ASHLAND, Va. – Four freshmen will join the Randolph-Macon women's volleyball roster when the team returns to campus in the fall. The four will join a team that has gone three seasons without ceding a single game to an opponent inside the conference as well as has won three straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament titles. Randolph-Macon finished last season 23-7 overall and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the program's history.
The newcomers to R-MC's Women's Volleyball are:
Hometown: Charlottesville, Va.
High School: Albemarle
Position: Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist/Libero
Club Team: Richmond Volleyball
Intended Major: Biology (Pre-Physical Therapy)
High School Honors: MVP (2016, 2017); 2nd Team All-Region (2017) and 1st Team All-Conference (2016); 2nd Team All-Conference (2015); Team Captain (2016, 2017); Was part of an Albemarle team that earned a state tournament appearance in 2017 and was district champions in 2016 & 2017.
What did you like about your recruiting visit to R-MC?: I loved how the team members took an interest in the recruits and was very involved with the visit.
What are your hobbies outside of volleyball?: Crafts and playing with my dogs.
What Coach Rogers Says: Madison comes to us from the fabled Albemarle High School volleyball program under the tutelage of Mark Ragland where she played outside hitter. She was team MVP her senior year. She is a fantastic athlete and will immediately challenge for a starting position on our team. Because she can play Libero/DS or as an Outside hitter we feel like her versatility will help us at either position. Madison is a great student and will be a solid addition to our program.
Hometown: Albemarle, Va.
High School: Albemarle
Position: Middle Blocker
Club Team: Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club
Intended Major: Undecided
High School Honors: Central Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year; First Teams for All-District, All-Region and All-Central Virginia; Was part of an Albemarle team that earned a state tournament appearance in 2017 and was district champions in 2016 & 2017.
What did you like about your recruiting visit to R-MC?:
I really enjoyed the atmosphere, the community feel of the campus and the small class environment. I also really appreciated the time everyone took to provide me with an informative view of what the college had to offer. When I met the team and coaches everyone was so welcoming and I felt a strong sense of family throughout the team. All of this together made me feel that Randolph Macon was the perfect fit for me academically and for volleyball.
What Coach Rogers Says: Danielle also comes to us from Albemarle High School. Danielle was Central Virginia Player of the year playing middle hitter. At 6'1" she will be a formidable opponent for all of our competition and should challenge immediately for playing time. Danielle's academics are superior.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Sanderson
Position: Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
Club Team: Triangle Volleyball
Intended Major: Communications and Journalism
High School Honors: Academic All-Conference for three years; Most Valuable Player in junior year; Part of a Sanderson H.S. program that went to the second round of playoffs.
What are you hobbies outside of volleyball?: I love writing
How do you spend your free time?: I either hang out with friends, or I work out.
What is the most exciting or most frightening thing you have ever experienced?: I went to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip, and I ate a chicken's foot.
What Coach Rogers Says: Sydney comes from the Raleigh, NC area playing Sanderson High School and for the ultra-competitive Triangle Volleyball program as a middle blocker. Her training has been first rate at Triangle and we feel she will have immediate impact on our program. We also feel like she is position versatile and will challenge at multiple positions. At 6'1" she will be a challenge for our competition. She is a fantastic student and a solid addition to our program.
Hometown: Grove City, Pa.
High School: Grove City Area School District
Position: Setter/Defensive Specialist
Club Team: Revolution Volleyball Club
Intended Major: Biology
High School Honors: All-Region First Team selection in sophomore, junior and senior year; Region Player of the Year in 2017; First Team All-District in senior year; Part of a Grove City Area program that won a regional championship in her junior and senior year.
What factors influenced you to choose R-MC?: The two things that really influenced my decision to come to R-MC is the academics and the volleyball program. I wanted to play at the highest level of volleyball that I could have with teammates that were determined to get better and committed to the program. I also needed a school where I would receive a great education so I can become a physician assistant. R-MC had both of my top priorities.
What Coach Rogers Says: Macguire is from the Pittsburgh area and went to Grove City Area school and played club for the Revolution Volleyball Club as a setter. She was regional player of the year her senior year. Macguire can play setter or defensive specialist. At 5'9" she has many years of experience running a 5-1. Macguire is a very strong athlete and I'm expecting her to compete immediately. She is a superior student.