Feb. 24, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - All four of Purdue's 2014 fall signees were named to the 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 listing. Christina Ambrose, Danielle Cuttino, Lydia Dimke and Azariah Stahl made the list.
The quartet, all of whom were listed as PrepVolleyball Top 50 Senior Aces also garnered Under Armour All-America honors in the fall. Cuttino, a 6-4 middle blocker from Indianapolis, Ind., was the No. 10 Senior Ace, while Ambrose, a 6-4 outside hitter from Orlando, Fla., came in at No. 20 on the listing. Stahl, a 5-11 outside hitter from Elkhart, Ind., was the No. 21 Senior Ace, while Dimke, a 6-2 outside hitter/setter from Ham Lake, Minn., was PrepVolleyball's No. 50 Senior Ace.
Ambrose and Dimke were Under Armour All-America first team honorees, while Stahl & Cuttino were second team selections in November.
Ambrose and Dimke have already joined the Boilermaker ranks on campus and will compete during the spring season.
Purdue was one of four schools to boast four or more players on the Fab 50 list. Penn State had five, while Purdue, Michigan and USC each had four selections.
Purdue has claimed 15 previous Fab 50 players since 1996, including All-Americans Renata Dargan (2002), Stephanie Lynch (2005) and Ariel Turner (2009). Nichol was a third-team All-America selection in 2013.
The full Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list can be found here.
The Boilermakers begin their 2014 spring season on March 29. The four-date slate includes an April 16 home competition featuring Illinois State, Butler and Indianapolis.
Cuttino and Stahl will join the Purdue squad in the fall along with defensive specialists Carissa Damler, Burgundy Price and Linnea Rohrsen.