(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Department of Athletics and women's volleyball program is pleased to announce the signing of 5'9" libero Julie Ann Milling, to a Letter of Intent for the 2016-17 season.
Milling a native of Woodstock, Ontario is currently finishing up her degree in Communications from the University of Windsor. She had previously attended Woodstock Collegiate Institute and has a significant amount of Ontario Volleyball Association club experience playing for both the Stratford Stingers and the Waterloo Tigers. Julie Ann also spent one season playing for the University of Windsor Lancers.
Julie Ann has been accepted to the Fitness & Health Promotion Program at St. Clair. This is a two year program at the College.
Julie Ann can't wait to join the Saints. "I am very excited to be a Saint. Not only is the academic program exactly what I am looking for but the coaching staff, facilities and athletic program are second to none!"
First year St. Clair head coach Jimmy El-Turk is looking forward to having Milling on the team next year. "We are very excited to be adding Julie Ann as our first recruit for 2016-17. She is a terrific athlete with very good skills, instincts, and speed. She has a nose for the ball and will make an immediate impact on our team. We look forward to making her the first piece of our recruiting puzzle but it is certainly a great start as we build for the future," stated El-Turk.
St. Clair finished the regular season with a record of 10-8 in the OCAA West Division and tied for 4th place. However, due to tiebreakers the Saints ended up in 6th place and had to travel to Trent to take on the 3rd place Excalibur this past Saturday in a playoff cross over match. St. Clair lost the match 3-0. Trent finished their regular season with a record of 16-4 and ranked 3rd in Ontario.
St. Clair is putting in a bid to host the OCAA Championships at the Sportsplex next February. Should the bid be successful the Saints will earn an automatic berth into the Championship. The official announcement of the host will be confirmed at the OCAA AGM in late April.