EHS senior Sarah Shelton commits to play volleyball at UNH

first_img Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School senior Sarah Shelton has committed to play volleyball for the University of New Hampshire next fall.The 6-foot-1 outside hitter is just the second volleyball player from Maine to sign a national letter of intent to play for a Division I college, and the only player to do so in the last decade. Ashley Marble, a standout at Woodland High School, played for the University of Maine in the early 2000s.Shelton was named the 2014 Maine Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year and is playing on the Maine Juniors 18 Gold National team as a captain.“I’ve been privileged to be able to coach Sarah,” Maine Juniors 18 Gold head coach Andy Pohl said. “She is one of the hardest working athletes I’ve coached with a commitment to the team that exceeds all expectations.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe top volleyball talent in the state comprises the club, which travels both regionally and nationally between November and June. This season, the team will travel to Atlanta and Orlando.The Maine Juniors Club is located in the Greater Portland area and holds practice twice a week. For the past two years, Shelton has been commuting two hours each way for practice.“The level of commitment to the sport that Sarah and her parents have shown is incredible,” Pohl said. “Sarah has been given an opportunity that many in Maine can only dream of. Her hard work has paid off.”Off the volleyball court, Shelton also maintains a 3.65 grade point average and is in the top 10 percent of her class. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016center_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img

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