Montevallo Volleyball Adds Four for 2012
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo women’s volleyball head coach Katie O’Brien announced the signing of four recruits for the 2012 season. Carissa Bell, Jessica Falletta, Rebekah Phelps and Anna Quinn will all be a part of O’Brien’s fifth season at the helm of the Falcon volleyball program.
Carissa Bell will be joining the Falcons as a freshman from Woodstock, Georgia. She is a 5-9 libero/defensive specialist who prepped at Woodstock High School. She also competes on the club level for Atlanta Juniors Volleyball Club. She was named All-County her senior year and was a three-time All-County Honorable Mention recipient as well. She was named All-Area Honorable Mention all four years at Woodstock. She was a four-year varsity letter winner and led her team to a 37-16 record as a senior. Her team advanced to the State Playoffs her junior and senior seasons including finishing second in the Area in 2010. She was the team captain as a senior and co-captain as a sophomore and junior. As a junior and senior she led the team in ace percentage and dig percentage.
Jessica Falletta hails from Hoschton, Georgia and will join the Falcons as a freshman out of Buford High School. She is a 5-6 libero/defensive specialist who played club volleyball at Prolink Volleyball Club as well as A5 Volleyball Club where she was coached by former Falcon Katie Johnson (2006-09). While at Buford Falletta was named All-Area as a senior. Her team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen where they fell to the eventual State Champion. It was the farthest Buford has advanced in program history. She has played both outside hitter and libero/defensive specialist at both the club and high school levels.
Rebekah Phelps will join the Falcons as a freshman from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Alabama. Phelps is a 6-1 middle/right-side hitter. She was a four-year starter at Huntsville where she was part of three 6A State Championships. She was named All-State as a senior as well as to the State Championship All--Tournament Team. She was named Second Team All-State as a junior and All-State Honorable Mention as a sophomore and freshman. She was selected to play in the North/South All-Star game as a senior and was named to the Huntsville Times Elite Team. She was a two-time All-Area selection and was named All-City as a junior. She was named the team’s Best Offensive Player in 2011, received the Coaches Award in 2012 and was Most Improved in 2008. She played in every varsity match in her four-year career. For club she competed for Alabama Elite. She took part in the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics twice finishing as high as fifth. Her team also participated in the AAU Championships twice.
Anna Quinn will join the Falcons as a freshman out of Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama. She is a 5-10 outside hitter who played club for Atlanta Juniors Volleyball Club. Quinn advanced to the Area Tournament this past season, the Region Tournament as a junior and made it to the Sweet Sixteen as a sophomore. While at Atlanta Juniors, Quinn served as the team captain for two seasons.