|Maryland Eastern Shore Volleyball adds six in 2018 Recruiting
Senior transfer, JUCO arrival and four freshman ready to compete for
PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland — Maryland Eastern Shore Interim Head Coach
Trevor Callarman announced his first recruiting class on Tuesday,
bringing six student-athletes to the Hawks. The new players include
a Division I transfer, a JUCO transfer and four true freshmen.
“This recruiting class will continue the proud tradition of Hawk
Volleyball and can definitely take us to the next level.” Callarman
said. “The combination of experienced transfers and fresh, hungry
talent is going to give us an energetic squad that will be exciting
The addition of senior Carola Biver (San Juan, Puerto Rico) provides
a veteran presence to an already mature team. Biver transfers to
Princess Anne from Towson University, after registering more than
500 kills and 500 digs for the Tigers under former Hawks coach Don
Metil. The Puerto Rican forms a talented trio of outside hitters
with Lucia Babic (Sisak, Croatia) and Rachel Kayongo (Northridge,
Three of The Shore’s recruits address the Hawks’ most critical need
- the front middle. To fill the void left by the graduations of
Alana Polk and Mere Serea, Callarman is calling on freshmen Mauri
Carver (Elizabeth City, North Carolina) and Alexis Lee (Wilmington,
Delaware), and junior JUCO transfer Lidia Chery (Garfield, New
Carver comes from an athletic family in Elizabeth City. Her father
and brother played for Old Dominion’s basketball team, and a second
brother is a current player on Hampton’s basketball team. Mauri made
the varsity squad at Northeastern High School, developing into an
First Team All-Conference talent. In her senior campaign she led her
conference in blocking, kills and hitting percentage. She also has
an impressive academic resume as the National Honor Society
president for Northeastern her senior year.
Lee was a three time First Team All-State player in Delaware for
volleyball while also competing in basketball and track. The St.
Elizabeth Vikings made the tournament in three of four seasons she
played, and she earned three titles as a track runner as well. Her
academic credentials are also noteworthy, with honor roll credits
throughout her interscholastic career. Lee also battled for the
Brandywine Blackout, a top 100 club in the nation.
Chery competed in 34 sets for the Monroe Mustangs during the past
year as the team won 20 matches. Prior to her time in college, she
played two years on her varsity squad at Garfield High School in
northern New Jersey.
The trio of middle players will form a group of four with returning
redshirt sophomore Sola Okesanjo (Chicago, Illinois).
Rounding out the 2018 class are freshmen Stella Johnson (Newport
News, Virginia) and Tijana Korosec (Belgrade, Serbia). Johnson joins
the Hawks as a libero, and Korosec comes on as a setter.
Johnson is a volleyball and soccer standout from Warwick High School
in Virginia. She excelled as a libero for the Raiders, ending her
career with 1,723 digs - fifth most in Virginia High School history.
That effort netted her several accolades, culminating in a First
Team All-State selection as a senior. Like her fellow freshmen
recruits, Johnson is also talented academically with her placement
on the honor roll and participation in the National Honor Society.
Korosec continues the Hawks proud tradition of foreign born talent
to bolster their roster, joining libero Maja Jankovic as teammates
from Serbia. She is expected to provide depth to the setter position
behind junior - and fellow European - Ivana Blazevic. Back in her
home country, Korosec competed for Radnicki, one of the top club
teams in the country.
The Hawks open up the 2018 campaign in late August.
|CU Volleyball's Quest For Ninth Title In 2018
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Coming off their eighth CIAA Northern Division
title and fourth straight, the Hawks Volleyball team will look to
continue that trend in 2018.
Chowan will have to be road warriors in the first month of the
season as the Hawks' schedule serves up 19 road contests in their
first 20 matches.
The Hawks will travel to Greeneville, Tenn. to compete in the SAC
Regional Crossover hosted by Tusculum. CU will face Mars Hill and
Tusculum on August 31 before wrapping up with Lincoln Memorial on
The following weekend, the Hawks will open CIAA Cross-Divisional
play with the CIAA Round Up in Petersburg, Va. The Blue and White
will take on St. Augustine's and Fayetteville State to open the
Round Up followed by CIAA newcomer, Claflin, and Shaw on the final
Chowan welcomes CIAA rival, Elizabeth City State, to Murfreesboro on
September 13 for their lone home game during the grueling road
Then, the Hawks hit the road to face CIAA Northern Division
opponents, Bowie State and Lincoln (Pa.) before stepping out of
league play to make a trip to Wilson, N.C. to face NCAA Division II
Tournament participant, Barton on September 19.
The second of the CIAA Round Up will be the next destination for the
Hawks, as Chowan faces Livingstone, Johnson C. Smith, and
Winston-Salem State. Following the Round Up, Chowan will travel to
Petersburg, Va. to face CIAA Northern Division foe, Virginia State
before heading to Pembroke, N.C. and Belmont, N.C. for a pair of
The Blue and White will return home on October 7-8 for a five match
home stand, starting with Bowie State and Lincoln (Pa.). Chowan will
face Barton, Virginia Union, and Mount Olive the following week
prior to heading out on the road once again.
Chowan takes on Francis Marion, USC Aiken, and Mount Olive in
non-conference action along with CIAA foe, Virginia Union on the
road. The Hawks will host Virginia State on October 29 in the final
home contest of the season.
The Hawks will look for their fourth CIAA Title at the CIAA
Volleyball Championships in Salem, Va. starting on November 8.