Lakota East senior setter Hannah Berling verbally committed to continue her volleyball career at Tusculum College and Lakota West junior guard Monty Boykins received a scholarship offer to play basketball at Kennesaw State.
According to Lakota East head coach Casie Garland, Berling’s decision was “strongly based on her interest in majoring in journalism and the overall atmosphere of Tusculum,” which is a Division II school in Greenville, Tenn.
“Hannah is a very experienced and hardworking volleyball player,” Garland said. “She is a strong leader both on and off the court and Tusculum is very lucky to have her. I believe she will be able to make an immediate impact on the program and will have a tremendous amount of success at the collegiate level.”
Berling’s teammates Hannah Sigala (Morehead State), Ali Lake (Ohio) and Ashley Evans (Purdue) have also recently committed to play in college.
Meanwhile, Boykins added an offer from Kennesaw State after a representative from the university attended practice this Wednesday morning. A representative from James Madison, which already has an offer extended to Boykins, was also at Wednesday’s practice, according to Lakota West head coach Sean Van Winkle.
Boykins, who averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season, also has offers from Mid-American Conference schools Toledo and Miami.