(Windsor, Ontario) – The Saints Women's Volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of two more recruits to Letters of Intent for the 2016-17 season. The Saints have signed Abbey Greenfield and Kim Quintanilla.
Greenfield a native of Woodstock, Ontario is currently finishing up her high school diploma at Huron Park Secondary School. Abbey started playing volleyball at the age of 12 and has spent several years playing at the OVA Club Level. The 5'9 Left Side/Libero has played for the Woodstock Warriors, Oxford Crush and Kitchener Waterloo Predators. She won a silver medal at provincials and nationals in 14U with Woodstock. Her high school team won Bronze at OFSAA in 2015. Greenfield has been accepted to the two year Practical Nursing Program at St. Clair.
Head Coach Jimmy El-Turk is excited to add Abbey to the roster. "Abbey is a very technical volleyball player with a lot of good physical attributes. She comes from a very good volleyball family and it shows with her skills and her IQ on the floor. Her ball control and defense are great and she is going to make us better from day one," stated El-Turk.
Quintanilla is from Windsor and attends St. Joseph's High School. Kim is a 5'6 setter that has played at the OVA club level with the South County Bandits for 6 years. Quintanilla made the International Children's Games volleyball team in 2013 , and was named to the All-City team volleyball team three years in a row, including first team all-star this past season. Kim has been accepted to the Pre-Health Sciences program at St. Clair for the upcoming season with plans to continue in a Health Science Program in 2017-18.
El-Turk is pleased to bring Kim on board as well. "We didn't think we were going to be able to sign her because she was potentially university bound but she changed her career path and fell into our lap. Kim is very gifted defensively and plays with a lot of passion, two very good qualities in a setter."
St. Clair is putting in a bid to host the OCAA Championships at the Sportsplex next February. Should the bid be successful the Saints will earn an automatic berth into the Championship. The official announcement of the host will be confirmed at the OCAA AGM in late April.