Freshmen Class of 2016

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 2016.

MeKaylen WesleyMeKaylen Wesley
Daughter of Melissa and Michael Wesley
5'11, MB
Galena (Kan.) High School
Parents: Melissa and Michael Wesley
Awards: 2013, 2014 - CNC Honorable Mention
2014 & 2015 Max Preps Player of the Year
All-State Honorable Mention 2015

Coach Downing Comments: "MeKaylen, a two-time Max Preps Player of the Year and a 2015 Honorable Mention all-state player will brings height and power to the net. MeKaylen is a joy to be around and gives her heart on the court! She will be key in replacing key hitters for us in 2016!"

Yesenia VelazquezYesenia Velazquez
5'3, Libero
Catoosa (Okla.) High School
Parent: Aurora Rodriguez
Awards: 2014 and 2015 All-State Libero in Oklahoma

Coach Downing Comments: "Yesenia is a two-time All-State libero from Catoosa, Okla. Her high school coach described her as being one of the best liberos she has coached. Yesenia (Yez) will give us the tenacious defense and passing in the serve-receive lanes that we will need in 2016. We are graduating key primary passers and defenders and having a great player that hates losing more than she loves winning in our back row, will for sure keep our defense and passing strong. She is a talker, a go-getter and a spunky competitor. I love that in a DS!"

Taylor BaileyTaylor Bailey
6'2, OH/MB
Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School
Parent: Kara Donathan
Awards: 2nd Team Frontier, Bishop Kelley All-Tournament Team

Coach Downing Comments: "Taylor is a 6'2 Outside/Middle Blocker from Broken Arrow, Okla. Bailey will bring a huge block and swing to our front row. We are graduating some outstanding hitters and Taylor will help us fill those shoes. Bailey was named 2nd team Frontier and to the Bishop Kelly All-Tournament team. She has versatility and a high ceiling to be a huge presence in the KJCCC."


Kylee DuncanKylee Duncan
5'11, OH/MH
St. Mary's Colgan High School (Pittsburg, Kan.)
Parents: Pat and Cathy Duncan

Coach Downing Comments: "Kylee Duncan has a strong presence at the net and knows how to make big plays. Her spunky personality will add a fun relief to the court. She comes from a family of volleyball players and she knows how to win. We’re excited to get her in the gym.”




Delaney TaylorDelaney Taylor
5'5, Setter
Paola High School (Paola, Kan.)
Parents: Kenny and Diahn Taylor

Coach Downing Comments: "Delaney is an athletic, smart setter, which is what all coaches look for in a setter. She is a 4.0 student that uses her brain on the court. Her want to get better and hard work ethic will help her greatly at the collegiate level. Excited to have Delaney at Coffeyville Community College."




Richmarie SantaellaRichmarie Santaella
5'3, DS
Colegio Angeles Custodios School (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Parent: Dagmarie Santaella

Coach Downing Comments: "Richmarie is such a spunky player that will bring fun and excitement to our backcourt! She is smart and always in the correct spot to dig. I'm excited to see how she grows on the court at the collegiate level."




Natalie SotoNatalie Tricoche Soto
5'6, Utility Player
Academia San Jorge 
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coach Downing Comments: "Utility players are so important on the court, they can do a little bit of everything so when the ball is coming to them you are confident they will make a positive play in the rally. Natalie is a hard worker she will train and push all players. I look forward to seeing her adjusting to the collegiate level and becoming an elite player for us."
Liz MunozLiz Domary Ortiz Munoz
5'8, OH
Colegio Nuestra Senora de Valvanera School
Coamo, Puerto Rico
Coach Downing Comments: "Liz, is truly a dynamic athlete. She has a lot of experience and knowledge at the net. With her quick arm swing, and ball control, we can expect to see a lot out of Liz as a six-rotation player in her first year. She will be a solid outside for this program. Liz is an immediate impact player for our team. She comes in having had so much success in her high school and club careers. That success and expectation of winning will allow Liz to blossom into a true force. She is a very fierce competitor and she will bring that ferocious nature to the court every day. Another 4.0 student who wants to major in chemistry."
Mychelle PottsMychelle Potts
5'11, Middle Hitter/Right Side
John Marshall High School
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Parents: Miya Brown & Migual Potts

Coach Downing Comments: "Mychelle will red shirt her freshman year to train and get used to the speed of the college game. You can not find a better person to do this. She is a hard worker strong athlete and ready to learn. I'm excited to have the opportunity to train this young woman and help her become the player she can be."
Jennifer WiedenmannJennifer Nicole Wiedenmann
5'10, MB/OH
Sherwood Cass R-8
Garden City, Mo.
Parents: Michelle and Jeff Wiedenmann

Coach Downing Comments: "Jennifer is a powerful hitter that sets a very strong block. She has great versatility in the front-row has been a strong go-to-player for her team. J-dub has a strong work ethic and it will be fun to watch her grow as a student-athlete."
Talleyshia MorrisTalleyshia Morris
Union High School
Tulsa, Okla.
Parents: Tonnieka Starks & Rocky Morris
Awards: 2016 MVP (Kansas City Show Me Qualifier)

Coach Downing Comments: "Talleyshia has the ability to make an immediate impact for us next year because her athleticism is a great match for our fast-paced tempo. She has the quickness and the bounce to be successful in the system that we are going to run."
Katelynn CaldwellKatelynn Caldwell
6'1, OH
Yukon, Okla.
Parents: Mike and Marcia (M&M) Caldwell

Coach Downing Comments: "Katelynn is a transfer from MNU-Oklahoma. During her freshman year, she was a medical redshirt. Katelynn is now fully recovered and hungry to get back on the court. She has the ability to play any position at the net, but we are going to focus mainly on the pins. I am excited to see how Katelynn comes back from her injury, and with her experience she will be a leader for us."