Volleyball Adds Three To Incoming Class

Holy Cross Athletics   06-20-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross volleyball head coach Melissa Batie-Smoose has announced three additions to the incoming freshman class for the 2017 season. Bailey Steger (Half Moon Bay, Calif.), Tera Detels (Coto De Caza, Calif.) and Rachel Harding (Kalamazoo, Mich.) will join the eight previously announced student-athletes on the incoming freshman class.


Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Half Moon Bay

Before Holy Cross:

  • A three-year member of the Half Moon Bay High School volleyball team under head coach Ryan Havice, serving as team captain for four years
  • Her team went 31-0 her freshman year, and she earned the team MVP award in 2016
  • Team also was CCS semifinalists in 2016
  • Earned CCS NorCal Honorable Mention in 2016 and was named conference All-League in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Holds the school's record for most aces in a single season with 122 (2016) and most assists in a single season with 1,332 (2016)
  • Also played a year of basketball for her high school
  • Played for Redrock Volleyball in 2013, serving as the team captain, as the team qualified for Junior Nationals that year
  • Also played for Beach Vibes Volleyball in 2014-2015, serving as the team captain for that squad too, as the team qualified for Junior Nationals during this frame
  • Played club volleyball for City Beach Volleyball in 2016-2017 under head coach Dustin Moore, as the team qualified for Junior Nationals during both those seasons
  • A member of the National Honors Society


  • Daughter of Robert Steger and Kathleen Morrissey
  • Father played football for the University of California-Santa Barbara, graduating in 1985
  • Mother played volleyball at Saint Mary's College of California Class of 1983
  • Has one sister (Annie)


Coto De Caza, Calif.
Santa Margarita Catholic
Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter

Before Holy Cross:

  • A two-year member of the Santa Margarita varsity volleyball team under head coach Katy Daly
  • Team was Trinity League Champion in 2014
  • Also played for Saddleback Volleyball Club under head coach Rich Parris after spending two years with 949 Volleyball under head coach Justin DeBlasio
  • A member of the track and field team, competing in the long jump and triple jump
  • A member of the National Honor Society


  • Daughter of Edward and Stacey
  • Has two brother (Brenden and Ethan)


Kalamazoo, Mich.
Hackett Catholic Prep
Outside Hitter

Before Holy Cross:

  • Spent four years on the Hackett Catholic Prep varsity team under head coach Lauren Cholometes
  • Served as team captain her junior and senior years
  • Named Academic All-State her senior year
  • Earned second team All-State honors her junior and senior years, as well as All-Conference honorable mentions as a freshman and a sophomore
  • Competed with USA Michigan Volleyball Club under coaches Erin Onken and Robert Buck, where she served as team captain as a junior and a senior
  • Also played three years of varsity softball at Hackett Catholic Prep, where she served as team captain as a sophomore and was an All-Conference honorable mention as a freshman
  • Graduated seventh in her class with a GPA of 3.96


  • Daughter of Tim and Sarah Harding
  • Mother competed in diving at Illinois, graduating in 1990
  • Has one brother (Robert) and two sisters (Catherine and Molly)
  • Catherine currently plays volleyball at Providence




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