Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Coach Olson Announces Addition of Four on Signing Day

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. –  The Central Michigan volleyball program has added four student-athletes to its roster as a part of National Signing Day, head coach Erik Olson announced Wednesday.

Olson and his staff will welcome Jordan Bueter (South Bend, Ind./Marian), Paige Carey (Royal Oak, Mich./Marian), Kylie Copple (Centenial, Colo./Grandview) and Courtney Hiltibran (Urbana, Ohio/Mechanicsburg) at the beginning of the 2014 season.

“This is a very important class for us,” Olson said. “The passion of this group is off the charts and all four of them love our program. That is something we really love about them as a collective group. That character that this group brings as a whole is probably one of the best as a class that we have brought in. I am very excited about the impact of this class.”

Complete bios of all four student-athletes are below.


Jordan Bueter
6-0 • OH
South Bend, Ind./Marian HS

High School:
Four-time Northern Indian Conference First-Team selection … three-time IHSAA Second-Team All-State honoree … named Northern Indiana Conference MVP as a junior … four-time letter winner … named team captain as a junior and senior … earned class 3A First-Team All-State honors as a senior … helped lead team to runner-up finish in the Class 3A Plymouth Semistate championship … plays club volleyball for Network under coach Pam Wise … also played for Circle City Nike Gold and Shank You.

Coach Olson says: “Jordan is a versatile player that I have seen play left side, middle and right side. She came to our camps for two years in a row and had a great showing following her sophomore year. She is just a really good volleyball player, probably one of the best all-around players that we have brought in because she is multi-faceted and can play different positions. She is an extreme competitor, but what we love most about her is the passion she brings to the game.”


Paige Carey
6-0 • MB
Royal Oak, Mich./Marian

High School:
Totaled 338 kills and a 0.452 hitting percentage as a team captain during senior season … 2012 Oakland Press First-Team All-County selection … earned MIVCA All-State honors as a junior … Observer Eccentric 2012 honorable mention selection … earned All-League honors … plays club volleyball for Michigan Elite … chose CMU over Ohio, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Tech, Loyola, Miami (Ohio) and Xavier.

Coach Olson says: “Paige is one of the few high school players I have seen come out that can already hit a zero tempo quick set in the middle. She is a fast middle and teams are going to have to keep up with her. She had an extremely high efficiency rate in high school and from what we have seen in club ball she has great secondary shots as well. Her desire to get better is off the charts and we want our players to strive to be their own best in this program. She certainly embodies that characteristic."


Kylie Copple
6-0 • S
Centennial, Colo./Grandview HS

High School:
Four-time letter winner … recorded 665 kills, 197 blocks and 1,015 assists during career … set her 2013 Grandview team to Colorado 5A State Championship … 2010 “Frosh 59” honorable mention … 2011 “Soph 79” honorable mention … named senior ace as a part of “The 150” prior to senior season … plays club volleyball for Colorado Volleyball Association under coach Michelle Buckner … chose CMU over Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and Chattanooga.

Coach Olson says: “We are very proud of Kylie for winning the Colorado State 5A Championship. She is the first setter we have brought in that led her team to a state title and I think its important you know how to win at that position. Her character as a person drew us to her because she is a down to earth and nice person that will fit well in our program. She should have an immediate impact on our program and I believe she will have a very successful career here.” 


Courtney Hiltibran
5-4 • DS
Urbana, Ohio • Mechanicsburg HS

High School:
Set school records for serve receive percentage and digs during career … four-time team defensive MVP … 2012 Defensive Dandy selection … posted a 92 percent digs accuracy and 90 percent serve receive … first player in school’s history to earn First-Team All-District 9 honors … two-time team captain … 2012 AVCA Phenom … earned Ohio All-State honorable mention honors as a senior … chose CMU over Toledo, Northwestern, American, Bucknell and Coastal Carolina … plays club volleyball for Champaign County Volleyball Club under coach Gaye Carafa.

Coach Olson says: “Courtney is an extremely hard worker. We love her athleticism and her desire to get better has been one of the best we have seen for a future Chippewa. Despite playing for a smaller school, she has received national attention as a Defensive Dandy and having earned all-state honors. We are excited about what she brings and we are going to need that depth with losing a very talented player in Jenna Coates.”