Michigan Signs One During Early Signing Period

Dec. 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan volleyball program and head coach Mark Rosen announced Tuesday (Dec. 20) that middle blocker Kiara Shannon has signed her National Letter of Intent and will join the Wolverines in the fall of 2017.

Shannon, a 6-2 middle blocker/outside hitter from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, is a senior this year at Maxwell Heights Secondary School in Oshawa. A four-year varsity letterwinner, Shannon led her team to three second-place finishes in the LOSSA (Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletics).

"We're excited to have Kiara joining us," said Rosen. "She's a very versatile middle blocker, and she comes with a lot of experience in the Canadian National Team program. I think she's going to come in and be very competitive right away. She's a bit undersized but very athletic and dynamic, which is what we look for in the middle. I think she's going to fit right into our system and the way that we play."

Shannon primarily played at the middle blocker position as a freshman and sophomore but since transitioned to also play outside hitter during her junior and senior seasons. She led her team to a runner-up finish in the OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association) during her sophomore year and was voted Team MVP as a junior. Shannon also played for the Durham Attack and the Aurora Storm. She was selected to the Junior Canada Team in 2015 and to Team Ontario for the last three years (2014-16).

Michigan will also add additional members to its incoming class in the spring.

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