Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball: Class of 2022

Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball: Class of 2022

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Following its 2017-18 campaign on the hardwood in the fall and on the sand in the spring, Santa Clara volleyball looks ahead to the 2018 indoor and 2019 beach volleyball seasons. Alex Anthony, Kamrin Caoili, Liliana Light and Michelle Shaffer are set to join the Broncos as true freshmen next year.

"I really like this class; this is one of the most athletic classes we've had in a while," head coach Jon Wallace said. "I think all four girls will elevate the level of competition in our gym immediately. They've all had great club years. Kamrin, Liliana and Michelle are some of the best players at their positions in their age group."

Alex Anthony

Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos, California) | Vision Volleyball Club

- Three-year starter for Los Gatos High School; served as a team captain

- Two-time Santa Clara Valley Athletic League First Team selection (2016-17), 2015 Honorable Mention (De Anza Division)

- 2016 SCVAL Junior of the Year (Volleyball) | 2017 SCVAL Junior of the Year (Basketball)

- Reached CIF Central Coast Section Division I championship games in volleyball as a junior and senior (2016-17) and basketball as a junior (2017)

- Member of the Spanish Honors Society

Kamrin Caoili

Archbishop Mitty High School (San José, California) | Vision Volleyball Club

- Won four straight state championships at Archbishop Mitty (Open Division 2016-17, Division II 2014-15)

- Four-year starter for the Monarchs, who went 147-17 (26-2 in league) from 2014-17

- 2017 MaxPreps Second Team All-American, MaxPrepsCalifornia All-State Large Schools Player of the Year

- 2017 West Catholic Athletic League Player of the Year

- 2017 Bay Area News Group Volleyball Player of the Year and First Team selection

- Reached 1,000 career kills as a senior in 2017

Liliana Light

Pleasant Grove High School (Elk Grove, California) | Northern California Volleyball Club

- Four-year varsity player for Pleasant Grove High School

- Team captain sophomore through senior seasons (2015-17)

- Helped the Eagles to Delta League titles in each of her first three seasons (2014-16)

- Four-time All-Delta League selection

- Recorded more than 3,000 career assists

- Honor roll student

Michelle Shaffer

La Reina High School (Thousand Oaks, California) | Sunshine Volleyball Club

- Four-year varsity player for La Reina High School

- 2017 Player of the Year: Tri-Valley Athletic League, Ventura County Star

- 2017 First-Team All-CIF Southern Section Division V

- Helped the Regents win four straight Tri-Valley Athletic League championships and post a perfect 48-0 league record over her four seasons

- Reached CIF Southern Section Division IV Championship matches as a freshman and junior (2014, 2016)

- Notched 1,252 career kills

- Club: 2017 Girls' Junior National Championships All-Tournament Team, 2017 Windy City Qualifier Gold Medalist

- Member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation


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