Multiple recruits with championships on their resumes will join the defending MIVA championships.
Coach Dan Friend announced recently that five high school seniors have signed national letters of intent to play for Lewis starting in the 2022 season.
“Each athlete brings the high quality and talent that helps our program continue to excel both on the court and in the classroom,” Friend said in a statement. “This group will come in prepared and driven to make a lasting impact in all areas of their lives. They understand the exceptional opportunity in front of them to improve and compete at the highest level.
Chase Celichowski, a 6-foot-6 outside attacker from Germantown, Wisconsin, helped lead his high school to a state championship and three consecutive regional championships. The five-sport high school athlete also had more than 100 kills during his senior season as his school reached the sectional finals.
Ryan Collins, a 6-foot libero from Dublin, California, enters his senior season already having been twice named to the first-team all-conference. Collins in the last five years with his club team has won three gold medals and had 10 medal podium finishes.
Tyler Morgan, a 6-foot-7 setter from Dike, Iowa, was selected to the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Training Team earlier this year. In addition, Morgan was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2018 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.
Max Roquet, a 6-foot-7 outside attacker from Johnso, Iowa, won a gold medal at the 2018 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and helped his club team qualify for the Boys’ Youth National Championships the last three years. The multiple-sport high school athlete was a two-time state qualifier in the shuttle hurdle relay and earned all-conference accolades in basketball.
Wesley Yusk, a 6-foot-7 middle attacker from Winter Park, Florida, had a .429 attack percentage last season at the time the high school season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. He also was named the most valuable player at the AAU National Championships earlier this year.
Along with these high school recruits, Tim Eschenberg will join the Flyers for the 2022 season.
Eschenberg signed with Lewis in 2019 and has spent the last two years on a mission trip.
Lewis returners multiple All-American starters after ending the shortened 2020 season at No. 5 in both the national coaches poll and national media poll. In addition, the Flyers won the 2019 MIVA championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals.