Four NA Volleyballers Sign LOI’s On National Signing Day
Four members of the North Allegheny girls’ volleyball team made their plans official on Wednesday by signing their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Seniors Caroline Curran (Ohio University), Ella Deeter (Seton Hill University), Carissa Treser (Gannon University) and Mia Tuman (Ohio State University) all inked their LOI’s on National Signing Day.
Curran, North Allegheny’s starting libero, is the team leader with 285 digs on the season and ranks second on the squad with 28 aces. Curran is a two-time All-WPIAL selection (sophomore and junior years) and an All-State honoree by the PVCA in 2021.
A versatile player with a powerful swing, Deeter is second on the team in kills (200) and ranks fourth on the team in digs (175). She also has posted 28 blocks, 23 aces and 20 assists so far this year. Deeter was a Third Team All-WPIAL selection and Second Team All-Section pick last season as a junior.
The top player on the team in kills is Treser with 201 on the 2022 campaign. She has also tallied 76 digs, 25 blocks and nine aces. Like Deeter, Treser was also a Third Team All-WPIAL selection and Second Team All-Section pick as a junior. Treser will join a Gannon University program that currently is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Regional Rankings in the Atlantic Region.
The Tigers starting setter, Tuman has dished out a team-high 715 assists so far this season, while also leading NA in aces (63) and blocks (53). She also ranks second on the team in digs (244) and third in kills (134). Tuman was the Pennsylvania Gatorade Girls Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, Tuman was named an All-American by PrepVolleyball.com and was the 2021 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. She is also a two-time First Team All-State, All-WPIAL and All-Section selection in her high school career.
With All-WPIAL and All-State honorees yet to be announced for 2022, surely all four players will add more laurels to their already well-decorated trophy rooms.
All four players have played a pivotal role in extending North Allegheny’s run of PIAA championships to five consecutive seasons. The quartet is looking to make it six state titles in a row for the Tigers in 2022. The team returns to action on Saturday against Landisville Hempfield in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals.