Friday, December 3, 2010

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University head women’s volleyball coach Ben Guiliano has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to join the Lady Falcon volleyball program in August. Jessica Homrich (Grand Rapids, MI), Jessica Pace (Matthews, NC), Cate Glendenning (Holly Springs, NC), Meghan Davis (Fulton, MO), Kelly Lancellot (Naples, FL), Kelsey Blauser (Round Rock, TX) and Meghan Schmal (Winston-Salem, NC) have all signed National Letters of Intent to play at Pfeiffer.

Homrich, 5-10, is versatile in two positions at middle and outside hitter. Hailing from East Grand Rapids High School, Homrich was an all-conference and all-region selection with an academic award from the school’s booster club. Homrich also played club ball with the Michigan Volleyball Academy.

Pace, 5-9, is an outside hitter and two-sport star from Covenant Day High School. Pace was an all-conference selection her junior year after being selected as one of four participants to the invitation only Bob Bertucci National Volleyball Camp at West Point. Pace also shined in the All-Star Oasis Shrine volleyball game this past fall while being a member of the school’s Beta Club for three years. Pace played club with the Carolina Union Volleyball Club while holding the high jump school record in track. Pace finished fourth in the state high jump as a sophomore and seventh as a junior.

Glendenning, 5-7, is a setter joining Pfeiffer from Cary Academy as another two-sport star also running track. In volleyball, Glendenning was an all-conference selection in each of her final three years while becoming an all-state selection during her final two. Academically, Glendenning has been on the scholars honor roll every trimester while at Cary to go along with her time on the effort honor roll. The setter played club with NC Elite and qualified for the state championships for the triple jump and 400 meter run.

Davis, 5-7, is a defensive specialist/setter from Fulton High School in Fulton, Missouri. Davis led the Hornets to district championships in her junior and senior seasons while guiding her team to the elite eight a few months ago. Davis helped the Hornets to break the school’s win-loss record in her junior campaign, and again during her senior year, as an all-conference, all-district and all-region player in both of those seasons. On the court, the two-year captain also received the best defensive player award along with the most improved and leadership awards. Off the court, Davis was on the state’s all-academic team her sophomore and junior years while holding the position of President in Fulton’s Student Council and National Honor Society. Her club time was spent with the Central Missouri Volleyball Club.

Lancellot, 6-1, is the tallest athlete to join the Lady Falcons in the fall coming from Gulf Coast High School. The middle hitter was a three-year varsity starter and a co-captain her senior season with the Sharks. Lancellot was named as an all-area honorable mention in 2008 and 2009 as well as being nominated twice this fall for Prep of the Week in the Naples Daily News. Lancellot was recently named to the all-star team at the University of  Tampa camp in July and has been on the academic honor roll every semester at Gulf Coast. Lancellot called the USA South Volleyball Club home outside of the high school season.

Blauser, 5-11, is a middle/outside hitter from Round Rock Christian School in Texas. Blauser was a four-time, all-district first-team selection with Round Rock Christian to go along with awards such as district MVP and first-team all-state in 2010. Blauser received the best all-around female athlete award in 2008, 2009 and 2010 while being known as a top-50 athlete in central Texas in ’09 and ’10. Off the court, Blauser is a two-year recipient of the Presidential excellence award and academic all-state award during her junior and senior seasons. Blauser is currently the school’s Student Council President and has played club ball with the Texas Eclipse.
Schmal, 5-5, is a defensive specialist from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem leading the Spartans to the 4A state playoff quarterfinals this fall. Schmal was also a part of the team’s who made the state tournament’s elite eight in 2008 and 2009.

These seven newcomers will begin their college careers in early September 2011 with the Lady Falcons volleyball program.