September 25, 2023
Volleyball Inks Four to Incoming Freshman Class

UMBC Volleyball head coach Kasey Crider announced on Tuesday early morning the addition of four incoming freshmen to the method

Julija Grubisic Cabo, Helen Frankovich, Hannah Howard and Jada James will be part of the Retrievers for the 2023 year.

“I am thrilled to ultimately have these 4 women be part of our application. This is the initial course with whom we were capable to carry out the overall recruiting procedure as normal and I think the quality of player and man or woman displays that,” reported Crider.  “4 straight is not an straightforward feat at all, but we are self-confident we can complete an additional championship with this class in the blend.”

Meet THE NEW DAWGS

Julija Grubisic Cabo | Maribor, Slovenia | Exterior Hitter | 5’11

Club Group:  Ok Nova KBM Branik ll

Accolades: Slovenian Senior Nationwide Staff Member

Coach Crider: “Julija is playing at a level that is as significant as any incoming freshman in the region.  As a starter on the Slovenian Senior Nationwide Staff, she competes against the extremely most effective gamers across Europe and has experienced wonderful achievement. She’s a literal globe-course passer and defender, and we assume her to carry an offensive load for us early in her profession as effectively.  Just like the other 3 ladies, she has a dynamite persona that will make our practice health and fitness center and culture improved each and every working day.”

Helen Frankovich | Falls Church, Va. | Middle Blocker/Proper Facet | 6’3
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Club Staff: Paramount VBC

Accolades: VHSL All-State Class 6 2nd Group

Mentor Crider: “Helen has a remarkably coveted physical profile: lengthy and solid.  She’s obtained good dimensions and performs in an very aggressive club condition at the moment.  She’ll appear into the system comfortable with large anticipations and utilised to staying a marquee offensive solution.  Most likely most importantly, Helen’s very best trait is her means to make the persons about her come to feel secure and comfy.”

Hannah Howard | Inwood, WV | Libero/Defensive Specialist | 5’8

Club Staff: Paramount VBC

Accolades: 2021 Gatorade POY West Virginia, 3x West Virginia Point out Winner , 4x All-Point out Participant Choice
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Coach Crider: “Hannah offers a toughness that our program needs and any system would covet.  She’s an absolute rock.  Her means as a passer and defender will make her an elite libero in our conference by the time she graduates, but we are most psyched to have her on our aspect of the internet when we go to fight.”

Jada James | Frankfort, Sick. | Outside Hitter | 5’10

Club Group: Adversity VBC

Accolades: IVCA 2nd Group All Condition, AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, 1st Workforce All Meeting (Southwest Suburban Conference)

Mentor Crider: “Jada was the very first person to be a part of our recruiting class – in a way, she established the common for what is to arrive. Her identity is just one that we’ll lean on to support the incomers around her really feel snug and to get common with the program and how we do issues. On the court docket, we expect her to become a substantial-level attacker and blocker and commit the initial part of her job creating her reception and defending competencies.”&#13
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