Augusta Volleyball Inks Six More For 2019 Season

Augusta Volleyball Inks Six More For 2019 Season

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University volleyball head coach Sharon Quarles added six new student-athletes who have signed with the Jaguars and will compete in the upcoming 2019 season. The Jaguars signed junior-transfers Julie Archer, Kylie Martin, Nicolette Ramos, Kassie Till, sophomore Madison Malloch, and freshman Samantha Zittrauer.


The six new signees will join freshmen signees Nedu Evans, Julieanne Saliba, and Hanna Siefert, who were announced in December 2018.


Name: Julie Archer

Year: Junior

Position: Outside Hitter

Height: 5-10

Hometown / Previous School: Andale, Kan. / Colby Community College


"Julie was a highly sought after JUCO transfer," Quarles said. "We are excited that she decided to finish up her collegiate play at Augusta University. She is a solid six rotation right-side attacker, something we have not seen within our program before. We are going to definitely capitalize on her versatility and her skill set."


AT COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Named to All-Conference second team in 2018 and All-Conference first team in 2017 … Two-time Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week … Helped lead her team to a 24-7 season … Averaged 3.44 kills per set, .63 blocks per set, and 2.52 digs per set in her final season … Recorded a total of 725 Kills, 52 Aces, 463 digs and 107 blocks throughout her career.


Name: Madison Malloch

Year: Redshirt Sophomore

Position: Outside Hitter

Height: 6-3

Hometown / Previous School: Mount Pleasant, S.C. / Charleston Southern University


"Madison comes to Augusta with three years of eligibility left along with a wealth of knowledge and experience under her belt, after being at Charleston Southern for two seasons," Quarles said. "She is a strong addition to our front row and to our roster. Standing at 6'3, the hitters, as well as opposing blockers, will have a lot to contend with going up against Maddison. We are excited to add her athleticism to our gym and watch her grow into a physical threat in the Peach Belt Conference."


AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY: Competed in 25 matches … Averaged 2.48 kills per set … Averaged .37 blocks per set.


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hanahan High School in Hanahan, S.C. … Lettered in volleyball and soccer … Recorded 375 kills, 224 digs, 49 blocks and 43 aces … Three-time All-Region selection and named to the 2016 All-State team … Two-time Swampfox Tournament MVP and was named to the Gamecock Classic All-Tournament team … Played club ball for the Carolina Islanders … Member of Beta Club and the National Honor Society.


Name: Kylie Martin

Year: Junior

Position: Outside Hitter

Height: 6-0

Hometown / Previous School: Gypsum, Colo. / Laramie Community College


"Kylie was looking for a school that could provide both an opportunity to continue competing with a competitive volleyball program and a school that offered Radiation Therapy," Quarles said. "Athletically, Kylie can go both ways, she is very capable to be both a six rotation outside and right side attacker for us and we will definitely explore both positions during the season. Kylie has a fast arm and can score on either pin. She will provide some much needed depth, so we do not rely so heavily on our middles for so much of our offensive production like we have in the past."


AT LARAMIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Named to All-Region team as well as All-Tournament Team in back-to-back years … Named to All-Conference team in 2017 … Named third team Academic All-American in 2017 … Helped team win Region 9 in 2018 and 2017 … Had back to back top-10 finishes at Nationals … Recorded 2.18 kills per set, .39 blocks per set, and 2.25 digs per set in her final season … Recorded a total of 695 kills, 78 aces, 436 digs, and 112 blocks throughout her career.


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum, Colo. … 2016 Co-MVP of the League … Named 2015-16 First Team All-League in Basketball and Volleyball … Also named 2014 All-Conference Honorable Mention in Basketball and Volleyball … NHS Volunteer Coordinator.


Name: Nicolette Ramos

Year: Junior

Position: Outside Hitter

Height: 5-9

Hometown / Previous School: Jacksonville, Fla. / Florida State College at Jacksonville


"Colette is the third player from FSCJ out of Florida in the last two years to join us," Quarles said. "She will be joining her former teammates Cheryke Brian-Garmos and Karla Rosario in sporting the navy and grey. Colette is a dynamic and explosive athlete who will step directly into the major roll of a six rotation outside hitter for the upcoming season. She brings a great volleyball IQ with her to our court."


AT FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE: Named first team All-Conference … All-Region in back-to-back years … 2018 Panhandle Conference Volleyball Player of the Year … Honorable Mention All-American … Competed in 28 matches … Recorded a total of 614 Kills, 59 Aces, 486 digs and 60 blocks … Led the BlueWave and Region VIII in her final season in kills per set at 4.09 (sixth nationally), points per set at 4.8 (sixth nationally) and total kills for the season at 421 (17th nationally).


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla.


Name: Kassie Till

Year: Junior

Position: Setter

Height: 5-8

Hometown / Previous School: Fort Wayne, Ind. / University of West Alabama


"Our first encounter with Kassie was when she was in our gym competing in a five set match-up of UWA and Augusta this past season in 2018," Quarles said. "She is a tremendous setter who is competitive, quick, and understands the game really well. It was with zero hesitation, when we knew she was departing from UWA, that we definitely pursued this setter who can easily command a 5-1 system. In addition to being able to run a very fast-tempo offense, she is also a solid threat while playing at the net. Kassie is an awesome addition to our team."


AT UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA: Named first team All-Conference and first team All-Region … Named Setter of the Year for the Gulf South Conference … Made All-American Honorable Mention for Division II … Posted 10.6 assists per set, 53 set attempts per set, and 2.18 digs per set in her final season.


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... Led her team to the state semifinals in 2015 with a 34-4 overall record ... Named second team All-State in 2016.


Name: Samantha Zittrauer

Year: Freshman

Position: Setter

Height: 5-9

Hometown / Previous School: Savannah, Ga. / Savannah Christian High School


"It has been two years since we have gone after a freshman setter," Quarles said. "She is a solid incoming freshman setter that is going to learn and grow very quickly under the veteran setters that we already have on the roster. She is physically strong and can step into a 6-2 system right away with the potential of running a 5-1 system for us."


HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Savannah Christian High School in Savannah, Ga. … Named to All-Area first team her junior year, as well as team MVP … Competed in the North and South All-Star Game, being named the MVP of the South Team.


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