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Lions' men's volleyball team set to welcome third newcomer to team for fall

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Nathan Herdeman, a six-foot setter from Elder High School, will attend the Mount and play volleyball next season, Head Coach Ryan Lengerich announced today.

Herdeman led the Cincinnati Elder High School boys’ volleyball team to the state title game in his junior season and is the captain of this year’s team which is again ranked among the top teams in the state under head coach Sean Tierney. He was an Academic All-State Award winner in his junior year.

“Nathan comes from a proud high school program and has been a leader and captain at every level,” said Lengerich. “His teammates love to play with him, his coaches love to coach him and I could not be more excited to have a local student-athlete like Nathan as part of the MSJ men’s volleyball

Herdeman brings to the Mount four years of club experience in addition to four years at Elder. He competed this past club season for Cincinnati Attack under Head Coach Chris Morman.

“Nathan is mature well beyond his years and very driven athletically and academically,” Lengerich said. “It is so important that we have quality local student-athletes choose to compete at the Mount, and there is no doubt Nathan is one of those. He’s an extremely well-rounded young man.”

He joins Zack Storc and Mooch Randolph, both of Columbus, Ohio as new players for the upcoming season.

Herdeman also played four years of soccer at Elder in addition to volleyball. He is a member of the National Honor Society as well as on Elder’s student council, liturgy committee, glee club, vocal ensemble, and show choir. He intends to major in athletic training and eventually pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. He said he chose to attend the Mount for its academic programs combined with the opportunity to compete at the NCAA level.

He is the son of Patty and Dave Herdeman.

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