Volleyball Unveils Class of 2016
April 24, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Five student-athletes will be joining the Lafayette volleyball program for the 2012 season, as announced today by head coach Terri Dadio Campbell '92. The Class of 2016 consists of four student-athletes from Pennsylvania and one from New Jersey.
"These five young women all bring outstanding athletic and academic credentials to our College and our team," Campbell said. "They will make an immediate impact as we look to take the next step in elevating our program."
A two-time Express-Times Player of the Year, Brianne Giangiobbe recently finished a four-year career at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa. Also a two-time First Team Lehigh Valley Conference All-Star and First Team All-Area honoree, the 5-10 outside hitter ranked eighth nationally and led all of Pennsylvania in hitting percentage in 2011 as reported by Maxpreps. She also competed in multiple relay, throwing and jumping events in track and field. Giangiobbe is an honor roll student and a recipient of Freedom's Outstanding Community Service Award.
Sarah Moult, a 5-10 outside hitter from West Lawn, Pa., played scholastically for three seasons at Holy Name High School, which became Berks Catholic High School prior to her senior year. A two-time First Team All-Berks County and All-State talent, Moult finished her career with more than 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs and holds the program record of 220 career service aces. She was a key member of two PIAA State Championship teams as well as another club that advanced to the state final. Also a four-year letterwinner in basketball, Moult has earned First Honors in every semester of her high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a mentor at Thomas Ford Elementary School. She intends to major in psychology.
Lauren Pisauro, a two-time Courier Times Player of the Year, is a 5-9 defensive specialist from Washington Crossing, Pa. A three-year letterwinner at Pennsbury High School, Pisauro earned All-State honors in 2011 and was named First Team All-District in both her junior and senior seasons. She led her team in kills, digs and service aces in her senior campaign en route to earning Suburban One League Player of the Year honors and landing a spot on the Pennsylvania Fab 50 Team. Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball and a soccer goalkeeper, Pisauro is a member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and her local soup kitchen. She plans to study economics at Lafayette.
A 5-9 setter and right-side hitter from Madison, N.J., Zinta Putenis lettered for three seasons at Madison High School, leading her team to a conference championship in all three undefeated campaigns. Putenis, the program's all-time leader in assists, also guided the Dodgers to a state sectional crown in 2010. A National Honor Society member, Putenis is also a peer tutor at Madison. She is the cousin of former Lafayette volleyball standout Katrina Racibarskas '11.
Leslie Tintle comes to College Hill from nearby Bethlehem Catholic High School, where she earned a pair of Lehigh Valley Conference All-Star Honorable Mentions and a 2010 Lehigh Valley All-Area distinction. As senior captain of the Golden Hawks, the 5-10 right-side hitter led her team to a District XI 2A second-place finish. Tintle, who intends to study psychology or art at Lafayette, was recognized as a scholar-athlete and is a member of the National and French Honor Societies. She is Vice President of the French Club at Bethlehem Catholic and is a volunteer with the Special Olympics.
These five student-athletes will join 12 returning Leopards from 2011. Lafayette won 10 matches last season - doubling its win total from the previous campaign - and claimed the 2011 Friar Classic Championship. The Leopards also led the Patriot League with 12 student-athletes earning Academic Honor Roll status.