SU recruits for its 2020 volleyball season
Shippensburg University head volleyball coach Leanne Piscotty has confirmed the recruitment of eight student-athletes who have each agreed to attend the university. They will suit up for the Raider program when preseason camp is scheduled to get underway in the fall.
“We are very thrilled about this large recruiting class as it contains eight very talented young women,” Piscotty said. “This class holds experience in all positions. We are excited about the level of competition they will bring to our practices as we continue to challenge our returning players.”
These players have signed either national letters of intent (NLIs) or institutional letters expressing their desire to play volleyball at Shippensburg. This year’s recruiting class features five players from Pennsylvania, two from Maryland and one from Florida.
“Each of these incoming athletes have an opportunity to contribute on the court as well as deepen our amazing team culture,” Piscotty said.
The recruits are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Kelsie Baus, Defensive Specialist, Macungie, Pa./Emmaus
Baus totaled three varsity letters for the Hornets under head coach Brianne Giangiobbe; competed at the club level with East Coast Power for coach George Travosh; received All-District XI honorable mention as a senior; recorded more than 670 digs in her prep career; was a member of the National Honor Society and Principal’s Honor Roll, maintaining a 3.9 GPA.
About Baus: Her full name is Kelsie Kalea Baus. She is the daughter of Ammon and Lisa Baus and has a brother, Zachary.
Maddie Clabaugh, Right Side/Outside Hitter, Gettysburg, Pa./Delone Catholic
Delone Catholic High School: She totaled multiple varsity letters for the Squirettes under head coach Jason Leppo; competed at the club level with Ballyhoo for Leppo and Joe Ramp; finished as a three-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) ‘AA’ All-State honoree who was twice named a Player of the Year; set a single-season school record for kills at Delone Catholic; also earned varsity letters in basketball and track & field; won a PIAA ‘AA’ State Championships medal in the 800 meters with a sixth-place finish as a junior…broke a school and county record in the 800, achieving a PR of 2:16.9 at the state championships; won the PIAA ‘AA’ District 3 Championship in the 800 meters as a junior and in the 400 meters as a sophomore; contributed to district championships with 4×100, 4×400 and 4×800-meter relays in her career.
About Clabaugh: Her full name is Madison Faith Clabaugh. She is the daughter of Damian and Tina Clabaugh and has two sisters: Brooklyn and Laikyn.
Olivia Kirby, Outside Hitter, Hagerstown, Md./Clear Spring
Clear Spring High School: She totaled four varsity letters for the Blazers under head coach Jessica Custer; competed at the club level with Panhandle Boomers under coaches Mike Shank and Sam Junkin; finished as a two-time All-Conference First Team honoree; named an All-Decade Player at Clear Spring; paced Washington County in hitting for multiple weeks as a senior; recorded more than 200 kills as a senior, including four matches with 18 or more kills; tallied nearly 400 total kills over her final two seasons; was a consistent member of the honor roll; enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses since her sophomore year; also earned two varsity letters in softball.
About Kirby: Her full name is Olivia Diana Kirby. She is the daughter of Chopper and Heather Kirby.
Kenzie Maass, Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker, Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin
Central Dauphin High School: Totaled four varsity letters, finishing with the Rams under head coach Josh Brenneman; competed at the club level for Fusion VBC under coach TJ Shultz; earned All-Mid Penn Conference Commonwealth Division First Team All Star honors and All-District 3 Second Team honors as a senior; named the All-Mid Penn Conference Colonial Division MVP and a First Team All Star as a sophomore at Central Dauphin East; also totaled four varsity letters as a thrower in track & field; was a member of the honor roll.
About Maass: Her full name is Mackenzie Danielle Maass. She is the daughter of Daniel and Tracey Maass and has three sisters: Haley Luckenbill ’19, Rylee Maass and Peyton Maass…father Daniel played football at Millersville and attended SU for graduate school.
Maggie McGuire, Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter, Nazareth, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic
Allentown Central Catholic High School: She totaled three varsity letters for the Vikings under head coach Laurie Corcoran; competed at the club level with East Coast Power under coach Mike Krause; named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) ‘AAA’ All-State squad as a junior and senior; selected to the All-District 11 ‘AAA’ First Team squad; recognized as an East-Penn Conference All Star; recorded nearly 700 career kills; was an honor-roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.
About McGuire: Her full name is Margaret Louise McGuire. She is the daughter of Michael and Jeanne McGuire and has a sister, Maren, and a brother, Hugh.
Kat Negron, Defensive Specialist/Outside Hitter, Longwood, Fla./Lyman
Lyman High School: She totaled four varsity letters for the Greyhounds under head coach Bob Drake; competed at the club level with OTVA for coach Roberto Santasofia; earned All-Conference Second Team honors as a junior and senior after receiving honorable mention as a sophomore; selected to the 2016 Florida Region High Performance Team; received honorable mention on the 2018 and 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers List; recorded more than 200 kills and 25 services aces as a senior; maintained a 3.4 GPA; also played beach volleyball.
About Negron: Her full name is Katerina Negron. She is the daughter of Harry Negron and Maran Diaz and has three sisters: Valeria, Alana and Carola.
Amber Resendez, Right Side, Allentown, Pa./Parkland
Parkland High School: She totaled three varsity letters for the Trojans under head coach Mike Krause; competed at the club level with East Coast Power for coach Bruce Slater; named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) All-State ‘AAAA’ Team as a senior; selected to the All-Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) First Team and All-District XI First Team as a senior; totaled 339 kills and 56 blocks as a senior; achieved an All-Morning Call First Team All Star classification; recognized as a Coordinated Health Athlete of the Week during her senior year; was a consistent member of the High Honor Roll; was a member of the National English Honor Society; also competed in track & field.
About Resendez: Her full name is Amber Resendez. She is the daughter of Sergio and Teresa Resendez and has two brothers, Matthew and Nathan.
Sabrina Sheppard, Setter, Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast
Northeast Senior High School: She totaled four varsity letters for the Eagles under head coach Meghan Kulzer; competed at the club level for Virginia Elite under coach Joseph Zieglar; twice earned All-Anne Arundel County honors, including First Team honors as senior; ran a 6-2 for two seasons at Northeast and finished with 450 assists, 235 digs, 275 kills and 165 aces; was a three-time selection to the JVA Ultra Ankle Watch list; was an honor-roll student; also competed in track & field.
About Sheppard: Her full name is Sabrina Olivia Sheppard. She is the daughter of Darrell Sheppard Sr. and Elena Sheppard and has a twin brother, Darrell, and a sister, Sydney.