Ayana Cadres Named Volleyball Assistant Coach

June 15, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola head volleyball coach Kristina Hernandez announced the hiring of Ayana Cadres as an assistant volleyball coach Wednesday. Cadres recently graduated from Providence College were she was a standout at middle blocker.

"I am extremely excited to have Ayana work with us next year," Hernandez said. "She comes from a great background of volleyball, from playing club in California, to being one of the best outside hitters at Providence College."

Cadres, a two-time captain for the Friars, appeared in 373 games with 371 starts while recorded 1,352 kills. That number ranks her third in the PC all-time record book. As a senior, she earned first-team all-Independent team. Also in that season, she tallied a team-high 384 kills and finished second on the squad with 204 digs. She also led the team in blocks with 64 total. She led the squad in kills and blocks during her junior and sophomore year as well.

Cadres has also been coaching throughout her college career as a summer coach at her alma mater, Beverly Hills High School. There she taught prospective student-athletes conditioning, weight training, team work and leadership skills. As a student at Beverly Hills she earned the squad's rookie of the year honors and second-team all-league as a sophomore. During her junior year she was first-team all-league while as a senior she was named the team and the league's Most Outstanding Player.