixa. She is ranked No. 98 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces list. Peltier played on the U.S. volleyball team that won the NORCECA Youth Continental Championship in 2010. She holds the Nixa school record for kills in a single match, kills per set, solo blocks in a career and total blocks in a career.
Both of these recruits will be part of Missouri's first freshman class since the school finalized plans to move to the Southeastern Conference.