July 6, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - Head Volleyball Coach Kristina Hernandez has announced her first recruiting class at Loyola College. The first-year coach brings in two freshmen from California and adds a walk-on from New York to complete the class.
Hernandez, who worked as a physical education instructor at Herbert Hoover Middle School in San Francisco while working as a volunteer assistant volleyball coach at St. Mary's College of California, announced that both Christina Greenup and Katie Sindelar will join the Greyhounds this fall.
Greenup, a 6-1 outside hitter from Malibu, earned all conference honors while leading Louisville High School to the CIF championship. Sindelar, an outside hitter from Redondo Beach, led Biship Montgomery to the CIF title, defeating Greenup's Louisville team in the conference championship game.
"I expect the freshmen to contribute," says Hernandez. "Christina is a very powerful outside hitter who should be able to make all-conference honors in college. Katie is a very good defender and should contribute in the back row."
Jaclyn Schiemel, a 5-4 defensive specialist from Port Washington, N.Y., completes Hernandez's first class and gives the new coach a lot of optimism.
"I see a lot of potential at Loyola," says Hernandez. "The players will be learning a entirely new system, but it's a veteran lineup and I don't expect that to cause any problems. I'm really looking forward to a good season."
Hernandez and the Greyhounds open the season at home on Tuesday, September 7. They host LaSalle in a 7 p.m. match.