Oregon Tech Volleyball Signs Trio
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech head volleyball coach Jason Corwin announced recently that three players signed Letters of Intent and will join the Owls beginning this fall.
The trio includes Joelle Swanson (Grants Pass, Ore.), Aida Cardona (Marysville, Wash.) and Allison Cook (Granite Bay, Calif.).
Swanson, a 6-0 middle hitter, competed at Hidden Valley High School earning all-conference honors in both volleyball and track and field. The four-time Skyline District champion in the javelin, was also a two-time all-conference selection in volleyball earning First Team All-Tournament accolades at the 4A State Championship. Swanson will also compete on the track and field team next spring.
“Joelle is the versatile athlete we were hoping to bring into the program,” said Corwin. “We like her energy and passion for competition and are very excited to be adding Joelle to our volleyball team.”
Joelle is the daughter of Jim and Debbie Swanson and will major in pre-medical imaging technology beginning this fall.
Allison Cook joins Oregon Tech after competing at Granite Bay High School.
Cook, a 6-1 middle hitter, played both volleyball and basketball at Granite Bay High School earning the volleyball team MVP award last season.
“Allison is a converted basketball player to the sport of volleyball,” mentioned Corwin. “Her athleticism, work ethic and competitive drive will ensure her ability to contribute on the volleyball court at a very high level and we are looking forward to watching her impact in our program.”
Allison is the daughter of Steve and Patti Cook and will major in medical imaging technology this fall.
Cardona, a Marysville-Pilchuck High School graduate, most recently competed at Skagit Valley College and will transfer to OIT as a sophomore. The 5-8 outside hitter was a Wesco North Division HM selection in 2009 and earned second team NWAACC North All-Star honors in 2010.
Aida Cardona transfers to Oregon Tech after a year at Skagit Valley College.
“Aida brings a lot of energy and an impressive vertical jump to our program.” explained Corwin. “She can swing from both pins, has a very good topspin serve and we are looking forward to the positive impact Aida will add to our volleyball team.”
Aida is the daughter of Willie and Jocelyn Cardona and will major in software engineering at OIT this fall.
Oregon Tech opens the 2011 campaign with four matches at the Southern Oregon University Tournament beginning on Thursday, August 19th. Oregon Tech will compete in nine road matches before opening at home in a non-conference match versus Simpson University on Monday, August 29th at 3 p.m.
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