Virginia Volleyball Signs Kendahl Voelker
Feb. 2, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head volleyball coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton has announced the signing of Kendahl Voelker (Fort Myers, Fl./Canterbury) to a national letter of intent with UVa. Voelker will enroll at Virginia for the 2007-08 academic year and play rightside for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2007.
Voelker, 6-0, is a middle blocker/rightside hitter and four-year letterwinner at the Canterbury School in Fort Myers, Fla. She holds the top three spots on Canterbury’s single season points list and ranks second in career points. Voelker tallied many of her career points with blocks as she holds the first, third and fifth places on Canterbury’s single season blocks list. She is the school’s all-time career blocks leader with 330 and ranks second in career kills with 709. Voelker led her district and region in blocks in 2006 with 149 and was fourth in kills (269).
In 2005 she was the recipient of Canterbury’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player awards. She earned Florida Sports Writer Association First Team Class 2A All-State accolades in 2006 after earning second-team honors in 2005. Voelker was named the All-District Class 2 Player of the Year in 2006. She is a two-time (2005 and 2006) News-Press All-Area First Team selection.
Voelker played for the Blue Team at the USA High Performance Girls’ Volleyball Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo., in July of 2006. She plays club ball for USA South in Fort Myers, Fla.
Voelker is also a standout performer on Canterbury’s track and field team. She holds the school records in the long jump (16′ 11½”), high jump (5′ 0″), triple jump (33′ 7″) and shot put (32′ 9″). In her sophomore and junior year she qualified for the Class 2A state track meet in all four events. She received state medals for her performances in her junior year for the high jump, triple jump and shot put.
“Kendahl is an extraordinary athlete,” said Shelton. “We believe that by moving her to the right side we will be able to take advantage of her ability to get high quickly. She has the potential to be a devastating attacker on a second tempo ball and can become a major force in our offense over the course of her career.”