PHILADELPHIA – Three transfer student-athletes will join the Temple volleyball team for the 2013 season, adding talent to an already strong lineup of veterans and newcomers. Emily Carlin
came from Radford University and has been with the Owls through the spring season, while Halle McCullough
is transferring from Gonzaga and Kayla Yingling
comes to Temple from the University at Buffalo.
“I think it's great that we could pick up some transfer students,” said second-year head coach Bakeer Ganes
, “because it gives us some experience and some leadership. They will give us some much-needed depth in the hitting position and on defense. We're very happy all three of them decided to join us, and we look forward to working with them in the fall.”
Carlin, a 6-0 outside hitter, played for three years at Radford and joins the Owls for her senior season. She led the Highlanders with 199 kills last season, and finished her Radford career ranked 10th all-time in digs with 669. As a junior she posted double-figure digs in 14 matches and finished the season with five double-doubles. A native of Downingtown, Pa., Carlin led Bishop Shanahan to the 2009 Pennsylvania State Championship as well as to its sixth straight conference title. As a senior, she was named to the PrepVolleyball.com High School All-America Team. Carlin also played for the Synergy Volleyball Club team. She is completing a major in business at Temple.
McCullough, a 6-2 right side and middle blocker, comes to Temple after one season at Gonzaga where she was a redshirt as a freshman, and will have four years of eligibility to play for the Owls. She was a three-year letterwinner in her high school career, and graduated from Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, Colo. In her junior season, Pine Creek finished second at the state finals. McCullough played for head coach Michelle Buckner at the Colorado Volleyball Association, one of the most well-known clubs in Colorado. She plans to major in education at Temple.
Yingling is a 5-0 libero who played in 18 matches as a freshman at Buffalo in 2012. She finished the season with 91 digs but played primarily in the latter half of the season, once finishing with a career-high 28 digs in a four-set win vs. Central Michigan. Yingling is a native of Spring Grove, Pa., and earned two letters at Spring Grove Area High School. She helped the Rockets to a co-division championship as a junior and a division championship as a senior. Yingling was named Class AAA All-State as a junior and senior, and competed in the Senior District All-Star Game following a final season where she was named first-team All-County. In addition to playing for Spring Grove, Yingling played for the Yorktowne Volleyball Club. She plans to major in sports management at Temple.