New players en route to UND

UND lands football, volleyball recruits and commitments

The UND football team has welcomed a Minnesota football transfer, Jephete Matilus, coach Bubba Schweigert announced earlier this week.

The linebacker will play his final season in the Big Sky Conference beginning this fall. A Delray Beach, Fla., native, he played in 21 career games for the Gophers with many contributions to special teams.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our football team, and I think we have done that with the addition of Jephete,” Schweigert said. “He contributed on a number of special teams for the Gophers and we expect him to do the same here, while competing for playing time at outside linebacker.”

Defensive lineman Jordan Hinojsa also joined UND’s program in January 2014 as a transfer from Minnesota.


In his second year as head coach of the UND volleyball team, Mark Pryor announced two commitments in Amanda Harnett and Megan Sprengeler.

Harnett comes from Nelson High School in Burlington, Ont., and was a national champion in two-person beach volleyball.

Sprengeler is from Walford, Iowa and was the captain of her high school team and led it to its first state ranking in five years. She also holds the power clean record in weight lifting from Cedar Rapids Prairie High School.

“When we were looking at adding anyone else to our 2015 class, we really knew if we were patient, we could find someone to really help us,” Pryor said. “We actually found two. These players’ strengths add some things to our roster that can make us a more complete team. It was also extremely important to make sure that anyone we added was going to be a fit with our program culture. I am really pleased that these two will be a part of our program, and I am excited to see what they can bring to our team, both on and off the court.”

Staff report