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Lizzy Barnard
Lizzy Barnard
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5’10"
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: Unity High School
Hometown: Tolono, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Starting OH through freshman season playing 56 matches and 153 sets; 1st on the team in total service aces (87) and aces/set (0.6); 2nd on the team in total digs (425) and digs/set (2.8); 3rd on the team in total kills (330) and kills/set (2.2); 4th on the team in total blocks (109); recorded match high in kills (19) vs. Glendale CC (AZ) in national championship match, digs (27) vs. Kirkwood CC (IA) and aces (8) vs. Marshalltown CC (IA).

Prior to Parkland: 4-year varsity starter, having spent her first three seasons at Tri-County High School before transferring to Unity High School for her senior campaign … led the Lady Titans to a 35-2 record and a 3rd place finish in the Class 1A state championship her junior year … earned 1st team All-Conference honors her junior and senior seasons … named to the News-Gazette All-Area 1st team junior and senior seasons … selected as the News-Gazette Area Player of the Year her senior year … named to the 2013 Illinois All-State 2nd Team … participated in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she helped lead her team to three consecutive USAV Jr. National Championship tournaments, where her team finished 11th out of 48 teams as both 17’s and 18’s.

Personal: Born September 27, 1996 … daughter of Jeff and Channon Barnard … two brothers (Bobby and Gavin) and one sister (Mackenzie) … majoring in Education and plans to pursue a career as a teacher.



Taylor Bauer
Taylor Bauer
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’11"
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: Watseka High School
Hometown: Watseka, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 4-year varsity team starter … helped lead her high school to four consecutive 30+ win seasons including a 36-4 record and 3rd place IHSA Class 2A finish her senior year… had 15 kills, hit .522, had 6 digs and 3 blocks in state 3rd place match … notched school records in single season kills (427) and total career kills (1,127) … named WCIA Channel 3 Player-of-the-Year … News-Gazette All-Area First Team … State of Illinois Second Team … named to News-Gazette First Team for basketball averaging 14.1 ppg … broke school record for career strikeouts (437) early in senior season … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships three years in a row.

Personal: Born May 25, 1997 … daughter of Barry and Jody Bauer … two sisters (Madison and Kennedy) … majoring in Elementary Education with plans to purse a career in teaching.



Rowan Crozier
Rowan Crozier
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6’0"
Position: Middle Hitter/Right Side
High School: Monticello High School
Hometown: Monticello, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 51 matches and 113 sets; 4th on the team in total blocks (97) and 7th in total kills (102); recorded a match high 8 kills and .533 hitting percentage vs. Cowley County (KS) and 6 blocks vs. Monroe CC (NY).

Prior to Parkland: 4-year varsity starter, having spent 3 seasons at DeLand-Weldon High School and 1 season at Monticello High School … 2nd team All-Area for both the News-Gazette and Decatur Herald & Review … named as one of the “Nifty Fifty” News-Gazette players to watch her senior season … invited to be in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … played club volleyball at Illini Elite Volleyball Club for 3 seasons; Prime Time Volleyball Club in her 18’s year where she helped her team to an 11th place finish at the USAV Jr. National Championships.

Personal: Born May 15, 1996 … daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Crozier … one brother (Jude) … majoring in physical therapy with aspirations of a career in athletic training.



Jordan Deer
Jordan Deer
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’6"
Position: Defensive Specialist
High School: Fisher High School
Hometown: Fisher, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity starter … recorded 276 digs averaging 6.0 per set, notched match highs of 5 service aces and 21 digs in senior season … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships two years in a row as a DS her junior year and libero her senior season.

Personal: Born October 16, 1996 … daughter of Brett and Jamie Deer … three younger brothers (Spencer, Mason, and Logan) … majoring in Nursing with plans to purse a career in nursing.



Ayla Dew
Ayla Dew
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5’10"
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: Champaign Centennial High School
Hometown: Champaign, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 36 matches and 51 sets; recorded 64 kills at 1.25 k/s to go along with 96 digs (1.9 digs/set) and 27 service aces; had a season high 8 kills vs. Robert Morris-Springfield (IL) and 13 disg vs. Sinclair (OH); set season record with 10 service aces vs. Lincoln Trail (IL).

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity letter winner … helped lead the Chargers to a 3rd place state finish in class 3A her junior year and to a sectional championship her senior year … led the Chargers in kills her senior year, breaking the single season kill record … earned 1st Team All-Conference honors her senior year … placed on the News-Gazette All-Area 1st team senior year … named to the State of Illinois Honorable Mention 100 list her senior year … participated in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she named to the Windy City Power League All-Region team her 16’s year, before leading her team to three consecutive USAV Jr. National Championship tournament appearances, including back-to-back 11th place finishes.

Personal: Born July 11, 1996 … daughter of Tommy and Neely Dew … two sisters (Alivia and Addison) … currently undecided on a major.



Hayley Gray
Hayley Gray
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6’0"
Position: Right Side Hitter
High School: Watseka High School
Hometown: Watseka, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 42 matches and 85 sets; averaged a kill and block per set with 84 total kills and 72 total blocks on the season; efficient matches hitting at .500 or better several times.

Prior to Parkland: 4-year varsity team starter … helped lead her high school to three 30+ win seasons, three regional championships, and two sectional championships … named to several All-Tournament teams in her career, including the Manteno HS tournament (3 times) and the Watseka Invitational (3 times) … Earned 1st Team All-Conference her junior and senior seasons, 1st Team Kankakee Daily Journal sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, Conference Defensive Player of the Year sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and was named to the News-Gazette Nifty Fifty her junior and senior seasons … named co-MVP in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she helped lead 18 Blue to the USAV Jr. National Championships two years in a row.

Personal: Born January 12, 1996 … daughter of Robert and Vicky Gray … one sister (Whitney) … majoring in biology with plans to pursue a career in dentistry.



Paige Griffith
Paige Griffith
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’9"
Position: Setter
High School: Putnam County High School
Hometown: Granville, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity starter … led high school team to 22-13 record, regional championship and sectional semifinal win her senior season … named 1st Team All-Conference sophomore, junior and senior seasons, while also being named to the All-Conference Tournament team those three seasons … 1st Team All Area junior and senior year … sectional champion and state qualifier in track all four years (300 hurdles) … played club volleyball at IVVP.

Personal: Born September 6, 1996 … daughter of Trent and Jan Griffith … one sister (Claire) and two brothers (Luke and Will) … majoring in Special Education with plans of becoming a teacher.



Laura Gross
Laura Gross
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’11"
Position: Middle Hitter / Right Side Hitter
High School: Schlarman High School
Hometown: Potomac, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 4-year Varsity Starter … led high school team to 3 conference, regional and sectional titles and school record 31 wins her senior season … school records in total kills (1,132) total blocks (410) and ranks in the Top 5 in total assists … named to the Commercial News All-Area team each of her four seasons and was named Commercial News All-Area Player of the Year sophomore, junior, and senior seasons … named to the News-Gazette Area First Team her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … named to the State of Illinois Special Mention 50 list … played club volleyball at Prime Time Volleyball Club where her team advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships three years in a row.

Personal: Born November 26, 1996 … daughter of Brad and Lisa Gross … two sisters (Rachel and Janie) and one brother (Sam) … majoring in Kinesiology with plans to pursue a career in athletic training.



Madison Harpest
Madison Harpest
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5’3"
Position: Defensive Specialist
High School: Tri-Valley High School
Hometown: Downs, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 56 matches and 149 sets; 4th on the team in total digs (284) and total service aces (45); recorded double-digit digs six times in her freshman season with a match high of 14 digs in a 4-set victory over Kirkwood CC (IA).

Prior to Parkland: Two-year co-captain who helped lead her team to back-to-back 20+ win seasons … All Conference 2nd team junior year and 1st team senior year … Pantagraph All-Area Honorable Mention senior year ranking 2nd in the Bloomington area in digs per set … set the single season dig record her junior season and then broke her own record her senior year … finished her high school campaign 2nd in career digs … played 2 years of club volleyball for Illini Elite Volleyball Club and 1 year with Eastside Volleyball Club.

Personal: Born March 1, 1996 … daughter of William and Connie Harpest … one brother (Monty) … majoring in psychology.



Jaime Johnson
Jaime Johnson
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’7"
Position: Setter
High School: Champaign Centennial High School
Hometown: Champaign, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 2-year varsity letter winner and starter… led high school team to 16th consecutive 20+ win season … recorded 660 assists, 203 digs, 76 kills and 66 service aces her senior season … named to the News-Gazette Area 1st Team … named to the Big 12 Conference 1st Team … named to the State of Illinois Special Mention 50 … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships three years in a row.

Personal: Born on January 13, 1997 … daughter of Kevin and Julie Johnson … one brother (Logan) … planning to major in Kinesiology with plans to pursue a career in athletic training.



Sofi Kelemete
Sofi Kelemete
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’10"
Position: Middle Hitter
High School: Highland High School
Hometown: Pocatello, ID

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity letter winner and starter… named to the 2015 Idaho State Journal Volleyball All Area 1st Team … named the Highland High School Female Athlete of the Year … named the District 4A Outstanding Blocker of the Year … ran track for only one season her senior year in Idaho… finished 1st in Districts and 4th at State for the long jump … named the Idaho State Journal Long Jumper of the Year … when living In Texas, played club volleyball for Desert Diamonds and was a key component to her 17-1’s team qualifying for USAV Junior Nationals.

Personal: Born January 26, 1997 … daughter of Vaiga and William Willis … one sister (Fia) and one brother (Lawrence)… studying English at Parkland with hopes to be an Editor post-Parkland.



Kailey Kleinert
Kailey Kleinert
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6’0"
Position: Middle Hitter
High School: Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School
Hometown: Loda, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 37 matches and 68 sets; 2nd on the team in hitting percentage (.440) notching 112 kills on the season; 3rd on the team in blocks per set (1.4) with 94 total blocks; came on strong towards the end of the season with 11 matches notching 5 or more kills; season high 7 kills vs. Sinclair (OH) and 8 block assists vs. Kankakee (IL).

Prior to Parkland: 3-year varsity letter winner and 2-year varsity starter … led the Panthers to an undefeated Sangamon Valley Conference regular season championship her junior year … named to several All-Tournament teams throughout her varsity career, including the PBL Classic her senior year where she led her team to the school’s first championship at the home tournament … named the Female Athlete of the Fall by the Paxton Record … earned All-Conference Honor … listed on the News-Gazette All-Area 2nd team and as the News-Gazette Female Athlete of the Week … named senior captain, offensive leader and MVP team awards … participated in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … played club volleyball for both Prime Time Volleyball Club and Peak Performance Volleyball Club.

Personal: Born May 21, 1996 … daughter of Shane and Traci Kleinert … two brothers (Colton and Beau) and one sister (Brooke) … studying pre-nursing while at Parkland with hopes to finalize her nursing degree post-Parkland.



Kelly Lean
Kelly Lean
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5’9"
Position: Setter
High School: Upwey High School
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 30 matches and 51 sets; 3rd on the team in total assists (238) and assists/set (4.7); recorded double-digit assists 8 times with a season high of 20 assists in two sets vs. Lincoln Trail CC (IL).

Prior to Parkland: Senior captain and 2013 Upwey High School sports award recipient … member of the Yarra Ranges club team where she earned MVP honors during her 2013 season … member of the Victorian State team her junior and senior seasons where she was named the captain and MVP her senior year.

Personal: Born July 19, 1995 … daughter of Dianne and Karl ... one brother (Jake) … majoring in Criminal Justice and plans to pursue a career as a police officer or lawyer.



Jacey Lewis
Jacey Lewis
Class: Freshman
Height: 6’2"
Position: Middle Hitter
High School: Cascade High School
Hometown: Stilesville, IN

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: Three-year varsity starter … recorded season high 232 kills and 82 blocks … played club volleyball at Circle City and Limit Nation … led Limit Nation to 3rd place finish at the President’s Day Tournament in St. Louis, MO her senior year.

Personal: Born January 27, 1997 … daughter of Jeff and Mary Anne Lewis ... two brothers (Logan and Dylan) … majoring in communications with plans to pursue a career in sports advertising.



Courtney Moritz
Courtney Moritz
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’7"
Position: Setter
High School: Fieldcrest High School
Hometown: Dana, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: Three-year varsity starter … led high school team to a 33-6 record and 4th place finish in the IHSA Class 2A state championship her junior season … led team her senior season to a 34-4 record and sectional title … notched 889 assists (10.7 assists/set) her senior season finishing #1 for the area assist leader in the Peoria Journal Star and LaSalle News Tribune and 2nd in the Pantagraph area … named MVP of high school team … named HOIC Conference 1st Team … named to News Tribune 1st Team … played club volleyball for Illini Elite for several years and have amassed several club tournament titles.

Personal: Born October 9, 1996 … daughter of George and LeAnne Moritz … one brother (Zachary) … plans to major in Business.



Miaya Peacock
Miaya Peacock
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5’6"
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: Champaign Centennial High School
Hometown: Champaign, IL

Freshman Year (2014): Played in 43 matches and 89 sets seeing action as an OH, DS and L; contributed 174 total digs averaging 2 digs/set and had a total of 85 kills and 37 service aces; recorded a season high of 7 kills twice vs. Lincoln Trail (IL) and Sinclair (OH) as well as 17 digs vs. McKendree JV (IL).

Prior to Parkland: 2-year varsity letter winner … helped lead the Chargers to a 3rd place state finish in class 3A her junior year and to a sectional championship her senior year … earned All-Tournament honors in 3 tournaments her senior season … led her team in aces her senior year … garnered 1st Team All-Conference and 2nd Team News-Gazette All-Area honors her senior season … participated in the Parkland College/News-Gazette Area All-Star game in 2013 … Played club volleyball with Prime Time Volleyball Club where she was a strong force behind her team’s back-to-back-to-back USAV Jr. National tournament appearances, including two 11th place finishes her 17’s and 18’s years.

Personal: Born on June 25, 1996 …daughter of Valerie Remmers and Channing Peacock … has two brothers (Trestan and Quentin), one sister (Vinae), one step-sister (Peyton), and two step-brothers (Preston and Brandan) … currently undecided on a major.



Gabby Pearl
Gabby Pearl
Class: Freshman
Height: 6’2"
Position: Right Side Hitter
High School: Blue Ridge High School
Hometown: Farmer City, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently playing in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: Four-year varsity starter … led high school team to back-to-back regional championships … led the team in both kills and blocks … averaged 4 kills/set senior season and finished 8th in the News-Gazette area standings … named to News-Gazete Area 2nd Team … named News-Gazette Athlete of the Week … named to several All-Tournament teams throughout playing career … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships in her only year of club volleyball.

Personal: Born April 2nd, 1997 … Daughter of Dan Pearl and Michelle Drake … one brother (Wyatt) … majoring in Kinesiology with plans of becoming an athletic trainer.



Virtuous Thomas
Virtuous Thomas
Class: Freshman
Height: 5’3"
Position: Defensive Specialist
High School: Champaign Central High School
Hometown: Champaign, IL

Freshman Year (2015): Currently playing in her first season with the Cobras.

Prior to Parkland: Two-year varsity starter … libero for team that won 30 matches and a regional title her senior season … named to the News-Gazette Area 1st Team … named to State of Illinois Honorable Mention 100 … played club volleyball for Prime Time Volleyball Club where she advanced to the USAV Jr. National Championships three years in a row.

Personal: Born April 30, 1997 … daughter of William and Juviouns Thomas … one sister (Victoria) and two brothers (Anthony and Theo) … majoring in Kinesiology with plans to become an athletic trainer.


 

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