Trojan Volleyball Signs International Athletes
The Colby Community College Volleyball Team recently announced the signing of two international athletes for the 2014 season. These athletes, in addition to returning opposite attacker Adrianna Sosnowska from Elblag, Poland, complete the Lady Trojan’s international roster.
Rebekah Pearce is a 6’0” outside hitter from Queensland, Australia. She was a member of the Gladstone State High School Team, earning consecutive Sportswoman of the Year awards in her junior and senior year. She won gold and bronze medals while competing with her state team, Central Queensland. Pearce also gained valuable experience working with the Australian National Junior Squad and Trans-Tasman teams.
Pearce plans to study nursing at CCC.
Laura Hillebrand, a 6’0” middle blocker, is a native of Eschwege, Germany. Her eight years of volleyball experience have taken her from youth teams to the state champion women’s team with which she currently competes. Hillebrand returns to the United States after living as a foreign exchange student in Ohio and playing volleyball at the local high school where she earned the Golden Bear Award along with the Scholar-Athlete Award from the Ohio Capital Conference.
Hillebrand plans to major in chemistry.