Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Area colleges: UIS signs four to volleyball team

Coal City High School’s Kellee Mahaffay, Plainfield South High’s Bianca Sanchez and junior college transfers and teammates Colleen Gentile and Samantha Krilich will play volleyball at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Gentile and Krilich played at Prairie State College, a junior college in Chicago Heights. Krilich, an all-around player and outside hitter, was a voted to the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association all-american second team. The Thornton Fractional South High graduate was a two year college starter. Gentile, a Thornton Fractional North product, was an all-region setter at Prairie State.

Mahaffay, who plays multiple positions, was a three-year starter at Coal City where she led the team in kills for two straight years.

Sanchez started for three seasons at Plainfield South and plays in the back row.

The new players were featured in a May 31, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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