Bulls Add Four More For 2011 Season
BUFFALO, NY – Third year head coach Todd Kress has announced the addition of four more student-athletes for the 2011 season. Kaja Schirmer, Kayla Nagle, Eleonora Jermilova and Janelle Tabaczynski will all join the three student-athletes that signed National Letters of Intent back in the fall.
Schirmer is a 6'1" left side that is transferring to the Bulls after playing one season at the University of New Hampshire. She played for Head Coach Matt Glover at Pittsford Sutherland High School. Schirmer was an All-League selection all four years, All-State and All-Greater Rochester selections her junior year as well as a league most valuable player her senior year. Kaja also played her club volleyball for Volley FX under head coach Rob Werkmeister.
"We recruited Kaja when we first got here as a staff and we are excited to welcome her to the team," said Kress. "She is a great person and really understands what we are trying to do here as a program. She will come in an make an immediate impact."
Nagle has been a four-year varsity starter and one-year team captain at Toledo Christian High School. She was named the Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-District as she led her team to the state final four. Her 712 assists in 2010, were among the highest in Ohio Volleyball history. Nagle has played club volleyball at the Premier Volleyball Academy for six years and was on the club's 18 National Team this past year.
"Kayla is a very cerebral player and one that makes good decisions on the floor," said Kress. "She has a very good work ethic and is extremely determined. We look forward to her helping this team."
Jermilova joins the Bulls all the way from the Republic of Macedonia. A 6'1" middle blocker, Jermilova has played for both the Macaedonian Junior National Team and a few of the top club teams in the country. This past season she played for Forca Volley where they were undefeated heading into the 2011 Macedonian Cup.
"Eleonora has huge upside and we look for her to come in and contribute immediately," said Kress. 'I have a huge amount of respect for international players who leave their country to come here for a high level of volleyball. That commitment alone, shows the level of desire that Eleonora has in wanting to be the best."
Tabacynski is a local player out of Lancaster High School and will be a defensive specialist at UB. During her senior season, she was an All-New York State player and a first-team All-Western New York selection.
"Janelle has a great attitude and we are excited to have her staying close to home," said Kress. "She brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm and will be a great addition to our team."
These four additions make next year's incoming class seven players, including Liz Scott, Sable Staller and Chelsea Toth from the Fall.