Dec. 10, 2007
Moraga, CA - Head women's volleyball coach, Rob Browning, proudly announced the signing of two outstanding women to the Saint Mary's volleyball family. Chanteal Satele (Hawaii, Word of Life Academy) and Missy White (Utah, Waterford School) will join the Gaels for the 2008 season.
Browning stated, "These top-notch recruits measure up in every way to our strong and growing-stronger volleyball program. Both girls will have an immediate positive impact in our pursuit of the West Coast Conference championship. They are fantastic players and wonderful people from great families and we are proud that they have decided to become Gaels."
Chanteal Satele joins the Gaels from Wahiawa, HI where she racked-up an impressive resume in both volleyball and track and field. Satele attended Word of Life Academy, where she earned four varsity letters in volleyball and three varsity letters in track. The outside hitter led her team to multiple titles, including HHSAA Div. II 3rd place in 2007, ILH Div. II Runner-Up in 2007, HHSAA Div. II Runner-UP in 2006, and ILH DIV. II Champions in 2006. Individually Satele garnered all-tournament recognition during the HHSAA Div. II Sate Tournament in 2007 and 2006, and was named player for the year in 2007 and 2006 for ILH Div. II. In 2006 Satele was named the Word of Life Academy Athlete of the Year.
Head Coach Rob Browning on Chanteal: "We are proud to continue our recent successful recruiting streak from Hawaii with Chanteal. She is a very strong net player who can play the entire game. Chanteal comes from a very athletic family. Her mom (Leeann) and dad (Alvis) were standout athletes at the University of Hawaii in volleyball and football. We need another player who can be dominant at the net and we are getting that in Chanteal. Her successful academic and athletic career at Word of Life Academy and her critical role on the powerful 'Imi 'Ike volleyball club the past two seasons has prepared her well for the rigors of being a student-athlete at Saint Mary's."
Missy White comes to Saint Mary' from Provo, UT where she attended Brighton and Waterford School, earning four varsity letters in volleyball. White is considered one of the best setters of her class, as she was also recruited by Arizona State, BYU, Duke, UNLV, Oregon State, and Washington State. The setter has topped the charts throughout her successful high school career, as she broke the all-time high school assists record with 2,729 in four years. Most recently White was named to the 3A All-State First Team in 2007, while also being named 5A All-State 5A 1st Team in 2006. In 2005 the setter was named to the 5A All-State second team, and in 2004 garnered 5A All-State Honorable Mention.
The Utah native has participated on many elite teams outside of her high school, including the USA Volleyball A2 Youth National Team (2007) and the USA Volleyball High Performance Team (2005, 2004).
Head Coach Rob Browning on Missy: "Missy is one of the best setters in the 2008 class. She has great hands and a mind for the game that comes with her maturity and perspective as a person. She has successfully competed at a very high level the past few years both on her High Country club teams and winning the Utah state championship at Brighton High School as a junior. Missy has also gained valuable experience in the USA Volleyball high-performance pipeline and has been exposed to various high-level coaching philosophies and played alongside and against many of the best players in her class."
Satele and White will join the Gaels for the 2008 season.