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Lady Flames Add Corson as Spring Signee

May 13, 2013
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Kate Corson has signed a national letter of intent to join the Liberty volleyball team beginning with the 2013-14 academic year.

The Liberty volleyball team has announced that Kate Corson has signed a national letter of intent to attend Liberty and play volleyball, beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

Corson, a 5-7 libero/outside hitter from Gloucester, Va., was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Christchurch School. She was named VISSA All-State first team during each of her last three seasons at Christchurch. A three-time first team all-conference selection, Corson was voted the Virginia Commonwealth Conference (VCC) Player of the Year and VCC Tournament MVP in both her junior and senior seasons.

"Kate is a great addition to our 2013 roster," said Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Shane Pinder. "She is a very skilled serve receive passer and defender, with good range of motion. Her competitive drive, athleticism and desire to win will only make our team better. We are really excited to have her in our program."

As a two-year team captain, she led the Lady Seahorses to a pair of VCC regular-season titles and one conference tournament championship. She totaled 953 kills during her varsity career. Corson also gained club volleyball experience with U-Turn Sports Performance Academy at both the U16 and U18 level. She played basketball and soccer in high school as well.

"Kate is a coach's dream athlete. She is extremely athletic, hardworking and humble," said Karen Byrd, head volleyball coach at Christchurch School. "As a standout player for Christchurch, she always put her teammates first.  Liberty's volleyball program is a great fit for Kate as it will push her to reach her full potential as a player. Kate is like a bright light when she walks on the court and I look forward to watching her shine as a Lady Flame." 

While at Liberty, Corson plans to pursue a biology/pre-med major, with the goal of entering the medical field.