@White=[C] Walker to play for Lady Lions
by By SARALYN NORKUS, Sports Writer
Feb 10, 2013 | 346 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Walker Valley senior defensive specialist Eryn Walker will be continuing her volleyball career at the collegiate level.

On Friday, Walker signed with Bryan College and made her dreams of playing volleyball in college become a reality.

“I’m very excited and I’m looking forward to the next four years of college at Bryan. I just think it’s a great Christian school and I think it’s a great match for me,” commented Walker.

Walker transferred to Walker Valley as a sophomore and put up some great numbers in her junior and senior years.

During her junior year as a Lady Mustang, Walker had 173 digs and 111 service receptions. Her senior year was even more impressive with 249 digs and 216 service receptions.

“She’s a really hard worker so she’ll go in and give 110 percent all the time. I’m really proud of her and excited that she came to Walker Valley first and is getting a chance to go to Bryan College,” Walker Valley head coach Judy Pruett said.

Bryan head coach Dave Shumaker feels that Walker has all the qualities that will make her an excellent addition to the Lady Lions.

“She’s a great passer as a defensive specialist. She has what we’re looking for, she’s aggressive, and she gets after the ball. She’s actually very good at attacking the ball from the backcourt so that’s something that we really like in our back row players.” Shumaker explained. “She’s a serious student, she’s a great volleyball player and she really fits with the program.”

According to Shumaker, this past season was a rather historic one as the Lady Lions qualified for the NAIA national tournament for the first time ever.

“The plan is to try to get back and try to break into the top 25 NAIA in the nation, that’s the goal.”

Walker hopes to assist the Lady Lions with by bringing her hard work ethic to the Bryan court.

“(I’ll help by) Working hard everyday and just going for the ball and diving for the ball every chance I get.”