June 23rd, 2014

Asher, Gentile part of big recruiting class for BU

Staff Report

Asher, Gentile part of big recruiting class for BU
Bellarmine volleyball recruits / photo from BU Athletics

Bellarmine University Volleyball Coach Jenni Grzebin has announced a nine-member recruiting class for 2014. The signees include:  Emma Asher, Hayden Dailey, Kelsey Gentile, Bridget Guinane, Margaret Horihan, Megan Kimbley, Rilee Knight, Allie Muha, and Kaitlin Murray.

"I'm very happy with the quality and the depth of my first recruiting class," said Grzebin, who just completed her first year as head coach. "With the nine young women coming in, we will shore up a number of areas and add much needed depth to our squad.  I'm also very proud that these ladies are not only are quality players, but they're also quality people and excellent students."

Individual player capsules:

Emma Asher

  • Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
  • High School: Presentation Academy
  • H.S. Coaches: Abbey Breit and Kelly Bowles
  • Letters won/awards: 3-year varsity member, All A State Runner Up (2013)

Hayden Dailey

  • Hometown: Seymour, Ind.
  • High School: Seymour
  • H.S. Coach: Angie Lucas
  • Letters won/awards: 4 varsity letters; Captain-2012, 2013; Coach's Award-2011,2013; Hoosier Hills Conference 1st team-2012; Hoosier Hills Conference 2nd team-2013; Leading Hitter Award-2013
  • All-County Team- 2011, 2012, 2013; Tri-county team- 2013; Indiana All-Star North vs. South- 2013
  • Indiana Elite- 2012; Team Titles: Sectional Champions: 2011, 2012; Regional Champions- 2011, 2012;
  • Indiana Final Four- 2011; Indiana Final eight-2012; Hoosier Hills Conference Champions- 2011.

Kelsey Gentile

  • Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
  • High school: Sacred Heart Academy
  • H.S. Coach: Eric Garvey
  • Letters won/awards:  1 varsity letter, received "all district team" award in 2013

Bridget Guinane

  • Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
  • High School:  Boylan Catholic
  • H.S. Coach: Amanda Carlson
  • Letters won/awards: 3 varsity letters, Honorable Mention, All-Tournament; NIC-10 Scholar Athlete;  Varsity team Captain; Conference and Regional Champions for 3 years. 

Margaret Horihan

  • Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
  • High School: Boylan Catholic
  • H.S. Coach: Amanda Carlson.
  • Letters won/awards: 3 varsity letters; NIC-10 all conference (1st team) 2013-14; conference champs 2011-12/2012-13/2013-14; regional champs 2011-12/2012-13/2013-14; scholar athlete all four years.

Megan Kimbley

  • Hometown: Seymour, Ind.
  • High School: Seymour
  • H.S. Coach: Angie Lucas
  • Letters won/awards: 3 varsity letters; Athlete of the week 2012 and 2013, sectional and regional champs 2011; Hoosier Hills Conference champs, 2011; sectional and regional champs, 2012; Newspaper All County Team; 2012 ICGSA South All Star Team; Chosen for the 2013 HHC 1st Team; 2013 SHS Coaches Award

Rilee Knight

  • Hometown:  Bedford, Ind.
  • High School: Bedford North Lawrence 
  • H.S. Coach: Scott Saunders
  • Letters won/awards: Four years varsity, Hoosier Hills Conference Honorable Mention (2013), All Hoosier Hills Conference (2014)

Allie Muha

  • Hometown: West Chester, Ohio
  • High School: Lakota West
  • H.S. Coach: Tracey Kornau,
  • Letters won: 4 varsity letters

Kaitlin Murray

  • Hometown: Independence, Ky.
  • High School: Simon Kenton
  • H.S. Coach: Andrea Atwood
  • Letters won/awards:  4 varsity letters; District MVP; All-Region Team (2 yrs); school record holder: most kills in a single season (378), most kills in a match (33); KHSAA Sportsmanship Award; SKHS MVP (3 yrs); NKY Division One First Team (2 years; All District Team, 2013; All Region Team 2014

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