January 16, 2019 - Kishwaukee Head Volleyball Coach, Emily Bodmer, announced the signing of two incoming recruits for the 2019-2020 season. The newest Kougars are Kaylee Shetler (Morrison HS) and Sabrina Groce (Cornerstone Christian HS). Groce is a 5'11" all around outside hitter known for high energy, big hits, strong back row support, and fierce determination. She has been awarded MPV, all conference, and all tournament recognition as well as academic athlete honors throughout her high school career.
After a number of invitations to play for colleges on the east coast, upper Michigan, Kentucky, South Carolina, and throughout Illinois, Groce made the decision to stay local and join the Kish College Kougars volleyball team. "I am excited to be part of her [Coach Bodmer] vision for the Kougars and to play with some really great athletes on the team."
Coach Bodmer on Groce: "Sabrina has some great leadership qualities, along with a lot of experience in the volleyball world. I am looking forward to seeing these qualities being brought into our growing program as the team achieves higher levels with the core that we have coming back and with incoming student-athletes like Sabrina."
Shetler is a 6'0" middle blocker from Morrison High School. Kaylee received the following honors from her senior season at Morrison: All-Tournament team Sherrard Volleyball classic and All-Western Illinois volleyball team honorable mention. Kaylee has been playing club volleyball for No Limits Volleyball Club out of Sterling, Illinois the past few years.
Coach Bodmer on Shetler: "I am really excited to bring more height and athleticism to our roster this season. With Kaylee and our returning height in the middle, we are going to be able to create a much more versatile offense, put up a bigger block against our opponents while creating a fun, highly competitive and successful program at Kish."
Kishwaukee competes in the Arrowhead Conference as well as against other NJCAA Region IV college programs.