SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (November 19, 2012) - Head volleyball coach Stacie Johnson has announced her first recruit signing for the 2013 season as the Golden Eagles inked Magnolia, Texas native Shayna Daniels.
Daniels comes to John Brown University by way of Magnolia High School where she was coached by her mother, Sheila Daniels, and Terri Johnson. Daniels led the program to a 36-11 overall record in 2012 and an appearance in the Texas University Interscholastic League 4A regional semifinals where the Lady Bulldogs dropped a five-set thriller to Friendswood High School.
The 5-foot-8 setter garnered Offensive Player of the Year accolades for her contributions to the program her senior campaign. Additionally, she was named to the All-District team and Academic All-State.
"Shayna is expected to impact our offense immediately," said Johnson. "The level at which she plays the game and her ability to dictate an offense in terms of assists is very exciting. She is the ideal recruit because she not only works hard on the court, but also in the classroom.
"Shayna will be a great fit for JBU volleyball."
Daniels earned All-District and Academic All-District each of her four years with the Lady Bulldogs. In 2011, she was voted Most Valuable Player and, just a year prior, Daniels was named the recipient of the Fighting Heart Award.
In addition to her play on the court, Daniels is a member of the National Honors Society.
Beyond her play for Magnolia, Daniels was a key component of the Willowbrook U18 Volleyball Club (Houston, Texas) and its run to a second-place finish at the 2012 USA Volleyball National Championships.
Daniels, the daughter of Darin and Sheila, will look to major in Sports Medicine during her time as a Golden Eagle.