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Match Notes: Columbus Fury vs. San Diego Mojo

The Columbus Fury are one of seven teams taking the court in the inaugural season of
Pro Volleyball Federation.

The Fury boast a roster that features a combined 64-years of professional experience.

The two newest additions to the team, Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Nikoleta Perović have over 10 years of professional experience. Two players, Megan Courtney Lush and Raymariely Santos have seven-plus years of experience playing internationally.

Columbus’ roster features two Ohio State alums, Valeria León, and Jenaisya Moore, who will once again be playing volleyball in the Buckeye State. The team also features Buckeyes assistant coach, Michelle Bartsch-Hackley who joined the coaching staff in March of 2023.

The Fury join the Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) and the Columbus Crew (MLS) as the major league teams representing the city.

The team hosted their home opener on Feb. 21 in front of a crowd of 9,165 at Nationwide Arena.

After an 0-2 start, the team won their next three matches behind the strong play of rookie Reagan Cooper. Cooper earned the Pro Volleyball Federation Player of the Week on 2/27 after totaling 66 points, 58 kills and 33 digs over three matches.

The Fury have been active in player transactions in the last week adding three new players to the roster: Tori Stringer, Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, and Nikoleta Perović.

Columbus secured their second Pro Volleyball Federation Player of the Week award on March 26 after Asjia O’Neal totaled 30 kills, two blocks and two aces over two matches while hitting .453. She totaled 34 points for an average of 4.25 points per set.

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