Beth Stumpf became the first CJ student-athlete of the 2014-15 school year to sign a National Letter of Intent after agreeing to join the volleyball program at Slippery Rock University (Pa.) during the early signing period on Nov. 14.
The outside hitter intends to study education at Slippery Rock, located about 40 miles east of Youngstown, Ohio, where she will receive partial athletic grants. The school's NCAA Division II volleyball program competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
Eagles head coach Megan Smith, in her second year at CJ, called Stumpf one of the most "versatile" players she has ever coached. "I could call a shot, and she could turn around and go hit it. That's very hard to find."
A four-year varsity letterwinner, Stumpf led the team with 55 aces in 22 games during her senior campaign. This season she recorded 353 assists, 192 kills, 34 blocks and 257 digs. She is a two-time recipient of Greater Catholic League (GCL) First Team honors and First Team all district honors.
JJHuddle.com named Beth the Player of the Week for her performance in a Sept. 16 game against league rival Roger Bacon.
CJ varsity volleyball finished the 2014 season with an 11-10 overall record.