Volleyball Adds Five to Incoming Freshmen Class

Holy Cross Athletics   02-27-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross volleyball head coach Melissa Batie-Smoose has announced that five student-athletes plan to join the Holy Cross athletics family and compete as Crusaders. Courtney Rasic, Skye Daval-Santos, Kathryn Arendt, Johnna Shamley and Regan Wright will join the volleyball program in the fall of 2018.


KATHRYN ARENDT
Syracuse, N.Y.
Saint Andrew’s High School
Libero/DS

  • A three-year member of the varsity volleyball team under head coach Heather Shearer
  • Named to the Third Team All- State in 2016 and was named CNY Libero of the year in 2016
  • Led team to become New York Section III Champions
  • Played club volleyball with the Tribe Elite Volleyball Club under head coach Sebastian Pedraza
  • Served as team captain 2014-2017

COURTNEY RASIC
Pasadena, Calif.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
OH/DS

  • A two-year member of the varsity volleyball team under head coach Ernest Banaag
  • Served as team captain freshman and sophomore year
  • Named team MVP in 2014 and 2015
  • Played club volleyball with the Los Angeles Volleyball Academy (LAVA) under head coach Nigel Dookoo
  • Also a four-year member of the varsity softball team under head coach Kirk Nishiyama
  • Serving as captain in 2018
  • Served on the board for the National Honor Society, a school ambassador, member of Mu Alpha Theta, Business Club and Cooking Club

SKYE DAVAL-SANTOS
San Francisco, Calif.
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
Libero

  • A three-year member of the varsity volleyball team under head coach David Huan
  • Served as captain in 2018
  • Led team to 2017 Milpitas Spikefest Champions and 2017 Central California Classic Champions
  • Named the 2016 WCAL League Runner-up, 2016 Central Coast Section Runner-up, 2016 California Interscholastic Federation State Open Division 3rd Place and 2017 WCAL League Runner-up
  • Named to the First Team All-West Catholic League and First Team All-Bay Area Team by Mercury News
  • PrepVolleyball.com 2016 Third Team All-American and PrepVolleyball.com 2017 Third Team All-American
  • Played for the Rage Volleyball Club

JOHANNA SHAMLEY
Orlando, Fla.
Olympia High School
Outside Hitter

  • A four-year member of the varsity volleyball team under head coach Mitch Sadowsky
  • Served as captain junior and senior year
  • Received the 2014-15 Captains Award and the MVP Award in 2016 and 2017
  • Led the team to become District Champions in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 and Region Champions in 2017
  • Played club for the Top Select Volleyball Academy under head coach Blake Rawlins

REGAN WRIGHT
Houston, Texas
Summer Creek High School
Outside Hitter

  • A four-year member of the varsity volleyball team under head coach Sarah Aguilar
  • Served as captain junior and senior year
  • Named the team MVP all four years, first team All-District for freshman and sophomore year, academic all-district team all four years and named the 21-6A District MVP junior year
  • Led team to first second round playoff appearance in program history during junior year
  • Set school record for most aces in a single game with 13
  • Played club volleyball with the Texas Tornados under head coach Bill Walten
  • Was named the AVCA Phenom Player in 2016 

 

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