The Montreat College Volleyball program is proud to announce the first signing for 2012. Linsey Mirtsching, a 5'11" setter from Texas will join the Cavaliers in the fall.
Linsey is the daughter of Derron and Sherry Mirtsching and has two siblings, a brother Cameron (20) and a sister Christiana (12). Mirtsching has played volleyball since the second grade and has played club for seven years. She currently plays for Austin Juniors Volleyball Club, a powerhouse club, known nationally for its competitive teams and high level training. Linsey comes from St. Michael's Catholic Academy in Austin, where she accumulated a 3.34 GPA and played volleyball for four years under head coach Dylan Faulkner. Mirtsching's team was TAPPS 5A Regional Champions in 2009 and TAPPS 5A Area Champions 2010.
"Montreat is me," Mirtsching said. "I didn't expect to find a place as special as my high school in Austin. With Montreat, I really feel as if I have found the place that is a school version of me. There is the faith life that is very open, the size that is just right, and the rugged, outdoors element with the mountains. It still amazes me how many of my favorite things can be a part of one special place. I am looking forward to growing and improving in all aspects of life under Coach Moo and becoming part of a different type of family."
Coach Mooberry said of Linsey, "I had the opportunity to get to know Linsey over camp this summer and was just very impressed by her. She told me a bit of her story of transitioning between schools, what she enjoys (she's multi-faceted, enjoying everything from baking to hunting), and about her family. I think she will represent the program well in the classroom, off the court, and on the court. I love that she desires to be challenged in all aspects of her life. On the court, as a 5'11" setter and coming from a solid club like Austin Juniors, I expect her to contribute right away. She's a very positive person on the court; she was encouraging, excited, and added positive momentum to the court. I love that!"