Nov. 16, 2004
Callie Miller (Whitehouse, Ohio), a 6-1 middle blocker, signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Tech, head volleyball coach Bond Shymansky announced Tuesday.
Miller becomes the second high school player to sign with the Yellow Jackets, joining club teammate Allie Niekamp, a 6-0 setter from Findlay, Ohio.
A member of the USA Volleyball Junior National A-2 in 2003 and 2004, Miller has been listed by prepvolleyball.com as the No. 37 prospect on the Senior Aces List, as well as the No. 10 middle blocker in her class by the same organization.
“Callie is a gifted athlete with a very bright future in the Georgia Tech volleyball program,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “She’s an explosive and quick middle blocker, which is very tough to find and she will be a great addition to our team and will provide more size and power at the net. Though she is only 6-1, Callie can jump out of the gym which will allow her to play the game higher and faster than most of her opponents.”
Miller, a first-team All Northern Lakes League selection in 2003, is a four-year letterwinner at Anthony Wayne High School, where she has been a member of the Academic Honor Roll for the past four years. An excellent student who is a member of the National Honor Society, Miller is also a state qualifier in the 1,600 meters and plays for the Toledo Volleyball Club which has qualified for the Junior Olympic Open Division National Tournament the last two years.
“Callie’s training with the Junior National team will be an important step in realizing her potential,” said Shymansky. “She will certainly compete for a starting spot next season and has the skills and drive to elevate her game to the next level.”