RUTHERFORD, N.J. – High-school senior Kristen Keller (Reading, Pa./Schuykill Valley) has signed an athletics financial aid agreement to continue her women's volleyball career at Felician College, Felician director of athletics Ben "J.R." DiNallo announced today.
Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons tied for fourth place in the CACC North Division in 2013, and earned the program's first league playoff berth in six years. Felician's first serve of the 2014 campaign will come on Sept. 6, when it hosts a tri-match with Queens (N.Y.) College and Le Moyne College.
Keller, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter, was a two-time BCIAA All-Division honoree for Schuykill Valley High of Leesport, Pa. She also played at the club level for Nook 18 Elite, based in Manheim, Pa. At Felician, she helps replace the size void left by graduating seniors Alexa Scrivanich, a 6-foot middle, and 5-foot-11 outside Olivia Emerson.
Keller has also signed a national letter of intent to join Felician's women's bowling team, which will be a first-year program in 2014-15. She won the 2014 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District III bowling title.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,200 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.