Kentucky State Volleyball Inks Seven Newcomers for 2011 Season
Kentucky State University Head Volleyball Coach, Kyetta May, announced the signing of seven newcomers, including six freshmen, for the 2011 campaign. The newcomers include five hitters, one libero and a setter.
The Thorobrettes, looking to defend their 2010 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, go into the 2011 campaign with the goal of, not only repeating as champions, but also being competitive outside of the SIAC. This year’s recruiting class is sure to strengthen the Brettes’ hitting corps and offer versatility with setters.
Jordan Foyer (Carmel, IN) is a true setter that has a strong sense of court awareness. She dissects both sides of the court with a bird’s eye view. “I have to know what’s happening on both sides of the court before I even set the ball,” said Foyer. According to May, Foyer is also quick and solid defensively which are two necessary attributes of great setters.
Emily Grieshaber (Thorntown, IN) will see time at the outside and middle hitter positions. May was impressed by her work ethic both on the court and in the classroom. “I’m never satisfied with my performance on the court,” said Grieshaber. “It is always possible, in my mind, to run faster, jump higher, and to make better decisions as a player.”
Ashlie Jones (Plano, IL) will play at the middle blocker and outside hitter position. She has confidence and will bring versatility to the offense by running quick-hits effectively. Jones will be joined by another heavy hitter, Ayanna Parker (Decatur, GA). According to Atlanta Boom Head Coach, Janessa Grayson, “[Parker] will take a swing on the second ball and 80% of the time it’s a kill.”
Sabrena Rose (Indianapolis, IN) will see time at the setter position as well as the right side hitter position when needed. She has good hands, passes well, has a tough topspin serve, and can hit the ball well from the right side. Rose will have the opportunity to set for Audrey Sherles (Oak Ridge, TN), who adds size and much needed aggressiveness to the middle blocker position. As a junior she was a Knoxville News Top 10 Volleyball player to watch. “Audrey is a leader on the court as well as a workhorse,” said her former coach, Carmen Foster.
Markeshia Williams (East St. Louis, IL), the only upperclassman in this year’s recruiting class, will give the Brettes plenty of experience on the back row as libero. She’s quick, agile and a consistent passer. Also known as “Quiet Storm”, Head Coach Mark Tippett of Lincoln College, “Markeshia has a quiet demeanor but is a force to be reckoned with defensively.”
With a taller, more athletic team, KSU is poised to defend their title and compete regionally.
2011 Kentucky State University Volleyball Signees
Carmel, IN / Carmel HS
Thorntown, IN / Western Boone HS
Plano, IL / Plano HS
Decatur, GA / Decatur HS
Indianapolis, IN / Broad Ripple HS
Oak Ridge, TN / Oak Ridge HS
East St. Louis, IL / Lincoln College