NewsBedford Volleyball Standout Signs with Lady Cougars
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s volleyball team has signed an important recruit for the 2005 season with the addition of Lindsey Anderson.
Anderson, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter/setter from Bedford, Ohio, has decided to further her education and continue her volleyball career at MVNU. As a senior at Trinity High School, she compiled 184 kills, 135 blocks, 138 digs, and 47 aces as she was named to the All-North Coast League and All-District II Teams as well as being selected to the Senior All-Star Game and receiving the Wendy’s Heisman Athletic Award. A four-year letterwinner, Anderson also set a school record with 480 assists for an average of 9.06 assists per game as a junior in 2003 when she was named to the All-NCL and All-District II Teams.
"We have known Lindsey for many years, and what we know we really like,” said MVNU head coach Paul Swanson, who has coached Anderson’s older sister, Bethany, for the past four years with the Lady Cougars. "She is a great person, an excellent athlete, an outstanding student, and a committed Christian. She has lots of potential, and I think she will flourish in many ways with our team.”
"We look for Lindsey to play mainly an outside hitter or right-side hitter position, but she is a very versatile player and may even help us in the area of setting,” Swanson added. "Our team is very excited to add a high quality person like Lindsey.”
In addition to playing volleyball, Anderson is a two-time All-Ohioan in the 4-x-400 meter relay as a member of Trinity’s track and field team that posted conference and regional titles in 2003 and 2004 and finished third at the 2003 state track meet. Anderson is also a member of National Honor Society and a Ministry Mentor.
"I always knew I wanted to attend a Christian university, and MVNU is that and so much more,” said Anderson of her college choice. "I am excited to be a part of the volleyball team because of the family-like atmosphere Coach Swanson and the players have created. I am also eager to experience all the mission possibilities that MVNU has to offer both locally and globally.”
MVNU posted a 34-14 overall record in 2004 and finished the year ranked 21st in the final NAIA national poll. The Lady Cougars also posted an 11-5 mark in the highly competitive American Mideast Conference South Division, won the AMC Tournament, and finished as the NAIA Region IX Tournament runner-up.