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Princeton Women's Volleyball Welcomes Five Into Class Of 2015

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 07/27/2011
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Five freshmen will join the Princeton women's volleyball team this fall.
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer

As she prepares for her first season as the head coach of Princeton women's volleyball, Sabrina King was excited to announce a talented quintet of incoming freshmen that she expects to bolster both the 2011 team and the future of Tiger volleyball.

Sarah Hanna, Francie Jenkins, Nicole Kincade, Ginny Willis and Tiana Woolridge will each join a program that will be seeking its 15th Ivy League championship this fall. With several returning starters in place, including three-year veterans in Hillary Ford and Cathryn Quinn, the five members of the Class of 2015 will have a chance to learn under some experiences leaders.

Bios on the incoming class can be found below:

Sarah Hanna

6-0 • S • Issaquah, Wash.

Before Princeton - led high school to pair of Top-5 finishes in state championships, including championship finalist as a senior; team went undefeated until state final ... three-time all-league honoree, including first-team honors as a senior ... Washington state player of the week honoree as a junior ... four-year starter ... invited to USA A2 camp in Tucson (2007) ... captain for both high school and club programs ... Red Robin Scholar Athlete recipient ... Issaquah High Scholar-Athlete all four years ... National Merit Finalist ... Washington State Principal's Scholar Award ... Departmental Recognition for Science ... American Association of University Women Scholar in Sciences.

Personal - born Jan. 22, 1993 ... daughter of Steve and Theresa Hanna ... father is a sales manager; mother is a pharmacist ... has a younger brother Matt ... enjoys cooking ... may study Pre-Med at Princeton.

Francie Jenkins

6-0 • RS • Elizabeth City, N.C.

Before Princeton - led Northeastern to 2010 state championship match; team went 26-1 during season and lost final by three points ... led team to conference championship ... named Daily Advance  All-Area Player of the Year three times ... three-time conference MVP ... three-time Team MVP ... named MVP of Granby Classic Tournament, which Northeastern won ... competed in AAU national tournament during summer of 2011 ... three-year captain in both high school and club ... Morehead-Cain Scholarship Program semifinalist ... Bob Carraway Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Citizenship and Athletic Participation ... North Carolina scholar ... National Honor Society President.

Personal - born Dec. 16, 1992 ... daughter of Joe and Lyn Jenkins ... father is a general surgeon; mother is a nurse and artist ... father played basketball at the University of North Carolina ... has three younger brothers: Joe, James and Brent ... enjoys surfing, boating and beach volleyball ... plans to study a science-related field that leads into the medical profession.

Nicole Kincade

6-2 • MB • Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Before Princeton - led Ramapo to New Jersey state championship with a 27-4 record ... named North Jersey Player of the Year as a senior ... all-state honoree ... two-time recipient of first-team all-county and first-team all-league honors ... received High Honorable Mention All-America distinction by Prep Volleyball ... Bergen Record Athlete of the Week ... competed in USA Volleyball HP Developmental Camps and Holiday Invitational Camp ... recorded more than 1,000 high school kills and averaged more than seven kills per set as a senior ... helped Digs Club Team qualify for nationals; team was first GEVA club ever to qualify from regionals ... Ramapo team captain ... National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society member ... Excellence in Social Studies, Spanish and English honors ... four-year member on the High Honor Roll.

Personal - born July 21, 1993 ... daughter of Steve '84 and Kirsten Kincade ... father is an investment advisor; mother works for a non-profit industry ... father was three-year letterwinner on the Princeton men's basketball team ... mother was an NCAA All-America runner and a seven-time Hawaii Ironman World Championship finisher; she is also a Team USA member and Triathlon All American (2000-2010) ... does philanthropic work with The Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation ... enjoys tennis, swimming and cooking ... plans to study psychology at Princeton.

Ginny Willis

5-10 • S • Tampa, Fla.
Berkeley Prep

Before Princeton - led Berkeley Prep to back-to-back state championships during junior and senior seasons ... won state academic championships both years ... led team to state final as a sophomore ... earned all-county honors ... four-year letterwinner ... played for nationally top-ranked club team, the Tampa Bay Juniors ...  club team competed in several national qualifiers, AAU tournaments and the Open Division of the Junior Olympics ... also earned varsity letter in rowing and helped team to 2011 state final and national qualifier ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Cum Laude Society ... Headmaster's Scholar ... AP Scholar ... member of the National Honor Society, the National English Society, the Math Honor Society and the Science Honor Society.

Personal - born Oct. 16, 1992 ... daughter of Mike and Laura Willis ... father is a certified public accountant; mother is a homemaker ... has an older sister Meggie and a younger sister Carli ... cousin played volleyball at Dartmouth ... enjoys reading, rowing and math competitions ... hopes to study biological engineering at Princeton.

Tiana Woolridge

6-2 • MB • Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Before Princeton - helped team to 2010 league and Durango Championship, as well as 2011 MLK Speakeasy and Reno Qualifier championship ... has twice qualified for Junior Nationals ... played first full year (high school and club) volleyball as a senior with talented Harvard-Westlake High and Sports Shack 18-1 Asics Club teams; Cathryn Quinn '12 also played for Sports Shack 18-1 Asics ... lettered in basketball and led Harvard-Westlake to 2010 state championship and two CIF championships ... also played on two top club basketball programs, Concept (2009) and Swoosh (2010) ... member of the Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter ... National Achievement Scholar ... AP Scholar ... member of the National Spanish Honor Society.

Personal - born March 18, 1993 ... daughter of Orlando Woolridge and Pat Jackson Woolridge ... father was an All-America at Notre Dame who scored more than 13,000 points in 13 NBA seasons with Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Lakers and later coached in the WNBA with the L.A. Sparks; mother is a former English teacher ... has two older brothers, Zach '08 and Renaldo ... Zach played basketball at Princeton; Renaldo currently plays basketball at Tennessee ... enjoys reading, writing, drawing and community service ... hopes to study molecular biology and neuroscience at Princeton.







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