Annelise Sparks signs with Division I Wisconsin Green Bay
Annelise Sparks signed today with Division I Wisconsin Green Bay to continue her academic and volleyball career. Annelise was a 4 year varsity starter for the Trojans. During her Trojan career she set records for most career digs at 1733, season digs at 724. She was named all Sangamo conference honorable mention in 2016, unanimous first team all Sangamo Conference in 2017 and 2018. She was also all Macon County Honorable Mention in 2016, First team all Macon County in 2017, and All State Honorable Mention 2017. She was also named to five All Tournament Teams during her high school career.
During her club career at Illini Elite, Annelise was named to the AVCA Phenom List in 2018. Her team finished 3rd at the AAU Nationals in 2018. While there, Annelise was named to the Gym Dandy Team, and also was selected as one of 15 girls nationwide as an AAU Supernova.
Wisconsin Green Bay Head Coach Abbey Sutherland says "Annelise is relentless on defense and has a great energy about her on the court. I saw her play on my very first recruiting trip when I got the job at Green Bay, and I knew she was a special player. We are graduating two DS/L this year, and I look forward to seeing her compete for a spot on the floor."
As for choosing Wisconsin Green Bay, Annelise said "I love the academic standard student-athletes are expected to meet. I am really attracted to the coaching philosophy and can't wait to push myself to grow as a player and teammate. I also really like the cold!"
Thank you for four great years and good luck on four more great ones, Annelise!!