PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- University of Maryland Eastern Shore head volleyball coach Trevor Callarman began to fill out his staff with the appointment of Evann Slaughter as a volunteer assistant.
“Evann has made a great connection with the players in a short time here.” Callarman said. “She will be a huge asset, thanks to her experience and energy. Her atmosphere lights up a gym and she is a perfect fit for our culture.”
Slaughter originally hails from Maryland, competing for Oxon Hill High School in Prince George’s County. For college she went up to Long Island, where she was a standout middle blocker for Stony Brook University. Over four seasons, Slaughter was named the 2010 America East Rookie of the Year and earned a pair of First Team All-Conference selections.
“I’m excited to join the team, start fresh with a new coach and win a championship here.” Slaughter said. “I learned how to be a team player in my career, and the knowledge I gained professionally will be great for the Hawks. I can translate a lot because I see things from both a coach and player perspective.”
Her career at Stony Brook ended with 1,024 kills and 354 blocks. On Nov. 14, 2014, she became the 10th player for the Seawolves to register 1,000 kills. Four years after graduation, her block total ranks third in team history, with kills ranked 10th.
During her tenure, the Seawolves had a winning record in conference and an America East championship appearance in 2011.
After Slaughter’s college career ended she played professionally for two seasons with SCU Emlichheim in Germany. In her final year as a pro, she was awarded eight match MVP recognitions.
While volunteering with the Hawks, Slaughter will pursue a doctorate in physical therapy at Maryland Eastern Shore.