April 25, 2013

Mirinda.JPGSANTA 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.

Marinda Killeen, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has inked her commitment to play for the Lady Mustangs in the fall of 2013.

Killeen, who is set to graduate from Horizon High School in May, boasts an impressive career consisting of first-team and second-team All-State honors, first-team All-Division 1 honors, first-team All-I Section I kudos, and 2010 and 2012 state champions during her three-year varsity career.

In her senior season as a captain with the Huskies, Killeen played 123 sets, notched 22 attack kills, chipped in 636 assists (averaging 5.2 assists per game), tallied 50 serving aces, and produced 223 digs as the team’s starting setter.

Commenting on why she chose The Master’s College, Killeen stated, “I really enjoyed the Christian atmosphere here at TMC. I first visited TMC a few weeks ago and I was surprised about the size of the campus, but I started to see how everyone seemed to know each other and fell in love with the place! I’m excited to be a Mustang!”

Off the court, Killen plans to major in Kinesiology and Physical Education with hopes of a pursuing a career as a physical therapist.

Mustang head coach Blanken assessed Killeen’s signing by saying, “After seeing Marinda play, she climbed to the top of our list and we felt that she could aid our team with both her intellect, spiritual maturity, and athleticism. We’re excited to have her on our team and I’m personally excited to see how she will grow over time.”

Coach Blanken looks to slot Killeen as a setter 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.

To learn more about the Lady Mustangs’ volleyball team, click here.