GREENSBORO-The North Carolina A&T volleyball team is excited to announce another addition to its 2012 recruiting class. Maris Kellar, a 5-foot-8 right side and defensive specialist, will join the team as a walk-on this fall.
Kellar, a broadcast journalism major, had a highly successful high school career at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn. She earned third-team All-State, All Mid-State and All-Region honors in 2011 after posting 343 kills, 291 digs and 229 blocks.
"If it's true what they say about the size of the fight in the dog then Maris is a perfect example of that," said Clifton. "Although a little undersized, she competes hard, has a nice fluid arm swing and presents a distraction to attackers with her block. She brings a lot of energy to the court and will immediately add depth to our right side position."
Kellar competed with a number of club teams in and around Nashville for five seasons starting in 2007. Her Nashville Club West team earned first place at the Club West Classic Invitational. Kellar also played basketball for Father Ryan High School.
Kellar joins incoming freshmen Te'Borah Hawkins-Hollingswoth (6-0, MB/OH, Laurinburg N.C., Scotland County High), Aleena McDaniel (5-10, RS/MB, Indianapolis, Ind., Brebeuf Jesuit High School), Ali Way (6-0, Setter, Stowell, Texas, East Chambers High School), Brooke Stamnes (5-9, OH, Loreburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, Loreburn Central School), and Ashley Johnson (5-6, DS/LIB, Honolulu, Hi., Moanalua High School) to help complete the 2013 A&T volleyball roster.
The new-look Aggies open the season August 24 against St. Peter's College in the Western Carolina Wildcat Classic in Cullowhee, N.C., at 4 p.m. Their first home match is Sept. 7 against American University in the Spartan-Aggie Invitational.