OHIO STANDOUT SIGNS WITH IU EAST VOLLEYBALL
May 3, 2012By kyle wright of IU EAST BROADCAST SPORTS
RICHMOND, Ind. - Lindsay Shirilla, a 6-0 middle hitter/outside hitter from Twinsburg
(Ohio) High School, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Indiana
University East starting with the 2012-13 school year.
Red Wolves coach Charlie Brown announced the signing May 3.
Shirilla is a two-time first-team all-conference selection in volleyball and also
was a part of two basketball state championship teams.
"If I were to sum up Lindsay with one word, I would have to say 'winner,'" Brown
said. "Lindsay understands the term 'commitment' and she certainly understands what
it takes to be a champion.
"Lindsay had many schools to consider once she decided volleyball was her sport of
choice, and we're glad she chose us. Lindsay will be a tremendous asset to an
already promising 2012 squad. She has a high approach ceiling, puts forth a great
block effort, possesses a very high volleyball IQ and most importantly understands
the concept of winning as a team."
Lindsay is the daughter of Debra and John Shirilla.
She plans to major in nursing.
"I chose IU East because it's a really good fit for me and I love the people I'm
going to be surrounded by," Shirilla said.
Shirilla joins Mallory Livingston of Union City, Ohio, Allison Gutierrez of Decatur
and Natasha VanGilder of Crown Point in IU East's 2012 recruiting class.
"Londa (Brown, IU East's assistant coach) and I are extremely pleased with our 2012
recruiting campaign," Brown said. "Our recruiting class this season is one of our
"We have all the pieces of the puzzle, and now it's time for them to put in the work
for what should prove to be a very exciting year."
IU East is an NAIA program. IU East advanced to the NAIA national tournament in each
of the past three seasons and is one of just seven programs in the NAIA to win 30 or
more matches in each of the past three seasons.