Mooberry, Bucs add two in early signing period

Mooberry, Bucs add two in early signing period

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern volleyball team and head coach Christy Mooberry announced the signing of Addison Kaderli and Hannah Western during the early signing period as the duo will join the CSU squad for the 2015-16 season.

Kaderli and Western will display their versatility all over the court for the Bucs next season as Kaderli has seen time at both outside and right side hitter, while Western has lined up at both outside and middle blocker.

"These two are strong and versatile players that will be competing for playing time right away," said Mooberry. "Both are also very solid academically, driven, and will fit in well with our team."

Kaderli comes to the Bucs by way of Austin, Texas, and Round Rock High School where she lined up at both outside hitter and right side hitter under Coach Diane Watson. She also played for the Austin Performance Volleyball – Eclectic team under Coach Miguel Saenz. During her career, she earned varsity letters in both volleyball and soccer at Round Rock, and was a District 13 6A Honorable Mention outside hitter. During her time with Austin Performance, she helped pace the team to a fifth place finish overall at the 2014 Junior Nationals.

Away from the court, Kaderli was a four-time Academic All-District selection and she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta and the National Spanish Honor Society. She also received the four year Academic 4.0 GPA Award. Kaderli is also a nationally-ranked AAU beach volleyball player. She is the daughter of Chris and Stephanie Kaderli.

Mooberry on Kaderli - "In our earlier conversations I asked Addy about her goals for her high school season.  She promptly answered and then gave me exactly what she had done to reach those goals.  Addy knows how to compete and be intentional about reaching goals.  Her experience on both the OH as a 6 rotation player and as a RS is a big plus and her beach experience has really helped her to be able to see the court well.  She brings positive, consistent and competitive energy to the court, she loves the game and she'll be a great teammate."

Kaderli on joining the Bucs – "CSU was a perfect fit for me! They have a great graphic design program, competitive D1 sports, fantastic volleyball coaches and teammates – all situated in one of our nation's most beautiful cities, Charleston."

Western comes to Charleston Southern by way of Town & County St. Louis, Mo., and St. Joseph's Academy where she lined up under coach Karen Davis. She was also a member of the St. Louis CYC club team under Coach Matt Kalisiak. Western was on the AVCA National Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Phenom watch list and was a two-time All-District and All-Conference selection. The 2014 season saw Western excel on the court as she averaged 2.68 kills per set, hitting .390 from the floor on the year. She also paced the team with 115 blocks, averaging 1.51 per set. Her statistics helped her be recognized as a 2014 All-Region selection and a 2014 All-State Honorable Mention selection. She was also named to the USVA First Team National Division National Team and she was a member of the 2014 Nike Tournament Championship First Team.

Off the court, Western was a two-time letter-winner on the St. Joseph's varsity basketball team and was a member of the 2013 State Runner-up squad. She was also a four-time Academic All-State selection and is a member of the National Honor Society. Western is the daughter of Mary Ann and Ralph Western.

Mooberry on Western - "Hannah is very athletic and it was obvious from the moment I saw her play.  She is a very fast twitch player, which works well in running a faster offense.  At last testing, she was touching 9'10" without a consistent strength program, so I'm excited to see where we can take her.   She has experience at both middle and outside, which will allow us some flexibility based on needs of the team.  On top of that, when she came to camp this summer, it was obvious she will be a good fit for the team, she's competitive, funny, smart and has a good work ethic." 

Western on coming to CSU – "When I came to CSU it felt like home. It was the perfect fit. What made it even better was meeting the team. All of the girls are so sweet and genuine. I can't wait to be a part of the family!"

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