Elm Staff Writer
In the summer of 2019, graduate Alexis Jordan was hired to serve as an assistant coach to Head Volleyball Coach Jamie Leventry, as he enters his eight year as the head coach for the women’s volleyball program at Washington College.
During Jordan’s time at WC she garnered three straight All-Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll titles, (2014, 2015, 2016) and a spot on the All- Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team in 2016.
She ended her collegiate volleyball career as a team captain and extremely successful right side hitter, placing second on the team in blocks, averaging 0.39 blocks per set and 1.38 kills per set.
“Overall, WC presented me with so many opportunities that I know would not have been available anywhere else,” said Jordan. “When I got the offer to come back, I knew it was something I had to do. WC definitely means a lot to me and it isn’t every day that you get to come back to the college you played at and take on a new role as a coach.”
Jordan will be working closely with the volleyball team as she attempts to help them reach their first-ever Centennial Conference Playoff appearance and garner a winning season after their tough 10-16 2018 season.
Leventry said of his new assistant coach, “I’m excited to have Alexis back for a couple of reasons. First off, she knows WC. Alexis loved her experience at the college and I’m excited that she’ll be sharing that experience with our team and recruits. Second, Alexis has really taken to coaching volleyball and has increased her knowledge of the game. She will bring that knowledge to our program and help us to continue to improve.”
The team is a mix of young and old, with exactly half upperclassmen and half underclassmen. Cassie Kowalski and Olivia Portera are the two seniors, both leaving notches in the Washington College history books for the past three years.
The six juniors, Maggie Pietrucha, Abby Hilty, Isabella Sansanelli, Abby Smith, Laura Cochrane, and Kylie Peets, all follow in their footsteps.
The sophomore class expands this season, adding Kahley Jaeke and Brittney Guy to the mix of Jenny Kabrick, Lauren Zedlar, Jenna Daundoras, and Jensyn Hartzell.
The sole freshman, Courtney Maxwell of Middletown, Del. joins the mix as well.