May 1, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego head women's volleyball coach Jennifer Petrie has announced the addition of five players to the 2006 volleyball team. Signing National Letters of Intent are Torey Ellick, Amy DeGroot and Kayleen Webster. Also joining the Toreros are Jaimarie Sutherland and Andrea Csaszi.
Ellick, a 6-1 middle blocker from San Clemente High School, will enter USD as a freshman in the fall of 2006. While attending San Clemente high, she helped lead the Tritons volleyball team to a 7-0-1 record in the South Coast Conference, and a 10-1-1 overall record. She was twice named first-team All-CIF and is currently playing for the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club.
DeGroot, a native of French Town, Mont., will enter USD in the fall of 2006 as a freshman. During her career at Loyola High School, DeGroot helped her team win the Montana state championship as a senior en route to earning a first-team All-State (Class-B) and Super State selections. She was also named the state tournament's MVP as a senior.
Webster comes to USD after a standout career at Sonora High School. While a member of the volleyball team she was twice selected to the All-Freeway League team and currently plays for the Golden West 18 Black club team that is currently ranked third out of 175 teams in Southern Calif.
Sutherland, a native of Fullerton, Calif., comes to the Toreros after playing one season with the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara. Last season Sutherland appeared in 12 matches recording 13 kills, three service aces' and 14 digs. Sutherland was a high school standout at Fullerton High School as she was a three-time All-CIF division II honoree with a first-tam All-CIF distinction coming in her senior season.
Csaszi will enter USD as a freshman in the fall of 2006 after a standout career at Rancho Buena Vista High School. During her junior and senior campaigns she was selected first-team All-CIF, first-team All-North County, and first-team All- All Avocado League. She was selected as the Union Tribune's Player of the Month in September of 2005.