College of Charleston Volleyball Adds Four to Program
CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston volleyball head coach Jason Kepner announced the addition of four student-athletes on Wednesday.
Elizabeth Hurring, Megan Morris, Jane Feddersen and Riana Brennan will join the Cougar program next season and join four incoming freshmen and one early enrollee (Katja Ehlers) as newcomers.
“I am very excited about this group joining us in the fall,” Kepner said. “They bring so much to our gym physically and they all have the competitive personality that will fit in right away.”
“Finishing our roster with these four definitely keeps us moving in the right direction. I am looking forward to August and another successful season with this group.”
The College finished 20-13 last season, the six consecutive season the program has reached the 20-win plateau. The team also reached the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title game for the third straight season.
Prior to CofC (Tulane): Played in 26 matches, started 14, as a freshman for the Green Wave … Led team with 512 assists (6.65 a/s) in 77 sets played … Finished fifth on the team with 107 digs (1.39 d/s) … Made collegiate debut on Aug 29, 2015 against Prairie View … Made first career start on Sept. 11, 2015 against Incarnate Word … Recorded season-high 48 assists in 3-1 win over UT Rio Grand Valley on Sept. 19, 2015
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Ocean Springs High for coaches Amanda Bailey and Brooke Engle…helped lead the Greyhounds to a combined 102-34 overall record, a 37-7 mark in Class 3 Region 4 action, a league championship as a sophomore and four trips to the state playoffs, including appearances in the state title match as a freshman and junior…for her career, posted 2,604 assists (6.48/s), 403 digs (1.00/s), 370 kills (0.92/s), 240 service aces (0.59/s) and 206 blocks (0.51/s) in 402 sets of work…finished in the Top 5 in the state in assists each prep season with 522 as a freshman, 853 as a sophomore, 645 as a junior and 584 as a senior…as a senior, added 126 digs, 97 kills, 82 blocks and 73 aces while compiling 150 kills, 85 aces, 68 blocks and 36 digs as a junior…logged 209 digs, 105 kills, 52 aces and 41 blocks as a sophomore…as a freshman, chipped in with 32 digs, 30 aces, 18 kills and 15 blocks…played club volleyball for the Mobile Storm…also lettered once in basketball…off the court, was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, named a Scholar-Athlete and served as part of the mentor program.
Personal: Full name is Alexandra Jocelyn Elizabeth Hurring … Born on March 7, 1997, in Biloxi, Mississippi … daughter of Michael and Angela Hurring … has one brother, Kade, and one sister, Brooke … father, Michael, played basketball collegiately at South Alabama, professionally in New Zealand and was a member of the New Zealand Olympic Team
Prior to CofC (Carson Newman): Saw action in 106 sets across 35 matches during her first season…Recorded 12 matches with 10 or more digs while leading the team in digs six times…Piled up a career-high 16 digs three times, Sept. 26 versus Montevallo, Oct. 23 versus Catawba and Oct. 30 at Wingate…Had three service aces in four matches as a rookie and a pair of assists five times…Notched a season-high in points against Queens (N.C.) on Oct. 24th where she tallied her lone kill of the year.
Prep: Under Armour All-American in 2014...Varsity team captain in 2014...2014 South Carolina AAAA State Champion, ranking 43rd nationally...Notched 1,255 career digs averaging 9.3 per match...Ranked second in the state of South Carolina and 89th nationally with 687 digs...
Carolina Islanders (Club): Team Captain in 2014 and 2015...All-Region selection in 2011, 2012 and 2013...2014 AAU National Runner-Up, playing on ESPN for the title
Personal: Full name is Megan Muriel Morris … Boron on April 19, 1997 … Daughter of Shane and Janie … Has one brother, Wyatt
Prior to CofC (VCU): Played 2015 season at Virginia Commonwealth … Played in 30 matches, started 28 … Recorded 216 kills (1.89 k/s), 91 blocks (.80 blk/s), 57 digs and a team-high 38 service aces … Made collegiate debut at Purdue on Aug 28 … Made first career start against Virginia on Sept. 4 … Posted season-high 17 kills against Hampton on Sept 15… Recorded six aces against Davidson on Oct. 31 … Notched six blocks in a match four times
Prep: Led Loudon County High School to two Virginia state championships (2012 and 2013) … Team finished 31-0 as a senior in 2013 … Program won final 49 matches of Feddersen’s career … Named Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention in 2013 … Named VHSL 4A All-State and 4A All-North Region first team … Also played basketball
Personal: Full name is Jane Morgan Feddersen … Born on April 10, 1996 … Daughter of Deanna and Stu Feddersen … Has two sisters, Anna and Kate
Prior to CofC (Foothill College): Played two seasons at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif. … In 31 matches, led the team with 476 kills (4.49 k/s) and 352 digs (3.32 d/s) as a sophomore … Tied for team lead with 51 service aces ... Turned in 432 kills (4.50 k/s), 348 digs (3.63 d/s) and 49 service aces in 28 matches as a freshman … Two-time California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Conference MVP … Two-time All-American … CCCA kills leader as a sophomore
Prep: Played four seasons at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif. … Finished career with 1,155 kills … Had 41 kills in a match against Presentation High School … Named Division MVP as a senior … Named All-State in 2012 … Posted .332 hitting percentage as a senior … Recorded 503 kills (6.1 k/s) in 2012 … Team posted combined 71-39 record during her career
Personal: Full name is Riana Mei Brennan … Born Feb. 2, 1995 … Daughter of Jana Rinaldi and Richard Brennan … Has two brothers, Luke and Rocky … Has two sisters, Conni and Nessa
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