Volleyball Signs Four Future Sun Devils
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University Volleyball program is proud to announce the 2008 graduates who have signed National Letters of Intent to attend ASU. This class is very athletic and will continue our efforts towards developing a national presence in volleyball. We are looking forward to these student athletes arriving on our campus and believe they possess the qualities that embody what it means to be a Sun Devil.
Sofie Schlagintweit - Sofie joins the Sun Devils after a great 2007 season which saw her U18 club team, the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club's Blitz claim both the Provincial and National Championships, both of which all-star teams she was named to. For her U17 Provincial Team, she helped lead them to the Gold Medal at the Western Canadian Games, where she was also awarded the British Columbia Leadership Award. A success on the court and in the classroom, Sofie has attended Yale Secondary where she received the University of Waterloo Avagadro Chemistry Award, as well as a school service award while remaining on the Principal's Honor Roll.
Sonja Markanovich - A longtime teammate of Sofie Schlagintweit, Sonja is currently wrapping up her senior year at Archbishop Carney Secondary School, where she has captained her team and received the most valuable player award for three consecutive years. Markanovich has also been a member of the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club (FVVC) since 2005, where she won provincials and nationals for her U16 team. The summers of 2005 and 2006 she joined the Canadian Youth National Team before returning to FVVC where her U17 team came in 2nd at provincials and 5th in nationals in 2006. In 2007 she helped lead her U18 FVVC team to their fifth consecutive provincial championship.
Camri Zwiesler - Camri also joins the Sun Devils with a plethora of accolades. A four-time conference first-team selection as well as named conference MVP for three consecutive years, Camri was also named to the 5A State 1st team for three consecutive years as well as being named the 5A Player of the Year her junior and senior year. Camri was also selected to the 5A State All-Tournament Team in all four of her high school years, the only player in 5A history to do so. She was also named to the Wichita All-Metro Team for three years, the Hutch News Player of the Year and one of Prep Volleyball's Top 100 Senior Aces. In 2006 she was named a Prep Volleyball All-American and is currently a candidate for Gatorade National Athlete of the Year.
Katie Crosby - Katie joins the Sun Devils as an accomplished setter with the awards and accolades to show it. A California native, Katie helped lead her high school to a 2005 and 2006 state championship as well as a Southern Section Championship in 2006 and to the Sunset League Championship 2004-2007. Some of her individual high school accolades include being named the Sunset League MVP and Dave Mohs Tournament MVP in 2007, as well as being named to the CIF State All-Tournament Team and the Sunset League First-Team in 2006. In club performance, Katie's team was named first in 2006 in the High Performance Championships International Division, as well as being given the Best Setter Award in the 2006 High Performance Championships. She also helped lead her team to first in both the Las Vegas Invitational and the Los Angeles JO Qualifier in 2007.