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Pendergast adds two to the class of 2024

DENVER – The University of Denver volleyball program has signed Emersen Werger and Ilayda Eren to join the Pioneers beginning with the 2024-2025 season, coach Megan Pendergast announced Tuesday.

Werger and Eren join Jamia Johnson and Izabela Molina in the 2024 signing class.

Ilayda Eren
2024 – Setter
HEIGHT: 5’11”
CLUB: Besiktas
CITY OF RESIDENCE: Istanbul, Turkiye

“I am happy to welcome Ilayda Eren to our squad,” said coach Pendergast. “Her international experience speaks volumes about her dedication and skills on the court, she is more than ready for this next step in her career. Ilayda is not only an incredibly passionate athlete and elite setter, but will provide invaluable leadership in the future into our program.”

accolades:
U17-U19 Turkish national team
2022-2023 Türkiye Kadınlar Voleybol 1. Ligi Champion

Emersen Werger
2024 – Libero
HEIGHT: 5’6″
CLUB: CITY Volleyball Club
CITY OF RESIDENCE: Santa Monica, CA

“Emerson’s addition to our program is truly exciting,” Pengergast said. “With her exceptional back row skills and extensive experience, she is ready to make a significant impact in Denver. It is clear that she has a deep passion for volleyball, and we are thrilled to have her on board. We have We are confident that Emerson will quickly become an integral part of our team, and we can’t wait to see her in action!”

accolades:
CIF All Bay League first team
AAU Nationals Academic All American
CIF Southern Section Ford Academic Award