Saint Joseph's Volleyball Freshman Class Announced

Saint Joseph's Volleyball Freshman Class Announced

STANDISH, Maine – The Saint Joseph's College volleyball Class of 2022 has been released.

The incoming class features nine newcomers from four different states and includes four middle blockers, three outside hitters, a libero and a setter.

The Monks' freshman class looks to add height (six players stand at 5'8" or taller), athleticism, and depth to a team that lost one player – middle blocker Jordynne Copp – to graduation last spring. Copp, a two-year team captain, tallied 273 kills, 102 digs, and 69 total blocks with a .278 hitting percentage in 2017 and garnered Second Team All-Conference honors for her efforts.

Copp also was selected to play in the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Senior Classic All-Star Game, becoming the second SJC player to do so.

In 2017, the Monks posted a 14-18 overall record with a 6-6 mark in GNAC under the watch of Head Coach Alexis Michal, who left the College last spring to pursue other opportunities. St. Joe's earned the #6 seed in the GNAC Tournament, but suffered an opening-round 3-0 loss at the hands of third-seeded Rivier University on October 31st.

Head Coach Jon Roberts, who was named as the Monks' first full-time skipper earlier this summer, looks forward to working with the returners and newcomers when preseason starts in about a week. "I'm excited to get started and to see the first-year players in action," adds Roberts. "Based on the early interaction I've had with them, the newcomers seem dedicated and eager to make the transition to collegiate volleyball."


Nicole Baron
Major: Medical Biology
Position: Right Side
HT: 5-9
Derry, N.H. / Pinkerton Academy / Great Bay

Why Saint Joseph's? For my major

High School: Played volleyball at Pinkerton Academy…Scholar Athlete, listed on the academic Honor Roll…Participated in Boston Qualifiers, Winterfest, and Granite State Games…Played club for Lat42 (2014-16), Dig Deep (2016-17), and Great Bay (2017-18).

Community Service: Volunteered at a nursing home

Personal: Nicole Marie Baron, daughter of Ron and Karen Baron.


Kailin Brandon
Major: Elementary Education
Position: Outside Hitter
HT: 5-7
Methuen, Mass. / Presentation of Mary Academy / Latitude 42 Club Volleyball

Why Saint Joseph's? I felt at home as soon as I stepped on campus. I love everything SJC has to offer.

High School: Three-year varsity player at Presentation of Mary Academy…D2 C.A.C Volleyball champions 2017...Played club for Latitude 42 Club Volleyball for five years, Merrimack Valley Juniors club volleyball for one year…Awarded M.V.P honors for her team by the opposing team.

Community Service: Methuen Festival of Trees (seven years)

Personal: Kailin Elizabeth Brandon, daughter of Joyce and Daniel Brandon…Has a brother, Kyle.


Hannah Bureau
Major: Nursing
Position: Middle Hitter
HT: 5-9
Alton N.H. / Prospect Mountain High School

Why Saint Joseph's? Beautiful campus and great community

High School: Competed in volleyball, cheer, dance, and unified volleyball at Prospect Mountain High School…Selected as a team captain and earned the Coaches' Award…Helped her team advance to the second round of the New Hampshire D3 playoffs…Academically, National Honor Society member for Dance Arts and New Hampshire STEM Scholar…Claimed New Hampshire High School Scholar Athlete honors.

Community Service: Hosted a bingo night for the local food pantry, also participated in community service at the Middle/Elementary School.

Personal: Hannah Nicole Bureau, daughter of Jim Bureau and Rebecca Bureau.


Sarah Hotchkiss
Major: Nursing
Position: Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
HT: 5-9
New Durham, N.H. / Kingswood Regional High School

Why Saint Joseph's?

The location, class sizes, and the Nursing program

High School: Participated in volleyball, alpine and Nordic skiing, and softball at Kingswood Regional High School…Selected as her team's Most Improved Player on two occasions…Earned the 7th Player Award and the Coaches' Award twice…Most Improved Nordic Skier, NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award, and Three Sport Athlete Award…3rd Place DII Skimeister, 2nd Place Team in DII for Nordic…High Honors all four years, Program Coordinator in the National Honors Society, Scholar Athlete, and Gold Scholar…Earned the Chemistry Award and Excellence in Physical Education Award.

Community Service: Freshman Jumpstart Day Leader (x3), Recreation Department Volunteer, and Great Strides Walk Volunteer.

Personal: Sarah Elizabeth Hotchkiss, daughter of Stuart and Sheri Hotchkiss.


Olivia Kent
Major: Nursing
Position: Right Side / Middle Hitter
HT: 5-8
Ellington, Conn. / Ellington High School / Western Massachusetts Volleyball Club

Why Saint Joseph's? The size and community was exactly what I was looking for. As soon as I toured the campus, I knew it was where I was supposed to go.

High School: Played volleyball at Ellington High School…Earned MVP, Coaches Award, and All-Conference honors…Helped lead her team to the 2016 Class M State Championship match…Scholar Athlete all four years…Played club for the Western Massachusetts Volleyball Club for three years…Attended the AAU national championships in Orlando, Florida June 2018.

Community Service: Volunteered at Johnson Memorial Hospital for 50+ hours

Personal: Olivia Bahan Kent, daughter of James and Shannon Kent…Has three siblings: Myles, Liam, and Brogan.


Hannah Kibbin
Major: Nursing
Position: Middle Blocker / Hitter
HT: 5-9
Augusta, Maine / Cony High School

Why Saint Joseph's? The amazing nursing program, the classroom size and the tight-knit community!

High School: Participated in volleyball, swimming, and tennis at Cony High School…Selected as the Tennis Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017…Helped her swim team win the Maine State Championship in 2017 and 2018…Listed on the academic Honor Roll and earned KVAC All-Academic honors.

Community Service: Maine General Hospital

Personal: Hannah May Kibbin, daughter of Jeannie Kibbin.


Tori Perry
Major: Medical Biology
Position: Setter
HT: 5-6
Whitman, Mass. / Whitman Hanson Regional High School / Unity

Why Saint Joseph's? Love the campus, I am able to play volleyball, and my major is offered here.

High School: Played volleyball at Whitman Hanson Regional High School…Played club for Unity for two years.

Personal: Tori Lurana Perry, daughter of Kim and Robert Perry…Has four siblings: Amanda DiSalvo, Christine Ogbebor, Desmond Perry, and Alexandria Perry.


Sarah Quinn
Major: Biology
Position: Middle Blocker / Right Side
Height: 5-10
Dover, N.H. / Dover High School / Seacoast NH

Why Saint Joseph's? I wanted a small school that was close to home and this just seemed like the perfect fit for me. Everyone there is super friendly and welcoming. I was also impressed with the volleyball when I first saw them play when I was a freshman. I knew the school was perfect for me ever since then.

High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at Dover High School…Earned the Coach's Award…Garnered All-State honors and selected to play in the Vermont/New Hampshire All-Star game…Selected as a varsity captain her junior and senior years…Helped lead her team to the semifinals her junior and senior seasons…Listed on the Honor Roll and a member of the National Technical Honor Society…Played club for Seacoast New Hampshire, 16-open for one year and 18-open for three years…Went to nationals for U16 in 2015.

Community Service: The New Hampshire Chapter of the NOCC

Personal: Sarah Rose Quinn, daughter of Kathy and Chris Quinn…Has a sister, Caitlin.


Claire Richard
Major: Chemistry
Position: DS/Libero
HT: 5-3
Wolfeboro, N.H. / Kingswood Regional High School / Lakes Region Club Volleyball

Why Saint Joseph's? Saint Joseph's College was the perfect distance for me, and really made me feel comfortable. The community as a whole was so welcoming right away! They have everything I need, whether it's sports, or my major. I'm very excited to be involved in the community at SJC!

High School: Played volleyball and hockey at Kingswood Regional High School…Earned the Scholar Athlete Award and listed on the academic honor roll…Played for Lakes Region Club Volleyball for three years.

Personal: Claire Katherine Richard, daughter of David and Stacey Richard…Has one brother, Owen.




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