Winter signs letter of intent to play Bluefield Volleyball
Votaw inks 2012 high school captain from Amelia for next season's squad
Sports Information Department BC
May 7, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Bluefield, Virginia- The Bluefield College women’s volleyball team is pleased to announce the signing of Hannah Winter, who will play this Fall for the Lady Rams.
Winter signed her letter of intent to play for Coach Votaw and the Lady Rams on April 26th, 2012 at Bluefield College.
Winter , a 5-foot-9 hitter from Amelia, Virginia, was chosen as the team captain of her James River home school volleyball team her junior and senior year. Hannah, daughter of Kyle and Dee Winter, was the tournament MVP her junior year at the Saber Classic, made the All Tournament team at the Oriole Classic her senior year and was chosen on the All American Home School team as a junior. Hanna was looking forward to another successful senior year, but it was cut short as she torn her ACL half way through her season. She has since fully recovered and is ready to contribute to the Lady Rams in the Fall.
"I’m so excited to have Hannah in our program. She is an incredibly gifted person and volleyball player",” said Bluefield College coach Brian Votaw, who is entering his second season as the head coach at Bluefield.
"“Hannah is just the type of player that fits in well here at Bluefield. I believe her potential, commitment and dedication is limitless."
"Hannah is a player who is confident in her abilities yet is open to being challenged to go beyond them. I am even more impressed with her commitment to the Lord and her solid Christian witness. Despite being homeschooled she has gained much experience playing volleyball by joining a home school volleyball team and playing club volleyball for MAVC. I look forward to having Hannah in the program and anticipate her progress and improvement to be rapid," expressed Coach Votaw.
Along with playing volleyball and maintaining a 3.86 GPA, Hannah is also involved with a praise and worship band, coaches youth soccer, and teaches physical education through the u-turn sports performance academy’s home school program.
"I chose Bluefield College because it is a Christian college with a growing volleyball program.” said Winter of her college choice.
Bluefield College is gearing up to join the MID-SOUTH conference of the NAIA beginning next Fall. Votaw's first recruiting class will be the class of 2012.