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Five area volleyball stars to play for Fayette Lady Roaring Lions this fall

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(from left:) Victoria Kearns, Janelle Cooper, Marisa Wallace, Katie Salisbury, Emily Caldwell and Penn State Fayette Head Volleyball Coach Nancy Wheeler.
4/1/2011 —

Several local high school volleyball players will continue their athletic careers in college at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Planning to join the three-time PSUAC champion Roaring Lions for next fall are Emily Caldwell (Belle Vernon), Janelle Cooper (Laurel Highlands), Victoria Kearns (Laurel Highlands), Katie Salisbury (Yough), and Marissa Wallace (Albert Gallatin).

Caldwell was named All-Westmoreland County while serving as team captain for the Lady Leopards. She intends to major in nursing.

Cooper is a right side hitter who was a senior captain, named All-Fayette County and will graduate in the top 10 percent of her class later this spring. She plans to pursue a degree as a physical therapist assistant.

Kearns, a setter and defensive specialist, is transferring to Penn State Fayette from Pitt. She was named to the All-Fayette County team.

Salisbury plans to major in nursing and is a middle hitter. She was named to the All-Westmoreland County Team and is a senior captain who averaged 4.6 blocks per game.

An outside hitter, Wallace was a team captain at Albert Gallatin and also plays softball.

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