Justin Brubaker in his first full year as Erskine’s head coach was able to expand the school’s recruiting footprint to stretch from coast-to-coast.
Brubaker announced earlier this week that recent high school graduates Sean Collins, Trey Medlock, JP Payne and Colton Rosendahl all committed to play for the Fleet beginning in the 2018 season.
Collins and Rosendahl will be the second and third Californians to join Erskine in the program’s five-year history.
Along with signing West Coast players, the Fleet will have four players from Florida with the addition of Medlock and Payne.
Collins, a 6-foot-2 setter from Dublin, California, was a four-year all-conference selection with his high school team. The setter also plays at the club volleyball level for the Bay-to-Bay 18-1 team and attended a USA Volleyball camp.
Medlock, a 5-foot-11 setter from Davie, Florida, was named an all-conference selection three times during his high school career. In addition, Medlock played club volleyball with Coastal North Miami 18’s Mizuno.
Payne, a 6-foot-4 middle attacker from Winter Park, Florida, earned most valuable player honors in high school. The four-year varsity starter and team captain also competed at the club level with Top Select Volleyball Academy.
Rosendahl, a 6-foot-3 outside attacker from Hemet, California, earned first-team all-conference honors with his high school team and was named the league’s most valuable player. He also was a served the captain of his high school team for two years and played club volleyball for Forza 1.
Erskine one-year removed from reaching the NCAA Tournament finished last season in eighth place in the Conference Carolinas and advanced to the conference tournament quarterfinals.
The Fleet under Brubaker return a majority of starters for the upcoming season, including Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Freshman All-American outside attacker Isaac Lanier.