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Lions' men's volleyball adds another first-year player from Nevada

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
by Dane Neumeister

Darrell Swanson, a 6-foot middle hitter from Las Vegas, NV will attend the Mount and play volleyball for the Lions next season, Head Coach Ryan Lengerich announced today.

Swanson played at Arbor View High School for Head Coach John Gibbons.

“Darrell is a powerful athlete and extremely explosive,’’ Lengerich said. “While he might not be a huge middle hitter in terms of height he more than makes up for it in how quickly he can move and get off the floor. He is a high school and club teammate of Darien Bradley who will also attend the Mount this coming year, so Darrell will make himself right at home in Cincinnati. We are fortunate to have him join the Lions’ men’s volleyball family.”

Swanson played this past year for Vegas Xtreme Volleyball under Head Coach Raymond Lewis.

“We are talking about an athlete with a legitimate 37 inch vertical jump in Darrell, and he is still somewhat new to the game so his upside is huge,” Lengerich said.

He has played three years of club volleyball and four years in high school. As a senior this past year.

Swanson was named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State.

He joins Zack Storc and Mooch Randolph, both of Columbus, Ohio, Nathan Herdeman of Cincinnati, Jason Renneker of Liberty Township, Ohio, Adam Williams of Chicago, Chris Ales of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Bradley of Las Vegas, in the 2014 recruiting class.

Swanson also played basketball and football in high school. He intends to major in Sport Management.

He is the son of Latonya and Darrell Swanson.

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