Nov 30th, 2009 @ 11:25 pm | Author: VCSU Sports Information
Head women's volleyball coach Craig Case is pleased to announce the signing of Beth Jochim from Griggs County High School. The Cooperstown, North Dakota native is the daughter of Mary Jo and Jay Grover. 'Beth is a perfect fit athletically for our systems and what we try to do on the court. I couldn't be happier signing a setter of her caliber for our program,' commented Case.

As a senior the 5'6' setter led the Griggs County Cougars to a conference championship and the regional championship game falling one set short of reaching the state tourney. Beth's athletic play helped the Cougars to their best overall record in recent seasons, 12-0 conference record, and the Cougar volleyball single season high in assists. Jochim's career is equally as distinguished as her senior year where she spent four years as the starting setter. In her four seasons she received all-district three times and holds GCC's career record for total assists. 'I've always been impressed with her ability to make tough plays look easy,' Commented Case. 'She's a threat for the defense to defend all over the court. She knows how to attack well as well as how to get hitters into one-on-one situations,' concluded Case.

GCC's varsity volleyball coach Mary Jo Grover is going to miss Beth's presence in her program, 'I have had the privilege of coaching Beth these past years. She has always had a love for volleyball and has learned very quickly. Beth is a player that I could count on to get the job done and her decisions on the court were made to benefit the team.'

'We as a coaching staff love so much of what Beth does. We feel very good about her being able to make the transition to the college game,' commented Case. Coach Grover agreed by stating, 'The college volleyball the game is a lot faster. Her quickness on the court will make that transition easier for her. She is a strong leader, never gives up, and is always aggressive.'

When asked about attending VCSU Beth commented the school was a right size and close to home. She continued by saying, 'It is small enough where you don't get overwhelmed and the teachers seem to care about you.'

[image2]'It's hard to overstate Beth's athleticism and skills. She's a physical player on the court, she's a varsity basketball player, she holds six school records in track, and seems to be involved in everything at her high school,' stated Case. 'Players like that always seem to make programs better and we expect Beth to come in and make a significant impact on our program on and off the court.'

Beth is the first signee of the 2010 recruiting class for the Vikings. 'We're very excited about Beth choosing to come to VCSU. She's a great player to start in building our recruiting class,' concluded Case.