The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball program announced their final piece to the 2020 signing class with the addition of Joalys Nunez (DS/OH, 5-8, Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Lake-Sumter State College).

Nunez is coming to Minnesota Crookston after one season at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida. Nunez will have three years to compete for the Golden Eagles. She recorded 82 kills for 1.82 kills per set and 16 services aces as a freshman for the Lakehawks. Defensively, Nunez was second on her squad with 3.27 digs per set. Nunez notched 15 kills and 22 digs in a victory over South Florida State College. She appeared in 45 sets as a freshman.

Nunez attended Lyman High School in Longwood, Florida, where she helped her team to a 21-6 mark as a senior in 2018. She is originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
“We are very excited to add Joalys to our 2020 recruiting class, she is a crucial piece to a very talented group of incoming players,” said Head Coach Sarah Rauen. “Joalys will add depth and competitiveness to our defense and ball control, and we are looking forward to having her in our program. She will add to our team and campus community in many ways, and we can’t wait to get her to campus!”
She is strong on both the offensive and defensive ends and was also one of the top players in Lake-Sumter State College’s service game for the 2019 season with 16 service aces for the Lakehawks.

UMC posted a 4-24 (2-18 NSIC) mark in 2019 and entering the fourth season under Head Coach Sarah Rauen.