Cornerstone Women's Volleyball Coach has announced the signing of five athletes for the 2011 Volleyball team. (Chelsea Lake from Lake Odessa, Mich. , Kim Weaver from Rockford, Mich., Libby Webber from Grand Rapids, Mich., Olivia Wilson from Waterford, Mich., and Ali Prus from Rockford, Mich.)
Chelsea Lake hails from Lakewood High School in Lake Odessa, Michigan where she was a four-year starter middle hitter for the varsity volleyball team. She was selected as a three-year MIVCA All-State Team and All-CAAC White Conference Team. As a senior, Chelsea was a top ten finalist for Michigan's "Miss Volleyball" award, and was named the Lansing State Journal's "Volleyball Player of the Year." Also in her senior year, Chelsea made the MIVCA First Team All-State, All-Region, First Team All-Conference, and First Team All-Barry and Ionia Counties teams. Furthermore, Chelsea was placed on the All-Academic All-State team her senior year.
Far Out Volleyball Club allowed her to play volleyball nearly year-round for five years at the national level. Softball is another sport that Chelsea competed in where she was a four year starter and an All-Conference member since her freshman year. Chelsea is active in a variety of school activities. Most notably, she is the senior class secretary and a member of the National Honors Society.
Family is very important to Chelsea. Her parents are Mark and Sue Lake and one brother, Logan (20). Chelsea's family attends Kilpatrick United Brethren Church in Woodland, Michigan. Chelsea is intends to pursue a double major in Psychology and Spanish at Cornerstone University. A fun fact about Chelsea is that while she is only 5'8", she has a 31" vertical jump.
While Chelsea was recruited by a number of D1, D2, D3 and other NAIA schools, she chose Cornerstone because she liked the campus, Coach Campbell, and the current team members. Chelsea wanted to join a team where she would be able to make a positive contribution right away. Chelsea also really values the Christian community and looks forward to beginning the next phase of her life at Cornerstone.
Kim Weaver is a 5'10" setter from Rockford, Michigan and recently completed her freshman volleyball season at Grand Rapids Community College. At GRCC Kim help lead the team to a record-breaking season with 35 wins and only 3 loses. Also at GRCC, Kim made the MCCAA All-Western Conference All-Freshman Team and All-Western Conference Honorable Mention Team. In her freshman season, Kim was ranked 8th in the nation for kill efficiency and 13th in the nation in aces per set.
Kim also help lead the team to a MHSAA Elite Eight finish at Rockford High School and still holds the season and career records for both assists and aces. Kim played club volleyball at MVA for three years and Carpe Diem for two years. She made the Dean's list for the Fall Semester, and plans on studying either Elementary Education or Exercise Science.
Kim attends Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford. She has one brother Matt (23) and a sister Kristin (21). An interesting fact about Kim is that she has been on five cruises. Kim chose Cornerstone because she likes the Christian atmosphere, the coaching staff and the current team members. Kim believes Cornerstone will be the perfect fit for her.
Libby Webber is 6'1" middle hitter from Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended NorthPointe Christian High School. Libby was a four-year varsity volleyball player and honor roll student at NorthPointe. In her senior year, Libby made an MIVCA All-State team and lead her team to a successful season. In her junior and senior years Libby was a captain and made the River Valley All-Conference team. Libby played club volleyball at Carpe Diem Volleyball Club in Grand Rapids.
Libby attends River Rock Community Church in Rockford Michigan and has one younger brother named Logan. While attending Cornerstone University, Libby is planning on majoring in Spanish Education. Libby chose Cornerstone because she wanted to attend a small Christian college that kept her close to her family, and likes the Cornerstone volleyball team and coaching staff.
Olivia Willson is a 5'10" setter from Waterford, MI. She was a four-year varsity volleyball player at Oakland Christian School and helped lead her team to a MHSAA Final Four. Olivia was an MIVCA All-State setter her junior and senior year and a two year MIVCA Academic All-State athlete. Olivia made on the MIAC All-conference team sophomore, junior and senior years.
Olivia's academic achievements include being on the High Honor Roll every semester in high school andon theNational Honor Society her junior and senior year. In 2010, Olivia received the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Award and theDetroit Association of Phi Beta Kappa Award.
Olivia chose to attend Cornerstone because she liked the Christian atmosphere, the feeling of community, and the proximity of the campus. Olivia is studying exercise science and hopes to be a physical therapist in the future.
Ali Prus is a 5'6" libero from Rockford, MI and was a team captain for the Class A powerhouse Rockford High School. She received MHSAA academic all-state honors and won the West Michigan Volleyball Scholarship. Ali was a four-year honor roll student that earned a 3.95 cumulative GPA in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society. Ali also played club volleyball for Michigan Volleyball Academy and is an avid beach volleyball player. Ali's parents are Tom and Amy Prus and she has one younger sister named Emily. Her family attends Blythefield Hills Baptist Church. Ali loves the Cornerstone atmosphere and the people on fire about their faith. She is studying social work with a minor in psychology. Ali enjoys playing sports, running, kick-boxing, singing, writing, and deep conversations.