(Editor's note: MSU-Northern media release)
HAVRE -- Montana State University-Northern women's volleyball coach Jerry Wagner has announced the signing of Hailie George to join the Skylights volleyball program. George, a 5-foot-5 libero, recently finished a standout career at Billings Senior High School.
"She is going to be an important factor as we build up the program's ball-handing and defense," said Wagner. "I haven't seen Hailie play this year, but legendary Montana Hall of Fame coach Jeff Carroll recommended Hailie. So, I know that Hailey was well-coached because of Jeff Carroll and the program that he built at Billings Senior High School."
While playing at Billings Senior, George received second-team all-conference honors as a junior and second-team all-state accolades her senior year. She was also a two-time academic all-state selection.
"I first signed with Sheridan Community College," said George. "They cut the athletic program and I wanted to continue on with my volleyball career, so I looked into other schools and chose to come to Northern. I chose Northern because the girls were very nice and I love the program and what they have built. I am just excited to have the chance to further my volleyball career."
George is the daughter of Robin George. She carries a 3.2 grade-point average and plans on majoring in nursing at MSU-Northern.
"She is going into the nursing program, which is a strong major here at Northern," said Wagner. "It will be a great fit academically. Her experience in leadership is going to benefit and continue to bolster the direction that we are taking this program."