ALBANY-Vanessa Volpe graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a bachelor's degree in the Science in Childhood Education with a 3.31 GPA. She was the manager of the volleyball team from her freshman to her junior year. In her senior year, she was put onto the active roster and was a defensive specialist. Volpe, a 2001 M-W graduate, was on the Crusaders' Section 9 Championship team and she was named a sectional all-star. She is the daughter of Joseph Volpe of Monroe and Mary Santantonio of Chester.