Heywood Rounds out Viking Volleyball Recruiting Class
Jul 5th, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Author: VCSU Sports Information
Women's Volleyball Coach Craig Case announced the signing of Sabrina Heywood. The Rouleau, Saskatchewan native is the daughter of Wray and Lorraine Heywood. 'We're incredibly pleased with Sabrina's decision to join our program. She's a very talented and athletic player and she's going to be a natural fit in our program,' stated Case.
The 2007 graduate of Rouleau High School was a standout on the volleyball team and also competed in the nationally competitive volleyball club the Regina Radz. While in high school Heywood was recognized as the athlete and student of the year in 2006.
Sabrina also provided sound leadership and exemplary play throughout her prep career. According to high school coach Dean Miezianko, 'She has been instrumental in the success of our school team making the provincial championships three years in a row.' Miezianko added, 'She finished her career by being named captain of our school team and leading the team to a silver medal performance at the provincial championships this year. This is the highest placing by any girls volleyball team in school history.'
Academics and athletics played a major role in Sabrina's decision to join the Vikings. Heywood commented, 'I think it is a very intimate campus with friendly students and staff who are very willing to help. The teachers seem dedicated to education and the students dedicated to learning.' She also added, 'I chose VCSU because I feel that I would be able to excel there in both academics as well as athletics. The smaller campus size is also very welcoming and seems to be somewhere that I will be able to easily adapt.'
Coach Case concluded, 'Sabrina gives us incredible depth, versatility, and talent in our already rich recruiting class. To have a player of her size, with her athleticism, and to be as skilled as she is coming in next fall is a great step in the evolution of our volleyball program here at VCSU. I expect her to have an immediate impact on our program on and off the court.'