Feb. 5, 1998
USC Women’s Volleyball Signs Pair of Top Prep Middle Blockers
LOS ANGELES — Middle blockers Jennifer Pahl (Linfield High, Temecula, Calif.) and Chantae Weathers (Holmes High, San Antonio, Texas) have signed letters of intent with USC, women’s volleyball coach Lisa Love announced today.
“Both Jennifer and Chantae will help continue the rich tradition that we’ve had at the middle blocker position at USC,” Love said. “Jennifer is particularly quick. She has great athleticism, jumps extremely well and has a very fast arm swing. She is in line with the speed our middle blockers have had here in recent years.”
“Chantae is fast, has quickness and hits a heavy ball. She will be a dominant middle blocker and is destined to turn some heads on the West Coast. Her potential is unlimited.”
The 6-1 Pahl was the 1997 CIF Division V Co-Player of the Year and earned All-CIF Division V-AA first team and All-Christian League first team honors from 1995-97. Pahl, a 1997 All-Riverside County first team pick, was also the 1997 MVP in the Christian League and earned Valley Co-MVP honors as well. In addition, she was a 3-year Linfield MVP. Pahl is also a standout in softball. She earned CIF Division V-AA and All-Christian League first team honors in 1996 and 1997 as a centerfielder and leadoff hitter and is still starting as a senior.
The 6-3 Weathers, a member of the USA Volleyball Youth National Team in 1997 where she was a teammate of current Trojan freshman Kashi Cormier, earned All-District and All-City first team honors as a senior in 1997. A selection this year for the Texas state all-star game, Weathers was an All-District second team selection as a junior in 1996 and a 2-time tournament MVP in 1997. Weathers competed in the high jump as a sophomore and jumped 5 feet, 2 inches at the Texas Relays. She has also played center on the Holmes basketball team for 4 years.