Old Fort’s Kelly Miller signed a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at NCAA Division II Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Kelly Miller, a senior at Old Fort High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Walsh University in North Canton, OH, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. A 6’2” middle hitter, Miller was recruited by Cavaliers coach Erin Foster. “She was so awesome,” Miller said of Coach Foster. “The team is real close, like a family, and that’s what I wanted. I really like the school and it’s a great fit for me both academically and athletically.”
Walsh is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and finished 2012 with a 11-15 record overall and 8-10 in the league.
Kelly’s senior season with the Stockaders was cut short when she suffered a broken foot during a pre-season practice. During her junior year, she was named MAL Honorable Mention and led the Stockaders with 259 kills. Involved in club volleyball since the fifth grade, she plays on the 17 National team for Oiler Attack in Findlay.
In addition to being a stand-out volleyball player, Kelly excels in the classroom with a 4.0 grade point average and a post-secondary student at Terra Community College. She is also involved in many activities including National Honor Society, student council, softball and school plays and musicals. Kelly has also been named Student of the Quarter and recognized with the Fremont Memorial Hospital Leadership Award.
Lauren Trumpler, a senior at Hopewell-Loudon High School, signed her National Letter of Intent on Sunday, November 18th at Waldo Pepper’s in Findlay, OH in front of a gathering of her high school and travel ball coaches, family and friends. Trumpler, a 4-year starter at short stop for the Lady Chieftains and a member of the FAST Wizards Softball program, will continue her softball career at NCAA Division II University of Findlay in Findlay, OH in the fall of 2013.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to continue to play softball locally so that my family can share in this experience with me. The University of Findlay is a great school and I feel like it was a good fit for me academically”, said Trumpler who plans to major in Actuary Sciences.
Trumpler earned 1st team MAL honors, 1st team All NW District and 1st team All-Ohio in 2012 while earning the Silver Slugger award with a batting average of .570 and team MVP. She holds the school record for season batting average (.570), slugging percentage (1.19), hits in a season (45/79) and home runs in a season (9).
“Coach Ammons has been very interested in me for some time, and I feel like I will fit in well with the team since I have played with or against many of the girls at some point. I am joining a team that already has talented players, so I hope to continue to work hard and make an impact.”
Photo: front L to R: parents Monica and Greg Trumpler, Lauren Trumpler, parents Dee Dee and Rocky Brickner
North Baltimore’s Amanda Hotaling signed a letter-of-intent to pole vault for NCAA Division I University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.
North Baltimore’s Emily Stewart signed to play softball at NCAA Division II University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
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