Recruiting Update: Taylor Krause, Kelly Robertson, Nia Reed

Taylor Krause (2013) and Kelly Robertson (2013)

From The Morning Call, December 3, 2012:

Parkland players share girls volleyball MVP honors

There’s no question that Kelly Robertson was the most valuable girls volleyball player in the area. For the second year in a row, she led Parkland to the PIAA championship game, only to be disappointed this year. She was the key to Parkland’s 68-game undefeated string in regular-season and playoff matches that was ended by Hempfield in the state championship game.

Robertson moves on to Penn State next year holding more than 3,000 career kills as a Trojan, including an astounding 42 in the PIAA semifinal match against Upper Merion. Despite Hempfield’s tall defenders, she still managed 20 kills in the final.

Not only has she been an offensive force, she was also the best middle blocker for the Trojans.

As great as she was, Robertson shares MVP honors this year with her cousin, teammate and fellow future Nittany Lion, Taylor Krause. Krause, who has directed the Parkland offense for the past three years, was the team’s setter, meaning she decides who gets the ball for offensive kills. She finished her career with more than 3,000 assists.

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From The Morning Call, December 3, 2012:

Parkland repeats as Morning Call girls volleyball team of year

Parkland is a repeat selection as The Morning Call girls volleyball team of the year thanks in large part to its run to the state championship finals.

Led by co-MVPs Kelly Robertson and Taylor Krause, the Trojans compiled a 28-1 record in 2012. The seniors also were part of a team that registered a 68-1 record over the past three years in regular-season and playoff competition.

The other seniors on the team are Erin Korp, who had a great serving game against Hempfield in the PIAA finals; outside hitter Alicia Weigel; Abby Hawk, who registered three aces against Hempfield; and libero Callie Krajcir, whose defensive saves kept many games alive.

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Nia Reed

From, December 2, 2012

By Greg Mattura

Immaculate Heart had so many players who could handle so many different positions that its coaches were still making changes to the rotation the final week of the season.

That versatility helped the Blue Eagles win their record-setting fifth Tournament of Champions girls volleyball title over the past six years and earn honors as The Record girls volleyball Team of the Year and No. 1 team.

“This year we had so many options at every position,” co-coach Mike DeCastro said. “We were tinkering with our lineup from the beginning until the end, and we were trying different people at different positions.”.

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