Volleyball Adds Four to 2014 Class

BREVARD, N.C.- Brevard College volleyball coach Kelly Burdeau is excited to announce that Whitney DeMoss, Kindle Kirkham, Kristen Rathburn, and Taylor VanReenen have signed their National Letters of Intent to play volleyball for the Tornados next season.

DeMoss, a 5’11” outside hitter, will join BC after an All-Mountain Athletic Conference selection as a senior at Enka High School last year. The Candler, N.C. native was also an All-Conference basketball player for the Sugar Jets, and will play basketball for the Tornados as well.

"We’re thrilled to have Whitney join our program; she’s a versatile and dynamic player,” said Burdeau.  “She can hit from anywhere across the net with the ability to score."

Kirkham comes to Brevard as an outside hitter from Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado. There the Sheridan, Wyoming was named All-Region IX last season and earned a spot on the Region IX All-Tournament Team. Off the court, Kirkham was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

"We look forward to Kindle joining our team; she brings knowledge, maturity and experience,” said Burdeau. “Her drive and hard work will be great additions to our program."

Rathburn, a defensive specialist from West Bloomfield, Michigan, was a Scholar Athlete in volleyball all at Groves High School. Off the court, she was an Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa Society, and the recipient of the Simper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence.

"We are excited to have Kristen join our volleyball program.  Kristen brings quality character as an overall person with the passion for the game.  The lefty is a talented defensive specialist and has a very high ceiling of potential."

VanReenen was Team Captain, Team MVP and an All-Conference selection as a senior at North Buncombe High School last year. Off the court, the setter and defensive specialist was an Honor Roll student, a Junior Marshal, an NC Scholar and a member of the Beta Club and CTE Honor Society. 

The Weaverville, N.C. native also enjoyed an illustrious career on the softball field for the Black Hawks, receiving nods as All-Conference, All-District and All-State as a senior. VanReenen also served as a Team Captain and was named Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.

"Taylor is a multi-sport athlete that will bring both setting and defensive skills to the Tornados.  She brings great passion for the game and confidence on the court, and we’re enthusiastic for her to be joining the program."

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