Multiple players with all-state accolades will join Queens in the program’s second season.
Queens announced recently that high school graduates Austin Bayner, Caden Frye, Jordan Haigh, Adair Moore, Anthony Pfeiffer and Seamus Spencer have all committed to play for the Royals beginning in the 2019.
“I am really excited about this collection of athletes for our second year of volleyball here at Queens University of Charlotte,” coach Jeremy Price said in a statement. “They are exceptional students in the classroom and have played at a high level during their high school and club careers.”
Pfeiffer, a 6-foot-5 setter and opposite from Lockport Illinois, was a three-time all-state selection and during his senior season helped his high school win a regional championship. In addition, Pfeiffer set school records with 862 career kills and 215 career aces.
Moore, a 6-foot-1 outside attacker from Virginia, made the watch list for the AVCA High School Senior All-American Team and finished his senior season earning both conference player of the year and first-team all-state honors. He also was an all-state selection during his junior season after helping his high school win a state championship.
Both Bayner and Haigh played for the same high school team in Roselle, Illinois, that won three consecutive conference titles.
Bayner, a 6-foot-3 middle attacker and opposite, was named to the all-conference team as a senior. He also played for Sports Performance Volleyball Club.
Haigh, a 6-foot-3 outside attacker, was a two-time all-conference selection while in high school. In addition, Haigh was a member of the Pipeline Volleyball Club.
Frye, a 6-foot-2 outside attacker from Illinois, also played club volleyball for Pipeline and led the team to a third-place finish at the Chicago National Qualifier earlier this year. He also helped Pipeline reach the championship match of the St. Louis National Qualifier.
Spencer, a 6-foot-2 middle attacker from Massachusetts, was three-sport high school athlete competing in volleyball, baseball and football. In addition, Spencer was a member of the Beantown Volleyball Club.
Queens competing as an independent team ended its inaugural season at 8-21 and finished in fourth place at the IVA Tournament Championship.