May 12, 2010
Sagnelli Announces Three Incoming Freshmen For 2010 Season
Central Connecticut head volleyball coach Linda
Sagnelli announced three commitments for the upcoming 2010
season on Wednesday. Amalia Ashley, a defensive specialist from
Scottsdale, AZ, Kyla Bielert, a middle blocker from Lebanon, CT,
and Caitlin Van Camp, an outside hitter from Redding, CT will be
joining the Blue Devil volleyball team next season.
Ashley, a 5'4" defensive specialist and libero, signed a
National Letter of Intent to attend CCSU next fall. She led Desert
Mountain High to a 5A-2 Division Arizona State Runner-up in 2009.
Ashley earned All-State Honorable Mention honors as a senior and
was named team MVP on two occasions.
"Amalia is the type of player that every coach would love to
have," Sagnelli said. "We will look for her to bring her well
established skills and determination to the court and contribute
immediately on defense."
Bielert, a 5'11" middle, received many individual accolades
during her career at Lyman Memorial High. She was named
all-conference first team, all-area, All-State and All-Norwich
Bulletin during her senior year. Bielert also broke Lyman's school
record for kills twice.
"Kyla will provide extra depth in the middle for us next
year," Sagnelli said. "She possesses a lot of natural talent and
we will look for her to bringing that to the table next
Van Camp, a 5'11" outside and defensive specialist, comes to
New Britain from Joel Barlow High where she recorded 419 career
kills. Van Camp was the 2009 Connecticut Coca Cola Player of the
Year, as well as a First Team All-State selection in 2008 and 2009.
She was also her conference's MVP as a senior.
"Caitlin will provide security and depth at the perimeter
positions," Sagnelli said. "We're looking for her help with our
passing game as her ball control skills to continue to
Sagnelli went on to talk about how these three incoming CCSU
freshman were a great fit for the Blue Devil volleyball program.
"All three student-athletes will bring a high level of academic,
as well as athletic prowess, to our program," Sagnelli said.
The Central Connecticut volleyball team has garnered a high
level of excellence on and off the court over the past few years.
The Blue Devils received America Volleyball Coaches Association
Team Academic honors the past three seasons and were awarded with
the award for the best team GPA at CCSU's senior awards banquet
"We look forward to Amalia, Kyle and Caitlin joining our Blue
Devil family and contributing to the continued success both on and
off the court of the Central Connecticut volleyball program,"
Sagnelli said in closing.