April 28, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Volleyball coach Amanda Berkley announced the signing of Kelsey Chambers of Rosharon, Texas to a national letter of intent and grant-in-aid to join the Golden Eagles volleyball program for the 2014-15 academic year.
Chambers, 6-0 rightside hitter, was a four year starter on the varsity volleyball team at Second Baptist High School where she was ranked among the team leaders in blocks ... Named TAPPS District 4-4A All District volleyball first team for 2013-2014 and was also named co-captain for her team ... Daughter of Michael and Teffine Chambers ... Has one older sister, Kayla who is a student at Samford University and a younger brother, Michael II who is a 7th grader.
Chambers began her club volleyball career with the Cool Court Volleyball Club ... Also played for several clubs in D-1 Volleyball Club where she competed in a JVA National ... Completed her club career with the Absolute Volleyball Academy.
Why Southern Miss?
"I chose Southern Miss because I loved the school when I got there for my first visit. I also liked the fact that it is not too far away from home. I wanted to attend a school that would allow me to pursue a degree that I wanted. Southern Miss has embraced my ambitions and that means a lot to me. I also got a chance to spend some time with the team and really bonded well with them. I feel that I have more room to grow as a player, and Southern Miss will give me that opportunity to be pushed to those levels both on the court and as a person. I am really excited to get a chance to play for a coach like Coach Amanda because I think that I can learn a lot from her and the coaches."
Also joining the Southern Miss 2014-15 class as a walk-on is Natalie Druhan of Mobile, Ala.
Druhan, a 5-8 defensive specialist/Libero, attended Collierville (TN) High School where she was a four-year letterwinner ... Helped her team advance to the state playoffs for three consecutive years ... Finished her senior season with 576 digs and 91 aces ... Named her team captain ... Earned all-district and all-sectional ... Received district Player of the Year honors in 2012 ... Coaches selection for the 2013 all-state first team as an outside hitter ... Tallied 472 kills ... Named 2012-13 Memphis Best of Preps ... One of five finalists for Memphis Player of the Year ... Daughter of Michael and Susan Druhan
Played club for MJVA Memphis Juniors ... Team placed first in the 18-open in Birmingham AAU