April 26, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Coming on the heels of its most successful season in program history, The Master’s College volleyball team has had a busy off-season by signing talent that anticipates continuing last year’s success.
Allison Child, a native of Shingle Springs, California, has inked her commitment to play for the Lady Mustangs in the fall of 2013.
Child, a senior, three-year varsity middle blocker at St. Francis High School, brings an extensive portfolio of experience that includes being apart of three Delta River League champions, two CIF-Sac Joaquin sectional champions, NorCal Champions and state runner-ups in 2012.
As a senior when Child led the Wolves to a 19-3-0 season, she played 107 sets, had 173 attack kills, a .332 hitting percentage, four solo blocks, 66 total blocks, and 60 digs.
Commenting why she chose The Master’s College, Child stated “I chose TMC because of the small, Christian environment it provides, and the dedicated professors that invest so much into the students.”
Child further commented about her choice of higher education by saying, “I’m excited about playing volleyball at the collegiate level, being apart of TMC’s tight community, and getting to study Environmental Biology, a topic I’m very passionate about.”
Head coach Bobby Blanken elaborated on Child’s commitment to the Lady Mustangs by stating, “We knew for a while that we needed to recruit a middle blocker and Allison was at the top of our list. I asked numerous sets of parents about Allison, and everyone was very complimentary of her character. I’m thrilled to have her character qualities and athleticism on our team next season.”
Coach Blanken looks to slot Child as a middle blocker in 2013.
TMC went 27-8 in 2012, finishing 10-4 and in third place in the GSAC. For the first time ever, the Lady Mustangs qualified for the NAIA National Tournament, making it as far as the first round of single-elimination play before being ousted by Oklahoma Baptist.
Blanken and his staff now looks to August where they will write another chapter in TMC Volleyball history.
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