Trio of Cave Spring Athletes Sign to Play at the College Level

Three Cave Spring seniors signed to continue their careers at the college level in a ceremony Monday afternoon in the school auditorium.

Erin Holsinger, a volleyball standout for head coach Tamalyn Tanis, inked to play at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Holsinger was an outside hitter/middle hitter for the Cave Spring team that reached this year’s state quarterfinals. This year was considered a rebuilding year for the Knights after Holsinger helped Cave Spring win the state Group AA championship in 2011 as a junior.

The choice of Hillsdale was a family affair, “Both my brothers went there and our whole family has been involved with the school for a long time,” Holsinger said.

Jesse Hart seated with parents Chuck and Debbie Hart; standing, brother Eric and Cave Spring golf coach Steven Biscotte.

In gaining the athletic scholarship, she chose the Division-2 Hillsdale over Bucknell and the University of Colorado-Pueblo.

Jesse Hart committed to play golf at Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Hart was a key member of the Knight’s squad that captured several tournaments this fall, and ranked among the top teams in the River Ridge District.

“I chose the school after meeting their coach at a Wake Forest golf camp,” Hart noted Monday. “It is a small school and once I visited, I knew it was the perfect fit.”

Hart had also considered Newberry, King College and Mars Hill. She will receive athletic and academic scholarships at Carson-Newman.

Also, Monday, Nick Brediger signed to continue his career at Radford University. Playing in the number-one position for the Knights this season, Brediger was known for often scoring in the 60s in tournament play.

Erin Holsinger seated with parents Cindi and Phil Holsinger, along with Cave Spring head volleyball coach Tamalyn Tanis (standing).

“It’s a great school with a great coach, players and golf program,” Brediger pointed out of Radford. “I’ll be playing in top-notch tournaments and will be able to improve my game on their home course, The River Course. It was a good fit.”

Brediger also looked at James Madison and Longwood before settling on the Bobcats.

BILL TURNER sports story/photo

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