New Zealand’s Nicky Pio commits to Polk State volleyball

Nicky Pio celebrates with her mother after signing letter of intent to attend Polk State.
Nicky Pio celebrates with her mother after signing letter of intent to attend Polk State.

Nicky Pio of Christchurch, New Zealand, has committed to attending Polk State College and playing volleyball in August 2016. 

"I picked Polk State because I connected well with the coaches and with the players who contacted me," said Pio. 

"The vibe that Head Coach German Del Valle and Assistant Coach Ashley Hass gave made me feel at ease, so I knew that I would feel at home when I'm over there. 

"I love the volleyball history of the school, and I think that I fit well into the program. I'm so excited to come to Polk, and I can't wait. " 

A graduate of Burnside High School, where she played volleyball, Pio captained the New Zealand under-21 women's team that competed in Thailand in September. 

She also played on New Zealand women's teams that played in Tahiti in 2015, Vanuatu in 2014, and the United States in 2013.

Aug 22
Women's Volleyball 6:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Titan Field House Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 25
Women's Volleyball 3:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Melbourne, FL
Tri-Match @ Eastern Florida State College Melbourne, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 12:00 PM
vs. Miami Dade College
@ East Coast Invitational
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 26
Women's Volleyball 2:30 PM
at Indian River State College
East Coast Invitational Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Aug 29
Women's Volleyball 6:00 PM
at Hillsborough Community College
Dale Mabry Campus (4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd) Tampa, Fla.
Sep 01
Women's Volleyball 1:00 PM
Wharton County Junior College
San Jacinto Labor Day Tournament Pasadena, Texas
CONF ALL
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 2-6 7-13
Hillsborough Community College 7-1 34-6
St. Petersburg College 3-5 12-8
Polk State College 6-2 24-12
South Florida State College 2-6 4-21

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