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Committed College Athletes: Claire Whitehouse

Alex Maisenhelder, Staff Writer

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Claire Whitehouse, a four-year varsity volleyball player, committed to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Westminster is a division III school in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).
“Westminster’s location was an upside. It is close to family and gives the small school aspect,” Whitehouse said.
Whitehouse emailed the coach last May and she replied quickly to ask her to come and visit. In the end, Whitehouse decided to go to Westminster to play Volleyball.
“There will definitely be some competition on the team, but not too much,” Whitehouse said.
Whitehouse was successful in her time on Varsity, she even was captain her senior year. Whitehouse played middle hitter. The middle hitter is the person Her new coach also enjoyed success in her career.
“My volleyball coach is from Poland… she has also played professional volleyball overseas,” Whitehouse said.
Besides having an experienced volleyball coach, Westminster also has some aspects that hold historical meaning. “Westminster College is where Winston Churchill gave his Iron Curtain speech, and they have a piece of the Berlin Wall,” Whitehouse said.

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