Friday, April 24, 2009

Lady Pioneer Signings

Rossview’s Evans Becomes a Vol State Lady Pioneer

Rossview High School and Westmoreland native Heather Evans today signed her national letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Volunteer State Community College. The 5’11” senior post player averaged 12.7 points and seven rebounds per game this season and was named to The Leaf Chronicle All-Area 1st Team. This was her second season being selected to the team.

“We feel Heather has an opportunity to be an impact player for us as a freshman,” said Lady Pioneer head coach Jason Montgomery. “She uses her body well and has great touch around the rim. This combined with her strong work ethic should let her develop into a productive collegiate player.”

Heather joins a Vol State team coming off a record breaking season that saw the team finish 27-4 and capture the TCCAA Western Division title for only the third time. In addition, the team finished as conference runner-up and ranked 15th in the nation in the final NJCAA poll.

Vol State Signs White House Heritage’s Chelsea Hannah

White House Heritage star and 2009 Robertson County girl’s basketball player of the year Chelsea Hannah became the newest member of the Volunteer State Community College women’s basketball program this week. The senior guard who averaged 16 points per game was joined by her family as she signed her letter of commitment with Vol State head coach Jason Montgomery.

Hannah brings a wealth of experience from a successful prep career with her to Vol State. The 5’8” guard amassed over 1700 career points during her career and was named an All-District selection all four years during her high school career and in 2009 was named her team’s MVP.

“We feel Chelsea has the skill set to be a very solid collegiate player,” said Montgomery. “She possesses good size, can attack the basket or shoot the three pointer, making her very difficult to defend.” Hannah will join with eight returning letter winners of last season’s 27-3 team that finished TCCAA Western Division Champions and TCCAA / Region VII Runner-up.

The combination of a solid returning group and a good recruiting class has Montgomery very optimistic about next season. “Obviously with what we have here now we are not satisfied with our results from last year and can’t wait to go to work with the team we have now,” he said.

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