Hope Demel
Hope  Demel

RS Junior

Elgin, Ill.

High School:





BIG EAST Names 169 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2013-14 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.


St. John's Volleyball Wins Spring Tournament At Fordham

Red Storm went 5-1 in six sets played against Hofstra, Stony Brook, Fordham.


St. John's Picked To Finish Fifth In BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll

Sophomore Karin Palgutova selected to preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.


2014 Intro Video

Check out the 2014 St. John's volleyball intro video, which debuted in Carnesecca Arena during the Kaiser Classic on Friday, Sept. 12!


2014 Season Preview

The 2014 St. John's volleyball season begins on Friday, Aug. 29, with the Bryant Invitational in Smithfield, R.I. The home opener is on Monday, Sept. 1 against St. Peter's in Taffner Field House (Rec side). The Carnesecca Arena opener is on Friday, Sept. 12 against Dartmouth.


2013 Intro Video

2013 Intro Video

As A Redshirt Junior (2016): Played in nine sets across six matches, making one start … finished second on the squad with 51 assists and averaged 5.67 assists per set … recorded five digs, two kills, two blocks and one service ace on the season.

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2015): Played in nine sets across six matches … recorded 23 assists averaging 2.56 assists per set … picked up nine digs averaging 1.00 digs per set.

As A Redshirt Freshman (2014):
Played in 18 sets across 12 matches, including one start ... finished third on the squad in assists (63) and second in assists per set (3.50)...registered three career-highs at Georgetown (Oct. 19) with 35 assists, 10 digs and three service aces.

As A Freshman (2013): A redshirt season.

At Elgin: A four-year letterwinner and two-year captain of the Maroons ... unanimous All-Conference selection in 2012 ... named to the 2012 Courier News All-Area First Team ... 2012 News-Gazette All-State honorable mention ... 2012 Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee, receiving a $1000 scholarship in the process ... named Academic All-Conference in 2011 and 2012 ... AP Scholar with honors ... four-year member of Elgin High School honor roll ... member of the Gifted and Talented Academy Program ... National Honor Society member ... Spanish National Honor Society member ... juror and lead juror on Elgin Peer Jury ... played club volleyball for Fusion, Rolling Thunder, and Fusion South for one year each.

Off the Court: Majoring in communications ... lists hanging out with her teammates, working out, watching movies and shopping as her hobbies ... lists her parents as the most influential people in her athletic career ... chose St. John's because of the community, its communications program, and all the resources the city has to offer ... ate cheese fries before every home match in high school, which she refers to as "probably the worst pre-game ritual ever" ... listens to a special pump-up playlist before every match ... favorite TV show is "Sherlock" ... favorite athlete at St. John's is Deniz Mutlugil because she is "one of the most welcoming people I have met and she works so hard!" ... daughter of Andrea and Mark ... has two younger siblings: Hannah and Walker.


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