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  • Craig Skinner Announces First Three 2021 UK Volleyball Signees

    Wildcats ink first three players to the 2021 class

    LEXINGTON, Ky. On the heels of the No. 1 ranked recruiting class a year ago, the Kentucky Volleyball team welcomed the first three signees of its 2021 signing class. On Wednesday, it was announced Emma Grome, Erin Lamb and Jordyn Williams have signed their valid National Letter of Intent to play for Kentucky.

    The class is currently ranked as the No. 3 overall class according to PrepVolleyball.com in the country, and the highest-ranked class in the Southeastern Conference.

    "Once again, we have addressed our needs with elite players," UK head coach Craig Skinner said. "The volleyball IQ and skill of this group is unreal. Combine that with their athleticism and we have another 'wow' class."

    The class is full of accolades, including members of national championship winning teams, members of All-American teams, All-State, All-Region and All-Conference teams, high-profile academic accomplishments in addition to players who have excelled in a multitude of different sports.

    Members of the signing class announced will arrive to UKs campus in the fall to compete in the 2021 season.

    Emma Grome

    Setter; Loveland, Ohio

    Plays club volleyball for Tri-State Elite

    PrepVolleyball ranks her as the No. 25 player in the country

    2020 Under Armour First Team All-American

    Career assists record holder at St. Ursula Academy

    First Team All-Conference in 2018, 2019 and 2020

    All-Ohio First Team in 2020

    Erin Lamb

    Outside Hitter; Stewartville, Minnesota

    Plays club volleyball for Northern Lights

    PrepVolleyball ranks her as the No. 32 player in the country

    2019 All-Conference, All-State and All-Tournament Team

    2020 Under Armour Second Team All-American

    2019 State Champion in Minnesota

    Also lettered in basketball, and was All-Conference in 2018

    Jordyn Williams

    Middle Blocker; Lantana, Texas

    Plays club volleyball for TAV

    PrepVolleyball ranks her as the No. 8 player in the country

    2020 Under Armour First Team All-American

    Three-time member of the Academic All-District Team

    2017 Newcomer of the Year on her team, and a member of the All-State Team

    Member of two national championship winning teams with TAV