Volleyball: Newcomers announced for upcoming 2015 season

Volleyball: Newcomers announced for upcoming 2015 season

LaGrange volleyball coach Jamie Thomas-McGreal announced the newcomers for the upcoming 2015 season. The Panthers will open their schedule Sept. 1 against future USA South opponent Wesleyan in the Richter Gymnasium. 

Lauren Sanders
Position: Setter
Height: 5-4
High School: Carrollton  
Hometown: Carrollton, Ga.
Sport accomplishments/Awards: Four-year starter for Carrollton... Team Captain all four years... Led team to four playoff appearances; advancing once to Sweet 16 and to the Elite 8 one time... 2014-15 Times-Georgian MVP for Carroll County... 6-AAAA All-Area Team sophomore (2012-13) and junior (2013-14)... 5-AAAA All-Area Team senior (2014-15)... 25 aces in a match during sophomore year, the second most aces in a match in GHSA history... Offensive MVP as a freshman... Darllington Invitational All-tournament team as a junior and senior...
Degree Pursuing: Exercise Science  


Lexi Hall
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5-8
High school: Gatesville
Hometown: Gatesville, Texas
Academic Awards: Academic All-District 17-4A from 2012-2014... National Honor Society
Sports Awards: Waco Tribune-Herald's 2014 Super Centex second team... Killeen Daily-Herald's 2014 All-Area second team... First-team All-District 17-4A (2013, 2014)... Second-team All-District 17-4A (2012). 

Megan Marsho
Position: Opposite/Middle
Height: 5-10
High School: Chattahoochee
Hometown: John's Creek, Ga.
Sport accomplishments/Awards: 2013 GHSA Class AAAAAA Area champions... 2013 GHSA Class AAAAAA state runner ups
Degree Pursuing: Accounting

Haley Sewell

Position: Setter/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5-8
High School: Belleville
Hometown: Belleville, Mich.
Sport accomplishments/Awards: Four-year varsity... Western Wayne All-Conference.
Degree Pursuing: Nursing


Tiffany Jackson
 Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5-3
High School: Legacy Academy 
Hometown: Cumming, Ga.
Academic Awards: National Society of High School Scholars... Class of 2015 Valedictorian... 
Sports Accomplishments/Awards: GICAA North Region 2014 All-Region player... All-State player... All-Star player... Defensive MVP... GICAA North Region 2013 All-Region player... Defensive MVP. 

Mary Elizabeth Loftus
Opposite Hitter
Height: 5-9
High school: Buford
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
Academic Awards: Honor Roll... National Society of High School Scholars...
Degree Pursuing: English


Brooke Schade
 Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist
Height:  5-9
High School: North Bay Haven Charter Academy
Hometown: Panama City Beach, Fla. 
Sport accomplishments/Awards: 2013 all-Bay County Honorable Mention... 2014 All-Bay County Team... 
Degree Pursuing: Nursing

Kayla White
Position: Setter
Height: 5-5
High School: South Paulding
Hometown: Dallas, Ga. 
Academic Awards: Scholar Athlete... Recipient of the President's Award for Education Excellence... UGA Merit Scholar...
Sport accomplishments/Awards: Second-team All-Area (Area 5AAAAA)... MVP... Most blocks and most points single-season school records...
Degree Pursuing: Graphic Design
Bonny Woods
Right Side
Height: 6-1
High School: Islands 
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Academic Awards: Passion for Learning in 9th Grade Research 1... ­Student Leadership Award of Excellence 2012... ­Student Leadership Award of Excellence 2013... Future Farmers of America Leadership Award 2015... Community Involvement Award 2014-2015...
Sport Accomplishments: 2012 Rookie of the Year... 2014 ­Varsity captain... 2014 ­Offensive Player of the Year... 2014 Player of the Match Prep Sports Report... 2014 ­Player of the Week Prep Sports Report... First-team All-Region Team all four years... Four-year starter... Marine Corps Most Distinguished Female Athlete Award 2015...
Degree Pursuing: Veterinary Medicine

Lexi Thomas
Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'5
High School: West Henderson
Hometown: Hendersonville, N.C.
Academic awards: Received CNA license... Sports editor for high school yearbook rated in the top 50 in the nation...
Sports accomplishments: State runner-up 2014 with a record of 27-2... County champions 2014...