Two East volleyball players agree to play in college

May 23, 2012 at 12:23 a.m.

One always knows there is a collegiate announcement at Victoria East when a gaggle of girls whip out their smartphones to chronicle the moment.

This new age tradition continued Wednesday afternoon when volleyball co-captains Hannah Jaschke and Bianca Trevino announced where they would continue their athletic careers.

More than a half dozen teammates snapped pictures on their phones when Trevino signed an offer from Harding University, and her teammate announced she would play volleyball at Victoria College this fall.

In some way family ties influenced the decision of both girls. Jaschke wanted to remain close to home, while Trevino's older sister, Nikita, previously played for the Division II school in Searcy, Ark.

Trevino remembers playing volleyball in her backyard with her sister, who is nine years her senior, and developing a love for the game. She stressed her club coaches Keith Huskey, Milton Koller and Joel Goodwin encouraged her to continue in the sport she has loved since elementary school.

"I was very excited to have the opportunity to play volleyball somewhere," Trevino said. "I can't wait to go play there. I know my team. They are a great group of girls and I am excited for the next four years there."

Though the future beckons for both, their years at Victoria East were hard to let go.

East volleyball coach Jamye Pauley said the entire class of 2012 was a cornerstone for the future. They provided the expectations and the other girls wanted to follow their lead.

"Bianca came in and dug balls that no one would have ever thought she could get to," Pauley said. "She reads (the game) so amazingly well. Then you have Hannah who runs the court. She is the quarterback of our volleyball team. I am so sad for them to leave on the court, but off the court they have offered a sense of family."

The Titans were so sisterly, Amber Howell even double clutched, as she took pictures on Pauley's iPhone while the coach took pictures with her departing seniors. Then again, it's proof of just how close the program has become the last two years.

Jaschke thanked her father Steven and Pauley for molding her into the young woman, and volleyball player that would be attractive to Victoria College volleyball coach Josh Moore.

"There is a difference between a team and a family," Jaschke said. "We couldn't wait to get to practice. Bianca and I aren't ready to go. We still practice with them."



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