Nov. 13, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University volleyball team has announced the signing of three student-athletes that will make up the Bobcats’ 2014 freshman class this fall. The group includes Danielle Cabel (Bettendorf, Iowa), Jaime Kosiorek (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and Kathryn Nelson (Regina, Saskatchewan).
Cabel was a three-sport athlete at Davenport Assumption High School. In addition to earning four letters in volleyball, the 6-foot-2-inch outside hitter also lettered in basketball (two years) and track & field (three years).
Cabel was named first team all-state in 2012 by the Iowa Coaches Association and also was named first-team all-metro area. A two-time, first team all-conference selection, Cabel was selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Senior All-Star Classic after her senior season.
She helped lead the Knights to a conference championship in 2011 and competed in the Iowa State Volleyball Championship at both the 3A (2012) and 4A (2013) levels. She is the career kills and blocks leader at Davenport Assumption and also holds the record for kills in a season, set during her senior campaign.
At the club level, Cabel suited up for Platform Elite Volleyball Club and Fusion Volleyball Club during her career.
“Danielle is a physical presence,” head coach Ryan Theis said. “She is the in process of learning the right side position, and I can see her scoring a lot of points at OHIO on the right. She is extremely driven and passionate about becoming a great volleyball player and we believe that will happen for her here.”
Kosiorek earned four letters in volleyball at Kenston High School and served as team captain her sophomore through senior seasons. The 6-foot outside hitter was a first-team all-state selection as a senior in 2013 and also garnered second-team all-state honors as a junior.
Over the course of her career, she was a four-time all-conference and three-time all-district selection, and garnered Chagrin Valley Conference MVP honors in her sophomore through senior seasons. Kosiorek led the Bombers to four conference titles during her career and a berth in the Ohio Final Four as a junior.
On the club volleyball circuit, Kosiorek suited up for Academy Volleyball Cleveland and garnered first team all-national honors as a senior. She led her team to a second-place finish at AAU Nationals as a freshman and junior and the USAV Nationals Open as a senior. She is a two-time, USAV National All-American and is ranked No. 91 in PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces List.
“Jaime is one of the most dynamic players we have ever recruited,” head coach Ryan Theis said. “She reminds me of Sue Jacobi with her footspeed and ability to hit quick tempo stuff as an outside hitter. She has had a sensational high school and club volleyball career and will have a great career here at OHIO!”
Nelson was a four-year letter winner Michael Riffel High School and also lettered in basketball during her freshman campaign. As a five-year member of Regina Volleyball Club, Nelson garnered SVA Provincial All-Star honors in 2012 and was selected as the 16-and-under Female Athlete of the Year by the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association. The 6-foot-4-inch middle blocker was named MVP of RVC in 2012-13 and earned gold at the Saskatchewan Beach Provincials in 2012.
“Katie has volleyball in her blood,” Theis said. “Her mom, dad, step-mom and sister are all volleyball, all the time. Katie is one of the biggest, most physical kids we have got in the middle. She reminds me of Lexie Hartnett. Once she catches up to the speed of our game, she is going to make us extremely physical at the net.”