Volleyball Announces 2011 Freshman Class

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - Holy Cross head volleyball coach Erin Walker has announced the 2011 freshman class for the Crusaders. Julia Gould (Ridgewood, N.J.), Layne Hubbard (Austin, Texas), Heather Roberts (San Jose, Calif.), Kamele Shizuru (Kailua, Hawaii), Mary-Kate Short (Lighthouse Point, Fla.), Hannah Grace Stokes (Atlanta, Ga.), Alicia Swearingen (Springdale, Ark.) and Dana Weston (Canton, Mass.) will join the Holy Cross program for the 2011-2012 academic year.

"We are excited for our incoming class to join the Holy Cross volleyball family!" said Walker. "Our eight incoming players geographically diversify our roster and add the extra talent we need to help the program grow. Our existing players, plus the addition of our incoming class is the formula for an exciting 2011 season!"

Here is a look at the freshman class. Click on a student-athlete's name to read more about her.

Name Pos. Ht. Hometown / High School
Julia Gould DS/OH 5-9 Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood
Layne Hubbard OH 5-10 Austin, Texas / Austin
Heather Roberts OH 5-9 San Jose, Calif. / Archbishop Mitty
Kamele Shizuru MH 5-11 Kailua, Hawaii / Kamehameha
Mary-Kate Short MH/RS 6-2 Lighthouse Point, Fla. / Cardinal Gibbons
Hannah Grace Stokes S 6-0 Atlanta, Ga. / Marist
Alicia Swearingen OH 6-0 Springdale, Ark. / Springdale Har-Ber
Dana Weston OH 5-9 Canton, Mass. / Ursuline Academy