MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University volleyball team has announced the signing of Sophia Oakes (Pinckney, Mich.) to a national letter of intent.
"Sophia is extremely quick and jumps like an outside hitter," said head coach Dave Shumaker. She also has the competitive zeal and ball control of a top-level Libero. I am looking forward to seeing her compete this fall."
Oakes has been a standout both on the court and in the classroom. A three-time Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) All-Region honoree, Oakes culminated her career by being named All-State Honorable Mention. She also spent four years on the Under Armor Watch List for her play with the Michigan Elite Volleyball Club. Academically, she spent four years on the AVCA/USMC All-Academic Team and earned the SEC All-Scholar Award.
"I wanted to pursue business and I loved the up-north feel of the campus," said Oakes on choosing Northwood. "Everyone I met on my visit was super welcoming."
Northwood will open their season at Saginaw Valley February 19.