May 15, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina University volleyball team will welcome in two additional newcomers as part of the 2013 class, head coach Jozsef Forman announced on Wednesday.
Annayka Legros (Kennesaw, Ga.) and Coral Maybrier (Louisville, Ky.) have both committed to continue their volleyball careers at CCU.
“We are very thrilled to welcome Annayka and Coral to the Chanticleer volleyball family,” said Forman. “Both athletes are uniquely talented and will have bright futures at Coastal Carolina as players, students, and individuals of the Myrtle Beach area. Combined with Betty (Petelkova), Miona (Milovanovic), and Morgan (Hammer), this 2013 recruiting class will give us a well-rounded team next season with all the assets for establishing a top program."
Position: Middle Hitter
School: Allatoona HS
Club: Atlanta Boom
Legros is a 6-3 middle hitter from Kennesaw, Ga., and will join the Chanticleers as a freshman. This high-flying athlete played at Allatoona High School, helping the Lady Buccaneers take the 6AAA area title in 2011. This past year Allatoona advanced to the second round of the state championships. While playing for Atlanta Boom, her team won the silver bracket at the Big South Qualifier in Atlanta, Georgia. She has played volleyball for just two years but is very athletic, fast, and can jump-touch well above 10 feet.
“Simply an amazing, and I mean amazing, athletic talent,” said Forman. “Save the fact that I believe she can hang with anyone out there athletically, she is of great character and a joy to be around. Although her career just began, her hard work this club season will prepare her to reach the highest level. For anyone that enjoys watching the game, she is going to leave some jaws dropped in any gym we play.”
Position: Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist
School: Holy Cross HS
Club: Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA)/Union Volleyball Club
Maybrier is a 5-9 outside hitter/defensive specialist from Louisville, Ky., and will join the Chanticleers as a sophomore. Maybrier spent last season at Indiana University Southeast, an NAIA institution. She competed in 25 matches for the Grenadiers while compiling 182 kills, 123 digs and 18 blocks. Her best match came against Asbury when she had 17 kills. She also had a season-high 13 digs against Kentucky Wesleyan. The team compiled a 17-15 record and was 7-3 in conference play.
Maybrier played for two club teams throughout her prep career. She began at Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA), one of the premier clubs in the country, and then finished at Union Volleyball Club. She played at KIVA from 2004-10 and then at Union from 2011-12. While at KIVA, Maybrier’s team finished first at the JVA Open in 2008, third at the Junior Olympics’ open in 2005 and 2007, third at the AAU Nationals in 2005 and 2010 and fifth at the AAU Nationals in 2006.
While at Holy Cross High School, Maybrier led her team to the District Championship her senior year and was named to the All-District Tournament Team.
“Coral is great addition to achieving our goals: smart, athletic, and a solid all-around player,” said Forman. “She provides exactly what this team needs in years to come, experience from the highest club level in the country, and leadership. Her years of competing for national championships against some of the best players in the country will bring a culture of competitiveness both in the practice gym and on game day.”