NEW YORK - Head coach Derek Davis has announced that three student-athletes will join the reigning National Championship archery team as the class of 2017 this upcoming season.  California natives Joy Chang and Allysa Posecion will join the recurve and Judy Zhou will join the compound.

Chang comes to Columbia from Irvine, Calif. and joins the Lions prestigious recurve ranks.  At the JOAD National Championships, she finished ranked 10th in the junior Olympic round in 2012. In 2011, she finished seventh in the cadet Olympic round and her highest ranking was fourth in the cub Olympic round in 2009. Chang was a world team trails participant in 2011 and capped her last season ranked eighth in the USA Archery Rankings.

Posecion joins the Lions out of Ronald Regan High School in San Antonio, Texas and boasts an impressive archery resume. Last season, she dominated the state indoor competitions with first-place finishes in the National Indoor South Region, Texas State Indoor JOAD in College Station and the Texas State Indoor Championships in Austin. Her win in Austin made Posecion a two-time Texas state indoor champion in the recurve in back-to-back seasons. She comes to New York with a plethora of experience having participated on the USA Archery Junior Dream Team from 2010-2013. She also grabbed first-place finishes at the 2011 World Archery Festival and at the 2010 SoCal Showdown held at the Olympic Training Center.

Zhou hails from Seattle, Wash. and will add to the compound core. She has had a number of solid finishes since she began competing in the compound division in her sophomore season, including a first-place finish at the NFAA Outdoor Field Nationals. In her junior season, she finished third at both the USA Archery Field Nationals and the JOAD Indoor Nationals. The Washington state record holder in the compound division for indoor multicolor, safari, field and target events, Zhou capped her senior season with a first-place finish at the NFAA Marked 3D Nationals.