NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central High School senior Hunter Hewitt signed a letter of intent with the Crowley's Ridge College volleyball team of Paragould, Ark., Tuesday.
CRC head coach Cindy Henry said she expects that the middle hitter can make a big impact for the Lady Pioneers.
" Hunter has the strengths that we need on the team," Henry said. "She can play middle extremely well which will give us more options for our offense."
Hewitt said she was glad to find a college program that would be a good fit. "I'm looking forward to all of it," Hunter said. "I enjoy volleyball and am very excited for the opportunity to play in college."
Members of Hewitt's family, coaches, and school officials took part in the signing at NMCCHS. New Madrid Athletic Director Rand Amick said that Hewitt has "all the tools" to be a successful player in college. Hewitt's high school head coach Brad Kolwyck commented on her "volleyball savvy."
"Her volleyball knowledge will be her biggest attribute," Kolwyck said.
CRC, a four-year, private college , competes in Division I of the National Christian College Athletic Association. The CRC volleyball team has qualified two straight years for the NCCAA Central Region post-season tournament.