Evan Burns, a 6’2” outside hitter for the Wellington High School varsity volleyball team, has signed to play volleyball at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.
The Missouri Valley Vikings completed their 2014 season ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll.
Burns began playing his freshman year at a local club team and on the WHS junior varsity volleyball team. By his sophomore year, he had developed into a strong outside hitter and was a key player for the JV Wolverines in their undefeated 2012 season.
Burns quickly realized his passion for the sport and began playing year round. He joined the Ocean Bay Volleyball Club in Boca Raton during the off season and played beach volleyball in the summers. In the 2012 summer season, he played in 10 tournaments and medaled in all.
In the 2013 varsity season, Burns was Wellington’s second leading scorer. As a senior this year, he led the Wolverines with 44 service aces and was the third leading hitter with 144 kills, becoming a significant team player.
Wellington completed its season with a record of 28 wins and 1 loss, capturing both the division and regional titles, qualifying for the state championships.
Burns is excited about joining Missouri Valley College’s successful volleyball program, which boasts a rigorous training and conditioning program combined with excellent academic support.
He looks forward to being able to continue playing the sport he loves and plans to major in biology and minor in mathematics at Missouri Valley College.
ABOVE: Evan Burns