GW Volleyball Signs Three Recruits for 2004

Nov. 24, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University volleyball program has announced that three recruits have signed national letters-of-intent to attend the University this fall, GW head coach Jojit Coronel has announced. The class includes players from Michigan, Florida and Illinois and fills needs at setter, outside hitter, and middle blocker.

"All three signees attended our Nike summer volleyball camp in August, and from the very beginning we knew these three players would be something special," Coronel said. "Not only do they add size to our roster at 5-11, 6-0, and 6-3, they add experience from playing for competitive club teams, and their passion to play the sport and willingness to improve will give them each the opportunity to earn playing time as freshmen."

Janine Brown (Jacksonville, FL/Bishop Kenny H.S.) is a 6-foot outside hitter in the Jacksonville area and has earned numerous awards including All-area, team captain and MVP, and First Team All-Conference. She also competes for the Jacksonville Juniors volleyball club. Brown is interested in GW's international business and affairs program.

Jessica Buche (Lake Odessa, MI/Lakewood H.S.) is a 5-11 setter and member of her high school National Honor Society. She has been the recipient of All-County and All-Region honors as a junior. In the state of Michigan, volleyball is a winter sport and Buche has just begun her senior volleyball season. She also competes for the USA Michigan Volleyball Club. She also plays basketball and is considering an English major at GW.

Brittney Retzinger (Lake Bluff, IL/Lake Forest H.S.) is a 6-3 middle blocker who plays for nationally competitive Sky High Volleyball Club and is a member of the National Honor Society. In 2002, she won the Illinois Best Poetry & Prose award and was also a USA High Performance Camp Invitee. Retzinger leads her high school team in blocks and kills and is interested in pursuing a degree in law, journalism, or political science while attending GW.

"Jessica has great setting fundamentals, Janine has exceptional passing and defensive skills with the ability to terminate, and Brittney is extremely intense with power to dominate the net," Coronel added. "We have all the right ingredients in this recruiting class and feel they will complement our team and fill the voids created by the departure of our current senior class."

GW Volleyball signees for 2004:
Janinie Brown, 6-0, OH (Jacksonville, FL/Bishop Kenny H.S.)
Jessica Buche, 5-11, S (Lake Odessa, MI/Lakewood H.S.)
Brittney Retzinger, 6-3, MB (Lake Bluff, IL/Lake Forest H.S.)



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