Head Coach Votaw signs 2nd volleyball recruit of 2013 class
2013 Defensive Specialist joins the Lady Rams Volleyball program
Sports Information Department BC
October 18, 2012
BOONE, North Carolina. -- The Bluefield College women’s volleyball team has signed another top high school prospect in 2013 graduate Ashlyn VanDyke. (Signing Day Video)
VanDyke who originally visited Bluefield College in April of last year, committed verbally to Coach Votaw in May of 2012. VanDyke made it official when she signed her letter of intent to play for Coach Votaw and the Lady Rams on Oct. 4th, 2012 at her high school.
VanDyke, a 5-foot-2 ds/libero from Boone, North Carolina, a 3 year letter winner was crucial member of Watauga’s run to the state final four last year and is the starting libero for this year’s team also. Ashlyn is currently leading her conference in digs per set with a 5.4 average which also places her in the top 25 in the state. She has played 4 years of club volleyball with the most recent year having played for Club Synergy. Ashlyn, daughter of William and Sharon VanDyke, is a member of the National Honor Society, has received her academic letter athlete award, the lamp of knowledge and various other academic awards. She also maintains a 4.0 GPA.
"I am so excited to have Ashlyn in our program. She has steadily improved throughout the past year and has developed into one of the best defenders in the area. She has a passion for the game and her communication on the court is unparalleled,” said Coach Brian Votaw who signed his 2nd commitment for 2013. “Ashlyn has done a great job this season playing the libero position for Watauga High School and has led them to many victories. To be able to add another solid defender to add the talented class of 2012 of hitters is a real blessing. We are excited that Ashlyn is joining the Lady Rams volleyball program.
Votaw who is recruiting his second class (2013) since taking over the BC program went onto say, "Ashlyn has an incredible faith in God and a warm spirit and will fit in well with the players we have returning in 2013."
"Ashlyn has prepared herself well by playing at an outstanding high school program at Watauga High School while being coached by Chris Hagaman. I look forward to her contribution to our team," expressed Coach Votaw. When asked why Vandyke committed to Bluefield College she stated that "I chose Bluefield College because the atmosphere was great and it was a Christian school and just the right size for me. It really felt like home."