Stephanie Samedy is a strong student with a 3.8 unweighted/4.5 weighted gpa. She is the #5 rated volleyball player in the entire country as rated by PrepVolleyball and truly epitomizes what it means to be a Knight! She is also a member of the Under 20 USA Junior National Team. A scary athlete who jump touches 10-8, Samedy has size, strength and great versatility. Late to volleyball, she’s taken to the game so quickly that she’s won a club national championship and competed for the USA Youth and Junior National Teams the past two summers. Samedy is primarily a six-rotation right side attacker but can side out from the left or right, and perhaps her most impressive swing is terminating a front 1. She’s a go-to hitter but a “go-away from” blocker. She is so strong and so athletic that attackers do not dare to challenge her. Samedy can dig and she serves up a booming jump-spin or effective jump-float. A hard working player who is classy and a leader, Samedy is driven to be an Olympian one day. Next year, at Minnesota, where she has committed, she will start training with former National Team head coach Hugh McCutcheon in pursuit of that goal.