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Volleyball - Wed, Mar. 6, 2013

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) volleyball team has been hot on the recruiting trail this off season as they continue in their quest for their first Mid-South Conference championship in school history.  The Patriots have added one more to their roster for the 2013 season as they recently signed Taylor Williamson. 

Williamson comes to the Patriots from Chattanooga High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee, where she will graduate in May.  She is the daughter of Eric and Tommie Williamson.  While also playing on her high school volleyball team, Williamson played for the Ocoee Club Volleyball club team. 

The 5'6 defensive specialist hopes to provide some help for the Patriots, who lost senior All-Conference Honorable Mention Chelsea Hendrix and senior Kelsey Dew, who saw the majority of the action last year in the back row for the Patriots. 

"It felt like home on campus, so I just prayed about it and God opened the doors," said Williamson about her decision to attend Cumberlands.  "I am excited to get to know the coaches and to play for the UC Patriots." 

Coach Clemenz is also very excited about the addition of Taylor as she added, "Taylor is a solid DS and I think she will do very well for us.  I have heard nothing but positive things about her character from her former coaches and am thrilled to have another wonderful young lady join our program."

The returning Patriot players are working hard getting ready for next season, as they hope to reach their goals of conference champions.  With the help of recruits like Taylor, Cumberlands hopes they can continue improving each season. 

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Article provided by Annie Bailey & Jordan Gossett, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Assistants