Men’s Volleyball Brings in Four More

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men's volleyball coach Todd Caughlin announced today that Luke Hansen, Jace Turner, Caleb Arelus and Liam Flaherty have agreed to play men's volleyball for the Cobras.

Hansen is a 6-foot-1-inch outside hitter and setter transferring from Northern Arizona University. He is originally from Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where he was a four-sport athlete in volleyball, football, tennis and wrestling.

"Luke is an all-around athlete that has a skill set and experience that will help the program immediately," said Caughlin. "Having someone that can step into multiple positions, and do so with confidence, is very important for our program's development."

Luke is the son of Duane and Nancy Hansen.

Turner is a 6-foot-1-inch outside hitter from Last Vegas High School in Las Vegas, Nev. He lettered in volleyball, football and baseball for the Wildcats.

"Jace is athletic and knows how to terminate from the outside position," Caughlin said. "His high school and club experience will help him push for time on the court."

Jace is the son of Todd and Deanna Turner.

Arelus, a 6-foot-1-inch outside hitter, joins Coker from Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, Conn. He was a five-sport athlete for the Warhawks, lettering in volleyball, football, basketball, indoor track and cross country.

"Caleb is a very athletic player," said Caughlin. "He brings a great work ethic and high intensity to our program."

Caleb is the son of Exandieu and Rosemarie Arelus.

Flaherty, a 6-foot-1-inch outside hitter, is from West Chicago, Ill. He played volleyball and football for West Chicago Community High School. In volleyball, Flaherty was player of the month, a two-year captain and a first team all-conference selection his senior season.

"Liam played club volleyball for one of the strongest programs in Illinois, and that experience will help translate well to the collegiate level," Caughlin said. "He has good ball control and should compete for time right away."

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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