March 13, 2014
CINCINNATI – Head Coach Molly Alvey and the University of Cincinnati volleyball team have announced the signing of four players to the 2014-15 roster. Christine Chandler, Corie Flood, Macie Pifer and Parker Shepherd have all signed letters of intent to play for the Bearcats and will join the team in the fall of 2014. They join Courtnee Bowser and Maya Muldrow who signed in the fall.
OH | 5’9” | Milford, Ohio | Mount Notre Dame
High School: A four-year varsity letterwinner and starter … two-time Ohio state champion (2011, 2013) … four-time District 16 champion … three-time league champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … three-time Girls Greater Catholic League (GGCL) champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … completed an undefeated regular season her junior year (2012) … named third team All-USA Today (2013) … first team All-Ohio (2013) and All-Ohio honorable mention (2012) … first team All-District 16 (2013), third team All-District 16 (2012) and All-District 16 honorable mention (2011) … first team All-GGCL (2013) and second team All-GGCL (2012, 2011) … finished her senior season with 307 kills, 226 digs and 36 aces.
Club Team: Elevation Volleyball Club
Personal: Full name is Christine Ann Chandler … born om January 28, 1996 … daughter of Doug and Nancy Chandler … has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Paige … her sister Paige played volleyball at Walsh University … majoring in accounting.
Coach Alvey on Chandler: “Christine is a great athlete. She knows how to find ways to consistently score points for her team. That knack for scoring points helped earn her Mt. Notre Dame team a state championship title. I am really looking forward to getting her volleyball knowledge in our gym.”
DS | 5’6” | Villa Hills, Ky. | Saint Henry District
High School: Three-year letterwinner … two-time regional runner up (2011, 2012) … regional second runner-up (2013) … three-time conference champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … finished 11th in the state of Kentucky in digs … completed her varsity career with 251 sets played, 918 digs, 1,047 service receptions and 110 service aces.
Club Team: NKYVC (Northern Kentucky Volleyball Club)
Personal: Full name is Corie Amber Flood … born on December 29, 1995 … daughter of Dave and Jill Flood … has one sister, Cayla, who played volleyball at Wisconsin Parkside … majoring in business.
Coach Alvey on Flood: “Corie brings so much energy to every match she plays. She is a very vocal leader in the back court and is constantly supporting and directing her teammates. I cannot wait to get that energy competing in our gym.”
DS | 5’7” | Euclid, Ohio | Beaumont School
High School: Three-time volleyball letterwinner … Ohio state champion (2012) and Ohio second runner-up (2011, 2013) … three-time regional champion (2011, 2012, 2013) … three-time district champion (2011, 2012, 2013).
Club Team: AVC (Academy Volleyball Cleveland)
Personal: Full name is Macie Reed Pifer … born on May 11, 1996 … daughter of Molly and Jeff Pifer … has one brother, Michael, and two sisters, Ellen and Kate … majoring in chemistry.
Coach Alvey on Pifer: “Macie is one of those players that just gets after it on the court. She has an extremely competitive approach to attacking the game of volleyball. I absolutely love her intensity. She will immediately add competition to our defensive and passing positions.”
S | 5’10” | McKinney, Texas | McKinney Boyd
High School: Two-year letterwinner … Texas state second runner-up (2012) … two-time district champion (2012, 2013) … district champion with an undefeated season for the JV and freshman seasons (2011, 2010) … finalist for Lonestar Volleyball Setter of the Year (2012) … second team All-District (2012) … All-Academic team (2012) … had 553 assists in 2013 and 583 assists in 2012 … collected 291 digs in 2013 … won a national championship and a gold medal at the Junior Olympics with her club team Dallas Premiere.
Club Team: Dallas Premiere
Personal: Full name is Parker Elizabeth Shepherd … born on July 28, 1996 … daughter of Ron and Jamie Shepherd … has one brother, R.B. … mother Jamie played volleyball at Oklahoma University … grandfather Clyde Shepherd played baseball at the University of Chicago … majoring in Business.
Coach Alvey on Shepherd: “Parker is going to add immediate depth to our setting position. She has extremely fast hands which fits our offensive system perfectly. Parker is a competitor that knows how to relate to her teammates and attackers which in turn gets them playing harder for her.”