Three Blinn College volleyball players sign with four-year universities

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Three Blinn College volleyball players have signed letters of intent with four-year universities to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Shelby Sheets (San Antonio) signed with Stephen F. Austin State University, Roxanne Morris (Goliad) signed with Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and Samantha Boatman (Houston) signed with Sam Houston State University.

“I am extremely proud of these girls and it was an honor to coach them,” said Terry Gamble, Blinn head coach. “They are extremely deserving of playing at the next level and I cannot say enough good things about what they did for our program this year as leaders. Not only do they bring strong skill sets onto the court, I am happy with what they did in the classroom and the community.”

Sheets, a sophomore outside hitter, earned first-team NJCAA Division I All-America and second-team AVCA Two-Year College All-America honors after leading the nation in total kills and kills per set during the 2018 season.

Sheets was also named the Region XIV All-Conference Volleyball Player of the Year after leading the NJCAA with 843 total kills and 6.34 kills per set to help the Buccaneers to a conference championship. Sheets broke the Blinn record for kills in a season and was named NJCAA Division I Volleyball Tachikara Offensive Player of the Week after recording 119 kills and a .280 hitting percentage in Week 5.

“Sheets is one of the best volleyball players that I have ever coached and I expect big things from her at SFA,” Gamble said. “I think she is going to play a big role for the team on offense.”

Morris, a sophomore outside hitter and setter, heads to A&M-Kingsville after earning first-team all-conference and conference Setter of the Year honors. Morris led the Buccaneers with 674 assists while recording 297 digs and 187 kills.

Sophomore setter and libero Boatman will continue her playing career at Sam Houston after picking up first-team all-conference accolades. She finished second on the team with 620 assists and also recorded 236 digs in 127 sets.

Blinn posted a 29-10 overall record and 8-0 conference mark, and finished the season ranked No. 17 in the nation.