CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern head volleyball coach Christy Mooberry announced the addition of two players to the 2018 roster as Ashleigh Holweger and Caroline DeMuth will join next season's team.
"I'm excited about what Caroline and Ashleigh bring to the program," Mooberry said. "Both are hard workers, positive, athletic, strong academically and a good fit for CSU."
Holweger, a 5-10 setter from Springboro, Ohio, stars at Springboro High School under coach Pam Coffin. Over the past four seasons, Holweger had a very successful high school career including helping lead her team to back-to-back league and sectional championships. She was a two-year captain and recorded 165 kills, 475 digs, 1,364 assists, 178 aces and 59 blocks in her four-year career. Holweger led Ohio DI players in aces as a junior and was fifth as a senior. She led the conference in aces her junior and senior years. Holweger was the Greater Western Ohio Conference Player of the Year and received All-GWOC first-team and All-District honors for two years. She was on the Under Armour All-American watch list. In addition to volleyball, Holweger was a GWOC Scholar Athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, a Hoby Leadership Representative and a Grit Award winner.
"I'm excited about the energy, experience and skill Ashleigh will bring to our setting position," Mooberry said. "She will give us more depth and a bit more size in a key position."
DeMuth, a 6-1 middle blocker from Largo, Fla., lines up at Seminole High School under coach Lisa McFadden. DeMuth has accumulated numerous accolades including being named to the Pinellas County Athletic Conference All-Star team for North County. She was a three-year starter on the varsity team and was named captain and MVP her senior year. DeMuth was ranked third in the district her senior year with 133 kills and fifth in total blocks (47). She had a .252 hitting percentage, which was third-best in the district. Off the court, DeMuth is a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year member of the high school cheerleading team where she was named a captain her sophomore year.
"Caroline will be a redshirt for us," Mooberry said. "She reminds me a bit of former CSU middle blocker Erin LaVenice. She jumps well and moves easily as a middle. I'm excited to see where we can take her with some time and experience. "
The Bucs finished the 2017 season with an 8-22, 3-13 record.