CLINTON, Iowa - Head Coach Micah Cewe and the Ashford University volleyball team announced a pair of signings to the 2012 class Wednesday afternoon. Erica Dinnocenzo and Kimberly Borowczyk have committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers as members of the Ashford University family.
The announcement doubles the 2012 commitment class for volleyball as the duo join the earlier signings of McHenry, Ill.-native Samantha Magnussen and Chicago, Ill.-native Taylor Mullen.
"We are pleased to have both Kim and Erica in a Saints volleyball uniform for us next year," said Cewe. "Kim will add some much needed depth for the outside position and Erica will add more height to either the middle or right side for us. Erica puts up a huge block and is playing club ball with Taylor (Mullen); we are glad to have both playing together on the collegiate level."
Dinnocenzo, an outside hitter from Crete, Ill., is wrapping up her senior year at Illinois Lutheran High School where she has been a four-year starter for the Chargers. She played a pivotal role in collecting a pair of River Valley Conference Championships during her freshman and sophomore year before earning an IHSA Class 1A Regional Championship as a senior.
In addition, Dinnocenzo has been twice named to the RVC All-Conference team and is a two-time all-area selection. She was coached by Rob Matthias and served as a captain for Illinois Lutheran this past season.
Erica is the daughter of Darly and Joe Dinnocenzo and plans to major in education when she steps foot on campus this upcoming fall.
Borowczyk is a Niantic, Ill.-native and a senior at Sangamon Valley High School where she has been a two-year varsity starter for the Storm. In addition, the newest AU student-athlete served as co-captain of the volleyball team this past fall while being named co-valedictorian at SVHS and is an Illinois State Scholar. She was coached in high school by Tracey Czajkowski.
Kimberly is the daughter of Ron and Sue Borowczyk and plans to study secondary education when she enrolls at Ashford this fall.