BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State volleyball head coach Kevin Ulmer announced the addition of Annie Hopp and Samiya Jami, who signed their National Letters of Intent to join Bemidji State in the fall of 2019.
“I am thrilled that both of these young women have decided to continue their career at Bemidji State,” Ulmer said in a press release. “They are ready for the rigors of the NSIC and ready to help our program rise up.”
Hopp is a 5-foot-8 setter/defensive specialist from Sheboygan, Wis., who tallied over 3,000 set assists in her career at Sheboygan North High School. She has been a part of the varsity volleyball team since she was a freshman and helped guide the Raiders to a regional championship in 2017.
“She’s a relentless competitor and sets a high standard in work ethic and effort,” Ulmer said. “She’s the kind of player that will not only find a way to win but make everyone better along the way.”
Jami comes in as a 6-foot middle blocker from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. She compiled 538 kills and 193 blocks (50 solo, 143 assist) in three seasons, and she helped the 28-5 Warriors to the second seed in the 2018 South Dakota Class AA state tournament.
“Samiya is the perfect combination of confidence and composure with an aggressive attack and blocking presence,” Ulmer said. “She has experience in every position in the front row and as a six-rotation defender. She’s a great fit for our program and will make an immediate impact on our roster.”