Potterville commits to Finlandia for volleyball

HANCOCK – Pembine’s Chelsea Potterville and seven others have committed to play volleyball for Finlandia University in 2014.

Five of these players are incoming freshman, one is a junior college transfer, and the other two have been students at Finlandia.

Potterville, a 5-foot-5 outside hitter-defensive specialist, will be a physical therapy assistant major while at Finlandia.

“Chelsea is a very coachable, respectful, hard working and is dedicated to improving,” said Finlandia Coach Kristin (Filer) Schuster, a Florence High School graduse. “While only 5-5, she has great athleticism and jumping ability and we should see great improvement over the course of the season.”

The other seven players are Diane Doebler, a 5-8 outside hitter from transferring from Oakland Community College; Mary Schockling, a 5-7 outside hitter who played high school volleyball at Mackinaw Island; Taylor Mitchell, a 5-9 outside hitter/middle blocker from Southfield Lathrup High School who won the 2013-14 Best Athlete of the Year; Anaya Merriweather, 5-5 defensive specialist from Highland Park; Terrilyn Bailey, a 6-foot lefty middle blocker/right-side hitter from Dallas, Texas; Laura Sponhauer, a 5-10 senior middle blocker from Shelby will be returning to the volleyball team after a season off, and Lynnette Hokenson, a 5-11 senior middle blocker from Hancock who played under Coach Schuster for four years in high school.