Volleyball Continues to Build on 2011 Roster
Monday, June 27, 2011
SHREVEPORT-Centenary College and head volleyball coach Jon Stenman are pleased to welcome Ashley Jones (Shreveport) and Sarah Sumner (Arlington, Texas) to the 2011 squad after the two accepted the institution's offer of admission, announced Monday.

Ashley Jones
Shreveport, La.
Loyola College Prep

Jones, a local product out of Loyola College Prep is a 5'9" middle blocker, who earned letters in volleyball while playing for the Flyers. During her four years, she was an All-District performer. Jones played club volleyball for NWLA Flying Aces out of Shreveport for three seasons and was honored as the team's Most Improved Player.

She plans on opening a ranch and working with special education children and Equine assisted therapy following her career at Centenary. She is the daughter of Tara Echols and David Jones and has one older brother, David Michael.

"I am pleased to have Ashley joining us in the Fall. As Centenary's first local player in over five years, she will bring a special bond with the community both on and off the court. Ashley is a fearless player and I expect her to compete immediately for a position along the net," said Stenman.

Sarah Sumner
Arlington, Texas
The Oakridge School

Sumner hails from Arlington, Texas and The Oakridge School, where she is a four-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball. As a 6'1" middle blocker, Sumner was recognized as the 2010 Most Valuable Player and named to the All-SPC Tournament team. In 2009, she was an All-SPC Tournament team selection and in 2008, was named Most Improved Player, along with All-SPC Honorable Mention.

Her final two seasons, Sumner led her team in kills. She played club volleyball for 18 Molten, TAV for one season.

Sumner has plans on pursuing a degree in pre-physical therapy to later become a physical therapist. She is the daughter of Stephanie Sumner and has one younger sister, Jacqueline.

"I expect that Sarah will give us a boost along the net this season both as a hitter and as a blocker. Sarah will compete immediately for a starting position either as a middle blocker or a right-side hitter. I am excited to watch her grow as a player and learn to use her height to team with Shelby to make one of the biggest blocks in the ASC," said Stenman.

Both Jones and Sumner join Brooke Bahlinger, Chelsea Petska, and Jacey Beasley as newcomers on the 2011 squad.