College Placement | Sports Recruits

Triangle's history in the area of collegiate placement is tremendous with over 90% of its graduates playing in college programs across the country earning nearly $24 million in athletic and academic scholarships. Triangle provides comprehensive college placement and recruiting assistance to its membership in the form of seminars, clinics, player promotion, and personal consultation.

Triangle's CURRENT RECRUITING STATISTICS are unmatched by any club in North Carolina and are among the very best in the Southeast.

Division I - 128   |   Division II - 77   |   Division III - 26

In Fall of 2019, 88 Triangle athletes are on the college courts at 57 different colleges and universities.

Beginning in the 2018/2019 club season Triangle established an interface with SportsRecruits to provide Triangle athletes (15's National teams and up) access to a state-of-the-art software interface designed to support and manage an athlete's overall recruiting process. Each season after the conclusion of tryouts, Triangle establishes each athlete's Triangle-SportsRecruits account (a new account for new Triangle athletes, a renewal for prior Triangle athletes*).

To view Triangle's recent history of athlete commitment to collegiate level play, click HERE

*in the case of a lapse in Triangle membership, Sports Recruits will offer a subscription extension (at the athlete's expense) should they wish to retain their Sports Recruits account.


If you are a college recruiter and would like information on any Triangle athletes, please see the Triangle SportsRecruits page or contact Recruiting Coordinator, Nikki O'Connell.

IMPORTANT INFO/LINKS for interested College coaches:

  • Weekly national team practice schedules:
    • 16-18s, Tuesday/Thursday, 445-710pm
    • 13-15s, Tuesday/Thursday, 710-930pm
    • Several teams use a flex schedule on Tuesday/Thursday. Contact Nikki for details.
  • SUBSCRIBE to Triangle's college coach mailing list
  • REGISTER to attend Triangle-hosted events (City of Oaks, MAPL Raleigh, Carolina Power Events)
  • VIEW all Triangle alumni college commitments

* athlete chose not to play collegiate volleyball

^ indicates athlete chose to enter college in Spring of their senior year of high school

Class of 2020 College Commitments (current players)
Student-athlete Ht Pos High School College
Alli Grant Avery 5'10" OH/RS Arendell Parrott Academy College of Charleston
Lauren Bissette 5'11" MB Fuquay Varina HS Meredith
Kaeli Braswell 5'8" OH/RS Grace Christian HS Furman
Holly Cornelius 5'6" L/DS Apex Friendship UNC-Wilmington
Sydney Dowler 5'11'' S Green Hope HS Maryland^
Alexis Engelbrecht 6'1" MB Green Hope HS Iowa State^
Taylor Gwynne 5'8" S Carrboro HS Oberlin College
Payton Jones 5'10" S North Raleigh Christian Academy Lees-McRae
Priscilla Jones 6'0" MB | OPP Green Hope HS East Carolina^
Millie Loehr 6'5" MB Durham Academy Wofford
Gia Marinelli 6'0" MB Topsail HS University of Tampa/Beach
Kaya Merkler 6'3" MB Chapel Hill HS UNC-Chapel Hill^
JaKya Moore 5'9" S | OH/OPP Enloe HS Tennessee
Maya Mrus 5'11" OH | OPP Cardinal Gibbons HS Furman
Kaiah Parker 5'9" OH/RS Jack Britt HS Winston Salem State
Sydney Pearce 5'10" OH/RS Riverside HS Cumberland University
Belle Schall 6'0" S | L/DS Apex HS UNC-Wilmington
Mandy Schiltz 6'0" MB Cardinal Gibbons HS Caldwell University
Rachael Stroot 6'1" OH | OPP Wake Forest HS South Carolina-Upstate
Taylor Thomason 5'6" L/DS North Raleigh Christian Academy Coastal Carolina
Sarah Wilson 6'0" MB Wakefield HS Belmont Abbey College
Courtney Zwikker 6'3" OPP Chapel Hill HS Barry University
Class of 2021 College Commitments (current players)
Student-athlete Ht Pos High School College
Carlee Brooks 6'1" MB Wake Forest HS Western Carolina
Emily Chrysogelos 6'0" OH Cardinal Gibbons HS Delaware
Carson Overbeck 5'8" L/DS Carrboro HS UNC-Chapel Hill
Mackenzie Stafford 6'0" MB Holly Springs HS Meredith College
Carson Grace Toomer 5'5.5" L/DS Ashley HS Lafayette College
Ryleigh Whitekettle 6'4" OH/RS Dixon HS Houston
Ellen Zwikker 6'2" MB | OPP Chapel Hill HS Eckerd College