Beasley and Petska to Join 2011 Volleyball Team
Thursday, May 5, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Centenary College and head coach Jon Stenman announced today that Jacey Beasley and Chelsea Petska has accepted the institution's offer of admission and will join the 2011 Centenary volleyball squad this upcoming season.

Beasley hails from Plano, Texas and Plano West High School.

A 5'8" setter, Beasley helped her sophomore squad to an impressive season with just one loss as the team captain. She earned letters in both volleyball and basketball during her four years.

Beasley played club volleyball for Kahuna Volleyball Club out of Plano, Texas this past year and Frisco Volleyball Club out of Frisco, Texas during the 2009-10 year.

Off the court, Beasley is an academic scholar and honor roll student, holding a 4.05 GPA. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.

Beasley has plans on majoring in chemistry at Centenary and becoming a forensic scientist.

She is the daughter of Jennifer and Chris Beasley and has one younger sister, Sara.

"Jacey is an extremely intelligent player that is going to boost the depth of our setting position.  Her skill-set will bring a unique change-of-pace to our practices and matches. I do not foresee Jacey having much difficulty in adapting to the collegiate level," said Stenman.

Petska, a Collinsville, Texas native, will graduate from Collinsville High School. She is a 5'7" outside hitter for the Pirates.

Petska earned three letters in volleyball, three in basketball, one in softball and three in track during her four-year high school career. She helped her volleyball team to two State playoff appearances and was honored as the District's Co-Offensive MVP in 2010 and received her team's Hustle Award and was named All-Texomaland Team in 2010.

In basketball, Petska was honored as the Most Improved Player and received District Honorable Mention in 2010 and in softball, Petska was named District Honorable Mention in 2009. She was a two-time Regional Qualifier and a Regional Finalist in 2010.

Petska played club volleyball for Dallas Force and Kahuna 18 Rox for one year each.

Off the volleyball court, Petska was an Academic All-State recipient and Academic All-District recipient. She was an Honor Roll all four years and a National Honor Society member. Petska earned the Wendy's High School Heisman award for her high school and was the Student Council President and Senior Class President.

Petska is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Petska and has one younger brother, Tanner. She has plans on becoming a certified athletic trainer upon graduation.

"Chelsea is a highly motivated, all-around athlete with endless enthusiasm.   I look forward to watching her compete for playing time in both the front and back rows," said Stenman.

Beasley and Petska join Brooke Bahlinger this upcoming season as the Ladies begin their first year in NCAA Division III and as a member of The American Southwest Conference.