Norton, Mass.- Head Coach Craig Letourneau has announced 5 incoming players for the women's volleyball class of 2024.
The incoming class includes a setter, defensive specialist, middle hitter, and two outside hitters that are geographically spread throughout the country. The Lyons look to build upon a solid year where they went 19-12 with a loss in the NEWMAC Quarterfinal.
"The coaching staff is excited about the returning team and the incoming class. We can't wait to get on the court and start the process of working towards a successful season!"
|Wethersfield / Husky Volleyball High Performance|
Megan is the daughter of Angela and Michael Kelleher who has four older brothers, Michael, Matthew, Jon, and Luke. She was the captain at Wethersfield where she was a two-time All-Conference first team member. She was also awarded as a two-time All-Academic team for her work in the classroom.
Coach Letourneau on Kelleher: "Megan adds height to our front line. She is going to throw up a big block in the middle. Her ability to develop in a quick offense will be a factor in pushing other blockers in the program."
|St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Northside Christian School / St. Pete Volleyball Club|
Julianna is the daughter of Janie and Christopher Flack and has an older brother, Hunter. With St. Pete Volleyball Club, she won the 2016 Big South tournaments and finished in third place in 2019 at AAU Nationals. She helped lead Northside Christian to a 2019 Regional Qualification and earned All-County Honorable Mention. Her favorite movie is Ford v Ferrari.
Coach Letourneau on Flack: "Julianna has played in many high-pressure matches and brings high-level experience to the program. She has great court vision and can hit an array of shots from either pin position."
|Portsmouth / Phillips Exeter|
Annah is the daughter of Stefany and Craig Shaheen and has two sisters, Elle and Caraline, as well as a brother, William. She comes from a volleyball family where her mom played Division I at Fairfield while her father coached volleyball, and her grandfather is one of the winningest volleyball coaches in New Hampshire. At Portsmouth, her team was a state finalist in 2017. In 2018 she was a senior captain and was selected to the All-State team. She did a post-graduate year in 2019 at Phillips Exeter Academy where she was part of a team that went 20-0 marking the school's first-ever undefeated season on the girl's side winning the NEPSAC Class A Championship. Annah was named Athlete of the Year at Phillips Exeter.
Coach Letourneau on Shaheen: "Annah has been an integral part of championship teams in high school and prep school. She is a 6 rotation player with athleticism and a strong skill set."
|Park Tudor School / Munciana|
Zoe is the daughter of Kimberly Peacock-Franz and William Franz. She was a captain at Park Tudor where she won a 2018 conference championship. Zoe led the league in assists in 2018 and 2019 while recording over 2,000 assists in her career. She was selected to the Indiana All-Star team in 2018 & 2019 as well as All-Conference. In 2019 she was honored as both Academic All-Conference and All-State. Zoe was named to both the IHSVCA and JVA Watchlist. Her favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1.
Coach Letourneau on Franz: "Zoe has great hands and puts up a good consistent ball for hitters. She is high energy. We are looking forward to working with her day in and day out."
|San Marcos, Calif.|
|San Marcos / SoCal Volleyball|
Isabel is the daughter of Laura and Mike Coca and has a younger sister Abbey. At San Marcos High School she was a two-time San Diego sectional champion and team captain during her senior year. Isabel was a three-time All-Academic team member as well. Her club team finished second at the 2020 Northeast Qualifier. Her favorite movie is Moana.
Coach Letourneau on Coca: "Isabel will be fun to work with on the court. She brings a high volleyball IQ to the program. She is a strong defender and passer. Izzy will add depth to an already versatile defensive group."