Girls volleyball: Crown Point’s Alyssa Kvarta commits to East Tennessee State
By Ryan Haskell Post-Tribune correspondent September 23, 2013 11:12PM
Crown Point's Alyssa Kvarta gets a shot over Chesterton's Katie Urycki during sectional plaly at Valparaiso High School Thursday evening. | Jeffrey D. Nicholls~Sun-Times Media
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Crown Point volleyball standout Alyssa Kvarta enjoys country music and loves the mountains in Tennessee.
So it was a no brainer when she verbally committed to East Tennessee over this past weekend.
Kvarta, who has guided the Bulldogs to a 13-5 overall record, has recorded 366 assists, 111 digs, 85 kills and 24 aces through 18 matches this season.
Kvarta said Eastern Tennessee State was love at first sight.
As soon as I went there on my first visit, I loved the scenery,” the junior setter said. “I don’t want to be somewhere cold and Tennessee is beautiful. I also love country music.”
She loves the thought that she has a good chance to play her freshman season too.
The Bucs are 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic Sun Conference
They are coached by Lindsey Devins, who is in her 11th season as the head coach of the ETSU volleyball program; she has compiled 173 wins and directed the Buccaneers to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.
“I’m really hoping to play freshman year,” she said. “I love the coach over there. I love her coaching style. She’s not one to yell a lot but she knows how to get her point across.”
Kvarta is the seventh volleyball player in the past four years at Crown Point to obtain an athletic scholarship to play college volleyball.