Volleyball Announces 2017 Recruiting Class

Volleyball Announces 2017 Recruiting Class

Story by athletics department intern Ben Adams

RICHMOND, Indiana - The Earlham College volleyball program has announced the addition of 10 freshmen who will form the class of 2021. When this group arrives on campus in August, they will be bringing plenty of excitement with them to the program.

Name   Position       Hometown      Major  
Krista Kirk   Setter/DS   Mitchell, Ind.   Psychology  

- Mental Attitude Award Winner her senior year of high school
- Led her high school team in assists
- Was named captain of her team as a senior

Name     Position    Hometown    Major 
Delaney Sandlin   DS   Greentown, Ind.   Psychology

- Three consecutive seasons as a captain for her varsity squad
- Member of North All-Stars for North-South All-Star Game
- Recognized by Eastern High School on Wall of Exceptional Athletes

Name   Position    Hometown    Major
Shelby Marshall   Middle Hitter   New Vienna, Ohio   Pre-Med/Biology

- Named a senior All-Star in the state of Ohio
- Finished fifth in the state in kills and 21st in aces last season
- Voted MVP of her squad by her teammates as a senior

Name   Position    Hometown   Major
Claire Cornwell   Outside Hitter   Paoli, Ind.   Biology/Pre-Med

- Two-time participant in the North-South All-Star Game
- Voted All-Conference two consecutive years
- Academic All-State State Honorable Mention her senior season

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Carly Federinko   Outside Hitter   Dayton, Ohio   Linguistics and Anthropology

- Four-year varsity letter winner in high school

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Julia Stewart   Outside Hitter   Seattle, Wash.   Business and Psychology

- Voted team captain her final two years of high school
- 1st Team All-League as a senior
- 2nd Team All-League as a junior

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Jackie Hernandez   Outside Hitter   Montclair, Calif.   Business and Politics

- Selected as team captain her senior season
- Named Most Valuable Player at the Azusa Tournament 
- First-team All-League selection for Mt. Baldy League

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Khushbu Patel   Middle Hitter   Fremont, Calif.   Biology and Sports Medicine

- Named team captain for her final three seasons 
- Selected as Best Blocker on her team as a junior and senior

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Izzy Cardwell   DS   Valley Village, Calif.   Psychology

- Over nine years of club volleyball playing experience
- High school team won their league her senior season

Name   Position   Hometown   Major
Rafaella Shima   Outside/Middle   Curitiba, Purana, Brazil   Biochemistry

- Member of the U18 team at Dynamico/AABB, a local professional volleyball club

The Quakers open play on Sept. 1 against Greenville College at the Illinois College Tournament in Jacksonville, Illlinois. Earlham makes its home debut on Sept. 9 against Capital University to begin the Quaker Classic.