Diserens to continue her volleyball career

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NORTH ZULCH — North Zulch High School graduate Robin Diserens will continue her volleyball career in the collegiate ranks this coming fall.

She will attend Trinity Valley Community College in Athens where she will play libero, a defensive specialist position.

“I feel very excited to play volleyball at the college level,” said Diserens. “I’m really looking forward to playing with my new team.”

The Cardinals of Trinity Community College posted an impressive record of 23-8 in 2016. They defeated Blinn College in the opening round of the NJCAA Tournament at Lee College in Baytown last November. They fell to San Jacinto Central and Tyler Junior College the following day to conclude their season.

Diserens enters Trinity with a lot of athletic experience beyond the volleyball court. She also played basketball and softball for the Bulldogs. In 2015, she was named All-State volleyball player and softball pitcher of the year as well as the defensive player of the year for basketball. She was named first team all-district for softball and volleyball in 2016-17. She helped the Bulldogs reach the volleyball state tournament for the first time in the history of North Zulch High School.

“This speaks for future North Zulch players,” said Diserens. “This means that just because you’re from a small, 1A school doesn’t mean it can stop you from achieving your goals to play sports after high school.”

The Cardinals’ season will begin at Wharton County Junior College on August 23. Their first home game will take place on Sept. 11 against Temple College. Nine of their scheduled 20 games will take place at Trinity Valley Community College and the rest on the road.

“Playing sports in college will give me the experience of traveling to different places and meeting new people,” said Diserens. “I’m ready for that opportunity.”

Contact Campbell Atkins at campbell.atkins@madisonvillemeteor.com.

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