Nov. 17, 2005
Chrissy DeMichelis (Aurora, Colo..), a 6-1 outside hitter, signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Tech, head volleyball coach Bond Shymansky announced Thursday.
A member the Colorado Juniors club team that won the 17 National Division at the 2005 Junior Olympics, DeMichelis is a dynamic hitter with excellent leaping skills who has been listed by prepvolleyball.com as the No. 34 prospect on the Senior Aces List, as well as the No. 15 outside hitter in her class by the same organization.
She is also the younger sister of current Yellow Jacket Laura DeMichelis, marking the first time in school history that sisters have played on the volleyball team.
“Chrissy has a powerful armswing with great mechanics, which is exactly what an outside hitter needs to be effective at the collegiate level and will help make her a force to be reckoned with at the net.”,” said Shymansky. “In addition to her front row skills Chrissy also has increased her backrow skills with aggressive defense and a great jump serve.”
DeMichelis is a four-year letterwinner at Overland High School in the sport of volleyball earning all state honors in 2004. An excellent athlete, DeMichelis also lettered three years in basketball, earning all-conference honors in 2003 and 2004 and also earned a letter in track and field.
“We are excited to be adding another DeMichelis to our roster next year and really believe Chrissy will make her own mold at Georgia Tech,” said Shymansky. “Chrissy will complete the `DeMichelis Duo’ here at Tech and we will look forward to the impact she will have on our program.”
DeMichelis becomes the final high school player who will join the Yellow Jackets next season in a class which includes Erin Birmingham (Kansas City, Missouri) and Brittany Roderick (Orlando, Fla.).
“I am very excited and pleased with our class for next year,” said Shymansky. “We will be losing key players from our team next year and we felt that it was very important that we find players who could be an important part of our offense and our team immediately and I believe we’ve found just that. Each one of them is gifted athletically and are great people and we are proud they will be joining our program next season.”