GW Volleyball Adds Four Recruits for 2013-14
Colonials Add Quartet to Bring Recruiting Class to Seven for 2013 Season
June 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington volleyball head coach Amanda Ault has announced that Gabrial Rushton (Fort Worth, Texas), Emily Clemens (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), Tyler Ockleberry (Atlanta, Ga.) and Natalie Leger (Woodmere, N.Y.) will join the Colonials' volleyball program next fall.
The four roster additions join previous National Letter of Intent (NLI) signees Loren Williams and Chidima Osuchukwu, along with transfer Jordan Timmer, in Coach Ault's second recruiting class.
"I am excited to announce the addition of Gabby, Emily, Tyler, and Natalie to the GW volleyball program," said Coach Ault. "These four student-athletes, in addition to our previous signees in Loren, Chi Chi and Jordan, make this a well-rounded class that will provide an immediate impact on the team in the fall."
Rushton is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and has spent the past two seasons competing at junior colleges. As a freshman, she was a Region XIV All-Region Honorable Mention selection at Trinity Valley Community College (Texas). She totaled 137 kills, 100 digs and 51 blocks before transferring to Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) for her sophomore season. At HCC, Rushton led her team with 143 blocks (33 solo, 110 assists) while posting 131 kills, a .305 attack percentage and 100 digs, helping the Lady Dragons to a 10th-place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Volleyball Tournament.
Clemens was a 2012-13 Under Armour First-Team All-American selection after leading Lindenhurst High School to a 15-4 overall record and an appearance in the Suffolk County Class AA Championship game. She totaled 315 kills, 233 digs and 68 service aces and is the top-rated player in the six-state region of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.
Ockleberry, a native of Atlanta, Ga., competed scholastically at Riverwood International Charter School. She was a two-time All-Area selection and helped her team to 17 wins in her senior season. A two-time team MVP, Ockleberry led Riverwood in both kills and digs as a junior and senior.
Leger averaged 18 kills per match and hit .386 as a senior at Lawrence High School, serving as team captain as a junior and senior. She was voted Most Valuable Player after leading the team in kills, digs and aces and was also an All-Nassau County selection.
GW volleyball players are scheduled to report to campus on August 9 to begin training camp. The Colonials' 2013 schedule will be announced on June 25.
Spring Season Underway for Volleyball
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team officially opened its spring season on Monday by commencing the 20-hour-a-week practice period under the...
GW Volleyball Launches Youth Volleyball Camp
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball program will host a Youth Volleyball Camp this summer at the Charles E. Smith Center. The two-day camp will run...
Lete Named Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December
Congratulations to George Washington volleyball junior Alexis Lete on being named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December.
Volleyball Falls in A-10 Semifinals to Dayton
PITTSBURGH - The GW volleyball team, fresh of an historic upset in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic 10 Championship, saw its season come to an end in...
Volleyball Advances to A-10 Championship Semifinals
PITTSBURGH - The third time was the charm for the George Washington volleyball team as it got the best of Saint Louis in the third meeting of the season.
Volleyball Opens A-10 Championship Play on Friday
LEADING OFF: The sixth-seeded George Washington volleyball team will make its third postseason appearance in the last four seasons this weekend when it opens...
Volleyball Clinches Postseason Appearance on Senior Night
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team concluded the regular season on Friday night with a hard-fought, 3-0 loss to Saint Louis on Senior Night...
Volleyball Falls to Dayton, 3-0
WASHINGTON - The George Washington volleyball team opened the final weekend of the regular season on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to visiting Dayton at...