Nina Camaioni Named Finalist For National Player Of The Year

Jan. 11, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College volleyball recruit Nina Camaioni has been named a finalist for's National Player of the Year. Camaioni, one of 25 high school seniors selected, signed with the Greyhounds in November and will join the team this summer.

"Just being recognized as one of the 25 nominees for National Player of the Year is an immense honor for Nina," says Loyola College Head Coach Kristina Hernandez. "We are happy and proud that she will be part of our program in the Fall."

Camaioni is a 5-10 Outside Hitter from Williamstown, N.J. She was named the Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year as a junior, and this past season led her team to a state title while recording 325 kills and 365 digs. Camaioni was recently named state Player of the Year by the Newark Star-Ledger, and is now a finalist for the nation's top individual prize at the high school level.

A National Honor Society student-athlete, Camaioni also played for Synergy Volleyball Club in Philadelphia, Pa., and in 2005, her team won a regional bid to play at nationals.

"Nina has a world of talent and is an exciting player with intensity and spirit," adds Coach Hernandez. "She's the kind of player that will do what's necessary to win." will select the National High School Player of the Year on Tuesday, January 30. National Player of the Year FinalistsGabi Ailes, 5-8 OH, Bellevue West (Bellevue NE)Sarah Allison, 6-0 MB, Siloam Springs (AR)Nina Camaioni, 5-10 OH, Williamstown (NJ)Jessica Clemens, 6-0 OH, Burns (OR)Hailey Cowles, 5-9 OH, Eden Prairie (MN)Liz Crider, 5-9 OH, Southaven (MS)Cole Dawley, 5-11 MB/S, Bishop England (Daniel Island SC)Charlene DeHoog, 6-0 MB, Bakersfield Christian (Bakersfield CA)Brooke Delano, 6-4 MB, Bellevue West (Bellevue NE)Alyssa D'Errico, 5-9 OH, Byron-Bergen (Bergen NY)Katie Dull, 5-10 OH, Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls OH)Paige Erickson, 6-0 MB, Jenks (OK)Jenna Hagglund, 5-10 S, Lakota West (West Chester OH)Katherine Hall, 5-11 OH, Brentwood (TN)Suzanne Haydel, 5-10 MB, Academy of Sacred Heart (New Orleans LA)Michelle Jantsch, 5-9 S, St. Teresa's (Kansas City MOKrista Kelley, 6-1 OH, Brighton (Salt Lake City UT)Alix Klineman, 6-5 OH, Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach CA)Kim Kuzma, 5-7 OH, Central (Muncie IN)Sarah Reaves, 5-10 OH, Ironwood (Glendale AZ)Brynja Rodgers, 5-9 S, Iowa City (IA)Lindsey Schlegel, 5-9 S, Lancaster (NY)Katelyn Steffan, 6-4 MB, Dickinson (ND)Allison Wack, 6-0 OH, Westosha Central (Salem WI)Paige Weber, 6-0 S, Roncalli (Indianapolis IN)