|Bartsch Inks With ASU|
|Jaguar Volleyball adds international signee|
|Web Posted 8/2/10|
Ga. - Augusta State head volleyball coach Sharon Bonaventure announced Monday the signing of Lisa Bartsch to the Jaguar Volleyball program.
A 5-7 setter from Leverkusen, Germany, Bartsch was part of a squad that finished in second place at the German National Championships in both 2008 and 2009. She helped lead her team to four straight Regional Championships from 2006-2009 in the highest amateur league in Germany.
Bartsch, who will enroll as a freshman at ASU for the Fall, 2010, semester, will have four years of eligibility.
“Lisa will be our first international player that we’ve brought into the program,” said Bonaventure. “I can’t wait to see what our three setters -- Ashley Zappitell, Mary Beth Ingram and Lisa -- will bring to the program and how they will lead our team offensively. Meredith (Berce, a sophomore outside hitter for the Jaguars in 2010) actually knows some German after spending several years there. I will rely on her if some translation is needed.”
The Jaguars return four starters and eight letterwinners from their 2009 squad that racked up 22 victories -- the second-most in school history -- and registered the second-best turnaround in a single season in the 25-year history of the program.