Women's Volleyball

Lady Knights Team Roster

Kennedy Cooper

  • Number: #1
  • Position: DS/L
  • Height: 5’4"
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Houston, TX

 

Kennedy Williams

  • Number: #2
  • Position: OH
  • Height: 5’7"
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Port Allen, LA

 

Destinee Cain

  • Number: #3
  • Position: MH/RH
  • Height: 5’10"
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

 

Taikeidra Joseph

  • Number: #4
  • Position: OH
  • Height: 5’9
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

 

Tamar Henry

  • Number: #5
  • Position: DS/L
  • Height: 5’3
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA

 

Keimonie Kendrick

  • Number: #6
  • Position: RH/OH
  • Height: 5’9
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

 

Makaya Taylor

  • Number: #7
  • Position: DS/S
  • Height: 5’0
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA

 

Jai Scott

  • Number: #8
  • Position: DS
  • Height: 5’7"
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Houston, TX

 

Jourdan Williams

  • Number: #9
  • Position: DS
  • Height: 5’5
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA

 

Dominique Kassim

  • Number: #10
  • Position: MH
  • Height: 5’10
  • Class: Junior
  • Hometown: Houston, TX

 

Briuanne Nelson

  • Number: #11
  • Position: DS
  • Height: 5’6
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA

 

Kaitlyn Burrell

  • Number: #12
  • Position: S
  • Height: 5’4"
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Lafayette, LA

 

Royanee Narcisse

  • Number: #14
  • Position: RH/MH
  • Height: 5’9
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Lafayette, LA

 

Ivoryelle Edwards

  • Number: #15
  • Position: RH
  • Height: 5’10
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

 

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Zipporah Washington

Zipporah Washington

5th Season

A native of New Orleans, Coach Washington graduated from Edna Karr Senior High School with All-District, MVP, and All-State awards. Then she attended and graduated from Southern University at New Orleans (2015) with a degree in Computer Information Systems. During her time on the SUNO Volleyball Team, she was the University’s first Volleyball All-American, Player of the Year (2013), 3-time All-Conference, 3-time All-Tournament, and was named to the All-Region/State Team. She served as an assistant coach in the 2014 season, before taking over as head coach in 2015.

 

Volunteer Coaches:

Naomi Washington & Eric Poree

 

Team Manager:

Bre’on Jones

TEAM HISTORY

FIRST MATCH

August 29, 2009 vs. Judson College (SUNO lost 3-2)

FIRST WIN

October 17, 2009 vs. Judson College (3-0)

FIRST CONFERENCE WIN

September 7, 2010 vs. Xavier University of Louisiana (3-2)

COACHES

1972-1974 | Roger Hornsby: 36-60
1974-1989 | Cirilo Manego: 175-230
1989-1991 | James Butler: 10-52
1991-2006 | Earl Hill: 252-175
2006-2007 | Marco Borne: 12-14
2007-2008 | James Rowley: 5-20
2008 -2010| Dale Valdery: 67-72
2009-2010 | Wendy Magee: (1-18)
2010-2015 | Naomi Washington (70-48)
2015-present | Zipporah Washington (7-5)

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Bernard Griffith

CHANCELLOR

Lisa Mims-Devezin, Ph.D.

FIRST ROSTER

Ashley Cagle, Outside Hitter, Argo, AL
LaNika “Niki” Collins, Setter, Baton Rouge, LA
Blake DeLarge, Libero, New Orleans, LA
Tashawna Hampton, Outside Hitter, Pasadena, CA
Ashley Harding, Outside Hitter, Pensacola, FL
Shatoria Nelson, Libero, Denver, CO
Kiarra Sims, Outside Hitter, Baton Rouge, LA
Brittany Thomas, Libero, New Orleans, LA
Zipporah Washington, Outside Hitter, New Orleans, LA
De’Joire Matthews, Team Manager, New Orleans, LA

GCAC ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS

2010 | Wyneika Anderson
2010 | Veronica Azubuike (Freshman of the Year)
2010 | Gabrielle Carter
2011 | Christal Hollins
2011 | Zipporah Washington
2012 | Christal Hollins
2012 | Zipporah Washington
2012 | Stephanie Buhl
2012 | Jana Reingaham (Freshman of the Year)
2013 | Stephanie Buhl
2013 | Christal Kay Hollins
2013 | Delores Tyler (Freshman of the Year)
2013 | Zipporah Washington (Player of the Year)
2014 | Stephanie Buhl
2014 | Christal Kay Hollins
2014 | Jana Reininghaus
2014 | Ana Privrat
2014 | Milica Golubovic
GCAC Coach of the Year
2013 | Naomi Washington

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