Akiko Hatakeyama developed connections while playing professionally in Europe.
The Owls saw a mix of season highs and lows during three matches this weekend.
Janine Simmons played 17 games last year after starting 28 as a sophomore.
The Owls lost to the University of Maryland Baltimore County and tournament host University of Maryland on Saturday.
Senior outside hitter Izzy Rapacz led the Owls to a straight sets victory with a double-double.
The Owls open play on Friday against Northeastern University before matches against two Maryland schools.
The junior spent three days in Colorado Springs, Colorado last month trying to make Team USA.
The Owls will head to Kansas City, Missouri on April 13.
The team’s third straight 20-win season wasn’t enough to make the NCAA tournament.
Seniors Tyler Davis, Kirsten Overton and Caroline Grattan made significant contributions in the Owls' 3-1 win against the Golden Hurricane on Sunday at McGonigle Hall.