CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston volleyball program has announced that Emily Schultz, a middle and right side hitter, will join the program beginning with the 2010 season.
An accomplished player, Schultz earned four varsity letters during a high school career that has included All-State honors in 2009 and a Georgia Senior All-Star selection. In 2007 she led her team to the Georgia State 4A Final Four before following that with a runner-up finish in the 3A Georgia State Tournament.
"Emily is a great addition to our 2010 roster" said head coach Jason Kepner. "She brings us some size and depth with the ability to play both middle and right side hitter. Coming from the the A5 club team, she has received top of the line training and has played against the highest level of competition. Off the court she is a tremendous student and has an exceptional personality that will fit in well with our current team".
An All-Area choice in 2008 and 2009, she posted one of her finest seasons this past year as she was named Area 3-AAA Player of the Year, Team Most Valuable Offensive Player and served as a team captain throughout the campaign.
Schultz has continued to hone her volleyball skills over the course of her high school career as she has been a member of the Power Teams Tsunami club team for the past four years. Last season, she helped lead the club to a fifth place finish at the AAU Championships.
Based out of Atlanta, Ga., the program will be the first from that city to train internationally in Puerto Rico, affording Schultz an excellent opportunity to prepare herself for the collegiate volleyball.
In addition to her volleyball exploits, she also earned a pair of varsity letters in the high jump and was a State qualifier, earning a Top-10 finish in 2008.
Schultz becomes the third player to commit to the College of Charleston for the 2010 campaign as she joins Madelyn McGinnis and Emily Neideffer, both of whom signed in November of last year.