The 2013-14 school year approaches quickly. Find out where the top graduating seniors have decided to begin their college careers and keep track of the established players transferring to new universities.
Amy Sorensen, a 6'0" outside hitter from Sandy, Utah, signed a National Letter of Intent making official her transfer to Oregon State from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. The rising junior led her Snow College team in kills (278) and digs (222) in the 2012 season and was a National Junior College Athletic Association Second Team All-American.
The Italian middle blocker Clelia DeFelice signed a National Letter of Intent to transfer from Oregon, where she spent her freshman season, to Minnesota. The 6'2" hitter was a member of the national-championship runner up Oregon team, and while still in high school she trained with the Italian Junior National Team.
Jalen Penrose, out of Cambridge, Mass., will join Penn State as an outside hitter next year on a well-deserved scholarship. The 2012 Boston Globe All-Scholastic team member and a big part of the 2012 state championship squad at his high school Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Penrose currently leads the state in hitting percentage, according to maxpreps.com.
Kevin Gear didn’t start playing volleyball until his sophomore year of high school. Now, the 6'8" middle blocker/outside hitter has signed to attend Penn State in the fall. Gear goes to Gates Chili High School in Rochester, N.Y., where he was a named a two-time Monroe County All-Star. He has expressed interest in pursuing a career in engineering or architecture.
Kendahl Hettick became one of only two sand exclusive recruits for the 2014 Pepperdine squad when she signed her letter of intent in April. The Encinitas, Calif., native has had a successful AAU beach volleyball career with partner Ciana Wagner and played indoors for her high school San Dieguito Academy. She joins Delaney Knudson, of Valencia, Calif., as a part of the first sand-only recruiting class at Pepperdine.
From Monument, Colo., Michaella Moss, a two-time all-conference selection from Lewis-Palmer High School, has signed to play for the University of Memphis in the fall. She led her high school team in aces, and Memphis head coach April Jauregui touted Moss’s ability to play almost every position on the court, noting that she is likely to contribute to the team right away.
Eric Sprague will join the UCLA Bruins men’s volleyball team in the fall after graduating from the Bentley School in Lafayette, Calif. The 6'8" middle blocker led his high school team to a No. 2 seed in their conference heading into the North Coast Section Division III playoffs in late April. He will be a part of the eight-member recruiting class that Head Coach John Speraw is bringing into next season.
Originally published in July 2013