JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2014) – ETSU volleyball head coach Lindsey Devine and her staff announced the signing of four Buccaneers during last month’s early signing period on Tuesday.
With the Bucs graduating six seniors this season, this signing class features two middle blockers, an outside hitter and a setter.
“With the departure of six seniors, it was important to find players who wanted to come in and compete from day one,” said coach Devine. “This group, along with others who will be joining us in the fall, will be an impact class. Our returning players will teach and push this group of newcomers to uphold the level of expectation and the culture of the ETSU volleyball program.”
Alyssa Kvarta – 5-8 – Setter – Crown Point, Ind. (Crown Point High School)
Coach Devine on Kvarta…
“Alyssa is a multi-talented setter. I think many people are fooled by her 5-8 frame, but since Alyssa is extremely athletic, she will attack and block. She possesses a competitive edge that separates her from many players. Alyssa is the complete package that a coach wants in a setter.”
AJ Lux – 5-10 – Outside Hitter – Shelbyville, Ind. (Roncalli High School)
Coach Devine on Lux…
“AJ is a very physical and confident player. She comes from a great club team (Team Indiana), while having strong skills and is rock-solid when it comes to dealing with pressure. She plays with a lot of fire and heat, which is something I really value in an outside hitter.”
Mariah McPartland – 6-2 – Middle Blocker – Boone, Iowa (Boone High)
Coach Devine on McPartland…
“Mariah is an extremely coachable player. She works very hard across the net, so she finds ways to score in open gaps. She possesses such positive energy and an athletic presence, which mirrors the type of players who have come before her into this program. I’m excited to see the impact she will make over her four years at ETSU.”
Braedyn Tutton – 6-0 – Middle Blocker – Courtice, Ontario, Canada (Sinclair Secondary School)
Coach Devine on Tutton…
“Braedyn is a very gifted athlete. She is explosive and has an excellent understanding of eye sequencing when it comes to blocking. Braedyn’s passion and competitiveness makes her such a threat across the net. I already have a deep respect for Braedyn, because she strives to frustrate and outwork her opponents.”
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