March 31, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

PERRYVILLE, MO. – The John A. Logan College volleyball team has added a middle hitter to its depth chart for next fall. Perryville High School senior Brooke Hogard recently signed a letter of intent to accept a scholarship offer.

“One of the things that I found exciting about Brooke is her positivity on the court,” said Logan head coach Bill Burnside. “She is a great team player. She celebrates her teammates’ achievements as much as she celebrates her own. Her focus always seems to be on the success of the team. I think she will be a very positive influence for us in the court, as well as the classroom.”

Burnside said Hogard will be challenged to play at the middle position in college because she is not as tall as others at 5-foot-8.

“But Brooke has the skill level to adapt and be successful regardless of that limitation,” he said. “We have already talked about the importance of maximizing her strength and improving her vertical jump even more. I think with Brooke’s level of determination she will do whatever it takes to contribute.”