ATLANTA – The Georgia State sand volleyball team inked four signees in the fall signing period. Sarah Agnew, Jessica Fourspring, Delaney Rohan, and Natalie Wilson will join the Panthers during the 2013-14 season.
Agnew, a native of Coppell, Texas, joins the Panthers after a standout career at Coppell High School. She is a member of the 692 Beach Volleyball club team where she was invited to the 2012 High Performance National Beach Camp and Championships. She won the 2012 USA Beach Qualifier and earned a silver medal at the USAV U-18 Beach National Championship.
"Sarah (Agnew) is a seasoned sand volleyball player who will add speed and athleticism to our roster," said assistant coach Beth Van Fleet. "She uses each rep in practice and each point in competition to continually adjust and grow as an athlete. Look for her to emerge as a leader both on and off the court, due to her versatile nature, work ethic and determination."
Fourspring comes to GSU from Greer, S.C., and Riverside High School. She is a member of the Club South sand volleyball team where she helped the club to a 17-1 record and a 2012 Daytona Beach tournament championship. She was named to the 2012 Battle of the Beach All-Star team and was named one of the Best of the Beach in 2012. While playing indoor volleyball at Riverside High School she earned two All-Region selections and two team MVP awards.
"Jessica (Fourspring) is an athlete who brings height and perseverance to our squad," said Van Fleet. "Her passion to improve and excel in the sand has led her around the Southeast in search of training and competition. She's a quick learner who thrives in pressure situations."
Rohan is a native of Brooklyn Park, Minn. where she was a standout indoor volleyball player at Totino-Grace High School. As an indoor volleyball player she earned three All-Conference selections and holds the school record in aces with 172. She is also a member of the Minnesota Select club team. In the sand she has had a stellar career with back-to-back first place finishes at the USAV Junior Hawkeye Open, and a first place finish at the 2012 AAU Florida Open. She also placed second at the 2012 CBVA Junior Manhattan Open.
"Rohan will bring a high sand IQ along with ball
handling skills to our team.She competes at the junior and adult
level year round in the sand and has improved tremendously over the last
year. A student of the game, she's capable of playing any role or
position," said Van Fleet
Plymouth Minn., native Wilson was has had a strong career at Wayzata High School where she earned two All-Conference honors to go with an All-Area and several All-Tournament selections. She helped lead Wayzata to a second place finish at state competition in 2010. She was also a member of the Minnesota Select club team where she finished fifth at the 2011 AAU Nationals.
"Natalie Wilson grew up with a sand court in her backyard that is covered in snow for a large part of the year. She absolutely loves this game and her passion shines through in competition. She establishes her presence on the court with her consistent demeanor and ability to explode out of the sand," said Van Fleet.
The Panthers open up the season Saturday March 9 in the first day of the two-day Ron Jon Surf Shop Beach-n-Boards Festival on the sands of Cocoa Beach, Fla. GSU joins Stetson, Jacksonville, College of Charleston, and future Sun Belt rival Louisiana-Monroe in the event.