Walsh Jesuit junior Kyra Coundourides did her due diligence and has decided to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Virginia Tech University.
Coundourides plays setter for the Warriors and will continue to play the position for the Hokies on scholarship.
“It has everything that I am looking for in a school,” Coundourides said. “They have strong academics and a strong volleyball program. I have great chemistry with the coaches and players, and I am really excited to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.”
Coundourides is 5 feet 10 inches tall. She said Clemson and Notre Dame also offered scholarships. Iowa State, Bucknell, Loyola (Md.), Loyola (Ill.), Cleveland State, Bowling Green, Kent State and Akron also expressed a lot of interest.
“The coaches and girls I got to meet at Virginia Tech were very nice and they all are working toward that same goal, which is winning a national championship,” Coundourides said. “When I went there it felt like Walsh Jesuit, a home away from home.”
Dambrot pledges for soccer
St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Robby Dambrot has given an oral commitment to continue his academic and soccer careers at High Point University in North Carolina.
Dambrot, who is playing this season with the International Academy based in Medina at the Pinnacle Sports Complex, said the Panthers recruited him to play an attacking midfielder position.
“It is a great opportunity,” Dambrot said. “They are an up and coming program with some good young players and a good coaching staff. They have a nice campus too. It should be fun.”
Dambrot is 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. He was also recruited by Wright State, Virginia Commonwealth, Valparaiso, Colgate and Pittsburgh.
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