WCIA — Ellie Holzman hasn’t played in a college match yet but the Illinois volleyball recruit is already walking the red carpet with the nation’s top athletes. The incoming Illini freshman was at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night as one of the Gatorade National Player of the Year winners.
The 6-foot-2 middle blocker/outside hitter documented the night on the Illinois volleyball Instagram account. Holzman led her high school team in New Orleans, La. to four-straight state titles, leading the way her senior year with more than 550 kills and 300 digs.