Nov 13, 2013 7:11 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns volleyball coach Heather Mazeitis-Fontenot announced on Wednesday the addition of four players for the 2014 season.
Signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the Ragin' Cajuns were setter Keely Hayes (Cypress, Texas), outside hitter Chloe Cordell (Enid, Okla.), outside hitter Stacey Reilly (Houston, Texas) and libero/setter Shelby Romero (Hutto, Texas).
"This is a very talented class that will make a huge difference in our program," Mazeitis-Fontenot said. "They're good students and they're great kids. We've worked really hard on this class for the past three years and the fruits of our labor are abundant because these four are pretty tremendous."
Cordell, a 6-foot-0 outside hitter, was named to the 2013 Oklahoma all-state squad as a senior at Enid High and helped the team to the Class 6A state quarterfinals. Cordell earned all-tournament honors at the West Moore and Sandite Invitational, and was named to the 2012 academic state champion team.
Hayes, a 6-1 setter, was part of a Cy-Fair High team that finished 18-0 in District 17-5A play. As a senior, Hayes recorded 430 kills, 334 digs, 652 assists, 71 blocks and 57 aces. Hayes was a two-time Houston Girl's Athlete of the Week and was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A All-State team.
Reilly, a 5-10 outside hitter, earned all-district and all-state honors at Houston's Concordia Lutheran High. She posted 184 kills with a .300 hitting percentage in 19 matches while recording 129 digs and 24 aces. A four-year letterwinner, Hayes played on a pair of state championship teams
Romero, a 5-8 libero/setter, was a four-year letterwinner at Hutto High where she led the team to a 27-16 record and 12-2 mark in league play. She dished out 1,157 assists as a junior with 196 digs and 79 aces.
Playing club volleyball for the Austin Juniors, Romero was part of a team that captured the 2013 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championship in Dallas. Romero was named to the Under Armour's Girls High School All-American Watch List and the 2012-13 Under Armour High School All-American Phenom.
LOUISIANA RAGIN' CAJUNS VOLLEYBALL SIGNING CLASS
Chloe Cordell, OH, 6-0, Enid, Okla. (Enid HS)
Keely Hayes, S, 6-1, Cypress, Texas (Cy-Fair HS)
Stacey Reilly, OH, 5-10, Houston, Texas (Concordia Lutheran HS)
Shelby Romero, L/S, 5-8, Hutto, Texas (Hutto HS)