Tuskegee Volleyball reveals Robinson’s first signing class

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (goldentigersports.com) — Tuskegee University head volleyball coach Melissa Robinson announced her first signing class since taking over the reigns of the program late last summer.

“We have a lot of talent coming in,” Robinson said. “With the experience we have coming back and this group, I am looking forward to the season. We have a competitive schedule this year, so everyone will need to come in and work hard and learn the system.”

Shakayia Wilson of Goose Creek (SC) High School joins the volleyball program after a stellar prep career. She finished her career with 772 kills and 880 digs; while recording 180 blocks during her senior season. She was named All-Region three times, tournament MVP, Most Improved (two times) and Offensive Player of the Year (three times).

Avery Brown joins the volleyball program from Omaha (NE) Central High School where she lettered for head coach Jodi Brown four seasons. Brown was a 2015 All-Metro conference honorable mention selection and led the Nebraska Class A in digs during her senior season. She also played five years for the Nebraska Premier Volleyball Club.

She will be joined by Jessica Johnson of Dutchtown (GA) High School, where she lettered for four years. She finished her career averaging 3.57 digs per match and 2.14 assists per match, while serving as varsity captain during her senior season. She finished her senior season averaging 4.12 digs and 2.78 assists per match. Johnson played five years for the Atlanta Boom Volleyball Club, and played last season with KPVA Elites.

Taliyana Bryant of North Little Rock (AR) High School joins the signing class after playing four seasons for coach Leslie Joshua. She was named All-State two times in her career, during her junior and senior seasons, and was a three-time all-conference selection. Bryant also played for the North Little Rock Volleyball Club.

The fifth signee of the class is Brianna Fisher of Bowie (TX) High School where she played three years at the varsity level. She was named the South Hills MVP, while also earning All-District honorable mention twice in her career.  She finished her career with 520 digs and 70 assists, while recording 180 digs during her senior season. Fisher played three years for the Legacy Football Club in Texas.

The final signee of the class is Shani Conoly of J.M. Tate (FL) High School. She was named second team All-State as a junior, while recording 365 kills. She was named a top player in Northwest Florida and was named a “Player to Watch.” She played two years at Florida State College of Jacksonville where she recorded 80 kills.

Tuskegee opens the season September 2, hosting a two-day tournament at Chappie James Arena.