Cecilee Max Brown commits to Oregon State University
Fact 1: Statistically only 1.2% of high school volleyball athletes go on to compete at the NCAA Division 1 level. Fact 2: Cecilee, since grade 8 you’ve been waking up before the sun to train mercilessly in order to accomplish your dream of playing in the NCAA. Fact 3: Cecilee Max Brown, you’ve beaten the odds and proven that if you put in the hours anything can be achieved. Congratulations on your commitment to Oregon State University. We are so proud of what you’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to having you in our gym for two more epic years of blood, sweat, and tears.
Did you know that statistically, only 3.9% of high school volleyball athletes go on to compete in the NCAA? Kalyn Hartmann you are part of the 3.9%! Congratulations on your commitment to Simon Fraser University. Your dream of being able to play close to home and playing in the NCAA will now come true. We are so proud of you Kalyn and look forward to one last year of early mornings, late nights, and a whole lot of fun.
Gabby Brown Commits To The University of Southern California
Fact 1: Statistically only 1.2% of high school volleyball athletes go on to compete at the NCAA Division 1 level. Fact 2: Zero, the number of liberos from Canada that have been able to earn a spot at a Pac12 program, until today. Fact 3: Gabby Brown you’ve beaten the odds and proven the impossible to be possible. Congratulations on your commitment to the University of Southern California. We are so proud of what you’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to having you in our gym for an epic final year of blood, sweat, and tears.
Donnée Janzen Commits To The University of Idaho
Congratulations to Academy’s Donnée Janzen on her verbal commitment to the University of Idaho Vandals. For those of you that don’t know Donnée, she is one of the hardest working athletes that has ever trained in the Academy gym over the years. To put things in perspective, Donnée came to us three years ago as a left side, having just completed her season playing on her club's B team. Once Donnée joined our program she was converted into a setter and began training with our top coaches and alongside our top setters, which included Cara Keturakis who is now playing at Point Loma and was just awarded NCAA PacWest Conference Freshman of the Week. Three years of hard work later, Donnée has brought herself to where she is today: achieving her dream of earning a spot on a NCAA program.
Cara Keturakis (2016 Alumni) Reporting from Sunny San Diego
Hey Everybody, It’s Cara, going into my second year here at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Here’s a quick recap of my first couple weeks of our season: We’ve gone 0-4 in our preseason tournament, having ups and downs but we also played very strong teams who are perennial national contenders. Some of the highlights would be playing the University of Alaska Anchorage, who came 2nd at nationals last year. We had a great match and were able to take them to a fifth set. We are very young, being primarily freshmen and sophomores, full of talent and great energy. I believe if we can keep building on the chemistry we’re already developing then we can be incredible. This upcoming weekend we are traveling to Lacey, Washington for an interconfertnce tournament. These will be our final four matches before we head into the beginning of league. Well, that’s all I have, for now, fill you guys in more in a couple weeks.