CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head volleyball coach Jamie Leventry has announced the hiring of Aimee Petrides as the team's new assistant coach. Petrides spent the past two years as an assistant volleyball coach and assistant athletic trainer at Frostburg State University, where she previously played four years of collegiate volleyball.
As a volunteer assistant coach during her time as an athletic trainer at Frostburg, Petrides aided in running practices, worked specifically with the team's hitters, and assisted in recruiting prospective student-athletes. She also spent three seasons as the head 17U and 16U coach for Frostburg Volleyball Club and has worked several volleyball camps. In addition to being a certified athletic trainer, she is also an American Red Cross certified lifeguard.
Petrides was an outstanding overall student-athlete during her playing days for the Bobcats. She was Frostburg's 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and was named the school's 2015-16 Scholar Athlete of the Year. A five-time Dean's List qualifier, she earned a Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Academic Award during each of her four years. She served as a team captain and was named her team's Most Valuable Player in 2014. She was also a member of Frostburg's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) all four years, serving as Vice President of Community Service and, later, as President. In addition, she served on Frostburg's President's Leadership Circle, a select group of student leaders who worked with the university's president to discuss community improvements and lead on-campus events.
Petrides graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Athletic Training from Frostburg State in May 2016 and went on to earn an M. Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business/Sports Administration, Health, and Physical Education) from the school two years later.
The Washington College volleyball team will open its 2018 season August 31st and September 1st at the DeSales Invitational. The Shorewomen turned in a 17-11 record last year, their fourth winning record in Leventry's five seasons as head coach.