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Senior Ryann Bloom to Play Volleyball at Lee University

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Notre Dame Prep senior Ryann Bloom has committed to play volleyball and attend Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

“I really liked the environment there and the coaches were really nice,” said Bloom, who plays for the Victorium Volleyball Club. “I wanted to play Division II at a higher level while still being able to go to nursing school.”

Bloom plans to study to become a Physician’s Assistant after nursing school. She has an interest in specializing in ENT or sports medicine. She developed the interest in the medical field after suffering an ACL injury during her freshman year.

She will play for the Flames Head Coach Callie Murphy, who took over the program in May and is in her first season. She was a former Gulf South Conference standout setter at the University of West Alabama. She served at Cedarville University for two years as a varsity assistant and one JV season, a NCAA Division II program in Ohio. Last season she helped guide the Yellow Jackets to the program's first-ever AVCA Top 25 ranking. She coached two All-Americans and six G-MAC all-conference selections at Cedarville.

“They have a lot of new recruits, and I am excited to play under the new head coach,” said Lee, who plays libero. “I met a lot of players at the camp and they were really talented and out-going. It was a higher level than I have played before. I am excited to part of the program.”

Lee University competes in the NCAA DII Gulf South Conference.

Bloom participated on the NDP Track and Field team last spring, competing in the hurdles, triple jump, javelin and 200 meters.

“I enjoyed being on the team,” said Bloom. “It was fun to do something different.”

Bloom coaches a junior team at Victorium in her free time, participating in clinics for the 7-9 year-old junior group.

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