LAURINBURG — The St. Andrews University men’s volleyball team bolstered its roster with three out-of-state signees, Knights head coach Nick Rawls announced this week.
The trio of players set to join the Knights next year are Robin Imar, Luke Armbruster and Jackson Stark.
Imar, a transfer student from St. Medard En Ialles, France, brings a wealth of experience to the young Knights program. Imar is a 6-foot-3 outside hitter with ten years of volleyball playing experience, and he is a member of the national level one team, a French amateur league.
“We are very excited about bringing in such a well-experienced international player to St. Andrews,” Rawls said. “His skill set and knowledge will have an immediate impact on our program. We expect big things out of Robin over the next few years.”
Armbruster, a 6-foot-6 middle blocker from Murrieta, California, will bring much-needed size and athleticism to the Knights. A starter for Murrieta Valley High School and Forza 1 volleyball club, Luke’s work ethic and body control will bring stability to the middle blocker position.
“I am super excited that Luke Armbruster will be joining the Knights family. He is an incredibly gifted athlete with limitless potential,” Rawls said. “He is going to be a force in the middle and may even be able to play on a pin with some progression.”
Starks, a 5-foot-11 freshman setter and libero, is a native of House Springs, Missouri. He has club experience and was a four-year captain at Affton High School.
“I am very excited to work with Jackson and see his skills develop over the next four years. He is a terrific athlete from a great volleyball family and I know that he is going to make a huge impact on this program.”
The St. Andrews program will look to continue to build on its 2016-2017 class before the start of next season.
“I am very happy with the athletes and the key players that we have been able to add to our roster,” said Rawls. “I can’t wait to get all these young men at school and start preparing for next season.”