Gloria Kroh To Continue Volleyball Career At Lock Haven, Will Join Former Teammate Katie Eustice (06/14/17)
Recently graduated Clarion Area Lady Cat Volleyball standout Gloria Kroh has announced that she will be continuing her volleyball career at Lock Haven University.
Gloria, a setter, has been a key contributor to the Clarion program. She was named All-Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC), All-District Nine and All-State, as a senior. Playing for Coach Shari Campbell, Gloria was Honorable Mention All-KSAC and Second Team All-District Nine as a junior. She was a member of the 2016 Lady Cat KSAC championship team; 2015 District Nine champions; the 2014 KSAC, and District Nine champions which reached the PIAA State semifinals; the 2013 KSAC and District Nine champions and fifth place team in the final State rankings.
Gloria will have the opportunity to play with a former Lady Cat teammate, Katie Eustice, a two-time All-Stater, on the Bald Eagles’ squad next season, as Katie will join the squad as a senior. Katie was a member of Clarion’s 2012 PIAA State Championship Team. Gloria and Katie were teammates in 2013 and 2014.
Gloria and Katie will play for coach Shannon Gerencir, who took over as Lock Haven’s head coach prior to last season. Coach Gerencir formerly was West Virginia State’s head coach from 2002 to 2015.
Another pair of former Lady Cats, sisters Ellie and Olivia Burns will be playing for Indiana University of Pennsylvania this fall. Lock Haven will visit IUP on Friday, November 3rd. The Bald Eagles will be here at CUP the next day, Saturday, November 4th.
Gloria said this in announcing her decision, “I’m happy to announce I will be continuing my volleyball career at Lock Haven University. Having been a hitter and a setter throughout high school, I’m excited to see how I will be able to contribute to the LHU team.
“Coach Campbell has taught me to be a flexible and open-minded player, during my high school career, which I will be able to use throughout the next 4 years.
“I also have the opportunity to play with one of my old teammates and best friend, Katie Eustice. This is a unique experience and I am glad we both decided to play. Playing with an old teammate makes me more comfortable coming into a new and different atmosphere.”
Coach Campbell had this to say about Gloria and Katie, “I am proud of the player Gloria has become. She has the ability to play anywhere and will prove to be an asset to the Lock Haven Volleyball program. Gloria has great athleticism and can grow at the collegiate level. She is also a positive teammate on the court. I look forward to watching her continue to develop as a player at Lock Haven.
“Katie Eustice will be returning to the game of volleyball at Lock Haven University as a junior. Katie is a Clarion Area Volleyball Alumni and received All-State honors her senior year. She led the team to a 3rd place finish in the PIAA State Tournament. Lock Haven is fortunate to have Katie on their roster as she is a skilled setter and a selfless teammate. Katie’s experience on the court will be an asset at Lock Haven.”
Coach Gerencir had this to say about the two former Lady Cats, “I saw film on Gloria and became interested. I saw her play in person and liked her even more! She is a very versatile player. She can set and hit and block well so that will be a help on many levels. I plan on seeing where she will help most when we begin camp. She can fill many roles.
“Katie was a great find in someone already enrolled at LHU. She is a setter and is a true team player. She will be an asset as well. They are two great Clarion High School players and I’m proud to have them as part of LHU Volleyball!”
(Congratulations Gloria and Katie and continued success at LHU!!!!)