Tampa, Fla. – Glenville State College is happy to announce Lauren Wheatley as the latest addition to the Pioneers volleyball program. Wheatley was a standout performer at T.R. Robinson High School where she played under head coach Christen Garcia. Wheatley was a three year starter at Robinson where she played the position of middle hitter.
As a senior, Wheatley played a key role in the Robinson volleyball team winning its third straight district title also earning the team’s first Regional Championship and State Semi-Final berth since 1978. The Knights finished 6-0 in division 5A district 9 play.
“It was the 3rd District championship for Lauren and our senior class, who also won as sophomores,” Coach Garcia said. “Their leadership has been essential to our success.” Robinson ended up finishing the regular season with a 14-14 overall record. Lauren enjoyed a strong senior year as she tallied 177 kills, 46 blocks, 20 digs and 40 aces. Lauren was named as the Robinson Offensive Player of the Year and received an All-County Team honorable mention.