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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • UMC signs Eden Prairie middle hitter

  • Erin Schwarz, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter, was an All-Lake Conference pick in 2012 for the Eagles and helped guide her squad to a 2011 Class AAA State Championship.
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  • U of M, Crookston Head Volleyball Coach Lee Anderson has announced the signing of Erin Schwarz of Eden Prairie, Minn., to a National Letter of Intent to begin playing for the Golden Eagle volleyball team beginning in the fall of 2013.
     
    All signees are contingent upon admission to UMC and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
     
    Schwarz is a 5-foot-11 middle hitter who competed at Eden Prairie High School. She was an All-Lake Conference pick in 2012 for the Eagles. Schwarz helped guide her squad to a 2011 Class AAA State Championship. In 2012, she helped the Eagles again advance to the state championship game where they fell to Lakeville North High School. Eden Prairie finished the 2012 campaign with a 28-5 overall mark. Schwarz was named her high school's Most Improved Player at the conclusion of the 2012 season. In addition to competing for her high school, she also competes for the Northern Lights Volleyball Club and helped the team to a second place finish in the 17's division at the 2012 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championship.
     
    “Erin is a phenomenal athlete with a lot of potential to be an impact player throughout her career,” Anderson said. “We are thrilled she has decided to pursue her academic and athletic goals at UMC.”
     
    Schwarz was born Oct. 4, 1994. She is the daughter of Myrna and Joe Schwarz. Schwarz intends to major in education at UMC.

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