Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
1. People we like- Villanova is a unique place and we have to have the right fits from a personality standpoint
2. Athletic/Volleyball abilities- Pending position we generally look for the most athletic players we can find as attackers/libero- height, speed, jump, co-ordination. At the setting position we look for polished volleyball skills.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
The most obvious is Kim Maroon, who was an all American for us, but came in as a partial scholarship player. She was more passionate about volleyball than any player I’ve been around. She was in the gym practicing her footwork by herself for hours and it translated into an incredibly efficient player.