Virginia Volleyball Inks Pair Of Recruits
Nov. 23, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia head volleyball coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton has announced that Marlow Bruneau (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville) and Shannon Davis (Austin, Texas/Westlake) have signed national letters of intent to attend the University of Virginia and play volleyball for the Cavaliers beginning in the 2005-2006 academic year.
Bruneau is a 6-0 setter/hitter from Lakeville, Minn. She is an athletic left-hander who can either hit or set in college. A great leader and team player, Bruneau led Lakeville High School to runners-up finishes in the Minnesota state tournament in 2003 and 2004. Bruneau was named to the state tournament team in 2003 and 2004 as well. She was a first-team All-State selection as a senior in 2004 and garnered second-team honors in 2003.
Bruneau is ranked 66th on PrepVolleyball.com’s top 100 recruits for 2005 and is 11th among setters. She also plays for the M1 Volleyball Club.
“Marlow is a strong natural athlete who has the skills and heart to come in and compete for a spot right away,” said Shelton. “She can either set or hit at our level, giving us many options over on the right side of the net. She is a strong student and leader at Lakeville and will fit right into the UVA community.”
Davis is a 6-0 middle from Austin, Texas. Davis is exceptionally quick at the net and her natural competitiveness gives her an edge over taller middles. She is devasting off one foot and is a great natural blocker. Davis recently helped lead Westlake High School to the Texas 5A state title, the second state championship of her career. She was named to the 5A state tournament team in both 2004 and 2002 and was selected as the 2004 Centex Player of the Year. Davis’ older sister Paige, was a four-year letterwinner for the Cavaliers and an AVCA honorable mention All-American as a fourth-year in 2003.
Davis is 70th on PrepVolleyball.com’s top 100 recruits for 2005 and is ranked as the 30th best middle. She plays club volleyball for the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club.
“Shannon is a tremendously quick hitter with an unquenchable desire to win,” said Shelton. “She will be one of the toughest competitors on our squad next year and will challenge our returning middles for a spot in the line-up. I am thrilled Shannon chose UVA and am looking forward to having the Davis family back in Charlottesville for another four years.”
“This class will help us upgrade our offensive output and contend for an ACC title and NCAA berth. Both Shannon and Marlow play at the highest level of club ball and are proven winners in high school and club,” said Shelton.