May 3, 2019
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Kamea Nash, an outside hitter from Sunlake High School in Lutz, Fla., has committed to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Maryville College.
Nash, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter, played for Brian Gonzales at Sunlake High School. This four-year starter helped the squad to a pair of district championships and a state final four appearance in 2018. Her club squad qualified for three junior nationals. This three-time all-conference performer was a team captain during her final pair of high school seasons. As a senior, Kamea deposited 149 kills in 79 sets played. She tallied 52 service aces while also returning 190 defensive digs.
"We see great things in Kamea!" Maryville College Head Coach Kandis Schram said. "She is a very dynamic and energetic player. Kamea's attacking and ball control will be a great addition to our offense."
Kamea is the daughter of Mayli and Kelsey Nash.
Kamea joins a storied volleyball program in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Maryville College Head Volleyball Coach Kandis Schram, beginning her 34th season in the fall, is presently ranked second within the NCAA Division III among active career volleyball coaching victories with 764 wins in 33 seasons. She is ranked seventh all-time in career coaching victories within the division. Her teams have earned nine Great South Conference titles, two USA South regular-season crowns, and a pair of USA South tournament championships while claiming a dozen bids to the NCAA post-season tournament.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,154.