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Freshmen Class of 2015

Head Coach Delice Downing is proud to announce that the following high school seniors have signed with Coffeyville Community College. These players will make their college debut in August 2015.

Laurene CushinberryLaurene Cushinberry
5'11 MB
Atchison, KS
Parents: Alta Cushinberry

Coach Downing Comments: "Laurene is a very aggressive hitter with a hunger to be better. I’m excited to see Laurene transition to the college game,” She has a big arm swing that will score a lot of points, and she will have a presence at the net.”


Mina SilveyMina Silvey
5'5 OH/DS
Hometown: West Elk, Kan.
Parents: Willie & Johanna Silvey
Coach Downing Comments: Mina is an unbelievable athlete and has great leaping abilities. Very coachable and takes everything in. Her best volleyball years are to come.



Alexis CharlesAlexis Charles
5'10, OH
Hometown: Sedgwick, Kan
Parent: Lisa Matson

Coach Downing Comments: "I’m excited to see Alexis transition to the college game. She has a heavy hand and puts up a strong block that will score a lot of points, and will make a great presence at the net. Alexis gives us great depth on the outside position, which makes practices intense and non-stop."



Taylor ClayTaylor Clay
6’1, MB/OH
Hometown:  Catoosa, Okla.
Parents: Kellie & Donnie

Coach Downing Comments: "Taylor is a very aggressive, dynamic and explosive multi-hitter from the Tulsa area. She can hit from any position and runs a great ball behind the setter. She is competitive and a work horse! Being a superb soccer player has giving her great control of her body. I look forward to seeing how Taylor competes in the KJCCC."

Jenna TeagueJenna Teague
5’6, Setter
Hometown:  Andale, Kan.
Parents: Melody and Scott Teague

Coach Downing Comments: "Jenna is the kind of leader that we are looking for in running our floor! She has the want and drive to make her team go! This was Goddard High School's first time in 23 years to make it to the state tournament and a great deal of that was because of leadership from Jenna."



Karen McKenzieKaren McKenzie
6’, OH/RS
Hometown:  Tulsa, Okla.
Parents: Dan and Cathy McKenzie

Coach Downing Comments: "Karen has the energy and all out spirit that you just have to have on the court. With the skill to play mulitple positions, we will for sure get her ready for the college level. I look forward into seeing what Karen will bring to our floor! Her best volleyball years are still to come!"



Carolina MachadoCarolina Machado
5’7, Setter
Hometown:  Sao Paulo, Brazil

Coach Downing Comments: "Lina is a joy to have on our team! I have been impressed with her since she got here in Jan. She brings all the qualities in a setter that all coaches look for: want, determination, drive, athleticism, strong hands and works above and beyond to make her players around her go! She can for sure be one of the best setters in our conference!"

Brianna BurnettBrianna Burnett
5’1, DS
Hometown:  Yukon, Okla.

Coach Downing Comments: "Bri is a great digger and covers the court well! She brings that hunger for the ball that will trickle off her and on to her teammates. With some great defenders in front of her, Bri will get stronger and learn from some of the best. Bri's read on the ball will get stronger as she is already super quick in the back row!"



Brianna BoswellBrianna Boswell
6’0, MB
Hometown: Cherryvale, Kan.

Coach Downing Comments: "Bri has a high ceiling and so much room to grow! Super athletic and very coachable. I look forward to helping Brianna gain the volleyball IQ, and become an elite collegiate player."




Frances TaylorFrances Taylor
5'8, OH/DS
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Parents: Dana and Randy Taylor

Coach Downing Comments: "Frances (aka Frankie) is a very physical 5'8" six rotation outside hitter who hits a very heavy ball. She is used to getting the ball in big situations and having to put it away. Frances is a transfer from Illinois State University, so with that experience at high levels, she will bring the volleyball IQ, power, and fierceness that will help our team as we make our run to the National Tournament. Frankie is also a very aggressive and dynamic defensive specialist.  She is the type of player who will run through the brick wall to get the ball up. Being a player that can score from the front row and back row is great to have on your roster!"