Emory Volleyball Announces Commitments For 2011-12 School Year

Olivia Volarich (# 9) H2 Saint Louis 18 Black, celebrates with her teammates in Memphis as the team competed in 18s open competition at the MLK tournament this weekend. The team finished the tournament with 4th place gold.

Olivia Volarich (# 9)
5’8”
Setter/RB
St. Louis, MO/Whitfield School

Volarich was a four-year starter at setter for the Whitfield School where she was coached by Cipriano Casado.  As a senior, she lead her team to an overall record of 27-6 and a berth in the quarterfinal round of the high school state tournament and helped Whitfield to the program’s sixth district crown in nine seasons.

Volarich was named to First-Team All- District in 2008, 2009 and 2010, All-Conference First –Team and Metro Women’s Athletic Association First- Team for three years.  She was the recipient of her high school’s 2009-10 Outstanding Female Athlete Award.  Co-captained her team as a junior and senior.

Volarich currently plays club volleyball for H2 St. Louis 18 Black where she is coached by Geoffrey Davis and serves as team captain.

“Olivia is an amazing athlete with a work ethic to match,” stated Jenny McDowell, Emory Head Coach. “Her passion for the game is evident every time she steps on the court.  Olivia finds a way to win no matter what it takes.  She is a great teammate and leader who expects excellence out of herself and everyone around her.  She will do great things in an Emory uniform.”

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