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Cane Volleyball Star Elise Jordan Signs With Westminster College | The Upper Keys Foundation

Elise Jordan, a four-year volleyball standout at Coral Shores, has signed her letter-of-intent to continue her volleyball career at Westminster College, in New Wilmington, PA.  Jordan, who has been playing volleyball since 6th grade, was courted by a number of quality volleyball programs around the country.  Jordan explained the decision “was not easy” but “I am super excited for what the future holds for me at Westminster College.  I am proud to be a Titan!

Jordan, a two-time All-Monroe County volleyball selection, added, “I want to thank my high school Coach (Kathy) Ets-Hokin for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime; thank you for believing in me even when I sometimes didn’t believe in myself.”   She added, “I also want to personally thank my middle school coach Mrs. Zepada.  You have taught me everything about volleyball and all the dynamics behind it.  Thank you for introducing me to the game I love.”

“Of course the best for last: I want to thank my family!” added Jordan.  “Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!  I can’t thank you enough.  You guys have given me so much love and support; that’s made me who I am.  I wouldn’t be where I am without any of you.  You have pushed me to the next level, but now I’ve got to keep going even harder.”

Ets-Hokin, who has coached Jordan throughout her Hurricane career, shared her delight in Jordan’s decision. “I think Elise has made a great choice.  They (Westminster College coaches) are so excited to get her as a player. I wish her the best in her next chapter in life, playing at the next level. I am very proud of Elise and will miss her.”

Asked what kind of player and person Westminster has signed, Ets-Hokin replied, “Elise is a wonderful student-athlete who has excelled in volleyball. She is an excellent blocker who is adaptable and can read the hitters. She was my captain and earned the respect of every player. The younger ones would always ask her for help and she was always willing to give it; whether they needed help learning the equipment set up or their footwork on their approach/block.  Ets-Hokin continued, “She was a very valuable asset to my program. Elise would play year-round with her club team. She is a great role model in the classroom and on the court. She would always be the first one to practice and the last to leave. This says a lot about an athlete; she is dedicated, loyal and patient. Whenever we would go up against a team that had a strong hitter, I would pull Elise aside and say “shut her down”. Elise never let me down, she lived for the block. Her enthusiasm was contagious on the court and she could get the entire team pumped up with her loud voice and gestures. The other teams had to try to hit around her blocks. She is also very versatile; she is skilled playing middle or opposite.”

“We are very proud of Elise” shared her mother Rebecca (Jordan).  “Her hard work and dedication in the classroom and on the court have paid off for her.  Elise has such a great attitude and outlook on life.  We love you most!”  Scott Jordan, Elise’s father, added, “We are excited for her and this wonderful opportunity and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our Elise.”

Coral Shores Athletic Director, Rich Russell added, “Unfortunately, the current rules do not allow the Westminster staff to comment publicly on Elise.  That said, they have conveyed to Coach Ets-Hokin that Elise was a major target for their program and they are thrilled with her signing.  Russell added, “They know what we know: Elise Jordan is a superior student-athlete and a wonderful young lady.  I have full confidence that Elise will excel at the next level and Westminster will benefit greatly from her role on their volleyball team.”