Collinsville HS grad named to USA Olympic Volleyball squad

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NANJING, CHINA – AUGUST 03: #14 Michelle Bartsch-Hackley of the United States in action during the match between Italy and the United States during 2017 Nanjing FIVB World Grand Prix Finals on August 3, 2017 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS- The United States Olympic women’s volleyball team was announced Monday and it will have a first-time representative from the Metro East.

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, an Outside Hitter who graduated from Collinsville High School before a volleyball career at the University of Illinois, was one of 12 players announced.

Another Illinois alum, Jordyn Poulter, a Setter, is also on the squad.

It will be the first Olympic games for both women.

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