DELHI, N.Y. (June 26, 2019) – SUNY Delhi women's volleyball head coach Beau Bracchy welcomes five new members to his team this fall as part of his 2019 recruiting class. Entering his 15th season at the helm, Coach Bracchy has his team set on building off a successful 2018, where they made the conference tournament and finished with a 13-12 record. The 2019 campaign will mark Delhi's first year competing in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
"Of this group of five coming in, a couple are capable and expected to contribute right away, while others I plan to develop and help them adjust to the college level," related Bracchy. "We're looking at filling two voids at outside hitter. I envision this recruiting class stepping up for us at the outsider hitter position, as well as all areas up front."
Chloe Elsenbeck, 5'6"
New Hartford, NY / New Hartford High School
Veterinary Science Major
Scholar Athlete since 9th grade… Section 3 Class A Player of the Year and TVL Player of the Year as a senior... kicked for football team as a senior, awarded Unsung Hero
"Chloe is a multi-tool player, very versatile… looking for her to be a big-time contributor right away… she had a tremendous senior year at New Hartford High School"
Marie Julian, 5'7"
Voorheesville, NY / Clayton A Bouton High School
Helped team reach the state tournament junior and senior year
"Marie is primarily an outside hitter, but has played across the net throughout her high school and club career… solid all around skills… energetic and good communicator"
Gabriela Kralik, 5'8"
Brooklyn, NY / Fort Hamilton High School
Hotel & Restaurant Management Major
Honors Academy member… team captain, MVP her senior year… awarded Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship, Citizenship, and Service to the School's Physical Education Program
"Gabriela is an outside hitter that we're looking to have compete for solid playing time during the season"
Jillian Pritchard, 5'9"
Niskayuna, New York / Niskayuna High School
Early Childhood Education
Letter winner in both volleyball and softball… Niskayuna High School Distinguished Athlete Award recipient as a senior
"Jill plays right side and opposite hitter… strong volleyball IQ… good size at the right side pin"
Alexis Taylor, 5'8"
Norwich, NY / Norwich High School
Veterinary Science Major
Four-year honor roll… played volleyball for three years… also competed in track and field, bowling… earned recognition on being a physically active student through New York State
"Lexi is a bundle of energy and sees the court really well… is able to find a lot of holes with her attack based upon her surveillance of the court… played middle hitter in high school, but I'm envisioning her to play at either pin"