Tech volleyball adds two

Montana Tech head volleyball coach Brian Solomon announced the signing of two outside hitters for next fall. Jordan Danz of Bigfork, Mont. and Angie Pancost of Windsor, Colo. signed NAIA letters of intent to attend Montana Tech.

Danz played prep for the Stillwater Christian School of the Montana Christian Athletic Conference and the Montana Volleyball Academy (MVA). Current Lady Digger’s Kimmy Kavran and Alison Lunde played with the MVA during their high school careers as well.

“We’re excited because we have had great success with players from MVA and Nate (Michael),” Solomon said. “Their training has been a tremendous boost for the players we have recruited from their program as they have made an immediate impact in the conference.”

All four years on her high school squad, Danz was selected first team All-Conference and All-State while leading her team to state championships each season. The 6-foot hitter was named state MVP her sophomore and senior years.

“Jordan is a great athlete and is turning into a fantastic volleyball player,” Solomon said. “She is a wonderful fit personality wise and is a great addition to Tech.”

Jordan, the daughter of Rodney and Sheila Danz, will pursue a degree in nursing.

Pancost played prep for 4A Windsor High School in Colorado. Also 6’ tall and a co-captain, she helped her team to fourth and sixth place finishes at the state tournament her last two seasons. She was named All-Conference and All-State her junior and senior years. This past fall she was named the Tri-Valley Player of the Year.

“Angie brings a lot of very competitive experience through playing with NORCO volleyball club,” Solomon said. “She does many things well on the court and has a high IQ for volleyball.”

With the NORCO Volleyball Club, one of the largest and most successful clubs in the Rocky Mountain Region, Pancost played for Colorado State University assistant coach Matt Botsford.

“After her visit, we were excited about the strength she brings to the team and I think Angie was eager for what she will experience in the Biology department,” Solomon said.

The daughter of Patty Davis and Larry Pancost, she will pursue a degree in Biology.

— Montana Tech Sports Information