April 3, 2019

Ohio State Adds a Pair to 2019 Roster



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cecilia Rocafort and Jenaisya Moore will join the Ohio State women’s volleyball program for the 2019 campaign. They are the latest additions to the 2019 class, which includes Gabby Gonzales, Reilly MacNeill, Kylie Murr and Mac Podraza.

Rocafort is making her way to Columbus from San Juan, P.R., where she is a four-year starter at Academia Maria Reina. The setter is a two-time captain and most valuable player. She led the Blue Bees to Puerto Rican High School Championships in her freshman and sophomore years. She also helped the 16U squad to a Girls Junior National Championship in 2018. Rocafort finished fifth at the NORCECA Tournament in Mexico as a member of the Puerto Rico 20U National Team. She also lettered in basketball, swimming and track and led the basketball team to four PRHSAA championships. Rocafort comes from an athletic family, her father played men’s volleyball at MIT while her mother was a swimmer at American University. Her sister, Katerina, is currently on the women’s volleyball team at Michigan.

Coach Carlston on Cecilia: “We met Cecilia at the perfect time. A strong setter with international experience, she has played at the highest level on her national team. She has a soft-spoken confidence that comes from her knowledge of volleyball. Even at her young age, she sees elements of the game many do not.”

The 2018 All-Met Player of the Year, Moore is a four-year letterwinner at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. The outside hitter helped the Jaguars to four straight Maryland Class 4A State Championships as a team captain. She is a three-time Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year and 2017 Junior Class Player of the Year. Moore spent five years with the Metro Volleyball Club of D.C. She was named to the 2017 Mizuno SPVB National Junior Classic All-Tournament Team and finished third at the 2018 Girls Junior Nationals. Sports run in the family as her father was a member of the football team at North Carolina A&T and her mother played volleyball at Norfolk State.

Coach Carlston on Jenaisya: “Jenaisya is one of the best athletes we have ever had in our Buckeye family. All she does is win and she plays the game with incredible poise and maturity. She is a six-rotation player who can pass and play defense at an elite level. I certainly feel she will make an impact right away. We are all excited to get Jenaisya and her teammates to Columbus and inside the Covelli Center.”