Santa Clara head volleyball coach Jon Wallace is proud to welcome the 2012 class of signees as announced on Thursday. The class includes three true freshmen from California, a junior transfer from Texas and a sophomore transfer for Marquette with both hailing from California high schools. Santa Clara reports Aug. 4 and will begin the season at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Sat., Aug. 25. Its first home match, the West Coast Conference opener, is vs. Gonzaga on Thurs., Sept. 20 at 6 pm.
"Overall this class will give us some immediate starters. It will give us depth at all our positions. They are all great students who have great character as people. Santa Clara is awesome fit for all five of these young ladies," said Wallace.
2012 Class of Santa Clara Volleyball Signees
Name Position Height Year Hometown/Last School
Haley Cameron MB 6-3 Jr. La Jolla, Calif./Texas
Chelsea Heier S 5-10 So. San Clemente, Calif./Marquette
Lacey Maas MB/OH 6-0 Fr. Castro Valley, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd
Danielle Rottman OH 5-10 Fr. Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara
Sarah Vaccaro S/L/DS 5-8 Fr. Orinda, Calif./Miramonte
Click here for Haley Cameron's bio
Wallace commented on Haley Cameron
"Haley Cameron will be great for us and Santa Clara will be great for her. She is a great player, was fantastic in the Juniors and she is a very mature player. I expect her to step in immediately and make a difference with her physicality and her leadership. I believe that she will blossom here at Santa Clara and have immediate ownership in our program."
Click here for Chelsea Heier's bio
Wallace commented on Chelsea Heier
"Chelsea Heier has great hands and a great competitive spirit. She has a great understanding of an offense and how to run an offense. She is another great team player who will put the team first."
Click here for Lacey Maas' bio
Wallace commented on Lacey Maas
"Lacey Maas is extremely athletic. She has a great bounce to her. She will play multiple positions for us as a middle and a pin player. Our goal is to let her go – giving her opportunities at multiple spots - and see where she can make the biggest difference."
Click here for Danielle Rottman's bio
Wallace commented on Danielle Rottman
"Danielle Rottman is probably the best volleyball player we have coming in. She can play multiple positions. She really understands the game very well. She is a great beach player, which I believe will have a good transfer of skills into our program, in terms of ball control, calmness and knowing where to be on the court to make plays."
Click here for Sarah Vaccaro bio
Wallace commented on Sarah Vaccaro
"Sarah is another athlete who will play multiple positions for us. She will play as a setter, a libero and defensive specialist. Her greatest attributes are her competitive spirit and her work ethic. She will elevate the play in our gym and make those around her better."