February 2, 2012
San Antonio – St. Mary’s volleyball coach Jenny Warmack-Chipman has reeled in a new signing class that she hopes and expects will only build to the strong foundation she has laid over the past two seasons leading the Rattlers.
Mikayla “Bear” Bass of Coppell High School, Jenna Paul of Alvin High School and Lauren Holman of Rowlett High School have all signed national letters of intent to join the program, Warmack-Chipman announced.
The second-year coach is excited to see Bass, a setter from Coppell, Texas, learn from veteran Allie Murray (Jr., San Antonio).
“We’re very excited about Bear joining our family,” Warmack-Chipman said. “She comes from a very competitive background. She is the only student-athlete in Coppell High School history to win a state championships in two different sports, soccer and volleyball! We’re going to have a young team next year, so I’m excited to see how she and Allie work together to lead our offense.”
Paul, an outside hitter from Alvin, Texas, is expected to challenge for playing time right out of the gate.
“Jenna is adding more depth to our outside hitting position,” Warmack-Chipman said. “She is very athletic and can play all six rotations. She also comes from a very competitive background, playing club volleyball with teammates heading to USC, the University of South Florida and UNLV, to name a few.
“While Jenna is a quiet player, she makes big things happen. I look forward to seeing her challenge our returning outsides.”
Holman, a Rowlett, Texas native, will add another young face to the youthful interior of the Rattlers’ defense.
“Lauren is joining our family at a time where we’re graduating two starting, All-Conference middles!” Warmack-Chipman says. “She’ll join rising sophomore (to-be) Taylor Obermiller in our middle-driven offense. Lauren is a very talented middle and is getting very good training this spring with her club team, Texas Assault. I look forward to seeing her continue that hard work this fall.”
St. Mary’s went 17-13 in 2011, earning its first winning season since 2006.