Five Polk State sophomore volleyball players plan to continue their athletic and academic careers at four-year universities.
The student-athletes and the schools to which they have committed:
- Zoemy Barreto: Columbus State University (Georgia, NCAA Division II).
- Laina Blanton: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida, NCAA Division II).
- Suheily Colon: Union University (Tennessee, NCAA Division II).
- Elisabeth Piroli: Wayland Baptist University (Texas, NAIA).
- Dayanna Teixeira: Columbus State University (Georgia, NCAA Division II)
"This is the first year that we've had so many players move onto the NCAA level, and it's something that they earned themselves over the past two years," said Head Coach German Del Valle.
"There's not a group of kids with a better work ethic than them. We are very proud of them."
Sophomore Alejandra Robles plans to stay at Polk State to pursue her nursing degree.