Volleyball Adds Outside Hitter Joy Miley

The 6-foot-2 Miley is an impressive vertical athlete (photo: Erin Juley).
Feb. 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University women's volleyball team has addedtransfer Joy Miley from Long Beach State, the team announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, who is able to touch as high as 10 feet, 9 inches, will arrive on campus this summer and have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2015 campaign.

"Joy brings a level of athleticism that is extremely fun to watch and she should be able to score a lot of points for us," Marquette head coach Ryan Theis said. "We look forward to her arrival this summer and are excited about what she can bring to our team."

As a freshman at Long Beach State in 2013, Miley played in 58 sets and registered 70 total kills (1.21 per set) for the 49ers, hitting .212 (70-34-170). In her collegiate debut, Miley racked up 12 kills and led the squad with a .348 hitting percentage against San Francisco.

Her sophomore campaign was cut short due to injury, but she helped Long Beach State to a 9-3 record to begin the season and started 11 of 12 matches. In those contests, Miley played 39 sets and tallied 84 kills (2.15 per set). The best performance of her career came against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, as Miley hit .353 with a career-best 15 kills.

Ranked No. 24 by PrepVolleyball.com during her senior year in 2012, Miley is highest-rated recruit by the website to come to Marquette since Elizabeth Koberstein, who was ranked No. 16 in 2010. She was also ranked as the sixth-best outside hitter in her class.



Miley was a first-team All-CIF selection during each of her last two seasons at Downey High School, where she led her team to consecutive league titles. The Downey, California, native started her high school career at Whittier Christian High School, where she helped her squad win two straight conference championships.

Miley joins a Golden Eagle team that finished 24-9 in 2014 and qualified for its fourth consecutive NCAA Championship.


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