SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball program added five high school standouts to its 2014 roster — Alisha Roberts, Madison Schwehr, Tara Hall, Charity Sadang and Tristan Koch.
Roberts comes from Hulett and was a defensive standout after four seasons on the varsity roster. Roberts’ senior year she was named captain, received All-Conference honors, and was named best attitude, miss hustle and most digs by her teammates.
“Alisha is the type of player that I get excited to add to our recruiting class because of the attitude,” Sheridan Generals volleyball coach Jennifer Stadler said. “She will bring energy and passion to the court. She is a great defensive player that understands the game at a high level and will find herself competing for a defensive position right out of the gate.”
Roberts also excels in the classroom, maintaining a 3.7 GPA and receiving Academic All-State honors as well as being on the honor roll.
Schwehr of Lavina, Montana, was an all-around player for her high school and a three-sport athlete. Lettering in volleyball, basketball and track all four years; she maintained a 3.9 GPA.
“Madison is a very athletic player that could potentially fill multiple roles for us over the next two seasons,” Stadler said. “She will come in and compete for a spot as a right side, a setter or a defensive specialist. She has the work ethic that I look for and will fit into our system and program easily. “
Hall was a three-year letter winner in volleyball, basketball and ultimate Frisbee during her career at Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho. She accumulated a total of 544 kills, 102 aces, 738 digs and 39 blocks during her career. As a senior captain, Hall earned second-team All-Conference, most digs in a season, most aces in a match and her team was district champion. Hall also set and holds the record for most digs in a season at her high school.
“Tara brings a lot to the table as far as understanding the game of volleyball and has the ability to fill an important role for us this next season,” Stadler said. “Tara is not only a smart attacker in the front row but her back row defensive ability is outstanding. She has the ‘all out’ attitude and will really help improve the overall effort and level of play in our gym. She has all the necessary tools to be an impact player for the program over the next two seasons.”
Hall, this year, was also named Female Athlete of the Year at her high school. She boasts a 3.8 GPA and has earned academic honors.
Sadang will make the long trip to Sheridan after a successful career at Kamehameha School in Maui, Hawaii. The 5-foot-9 outside hitter solidified a key six-rotation role during her senior year and helped Kamehameha to a district championship and Division 1 state tournament appearance. During Sadang’s senior year she tallied 145 kills and 109 digs. For her performance her senior year, she earned a first-team All-District nod.
“Charity has a lot of physical talent that is going to take her high at the next level,” Stadler said. “She has the jumping ability to play well above the net both offensively and defensively. She has a lot of potential, and I look forward to seeing her compete for a starting pin hitter role.”
Koch will join the Lady Generals from Saskatchewan, Canada. Her senior year her team won a silver medal at the 5A championship and a gold medal at the provincial state 5A championship.
“I am very excited to add Tristan to our 2014 roster,” Stadler said. “Tristan is a very sound fundamental player with a high ceiling for growth. She is extremely coachable and I look forward to seeing her develop as a collegiate player.”
The Sheridan Generals finished last season with a 20-16 record. Stadler said she looks to the upcoming freshman class to build off of the season and continue to improve.