Arkansas State women's volleyball coach David Rehr announced Wednesday that setter Mallory Warrington, outside hitter Shelby Holmes, defensive specialist Markie Schaedig and middle hitter Kelsey Reis have all signed National Letters of Intent to continue their collegiate careers with the Red Wolves.
Warrington was a four-year varsity starter at Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, Mo., where she helped her team make two semifinal state appearances in 2009 and 2010. She earned all-district and all-conference honors from 2009-12 and was an all-region and all-state selection in 2011 and 2012. She led the CYC volleyball club team to a national title in 2008 and a third-place finish in 2010 and 2012.
Schaedig led Little Rock Christian Academy to the 5A state championship match in both her junior and senior seasons. She was also an all-conference, all-state and all-tournament selection during both seasons and was a team captain during her senior season. Schaedig was also named most valuable player at the Henderson State Invitational as a sophomore and was named as one of the top volleyball players in the state of Arkansas as a freshman.
"This is the foundation for Arkansas State volleyball in the future," ASU head coach David Rehr said. "This is how we want to build our program and all of these young ladies have bought into what we want and have the work ethic and style of play that we were looking for."
Holmes was a four-year starter at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan., and was voted team captain during her senior year. She holds the school record for kills in a season with 325 and was named to the Kansas all-state team during her senior season. She was also a three-time United States of America Volleyball medalist.
Reis was a dominant force at Freeburg High School in Smithton,Ill., where she converted on 84 percent of her serves, recorded 25 aces and led the team with 244 kills during her junior season. She also led the team with 77 blocks and averaged 1.38 blocks per set. The News Gazette named her as a top-30 player in state of Illinois during her senior season.
The early signing period for the class of 2013 runs from Nov. 14-21.