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By Carl Holcomb
East Hardy senior Shannon Hahn signed her letter of intent to extend her volleyball career at Glenville State College this past Wednesday.
Hahn led the Lady Cougars to their first Class A state volleyball championship in school history this Fall and collegiate programs around the state took notice of her talent.
Hahn was very poised at the service line during the state tournament and showed great determination in her attacks and sets in addition to providing encouragement to her teammates.
“The reason we recruited Shannon is because she is a kind natured, hard-working, competitive natured, positive mindset kind of student-athlete,” Glenville State College Volleyball head coach James Mercer stated.
[private] “She strikes me as an experienced athlete ready to take on the tough challenges ahead of her.”
Coach Mercer is aware of Shannon’s recovery from a knee injury and is optimistic for her future progress.
“As she rehabs and makes the adjustment to Division 2 NCAA ball, I imagine that her growth will be continually progressive. She seems ready to take on the challenge and we can’t wait to see how much she grows. She has the type of character that welcomes this, which is all to the good.”
Hahn was impressed by the athletic facilities and the friendliness of the Pioneers volleyball coaching staff and players in addition to the quality of the criminal justice program.
Hahn plans to major in criminal justice, but is considering making it a minor and seeking a degree in business.
“I like the Waco Center the best and that is one of the main reasons why I decided to go there,” Hahn remarked.
“I really like the criminal justice program there and all the girls and the coaches I met were super nice. They made me really want to go there more than anywhere else. The coach was really nice and taught me a lot of things in the couple hours I was with him. All of the girls I met were super friendly and they all looked athletic which was intimidating and exciting at the same time. I’m really excited, because there are some athletes that went to Glenville before for East Hardy, but nobody recent. I am hoping to make a name for East Hardy at college. I’m leaning towards criminal justice, but I might go into business and minor in criminal justice. I haven’t figured it out yet.”
Shannon’s EHHS volleyball coaches were her aunt and uncle Marsha and Chris Hahn who are very proud of her accomplishments and will miss her leadership.
“We’re very proud of the hard work that Shannon’s put in to get her in a position where she could extend her career and play college volleyball,” East Hardy Volleyball assistant coach Chris Hahn noted.
“We’re going to miss her leadership skills,” East Hardy Volleyball head coach Marsha Hahn concluded. [/private]