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Volleyball Welcomes Four New Faces

Volleyball Welcomes Four New Faces

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Head coach Amy Bomar of the Converse Volleyball team welcomes the addition of four talented freshmen for the upcoming season. Three of the four rookies are from the Palmetto State while the other hails from the Peach State. Each freshmen was asked a pair of questions upon signing with the Valkyries and their answers follow.

"We couldn't be happier with this incoming freshman class," said assistant coach Erin Courtenay. "All four of them possess the qualities and abilities that we need in order to be successful. Not only are they successful on the court, but off it as well. We can't wait to see what these new Valkyries accomplish both in the classroom and in the gym."

 

Bailey Millwood- Millwood attended Broome High School, just miles away from campus. During her time with the Centurions Bailey was named Varsity Volleyball's Best Offensive Player in 2017, while also earning the Spartanburg Touchdown/Tip-Off Club's Scholar Athlete of the Week in her senior campaign.

Why are you looking forward to Converse?

I'm looking forward to Converse because this is the first time in my life that I have had complete control over my life and my future, and that is very freeing.

Why did you choose Converse?

I chose Converse because of all the opportunities it offers that allow me to further explore and craft myself and my future as a member of this society. Also, it's close to home so I'll never be too far from my family and pets.

 

Kelsey Elliott- Elliott completed her high school career at Boiling Springs, High School. While with the Bulldogs she eclipsed the 1,000 digs mark, compiling 1,043 during her career. Elliott also established a remarkable 96.6% career serving percentage and was named Defensive Player of the Year her junior and senior years as well as an All-Region nod her final year for BSHS.

Why are you looking forward to Converse?

I'm looking forward to Converse because I really enjoy everyone on the team. They all really care about winning and are super competitive when it comes to the game of volleyball and I really look forward to having that energy on the court with them.

Why did you decide to come to Converse?

I decided Converse not only because of the great volleyball program but because this school is close to home and has a great education program.

 

Liz Yohe- Yohe played her high school career at Summerville High School in the lower state of South Carolina. Liz was a catalyst for the Green Wave, earning All-Region honors from 2014-17. After being named to the 2016 SC High School Sports Report Players to Watch List, Yohe earned All-State at the conclusion of the season. She led SHS in kills, digs, and serve receive efficiency all four years as a varsity member.

Why are you looking forward to Converse?

I can't wait to play with girls and for a coach who loves the game I love. It's very exciting to begin the academic journey towards my future career. I am in Spartanburg often for volleyball so it already feels like my second home.

 

Why did you decide to go to Converse?

I love the Spartanburg area. The campus of Converse College is exactly what I was looking for. Converse has all of the areas of study that I am interested in. The volleyball team and coaching staff made me feel welcome from the first time I came to Converse for volleyball camp and every time I have visited since.  I can't wait to wear the purple and gold on the court.

 

Morgan Pearson – Pearson hails from Richmond Hill, Ga. where she attended Calvary Day School. During her high school playing days she helped lead CDS to the NCISAA State Championship from 2015-17 and was named to the Second Team All-Region in 2017.

Why are you looking forward to Converse?

I'm looking forward to Converse because I'm excited about our team this year and I love the area and the atmosphere of the school.

Why did you choose Converse?

I chose Converse because everyone I talked to here made me feel wanted and I felt comfortable. I love the campus and the biology program is good here as well.