Fort Scott Community College head volleyball coach Lindsay Hill announced Friday that two more seniors have signed NJCAA national letters of intent with the Greyhound volleyball program. Danielle Rubow and Shelby Boxberger are the sixth and seventh signees for the program for 2012.
Rubow, daughter of Chuck and Faye Rubow, is a 6-foot-1 middle hitter from Chanute. She played high school volleyball for Gail Peterson at Chanute High School. She plays club volleyball for FS Juniors, which is coached by Taylyn Schwartz.
"I feel Coach Hill and the volleyball program was my best option to take my volleyball career to the next level," Rubow said.
Rubow helped lead her high school team to a Class 4A State Tournament appearance this past season. She plans to major in athletic training or physical therapy.
"Dani is a tremendous athlete that has not even tipped her potential," Hill said. "I have had the opportunity to watch Dani grow since she was very young. With our training program, Dani will be putting up some big numbers. I am very excited to watch her progress."
Boxberger, daughter of Kurt and Melody Boxberger, is a 5' 9" outside hitter/middle hitter from Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Boswell High School and also plays for the SVA Volleyball Club, coached by Dana Moore. Boxberger was named to the Class 4A Academic All-District Team and helped lead Boswell to top 10 finishes in the North Texas Region four out of the last five years.
In 2010, her club team placed first in the Lonestar National Qualifier and participated in the National Junior Olympics in Reno, Nev. Her current club teamed is ranked fifth in the North Texas Region, which is considered one of the top volleyball regions in the USA.
"After visiting a lot of schools, I felt Fort Scott was the right fit for me," Boxberger said. "I like the school and really love that everyone is close with one another. I also feel that Coach Hill really cares about the academic growth of the team and each player. She also demands the best out of her players on and off the court. I feel really blessed to be a part of a great program and school.
Boxberger plans to major in physical therapy.
"Shelby is a huge addition to our program," Hill said. "She is a difference maker, someone who will take our program to a higher level. Shelby has great ball control skills, she can move the ball around, she is very versatile as to where she can play, and she has played a very high level of club. Shelby will have a tremendous career at Fort Scott, very excited to have her part of our team.
Hill said that the 2012 class is the strongest she has ever recruited.
"We are very excited to get them here in August to join our 2011 class," she said. "We have planned a much tougher schedule, which will test our team. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Greyhound volleyball program."