Posted On: 05/3/21 9:10 AM

Finally back on track after nearly two weeks in Omaha, I reflected on this unique season and found that we have more Hoosiers in the Elite Eight than I can remember from recent history. Of the eight in the national quarterfinal, five of the teams have either a player currently on the roster or have received a commitment from a player on a club roster in Indiana (congrats,  Emma Halter Emma Halter 5'5" | DS/L Roncalli | 2022 State IN !). Here are the six that showed out during their time in the bubble known as the NCAA tournament.

Purdue

I have to start with the lone Indiana school that made it past the second round. The roster is filled with kids from Indiana, but three stood out to me the most. Marissa Hornung (’18, 5-7 DS, Union, Providence) was an instrumental part of the Boilers’ exceptional serve receive and defense that got them this far in the first place. Most likely to wear the special jersey next year as a senior, Miss Hornung will be joined by her sister, Alex, in the fall. Jael Johnson (’18, 6-2 MB, Circle City, Avon) split time between being M1 and M2 throughout the season, and finished by hitting .350+, 2+ kills per set and 1+

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