By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Intern
(October 4, 2013) – Loudoun County High School senior Kelsey Anderson committed to continue her volleyball career at NCAA Division II Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia starting in 2014-2015.
“I love how close [Shepherd] is to home and that I can come see my family whenever I have a chance,” said Anderson who will play defensive specialist for the Rams. “It is in a small town that reminds me of Leesburg and overlooks the Potomac River.”
Shepherd is currently sitting at 6-6 this season with a 2-0 Mountain East Conference record. The Rams are averaging more than 15 digs per set in 2013.
“I plan on using my speed and agility to help Shepherd’s defense,” said the 5-foot-6 Anderson. “On the court, I am fast and a good defender. I am a great team player and love to get fired up.”
Getting pumped up is something she watched her role model and big brother, Michael Anderson, do all throughout his Raider career.
“Growing up he was always into competitive sports and this made me want to be competitive too,” the Leesburg native said. “Seeing him go off to college this year and being able to play basketball at the collegiate level has made me aspire to do the same.”
This season Anderson has helped lead the Raiders to an 11-0 start including a sweep of perennial powerhouse Stone Bridge last week.
“Like every other year at Loudoun County, the volleyball program strives for a state championship,” Anderson said. “My expectations for this year are no different. My team and I hope to accomplish this through hard work, team work and practice.”
Already with two state championships under her belt, Anderson looks to be pushing the Raiders right back to where she started.
“I hope to end my senior year the way I ended my freshman year, with a state championship.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings.Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete.