Jay McGhee '18 is headed to Endicott College to play volleyball. The three-year Varsity letterman for the Friars shared, "I chose Endicott because I wanted to experience a different part of the country. I've always had my eyes set on Boston and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life there."
He went on to say, "What stood out to me most about Endicott's volleyball program was the head coach. He really took the time to get to know me over my two visits and was very genuine with everything he said to me."
McGhee was a 2017 All-Trinity League selection for the Friars finishing with the 3rd most career blocks in school history (153) and the 3rd most blocks in a season (90).
Coach Matt Marrujo said, "Jay has been a vital part of our team the last three seasons and has grown immensely both as a volleyball player and a leader. We are extremely proud of him for accomplishing his goal of playing college volleyball and look forward to watching his career progress. "
McGhee, who plans to study Business at Endicott, played club volleyball for Huntington Beach in the offseason and rowed for Long Beach Junior Crew. He is also a talented pianist.
With his commitment, McGhee becomes the 3rd volleyball player from the Class of 2018 to sign to play college volleyball joining Daniel De La Rosa and Robert Valerio who are both headed to Aquinas College.
In closing McGhee shared, "I just want to say thank you to my parents for supporting and pushing me throughout my four years as a volleyball player. They have sacrificed so much to help me get to where I am today." He continued, "I would also like to thank my coaches Matt Marrujo and Rory Prager for developing me and giving me the tools I needed to be successful on the court. They have not only made me a better volleyball player, but a better leader."
Servite wishes Jay the best of luck as he takes the next steps in his academic and athletic career.