WINONA LAKE – Grace’s volleyball team picked up two more standout signees for the upcoming 2020 season.
Julia Nagy, a freshman from Blackhawk Christian, and Paige Eakright, a transfer from Huntington University, join the Lady Lancers for this fall. Head coach Katie Van Hofwegen has brought in eight new faces to the squad this year.
Nagy is an accomplished defensive specialist. She originally signed to play at DePaul University (NCAA Div. I) before committing to Grace. For her career, she racked up 1,290 digs, 961 kills and 257 aces.
Nagy was a three-time All-State honoree, also earning All-District and All-Northeast Indiana recognition during her career. The 5-foot-8 player played tennis for three seasons at Blackhawk.
“Grace College has always made me feel welcomed and at home when I visited,” Nagy said. “They are very genuine in what they do, and they walk the walk here. I’m excited to help the team in any way that I can.”
Eakright comes to Grace with one season remaining of eligibility. She is a graduate transfer from Huntington after attending for four years. Eakright redshirted during one of her years, leaving one season left in her collegiate career.
She impressed during her time with the Foresters. Last year she pounded out 416 kills, 327 digs, 26 blocks and 19 aces to earn All-Crossroads League recognition. In 2018 she was a Second Team All-League honoree, and she was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2016.
Eakright will also serve as a graduate assistant coach for Grace, picking up more duties after the 2020 season concludes. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic administration while at Grace.
“I chose Grace College to pursue my passion in athletics, adding a Master’s along with college coaching experience,” Eakright said. “I hope to become an even more versatile player so that I can benefit the team however they need this year.”