December 2, 2014

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – The John A. Logan College volleyball team has gained some front-line talent with the signing of Woodlawn High School standout, Annie Wehrheim.

The 6-foot-1 middle hitter recently led her Cardinals team to a fourth-place finish at the Class 1A state tournament last month.

“Annie will be an immediate impact player for us on the front row,” said Logan head coach Bill Burnside. “She has great potential as a collegiate hitter and can hit with good power and consistency. Annie also has the ability to hit from a variety of sets. I look forward to integrating her offensive skill into our system next school year.”

Burnside said Wehrheim will likely play the middle position for the Vols, who lose sophomore Morgan Corn to graduation.

“One of the challenges of running a junior college program is recruiting players with enough size to compete at the highest levels,” he said. “Annie will be a great addition in that respect. At 6-foot-1, she will add size and blocking ability to our lineup. When added to some of our other recruits and returning players, I think we will have the tallest team Logan has fielded in my time here as head coach.”

Wehrheim set a state tournament record in Class 1A with 24 kills in one match. She recorded 527 kills her senior year altogether and broke the 1,000 career mark this past season. She is a four-year starter.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to play at Logan,” Wehrheim said. “It’s close to home, yet far enough away that I can live on campus,” she said. “I really like the atmosphere there. I think it’s a good fit for me.”

Wehrheim said she intends to play club volleyball over the winter and will play softball in the spring to stay in shape.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of college volleyball,” she said. “And I think Logan is a great place for me to play.”