California libero signs to play volleyball at NIC

Rosie Robinson, a highly awarded libero from Hemet High School in Hemet, Calif., has signed to play volleyball for North Idaho College in 2012.

Robinson was the team captain for the back-to-back Division IV California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) champion Hemet High Bulldogs the past two years where she was voted first team All-League twice, Defensive Player of the Year twice and Most Valuable Player in the Mountain Pass League in 2012. She was a member of the well-known 951 Elite Volleyball Club in Southern California and was an All-Tournament player for two consecutive years at the Dan Quam Memorial Tournament.Robinson was recently voted All-California State second team by the CIF for the 2011-2012 volleyball season.

Prep Star rated Robinson as one of the top liberos for the class of 2012 in Southern California based on her league, leading with 343 digs, 41 serving aces and 30 attack kills. She also spent one year living in Panyu, China and played soccer, track and volleyball at Clifford International School and earned Woman Athlete of the Year honors at a school of more than 3,000 students. She is also a highly awarded soccer player in California, garnering recognition and awards for her play and receiving offers from other colleges.

“I chose NIC because my family roots go back to North Idaho and after meeting the coaching staff and players here, I was impressed with the entire program and that I could contribute to a nationally ranked team and can continue to improve under Coach Kelly,” Robinson said. “I chose volleyball over soccer, because I truly love this game and NIC is one of the best schools for it.”

North Idaho College Head Volleyball Coach Kandice Kelly said, “It was fun reading all of Rosie’s articles following her through volleyball and soccer, but seeing her in action here at NIC was a lot more fun. She was even better than I expected. She is one of the quickest kids I’ve seen in a long time and the team absolutely loved her. I am excited to coach and train her. She is everything I look for in a libero and know she has a lot of potential, not to mention, she is a sweetheart! She fit in great with our team which is always something I pay close attention to.”

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Posted: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

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