Schumacher-Cawley Announces Volleyball's 2014 Recruiting Class|
Nov. 25, 2013
CHICAGO - Fifth-year UIC head volleyball coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley announced Monday (Nov. 25) that two players will join the Flames for the 2014 season.
The Flames received National Letters of Intent from Angela Evans (Elkins Park, Pa./Saint Basil Academy) and Kyisha Hunt (Kankakee, Ill./Bishop McNamara Catholic High School). Evans is a 6’0 middle blocker and Hunt is a 5’10 outside hitter.
“I am thrilled to have both Kyisha and Angela joining our UIC Family,” said Schumacher-Cawley about the Class of 2014. “Both players are very competitive and will fit in well. They are both great people and we are looking forward to their arrival on campus.”
Evans was a four-year varsity starter for the Panthers. As a senior, Evans recorded 5.1 kills per set, 4.4 digs per set and a .311 attack percentage. She has put down 545 kills with a .324 attack percentage over 170 sets played in her high school career. Evans has also collected 194 digs, 92 blocks and 67 service aces.
Evans was selected All-League three times, All-District twice and Class AA All-State in 2012. She also lettered in track & field for two years and competed in the high jump and 200-meter dash events.
Coach Schumacher-Cawley on Evans: “Angela has the ability to attack all tempos along the net. Her ability to move the ball around will be an asset. We expect Angela to make an impact.”
Hunt is a versatile athlete and turned down several Division I basketball offers to follow her passion of volleyball. Hunt is a left-handed attacker and jump touches 9’10.
Hunt played for Ultimate Volleyball Club based out of Frankfort, Ill. and attended Bishop McNamara Catholic High School. At Bishop McNamara, Hunt was a three-time All-Area selection and named to two All-Tournament teams as a senior in 2013 (Joliet Central Tournament and Darla Moldenhauer Classic). Hunt had 132 kills, 54 blocks, 55 assists and 76 digs during the 2013 season.
On the basketball court, Hunt starts at the guard position for the Fightin’ Irish. Hunt also excels in track & field as she was the lead leg for Bishop McNamara’s 1,600-meter relay team, which finished ninth in Class 1A. She also qualified for state in the 400-meter dash.
Coach Schumacher-Cawley on Hunt: “Kyisha is an explosive attacker who jumps well and will bring a high level of athleticism that will make us competitive in the Horizon League.”