May 23, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College volleyball coach Kristina Hernandez announced the addition of Maddie Fuller (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), Samantha Greenbaum (Philadelphia, Pa./Upper Dublin), Danielle Moran (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) and Rachel Schillinger (Wexford Pa./North Allegheny) to her 2005 recruiting class.
Fuller is a 6-0 outside/rightside hitter who earned second-team all-Texas. She was named to the first-team all-district squad as a junior and senior while making second-team as a sophomore. Fuller is also an all-district scholar athlete.
"Maddie will be a great addition to this team," Hernandez said. "She is athletic, and has the potential to become a very dominate hitter for us."
Greenbaum joins the Greyhounds as a 5-4 setter and defensive specialist. At Upper Dublin, she earned suburban first-team and was the captain of her squad as a senior.
"Samantha has a lot of enthusiasm and great leadership qualities," Hernandez said. "She is a well rounded player and will add a lot of strength and depth in both the setter and defensive specialist positions."
Moran, a 5-7 defensive specialist, comes to Loyola after being named the Suffolk County Defensive Player of the year and earning all-state honors as a senior. Her squad was the 2004 N.Y. State large school runner-ups and the 2003 champions.
"Danielle is very quick, energetic and athletic," Hernandez said. "She knows the game well and will definitely help us in the backcourt."
Schillinger, a 6-1 middle blocker, was an all-state honorable mention as a senior s well as a member on the all-district first-team. She earned all-section first team in both her junior and senior seasons as wells as all-district first-team as a junior and all-section third-team as a sophomore.
"Rachel is very athletic and strong," Hernandez said. "She will add a lot of depth to the middle position."
Fuller, Greenebaum, Moran and Schillinger join Marci Williams (Highland Ranch, Colo./Thunder Ridge).
"I am extremely excited our new incoming freshman," Hernandez said. "They will bring a lot of energy and competitiveness to the team. Each one is strong in their positions and will compete for playing time in their first season. This class will definitely add a lot of versatility to our team."