Volleyball Announces Three Additions for 2014 Campaign
Dec. 2, 2013
CHICAGO – Head coach Nadia Edwards has officially signed three newcomers, Myah Reed, Kelsey Horvath and Caitlyn Coffey, to the DePaul volleyball roster for the 2014 season. All three have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the team next fall.
“I am very pleased to announce our 2014 signees,” said Edwards, who must replace six seniors from last season’s roster. “These young ladies all are extremely talented, have had successful volleyball careers thus far and will help the Blue Demons continue to move in the right direction.”
DePaul is coming off a 16-win campaign, the most victories for the program since 2001, and will return three juniors as well as three sophomores along with the newcomers.
Reed is an athletic 6-1 outside hitter with a 9-11 reach. A local product, hailing from South Holland, Ill., she played for Brooks College Prep in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland. During her senior season, she led the Eagles to 19 wins, a regional title and a second-place finish in the Chicago Public League Championship.
“Myah is a very intelligent and hard working athlete,” said Edwards. “She has the ability to grasp concepts right away. We have watched Myah develop over the recruiting process and, in a short period of time, her game has elevated tremendously. Myah has a very high ceiling and we look forward to coaching her to her potential.”
A well-regarded setter, Horvath comes to DePaul from San Diego, Calif. She led Poway High School to back-to-back appearances in the CIF Division I State Championship and was named team MVP during her senior season. A member of an athletic family, her brother, Stephen, competes in cross country and track at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and her sister, Mariah, played volleyball at Rutgers.
“Kelsey has played a key role as a 5/1 setter for Coast VBC, which continues to compete in championships year after year,” said Edwards. “She has distributed the ball to some athletes heading to the top programs in the nation. She is quick, light on her feet, feisty and possesses natural leadership skills. Her strongest attributes are that she knows the game and sets to win.”
Caitlyn Coffey, a 6-2 middle blocker out of Milwaukee, Wisc., was a First Team All-State selection at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. A strong presence at the net, Coffey blocked over 100 balls during her junior and senior seasons and led her team to a state championship appearance as a junior. During her sophomore season, she broke the Wisconsin record for blocks in a five-set match with 11. As a senior, she hit an efficient .448 and recorded 422 kills.
“Caitlyn is a strong and physical middle who is very versatile,” said Edwards. “Her ability to play either middle or right side fits perfectly into our offensive system. She also has an extensive resume and comes from a winning culture. Caitlyn is a player to watch and definitely had the potential to be a key offensive weapon for the Blue Demons next year.”