Mizzell inks first volleyball scholarship at Trinity Christian

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Trinity Christian volleyball senior Sam Mizzell signed a letter of intent to play at Point University. With her were (seated, from left): mother Missy Mizzell and grandmother Marianne Stone; (Standing, from left) senior All-Star Coach B.J. Dunwoody, Point University head volleyball coach Lora Sarich, father Jerry Mizzell, uncle Mike Magnan and Trinity head volleyball coach Joe Camp

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Trinity Christian senior Samantha “Sam” Mizzell recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Point University.
 Mizzell finished her varsity career as a three-time All-County selection while helping lead the Lady Lions to its first GISA state championship last fall.

Mizzell is the first player in the history of Trinity Christian's varsity volleyball program to sign a college scholarship.

Last fall, she led the 2011 Lady Lions team in aces while compiling a .204 kill percentage and earning All-State honors from the GISA as a senior. At the club level, she has played for the Tempo One Volleyball club for two years and is co-captain this year.

“I enjoyed my years at Newnan, but coming back to Trinity is kind of like coming home,” Mizzell said. “It has refreshed my Faith and has certainly helped with my college choice.”

The Point University program recently completed its seventh season and will join the NAIA in the fall under new head coach Lora Sarich, who was most recently an assistant at Austin Peay.

“I think Point University is just an all-around good fit for me athletically, academically, and spiritually,” Mizzell said. “When Coach Sarich showed me around West Point and explained all the new and exciting plans that were happening with the school, I got really excited. When she told me about her vision for the volleyball team, I knew that Point was the place for me.”

Mizzell was the only senior on last year’s Trinity Christian roster, while providing an added dose of leadership on the team.

“Sam has a great combination of work ethic, leadership, and competitiveness,” said Lady Lions head coach Joe Camp. “Sam is often at a height disadvantage against opponents, but she never backs away from the challenge. That has built a mental tough I’m certain will lead to a successful career at Point.”


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